‘Your home is too important to let it look like a rat hole’

‘Your home is too important to let it look like a rat hole’

The Local catches up with Simon Davies of the English-Swedish design duo Simon & Tomas to hear more about their upcoming American television show, and whether US homes are any uglier than homes in Sweden.

New English-language international school opens in Stockholm

New English-language international school opens in Stockholm

A new educational option has emerged for internationally minded families in Stockholm looking for an affordable international education delivered in English.

NASA history goes on display in Stockholm

NASA history goes on display in Stockholm

A major exhibit of more than 400 space-related objects, from engines to space suits to food rations, opened in Stockholm Friday in the largest gathering of NASA objects outside of the US.

Egyptians in Sweden: Tunisia was the trigger

Egyptians in Sweden: Tunisia was the trigger

Egyptians in Sweden plan to demonstrate in solidarity with protesters in their home country as Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt slammed Egyptian authorities for shutting down internet access.

Half of young Swedes ‘face raped’: survey

Half of young Swedes ‘face raped’: survey

Half of Sweden's young people have endured a "face rape," or having their Facebook account hijacked by someone else who writes mean or "funny" things under the user's name, according to Sweden's online privacy watchdog on Friday.

Migration board worker ‘ate refugees’ food’

Migration board worker ‘ate refugees’ food’

A member of the staff at Sweden's migration board (Migrationsverket) is facing the sack after having been caught eating food intended for asylum seekers.

Sweden’s mortgage cap keeps out new buyers

Sweden’s mortgage cap keeps out new buyers

Home lending in Sweden has cooled following the introduction of a new mortgage cap, a majority of real estate agents believe, but has also resulted in the virtual disappearance of first-time home buyers.

Schools board slams anti-bullying plans

Schools board slams anti-bullying plans

Sweden's National Agency for Education (Skolverket) has criticized a slew of ready-made programmes used by municipalities to combat bullying, arguing that they may even make the problem worse.

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Nurse tells Ukrainian to ‘go home’ after complaint

A Ukrainian woman who sought a referral for an endocrinologist in Sweden was told to go back to Ukraine after expressing her frustrations to a nurse.

Sweden’s economy on display in Davos

Sweden’s economy on display in Davos

Sweden's strong economy is in focus at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, giving the centre-right Alliance government a chance to spread a new image of Sweden, writes Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and three of his ministers.

National library seeks guidance on child porn

National library seeks guidance on child porn

Sweden’s National Library has sought guidance from the government after determining that a portion of its magazine collection features child pornography.

Clinton praise as Sweden woos Davos

Clinton praise as Sweden woos Davos

Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt will on Friday address the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos to explain Sweden's relative economic prosperity as ex-US president Bill Clinton joined the chorus of admirers, reported the business daily Dagens Industri (DI).

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Swedish CEO under fire for naked Xmas greeting

The CEO of a taxi firm in Örebro in central Sweden has been criticised for his lewd choice of Christmas greeting sent out to staff.