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Who's running the country? Your questions about the Swedish election
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Who's running the country? Your questions about the Swedish election

Everything (or at least some of the things) you want to know about the Swedish election but are too cool to ask.

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

Students on SSE's Executive MBA program jetted out to the prolific tech hub to mingle with and learn from its professional community. Find out what they discovered.

 
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Sweden essentials: the best winter driving tips to stay safe on the road
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Sweden essentials: the best winter driving tips to stay safe on the road

Winter is coming, and the icy, slippery, and snow-covered Swedish roads is nothing less than a challenge.

'How I landed my dream job working at an international NGO'

'How I landed my dream job working at an international NGO'

Two MBA graduates from EMLYON Business School explain how their studies helped them to land their dream jobs working for international organisations.

 
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EU's 'no-deal' Brexit plan spells out bad news for British travellers

EU's 'no-deal' Brexit plan spells out bad news for British travellers

Driving licences, pet passports, credit card charges, no compensation for cancelled flights, mobile phone roaming charges... A no-deal Brexit spells bad news for Brits travelling to the EU.

Stop thinking, start acting: ‘Entrepreneur bootcamp’ in Stockholm

Stop thinking, start acting: ‘Entrepreneur bootcamp’ in Stockholm

Turn your idea into a business in just 14 weeks with the Founder Institute, an entrepreneur bootcamp coming to Stockholm this November. The Local caught up with mentors and graduates of the startup launch program that has helped entrepreneurs turn their business dreams into reality.

 
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'I feel no hate': Kim Wall's mother in new book

'I feel no hate': Kim Wall's mother in new book

"I feel no hate for the man," Ingrid Wall, the mother of talented Swedish journalist Kim Wall, writes of the moment her daughter's killer Peter Madsen was jailed for life.

Swedish conservative leader to face prime minister vote with minority coalition

Swedish conservative leader to face prime minister vote with minority coalition

Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson will try to form a government with the Christian Democrats, but without their other two centre-right Alliance partners.

Is this your shortcut to a job in Sweden’s tech industry?

Is this your shortcut to a job in Sweden’s tech industry?

How do you get a job in Sweden’s competitive tech industry if you’re new to the country and don’t speak the language? Enter SFX-IT, a specialised language course tailored for foreign techies living in Sweden.

 
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OPINION: Brexit deal does not deliver on the rights of Britons in Europe

OPINION: Brexit deal does not deliver on the rights of Britons in Europe

While the UK Prime Minister Theresa May insisted that her final draft Brexit deal delivers on the referendum vote, groups representing the hundreds of thousands of Britons living across the EU say she had failed to deliver on their rights.

 

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'I am perverse': Swedish shrink charged for filming man in Ikea toilet

'I am perverse': Swedish shrink charged for filming man in Ikea toilet

A psychologist in Sweden has admitted to secretly filming other men naked in toilets and changing rooms, after one of his victims collared him at a branch of Ikea.

Six common illnesses to avoid in Sweden this fall

Six common illnesses to avoid in Sweden this fall

Candles and cosy knits at the ready – autumn is here! Unfortunately, along with the changing season comes an array of seasonal illnesses that may afflict you and your family.

 
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What's on: Do you know of events for English speakers around Sweden?

What's on: Do you know of events for English speakers around Sweden?

Help us build The Local's new monthly what's on page by letting us know about events around Sweden that are designed for the English-speaking community.

How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting

How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting

Sweden has one of Europe's highest voter turnouts, but foreign-born residents are less likely than native Swedes to have their say. The Local takes a look at why that's the case, and what Sweden can do to break the trend.

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

The Swedes know a thing or two about beauty. After all, they live in one of the most captivating countries on the planet. They have the cosmopolitan allure of water-surrounded Stockholm; the vast sweeping beaches of Skåne; the skyscraping white sierras of Lapland and much, much more. Yet, when they were asked in a survey which part of Sweden was most beautiful they chose none of these celebrated places.

 
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Are you applying for Erasmus in Sweden? Here are ten crucial things to know
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Are you applying for Erasmus in Sweden? Here are ten crucial things to know

For students hoping to do an overseas internship or university exchange, the Erasmus scheme is one of the biggest and best-known programmes. Nele Schröder shares her advice of ten things to think about if you're a student applying for Erasmus, and the things she wishes she'd known before.

Word of the day: höstrusk

Word of the day: höstrusk

Höstrusk is about as Swedish as it gets, and doesn't just describe an undesired autumnal weather condition, it also encompasses the mood and feeling that goes with it.

Seven things to consider before switching jobs in Sweden

Seven things to consider before switching jobs in Sweden

For expats in Sweden, finding a job to begin with can be a challenge in itself. So leaving your stable job to scout the job market might seem like a terrifying prospect. However, scary as it is, it’s not impossible...

 
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Malmö Lunch: Foul and fatteh at the city's first Syrian restaurant

Malmö Lunch: Foul and fatteh at the city's first Syrian restaurant

Chef Issam Al-Halabi works at speed as he throws together a traditional Syrian foul, taking plain boiled fava beans and chickpeas, and then throwing on a pungent red spice mix, oil, parsley, tahini, tomatoes, and other ingredients.

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

Committing to a master’s degree could feel like delaying the start of your career. That’s not the case at Linköping University (LiU), where the rigorous master’s programmes are designed to prepare students for life after graduation.

 
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Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...
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Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...

Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.

Malmö women's coding event sells out in 20 minutes

Malmö women's coding event sells out in 20 minutes

A workshop for women interested in coding at the Malmö offices of games developer King has sold out in just 20 minutes, showing the growing female interest in the traditionally male profession.

Sweden’s art scene shows its alternative side in Malmö

Sweden’s art scene shows its alternative side in Malmö

From major galleries to small independent artist-run spaces, Malmö’s art scene is as diverse as the city itself.

 
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'I feel grateful that people really value the arts in Sweden'

'I feel grateful that people really value the arts in Sweden'

MY SWEDISH CAREEER: "Music has never really been a choice that I've thought about; it was always what I wanted to do, but it was out of my control – in a good way," says 32-year-old Emily Honeyman, a bassist in Stockholm’s Royal Swedish Opera.

Weekend recipe: How to make Swedish rye cakes

Weekend recipe: How to make Swedish rye cakes

Rye (or råg in Swedish) is a quite popular grain for making bread in Sweden – and probably most known through its use in Swedish crisp bread. It can be used for other sorts of bread too, for example rye cakes. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Around a hundred of Stockholm’s best-known businesses have publicly declared their commitment to gender equality. But what does it really mean for companies like Truecaller, King and Klarna to call themselves A Woman’s Place?

 
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How a pop-up newsroom fought fake news during Sweden's election

How a pop-up newsroom fought fake news during Sweden's election

OPINION: International journalists, fact-checkers and experts collaborated to fight fake news during Sweden's election. Two members of the team explain how they did it, and why it was a crucial job.

Mother publishes book on murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Mother publishes book on murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall

The mother of Kim Wall, the Swedish journalist who was brutally murdered last year on board a submarine, has written a book commemorating the life of her talented and strong-willed daughter.

Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s

Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s

From a mixed-gender swimming pool to strikes and demonstrations – Sweden was a country transforming into a more modern society in the beginning of the 20th century. Here are ten pictures that show what that looked like.