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Deportations to Afghanistan go ahead after mass protest

Deportations to Afghanistan go ahead after mass protest

Around ten rejected Afghan asylum seekers were transported to a Stockholm airport for deportation on Monday evening, following a mass protest outside the Migration Agency custody centre.

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Members' Q&A: Does it cost money to give birth without a personnummer?
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Members' Q&A: Does it cost money to give birth without a personnummer?

A reader got in touch to ask how much it costs to give birth in Sweden if you don't have a personnummer (the ten-digit social security code). The Local explains the different factors to be aware of if you're in this situation.

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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Brexit passport rush continues, but Brits face long waits for Swedish citizenship

Brexit passport rush continues, but Brits face long waits for Swedish citizenship

More than 1,600 Britons have applied for citizenship in Sweden so far in 2018, a huge increase on the years preceding the Brexit vote.

The French business school helping students craft more meaningful careers

The French business school helping students craft more meaningful careers

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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Malmö teen fined over graduation slut shaming

Malmö teen fined over graduation slut shaming

A Swedish school leaver has been ordered to pay 10,000 kronor ($1,112) in damages to a female pupil he described using a sexually explicit term inspired by Norwegian teen show Skam.

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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Swedish word of the day: prosit

Swedish word of the day: prosit

Today we take a look at a word that, unfortunately, you may have occasion to use quite a lot over the coming weeks: prosit.

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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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.

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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Could Centre Party leader Annie Lööf get Sweden a government?

Could Centre Party leader Annie Lööf get Sweden a government?

Centre Party leader Annie Lööf will be the next person to lead exploratory coalition talks – after incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson both failed to form a government.

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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Swedish career guide: How to get a job in fashion
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Swedish career guide: How to get a job in fashion

Sweden is well known for being ahead of the curve when it comes to all things fashion, but how exactly can international professionals break into this competitive industry? The Local spoke to fashion insiders in Sweden to find out.

Could this be Sweden’s most vegan-friendly city?

Could this be Sweden’s most vegan-friendly city?

Malmö may be famous for its falafel, but there’s more to its vegan offering than everyone’s favourite fried chickpea balls.

 
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Europe

How Germany plans to fight worker shortage with new immigration law

How Germany plans to fight worker shortage with new immigration law

A new draft law set to ease immigration rules in a bid to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated migrants a chance to stay in Germany, has been put forward.

 

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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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Tetra Pak to shed 150 jobs in Lund

Tetra Pak to shed 150 jobs in Lund

The Swedish food packaging giant Tetra Pak is to cut as many as 150 jobs in the city of Lund as it moves to automate production.

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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Opinion: Swedish political deadlock crosses Atlantic to US

Opinion: Swedish political deadlock crosses Atlantic to US

Sweden held a national election on September 9th 2018. The United States did the same thing on Tuesday. Frankly, it looks like we both had the same election – with the same result, writes Eric Burnette.

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.

Swedish word of the day: jajamensan

Swedish word of the day: jajamensan

Jajamensan looks slightly ridiculous written down, but it's one of those words that helps you sound much more Swedish once you learn how to deploy it.

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.

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.

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.