Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Sweden cracks down on black market rentals: what the new laws mean for you
FOR MEMBERS

Sweden cracks down on black market rentals: what the new laws mean for you

Here's what that means for you if you're a tenant or landlord in Sweden.

Stockholm International School embraces Sweden's surprising graduation ritual

Stockholm International School embraces Sweden's surprising graduation ritual

Graduating from high school is an important milestone in any student’s life. Some countries embrace the celebration more than others. Sweden, in particular, has its own unique -- and uncharacteristically rowdy -- way of honouring the accomplishment.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
The Local's readers reveal what they love most about life in Sweden

The Local's readers reveal what they love most about life in Sweden

Sweden, what's not to love? As the country marked Swedish National Day, we turned to our readers to get a sense of what newcomers most value about their new home.

Climate-smart airports by 2020? Only in Sweden

Climate-smart airports by 2020? Only in Sweden

Sweden’s biggest airport operator has set an ambitious goal to eliminate fossil carbon emissions from its on-the-ground operations by the end of 2020. With less than 20 months to go, will Swedavia meet its own deadline?

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
10 things Sweden should do to make life better for international talent

10 things Sweden should do to make life better for international talent

When The Local asked our readers for practical measures Swedish institutions and companies could take to make the country a better place for international workers, you had plenty of suggestions. Here are ten key ways foreign workers in Sweden think things could be improved.

Private and public healthcare in Sweden: The differences explained

Private and public healthcare in Sweden: The differences explained

Sweden’s public healthcare system is ranked among the best in the world, so under what circumstances would one choose to ‘go private’ instead?

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Europe & You: Boris our 'best chance to stop Brexit', EU Green Cards and cash for residency appointments

Europe & You: Boris our 'best chance to stop Brexit', EU Green Cards and cash for residency appointments

Our weekly Europe & You newsletter rounds up the most relevant stories from around our countries related to Brexit, the EU and other areas of interest. Here's the latest edition featuring Boris Johnson, an EU Green Card scheme, cash for residency appointments and many other stories.

Why esports in Malmö are far from child’s play

Why esports in Malmö are far from child’s play

Esports are becoming increasingly mainstream and Malmö is leading the way with the appointment of Sweden’s first ever esports project manager and a health-based approach to gaming. The Local finds out more.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Man shot by police in Malmö detained over weapons threats

Man shot by police in Malmö detained over weapons threats

The man who was shot in the leg by police at Malmö's central train station after claiming he had a bomb has now been remanded in custody.

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Swedish word of the day: skyfall

Swedish word of the day: skyfall

Not just the title of a James Bond movie, today's word describes a kind of weather that most people try to avoid.

The ball's in your court: Six sporty ways to make a difference

The ball's in your court: Six sporty ways to make a difference

A career in sports doesn’t necessarily mean training to become the next Olympic champion, Eye Of The Tiger style. Sport is much more than competitive entertainment, athletic prowess, or school yard keepie uppie challenges - it has the power to bridge divides and to create a more sustainable, equal society.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Taking an exchange semester in Sweden as a US student: 7 key things to keep in mind

Taking an exchange semester in Sweden as a US student: 7 key things to keep in mind

Applying to an exchange programme can be truly stressful, considering each application and country has its own set of unique requirements. For those coming to Sweden from a US university, here are the key things to bear in mind when wading through the administrative parts of the application.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
#MySweden: 'I have found a little Budapest here – in terms of culture and art'

#MySweden: 'I have found a little Budapest here – in terms of culture and art'

Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram. Today, Barbara Majsa shows us her Sweden.

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

A full-time job shouldn’t stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhelm to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Obama is in Stockholm – but good luck getting a chance to meet him

Obama is in Stockholm – but good luck getting a chance to meet him

Former US President Barack Obama is in Stockholm to speak to entrepreneurs at an invite-only conference.

