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Bring in the military to fight gangs, Sweden's PM told at debate

Bring in the military to fight gangs, Sweden's PM told at debate

The idea of getting the military involved was floated when Sweden's political leaders debated how to combat problems with gang crime in the country.

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WATCH: Crazy Aussie takes bone-chilling dip in Malmö

WATCH: Crazy Aussie takes bone-chilling dip in Malmö

Who says you have to bundle up for outdoor fun in Sweden during the winter?

 
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Everything you need to know about Swedish driving licences

Everything you need to know about Swedish driving licences

Driving is a great way to explore Sweden, and in many parts of the country, having a car will make life much easier. But it's crucial to make sure you're doing things legally. Here's everything you need to know about driving licences in Sweden.

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How many Stockholmers are actually immigrants?

How many Stockholmers are actually immigrants?

To celebrate International Migrants Day, the team at Beyond Borders hit the streets to chat with Stockholmers about where they come from.

 
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Everything you need to know about Swedish driving licences

Everything you need to know about Swedish driving licences

Driving is a great way to explore Sweden, and in many parts of the country, having a car will make life much easier. But it's crucial to make sure you're doing things legally. Here's everything you need to know about driving licences in Sweden.

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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!

 
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Opinion: Lessons from Sweden in sustainable business

Opinion: Lessons from Sweden in sustainable business

What can Swedish companies teach the world about sustainability?

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Seven reasons it’s better to be a parent in Sweden

Seven reasons it’s better to be a parent in Sweden

Swedish income taxes may be high, but a large share goes into making sure people don’t struggle once they start a family.

 
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Ericsson books write-downs of 14.2 billion kronor

Ericsson books write-downs of 14.2 billion kronor

Ericsson announced write-downs of 14.2 billion kronor on Tuesday, as well as a one-billion non-cash charge as a result of US tax reforms.

VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

Anyone who owns a pet or loves to travel needs to see this.

 
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Dads in Sweden are taking more parental leave than ever

Dads in Sweden are taking more parental leave than ever

But while Sweden is ahead of most countries in the share of parental leave allocated to fathers, things are far from equal.

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Unique volunteer opportunity lets you discover yourself while helping others

Unique volunteer opportunity lets you discover yourself while helping others

Learn more about the gap year opportunity attracting volunteers from across the globe to a unique community nestled in 600 acres of wood and farmland in upstate New York.

 
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Swedish schools under pressure to recruit 77,000 teachers

Swedish schools under pressure to recruit 77,000 teachers

Sweden's schools and pre-schools need to recruit up to 77,000 new full-time teacher positions in the next five years, according to a new forecast by the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket).

Make Malmö University your New Year’s resolution

Make Malmö University your New Year’s resolution

There's never been a better time to take a step toward a new future – and Malmö University has a range of international programmes to help you fulfill your promise.

 
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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.

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Sweden's best winter weekend getaway

Sweden's best winter weekend getaway

If there’s one Swedish spot that’s practically designed for a winter weekend away, it's here.

 
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Swedish unemployment drops in 2017

Swedish unemployment drops in 2017

Unemployment in Sweden continued to decline during 2017, according to new stats from the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).

The power of cooperation: the secret to Swedish success?

The power of cooperation: the secret to Swedish success?

Is the Swedish approach to leadership really as special as people think? The Local asks a non-Swedish manager at telecom giant Ericsson for a frank appraisal of Swedes' so-called 'lagom' leadership style.

 
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The Local's Swedish word of the week – part 11

The Local's Swedish word of the week – part 11

Every week we ask a Swede, or a foreigner in Sweden, to explain their favourite word.

Latte pappa or crime? Sweden's international reputation

Latte pappa or crime? Sweden's international reputation

The Local interviewed five Swedish diplomats about how Sweden is perceived in the countries where they work.

How to cook reindeer from frozen: recipe

How to cook reindeer from frozen: recipe

Cast Rudolph and his friends to the back of your mind and feast on this traditional dish known as tjälknöl in Swedish.

Top 10 Stockholm tech startup stories of 2017

Top 10 Stockholm tech startup stories of 2017

Find out more about the biggest stories from the Stockholm tech scene in 2017.

 
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These are Sweden's most (and least) popular ministers

These are Sweden's most (and least) popular ministers

The latest edition of a yearly poll measuring voter approval of Sweden’s ministers is in, and with less than a year left until the next general election in the country it provides plenty of food for thought.

Stockholm's Vasa Museum sails into top spot on most-visited list

Stockholm's Vasa Museum sails into top spot on most-visited list

Stockholm's Vasa Museum, showcasing a well-preserved centuries-old shipwreck, is now the country’s most visited museum.

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

Just because there’s no snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a ski trip in Sweden this winter.

 
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Italian regulator fines six travel booking sites for unfair practices

Italian regulator fines six travel booking sites for unfair practices

The Italian Antitrust Authority fined six travel websites more than €4 million on Wednesday for lack of transparency and unfair practices, including adding credit card fees and charging customers premium rates for telephone inquiries.

 

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A beginner's guide to healthcare in Sweden

A beginner's guide to healthcare in Sweden

Everything you need to know in case you accidentally eat a bad herring!

 
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Opinion: 'Give half of research grants to women, then we'll have more women Nobel Prize winners'

Opinion: 'Give half of research grants to women, then we'll have more women Nobel Prize winners'

After a Nobel banquet celebrating another year's crop of winners -- all of them male -- Swedish MP Linda Snecker argues that the country must do more to promote and recognize the scientific achievements of women.

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12 things you must do in Sweden in 2018

12 things you must do in Sweden in 2018

Each month brings its share of unique activities in Sweden. Here are our picks for enjoying 2018 the Swedish way.