A gastronomic Swedish Easter
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A gastronomic Swedish Easter

Looking for a treat for your tastebuds this Easter? In Västervik you can enjoy the best of traditional Swedish food with a special Easter package.

Broad political backing of Gripen deployment

Broad political backing of Gripen deployment

The Left party agreed Wednesday to vote through the government proposal that Sweden send fighters to Libya when the Riksdag votes on Friday, but continued to support the Greens' and the Social Democrats' line of restricting Sweden's involvement.

Win tickets for Långholmen FC’s international party

Win tickets for Långholmen FC’s international party

To celebrate the start of the new football season, Långholmen Football Club is hosting a sparkling international party at a top Stockholm venue. As the club’s proud partner, The Local has five pairs of tickets to give away to an event that will bring together the city’s international groups, sports teams, societies and clubs for one big social night out.

Sweden launches review of nuclear security

Sweden launches review of nuclear security

Security at Swedish nuclear power stations is set to undergo a comprehensive review, the nuclear industry and the Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten - SSM) announced on Wednesday.

Swedish house debates migration policy

Swedish house debates migration policy

Sweden's parliament debated the agreement on migration and asylum policy between the Alliance coalition government and the Green Party at the request of the Sweden Democrats on Wednesday.

Örebro prof murder suspect commits suicide

Örebro prof murder suspect commits suicide

A 52-year-old man suspected of murdering and dismembering a female colleague from Örebro University committed suicide on Wednesday.

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Swedish police catch ‘clairvoyant’ con-artist

A 48-year-old phony fortune teller who managed to make millions of kronor disappear from the bank accounts of unsuspecting Swedes has finally been arrested after years of evading capture.

Mauling victim pleaded for put-down cubs

Mauling victim pleaded for put-down cubs

Police in Jämtland County decided Tuesday that to put down the abandoned cubs of the female bear that attacked and injured 12-year-old Olle Frisk last week.

Naked Scandinavians too much for Facebook

Naked Scandinavians too much for Facebook

Moderators chose to erase an image posted on the Swedish underwear giant Björn Borg’s Facebook page, after deeming the contents to be pornographic.

Malmö braces for Scandinavia’s largest shopping mall

Malmö braces for Scandinavia’s largest shopping mall

A mall billed as one of Europe’s most spectacular shopping centres is under construction in Malmö, but questions remain as to whether the city can handle the massive expansion in retail space, The Local's Karen Holst discovers.

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Elderly Swedes ‘not interested’ in using the internet: study

More than 1.3 million Swedes over the age of 50 don't use the internet, a new study has shown.

Sweden beats Moldavia in Euro 2012 qualifier

Sweden beats Moldavia in Euro 2012 qualifier

Sweden gained three points with a lackluster 2-1 home victory over Moldavia in Euro 2012 qualifying play on Tuesday night.

Unpaid bills halt Saab car production

Unpaid bills halt Saab car production

Transport company DB Schenker has stopped delivering goods to Saab Automobile because they haven't gotten paid by the Swedish automaker.