How Stockholm companies create more gender-equal workplaces

How Stockholm companies create more gender-equal workplaces

The Nordics are often lauded for their commitment to gender equality. The City of Stockholm in particular has taken a uniquely proactive approach to improving gender equality in the workplace.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Head of Sweden’s employment agency loses job

Head of Sweden’s employment agency loses job

The head of the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) will not be offered an extension when his contract ends in March, the agency said on Wednesday.

'Stockholm University provides so much support for researchers'

'Stockholm University provides so much support for researchers'

Researchers explain why they chose Stockholm University and how their decision has panned out.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

When Malmö mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh and a group of local politicians stepped off a specially chartered train in the troubled district of Rosengård in December, she made big claims for the new ring line she was launching.

Where to eat, sleep and visit in Uppsala this summer

Where to eat, sleep and visit in Uppsala this summer

If you’re going to visit one Swedish city this summer, make it Uppsala.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
How this Swedish journalist tracked down her secret American brother

How this Swedish journalist tracked down her secret American brother

Long-kept secrets, well-intentioned lies, lucky breaks and unknown family members on the other side of the world.

What to do if you get sick in Sweden

What to do if you get sick in Sweden

When you get sick or injured in a new country it’s not always obvious where to go first. Find out how healthcare apps fit into Sweden's healthcare system and under what circumstances you can turn to your smartphone instead of your local vårdcentral.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
ROAD TRIP: These are Sweden's best rest stops
FOR MEMBERS

ROAD TRIP: These are Sweden's best rest stops

Sweden's size and generally well-maintained roads make it ideal for car journeys. But where are the best places to stop for a rest and toilet break along the way?

Where to find the best of Swedish design in Sweden

Where to find the best of Swedish design in Sweden

Chances are you already encounter Swedish design on a near-daily basis - even if you don’t realise it. From IKEA’s ubiquitous furniture to Hövding helmets and Tetra Pak packets, there’s a little bit of Sweden all over the world.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Why I'm convinced Skånska is hands down the best Swedish accent
FOR MEMBERS

Why I'm convinced Skånska is hands down the best Swedish accent

After eight years living in Malmö, The Local's southern Sweden correspondent is convinced that the local Skånska dialect is the best type of Swedish. Read further to find out why.

10 uniquely Swedish workplace quirks and perks

10 uniquely Swedish workplace quirks and perks

Get in the know so you don't risk a serious fadäs (Swedish for faux-pas) at work!

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
'There are many ways of being Swedish, and being Jewish is just one of them'
FOR MEMBERS

'There are many ways of being Swedish, and being Jewish is just one of them'

Step inside Stockholm's newly reopened Jewish Museum with The Local.

Waffling on: A tradition of mispronunciation

Waffling on: A tradition of mispronunciation

Swedes tuck into waffles on March 25th in celebration of national Waffle Day (Våffeldagen), but did you know that the whole tradition is the result of a mispronunciation?

IN PICTURES: Legendary Swedish actress Bibi Andersson leaves behind 'hole of loss'

IN PICTURES: Legendary Swedish actress Bibi Andersson leaves behind 'hole of loss'

Swedish actress Bibi Andersson has passed away aged 83. Let's take a look at some of her best-known work, which doesn't just include Ingmar Bergman movies.

Swedish town bans Islamic headscarf in primary schools

Swedish town bans Islamic headscarf in primary schools

A municipality in southern Sweden has voted to ban the Islamic headscarf in schools for children under the age of 13, in a first for Sweden.

How to avoid being ripped off when you're renting in Sweden
FOR MEMBERS

How to avoid being ripped off when you're renting in Sweden

More and more people who live in second-hand rentals in Sweden are claiming they have been illegally overcharged by landlord.

IN PICTURES: Swedish royals celebrate National Day

IN PICTURES: Swedish royals celebrate National Day

How King Carl XVI Gustaf and his family celebrated the National Day of Sweden in Stockholm.

Madrid city hall swings to right with help of far-right

Madrid city hall swings to right with help of far-right

Madrid's city hall swung to the right on Saturday after a conservative candidate was elected mayor with the support of newly-emerged far-right party Vox, in a move that has caused concern in Spain.

 

Spain