UK Prime Minister Theresa May has formally told the UK Parliament that the vote has been postponed because there is not enough support for the current backstop solution to avoid a hard border in Ireland. She has said she will go back to the EU to improve on the deal, especially with regards to the backstop. Rights groups in Europe have expressed anger that the vote was postponed.
The older you get, the harder it is to make new friends. Throw moving to a new country into the mix and you can suddenly feel very lonely. Stockholm International School understands the challenges parents face when moving abroad and uses its tight-knit PTA to ease the relocation.
Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Swedish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.
Together is a powerful word. It’s one that - no matter what - evokes feelings of love and joy. Geneva, a Swiss gem at the gateway to the Alps, is the ideal place to get together in 2019, and this is why.
A new option has become available to the UK in the Brexit process as the European Court of Justice ruled that revoking Article 50 unilaterally is a possibility.
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...
Ignore the grey skies and rain, this is the weekend that Malmö gets into the festive spirit! Here's The Local’s guide to all the traditional Christmassy things you can get up to in Sweden's third city.
Who says you have to bundle up for outdoor fun in Sweden during the winter?
The glitziest event of the year is about to kick off in Stockholm. Here's what you need to know about the Nobel Prize ceremony.
As labour automation becomes a reality, robots are no longer just the domain of sci-fi movies and paranoid conspiracy theorists.
Thousands of exchange students come to Sweden every year and then leave. But some of them come back – sometimes for good. We asked them why.
To describe it as ‘difficult’ to find a rental apartment in Sweden would be an understatement. In fact, it can be such a pain that some people give up altogether and move elsewhere. Don’t be one of them, here are some tips to help you navigate the Swedish rental market.
Everything (or at least some of the things) you want to know about the Swedish election but are too cool to ask.
While no quick fix can instantly make you happier, these Stockholm University studies may help to turn that frown upside down.
For Canadian Denise Fernandes, it was the less-than-happy experience of falling victim to Sweden’s notorious vinterkräksjuka that led to her setting up her own business in Stockholm. Here she speaks to The Local about what she’s learnt as a North American in Scandinavia.
It’s not quite Lapland, but Stockholm is among the most magical places in the world at Christmas. There’s often a sprinkling of snow, a clutter of Christmas markets and just enough Julmys (Christmas cosiness) to really get you in the festive spirit.
Macron announced four key measures, but will they be enough?
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.
The Stockholm stock exchange plunged by 2.8 percent on Thursday, making it the worst trading day of 2018.
Our geographically-savvy readers are probably already aware that Estonia is not part of the Nordics (yet). It is, however, very close to its Nordic neighbours, both physically and culturally.
"Do I really have what it takes to be a Swede?" wonders Tomas Spragg Nilsson, who is planning on becoming a Swedish citizen soon to keep working here after Brexit.
Iceland may have a population of just over 330,000 people (all with equally unpronounceable names) but that doesn't stop it churning out a stream of globally-renowned people. Take our quiz to discover your Icelandic spirit animal.
The idea of hopping on a plane and escaping to a warmer locale is incredibly appealing to most people in Sweden, particularly at this time of year.
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?
... and what comes next?
One of the tough things about learning a language is when people you speak to don't stick to the script and vocabulary lists from your textbook. Today's word is one such example: while you may have learned that Swedish for 'beer' is 'öl', often you'll hear people say 'bärs' instead.
Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.
Ericsson apologized for a glitch in their software which caused tens of millions of customers in, at least, the UK and Japan to be unable to use data.
Dolph Lundgren is back on the big screen in the recently-released ‘Creed II’.
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.