Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
What's the difference between being a resident and a citizen in Sweden?
FOR MEMBERS

What's the difference between being a resident and a citizen in Sweden?

Once you've lived in Sweden for a certain amount of time, you'll become eligible for permanent residence and, in many cases, Swedish citizenship.

Get a month's worth of your favourite newspapers and magazines - for free

Get a month's worth of your favourite newspapers and magazines - for free

Readly - the 'Spotify of magazines' - is offering readers of The Local a free month's worth of unlimited all-you-can-read magazines. All you need to do is answer one quick question.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Twelve unmissable outdoor bars and restaurants in Stockholm
FOR MEMBERS

Twelve unmissable outdoor bars and restaurants in Stockholm

Where can you guarantee a cool atmosphere as temperatures rise?

The Stockholm-based international school transforming how children learn languages

The Stockholm-based international school transforming how children learn languages

Learning to read and write – it’s a rite of passage. But what about those who are brought up internationally, with two (or more) languages taught simultaneously? Is it a case of ‘double the words, double the work’? Not according to this network of preschools around Stockholm.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
There's a record number of summer jobs up for grabs in Sweden this year

There's a record number of summer jobs up for grabs in Sweden this year

The summer could be the perfect time for newcomers to break into Sweden's labour market – if you know which jobs to look for.

What’s it really like to be a researcher at Stockholm University?

What’s it really like to be a researcher at Stockholm University?

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

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
'Brexit isn't just a concern for British citizens in Sweden'
FOR MEMBERS

'Brexit isn't just a concern for British citizens in Sweden'

As an American in Sweden, little more than the whims of fate and politics separate my situation from that of British citizens living here, writes Victoria Martínez.

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

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
Malmö street artists' mouse detective trail is a 'biting' satire

Malmö street artists' mouse detective trail is a 'biting' satire

With their new immersive detective mystery Mustisk (Mousterious), the Malmö collective AnonyMouse have taken their mouse-themed street art in an ambitious and gently satirical direction.

Itching to know more about allergies?

Itching to know more about allergies?

Sneezing season is upon us. But how much do you really know about the different pollen allergies in Sweden? Test yourself to protect yourself!

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Swedish word of the day: trotsåldern

Swedish word of the day: trotsåldern

Anyone bringing up small children in Sweden will know this word, but it will probably be a mystery to other foreigners.

MBA in Stockholm: 'It's exciting - you're putting yourself out there'

MBA in Stockholm: 'It's exciting - you're putting yourself out there'

Over the next year, The Local will be following the personal journey of students on the Executive MBA program at Stockholm School of Economics.

 
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.

#MySweden: 'It ticks all the boxes for a perfect place to settle in Stockholm'

#MySweden: 'It ticks all the boxes for a perfect place to settle in Stockholm'

Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram. Today Tomas Spragg-Nilsson shows us his Sweden.

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

Your profession may take you to risky destinations but it’s your job to make sure you’re protected.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
Northvolt just raised 350 million euros and there may be more cash to come

Northvolt just raised 350 million euros and there may be more cash to come

Northvolt is building Europe's biggest factory for car batteries to rival Tesla.

All eyes on Malmö as city spearheads ambitious sustainability goals

All eyes on Malmö as city spearheads ambitious sustainability goals

Malmö is leading by example and spearheading the UN's 2030 Agenda for sustainable development in Sweden.

 
SPONSORED
Sponsored
What you need to know about the state of the Swedish economy
FOR MEMBERS

What you need to know about the state of the Swedish economy

Sweden is headed for an economic slowdown, but is that cause for concern? The Local delved into two recent financial reports to bring you the five things you need to know about the state of the Swedish economy.

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.

Dads in Sweden are taking out more parental leave

Dads in Sweden are taking out more parental leave

Fathers in Sweden are using a greater proportion of parental leave allowance after a third reserved month was introduced for each parent.

This map reveals Sweden's cleanest swimming spots

This map reveals Sweden's cleanest swimming spots

With the weather warming up across Sweden, there's good news for fans of open air swimming: more than 90 percent of Sweden's bathing spots are ranked as good quality.

ANALYSIS: What impact will the SAS strike have on the airline's future (and ticket prices)?

ANALYSIS: What impact will the SAS strike have on the airline's future (and ticket prices)?

After a seven-day pilots' strike left 380,000 SAS passengers stranded, some experts say the impact on the airline could be significant. So what does that mean for the company, and for travellers?

How Norwegian World War Two refugees shaped Swedish migration policy

How Norwegian World War Two refugees shaped Swedish migration policy

At the height of the Second World War, when Norwegian refugees first sought sanctuary in Sweden, they were sent back. The tide turned in the last years of the war, as Sweden reversed its policy, accepting these refugees. So what happened next?

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.

Revealed: How much Sweden's political parties have spent on EU election campaigning

Revealed: How much Sweden's political parties have spent on EU election campaigning

As the EU Parliament elections approach, Sweden's political parties have invested vastly different amounts of money in the campaign, with the biggest spenders setting aside roughly ten times the budget of the smallest spending party.

Reader voices: Where to find the best of British culture in Sweden

Reader voices: Where to find the best of British culture in Sweden

Is it possible to find a proper pub, a good cup of tea, or even battered fish'n'chips in Sweden? Yes, as long as you know where to look.

One in five Swiss women 'a victim of sexual assault'

One in five Swiss women 'a victim of sexual assault'

But only eight percent of cases are reported to police, a new survey shows.

 

Switzerland