Going out in Gothenburg: September 19 – 20

Going out in Gothenburg: September 19 – 20

The Local scales the heights of the Gothenburg club scene with the able assistance of Djungeltrumman's highly skilled sherpas of the night.

Malmö nightclub tips: September 19 – 20

Malmö nightclub tips: September 19 – 20

Going out in Malmö has never been easier as The Local teams up with the knowledgeable nightlifers at Djungeltrumman to help point you in the right direction.

Social Forum: Financial turmoil highlights need for change

Social Forum: Financial turmoil highlights need for change

As the world’s attention is taken up with how to address the current financial crisis, the AFP’s Delphine Touitou reports that activists gathered in Malmö for the Europe Social Forum see social change as key to avoiding future financial meltdowns.

Stockholm weekend club guide: September 19 – 20

Stockholm weekend club guide: September 19 – 20

The Local helps fulfil all your Stockholm nightlife needs this weekend in cooperation with the ever-reliable entertainment gurus at Djungeltrumman.

American Football touches down in Sweden

American Football touches down in Sweden

American Football fever has hit Sweden as fans excitedly anticipate the championship final battle between the Stockholm Mean Machines and Arlanda Jets.

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Sweden to help monitor peace in Georgia

Sweden announced on Thursday it plans to send personnel and equipment to Georgia as part of an EU civilian observation mission.

New funding to help educated immigrants get jobs in Sweden

New funding to help educated immigrants get jobs in Sweden

The Swedish government wants to devote 100 million kronor ($15 million) to provide additional training to people with academic degrees from other countries.

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Prosecutor elects not to request Beltran’s detention

Prosecutors in the Tito Beltran rape trial have chosen not to formally request that the singer be remanded in custody pending a final verdict from the court of appeal.

What’s on in Sweden: September 19 – 25

What’s on in Sweden: September 19 – 25

What's on in Sweden: September 19th - 25th. Stevie Wonder, Beer & Whisky festival and American Football in Stockholm; Japanese tattoo art and Masters golf in Gothenburg; Prince and Tibet tributes in Malmö; Puppet theatre in Lund.

Sweden’s Debt Office halts t-bill trading

Sweden’s Debt Office halts t-bill trading

The Swedish National Debt Office (Riksgälden) announced on Thursday it was putting a temporary hold on its market commitment in treasury bills.

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Swedish banks ‘well-equipped’ to weather financial crisis

Following the week’s turbulence in the financial markets, Sweden’s Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FI) and the Riksbank met with members of the Riksdag’s finance committee to discuss the crisis.

T-shirts in Sweden contain toxic chemical

T-shirts in Sweden contain toxic chemical

The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) was revealed that t-shirts sold in Sweden contain nonylphenol ethoxylates, a chemical substance which can cause birth defects and cancer.

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‘More beer please’: Swedish towns struggle to find catchy mottos

Several Swedish towns have discovered that spending a lot of money on a snazzy town slogan may not always bring about the intended result.

Winter rail destinations: Sveg/Vemdalen

Winter rail destinations: Sveg/Vemdalen

Located in the central heartland of Sweden, Sveg is the gateway to Vemdalen, Sweden's second-largest ski area, which boasts some of the most varied skiing facilities in the country.

Concern over magic mushroom use among Sweden’s youth

Concern over magic mushroom use among Sweden’s youth

Police in Gällivare in northern Sweden have been informed that the liberty cap mushroom is being picked and used as a drug by the area’s young people.

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Sweden sees heart attack fatality drop by half

Deaths from heart attacks in Sweden have been cut in half in the last 13 years, according to a new report.

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Man arrested following Karlstad killing

Police arrested a 34-year-old man on Wednesday night in connection with the murder of a man in shopping centre parking lot in Karlstad in central Sweden earlier in the evening.