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Danish inventor Peter Madsen jailed for life over submarine murder

Danish inventor Peter Madsen jailed for life over submarine murder

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in jail over the murder of Swedish freelance journalist Kim Wall.

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Questions to ask a Swedish employer before accepting a job

Questions to ask a Swedish employer before accepting a job

You wouldn’t take out a new mobile phone plan without finding out what’s included. So why would you accept a job offer without doing the same groundwork?

 
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Spring sale! Get 50% off Membership of The Local

Spring sale! Get 50% off Membership of The Local

The media is a tough business, and The Local wouldn't exist without its Members. Our co-founder James Savage explains how it all started.

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The professional approach to learning Swedish

The professional approach to learning Swedish

Don’t waste time learning useless phrases like ‘the bear sat on the tortoise’ when you can learn Swedish you’ll actually use. The Local finds out more about SFX, a series of specialised language courses for professionals.

 
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Spotify just made its free tier way better

Spotify just made its free tier way better

Spotify has unveiled a major expansion of its free service, giving users greater control of what songs to play.

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The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

Learn more about what employers can do to best support expat workers and their families.

 
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'My advice to anyone moving to Sweden is to be patient'

'My advice to anyone moving to Sweden is to be patient'

For Charles Kruse, moving to Sweden was about more than just work or a change of location. It was about meeting his father for the first time in over 20 years.

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This Nordic company wants you to wear trousers made from trees

This Nordic company wants you to wear trousers made from trees

You might be surprised by how renewable materials are helping the fashion industry turn over a new leaf.

 
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Dubrovnik Riviera: Take a break in the jewel of Croatia

Dubrovnik Riviera: Take a break in the jewel of Croatia

Don't be fooled into thinking Dubrovnik itself is all this virtually untouched Riviera has to offer.

 
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Inspectorate highlights failings in Swedish for Immigrants courses

Inspectorate highlights failings in Swedish for Immigrants courses

The Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) says there are several failings in the country's Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) courses including a lack of competent teachers.

PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode four. 'Denise, Paula, and the naked Swedes'.

PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode four. 'Denise, Paula, and the naked Swedes'.

Listen to episode four of A Woman's Place to find out why the straight-talking guests firmly believe that in Stockholm "you're a human beyond your gender".

 
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SAS cancels Scandinavian flights to Germany over airport strikes

SAS cancels Scandinavian flights to Germany over airport strikes

Airline SAS cancelled flights from Scandinavia to Munich and Frankfurt on Tuesday due to strikes by airport staff in Germany.

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Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Don’t let bad dreams about the IRS have you waking up in a cold sweat.

 
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How Sweden's getting ready for the election-year information war

How Sweden's getting ready for the election-year information war

While the US debates to what extent Russia influenced its presidential election, a small country in northern Europe is already gearing up to fend off foreign interference in its next election.

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Football superstars Ada Hegerberg and Liv Cooke are fronting a new UEFA campaign that encourages young girls to kick off careers in ‘the beautiful game’.

 
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The Local reaches 2000 Members – will you be next?

The Local reaches 2000 Members – will you be next?

Today 2,000 readers of our sites in France, Germany and Sweden have mbecome paying Members – and half that number has joined in the past month.

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The secret to landing your dream job at a Swedish tech startup

The Local asked some of Sweden's best-known tech companies and startups for their insider tips about what they look for in international talent.

Executive MBA grads share tips for balancing studies with work and family life

Executive MBA grads share tips for balancing studies with work and family life

Two alumni of the Executive MBA at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) share their tips for balancing the demanding programme with work and family life.

 
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What's the environmental impact of Sweden's new electric road?

What's the environmental impact of Sweden's new electric road?

Does Sweden's new electric road lead to the future? Rick Greenough, professor of energy systems at De Montfort University, is not so sure.

Long queues and lack of teachers hit Swedish for Immigrants courses

Long queues and lack of teachers hit Swedish for Immigrants courses

One in five of Sweden's municipalities says the influx of refugees to the country in recent years has had a "significant" impact on Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) courses.

Facebook snubs Swedish government meeting

Facebook snubs Swedish government meeting

Sweden's justice and digital development ministers will meet Google, Twitter and other media, but not Facebook.

The real reason for Stockholm’s massive Slussen redevelopment

The real reason for Stockholm’s massive Slussen redevelopment

Amid the ferocity of the protests to ‘Save old Slussen!’, the real -- and potentially devastating -- reason for the controversial redevelopment has effectively been drowned out.

 
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The Swedish school with an international outlook

The Swedish school with an international outlook

What child wouldn’t want to study in a school surrounded by picturesque scenery, an array of international friends, and some much-loved Swedish traditions?

 
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'Sweden is being discriminatory towards other EU citizens': Swedish MEP on personal number problems

'Sweden is being discriminatory towards other EU citizens': Swedish MEP on personal number problems

Cecilia Wikström told The Local she is "ashamed" of the difficulty some EU citizens have getting a personal identity number (personnummer) in Sweden.

Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...
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Norwegian 'private city' claims 100 future residents

Norwegian 'private city' claims 100 future residents

The founders of an anarcho-capitalist 'private city' established in Southern Norway claim to have already sold plots to 108 people from 28 countries.

 

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IN PICTURES: Amazing images of reindeer herding in northern Sweden

IN PICTURES: Amazing images of reindeer herding in northern Sweden

Sweden's indigenous Sami people have been moving herds of reindeer between low and high grounds for centuries.

Four reasons to try spring skiing in Sweden

Four reasons to try spring skiing in Sweden

Winter may be over, but the ski slopes are just warming up! It’s time to embrace that perfect time of year that Swedes call 'Vårvinter' (Spring-Winter).

 
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Recipe: How to make Swedish Salmon in saffron sauce

Recipe: How to make Swedish Salmon in saffron sauce

Swedish food writer John Duxbury provides some inspiration with his simple recipe for delicious salmon in saffron sauce.