More EU citizens join the ranks of Stockholm’s homeless

More EU citizens join the ranks of Stockholm’s homeless

On Europe Day, May 9th, many will no doubt celebrate the increased mobility of EU citizens, but open borders and bureaucracy have also resulted in rising numbers of homeless EU citizens in Stockholm, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.

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Sweden sets sights on Mexico exports

Sweden's trade minister Ewa Björling has identified Mexico as a promising destination for Swedish exports.

Baltic fish stocks in mystery decline

Baltic fish stocks in mystery decline

Anglers have reported a dramatic decline in the fish population in Hanö Bay of the east coast of southern Sweden, leaving the authorities baffled as to the underlying cause.

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New arrests as high court reviews ‘honour’ killing

The parents of a man convicted of a so-called honour killing in Högsby, southern Sweden in 2005, have been arrested following a decision by the Supreme Court to review the case.

Yusuf/Cat Stevens live in Stockholm: a review

Yusuf/Cat Stevens live in Stockholm: a review

Yusuf Islam, perhaps better known as Cat Stevens, opened his new European tour in Stockholm at the weekend. Contributor Oliver Gee was there to see whether or not fans felt the artist lived up to their expectations.

Hunters bait bears with bloodied bedding for constipation death

Hunters bait bears with bloodied bedding for constipation death

Police in Norrbotten in northern Sweden are investigating an attempt to kill bears by fooling them into eating a blood-soaked mattress, causing a slow death by starvation due to constipation.

Kids’ team suspended after parents attack ref

Kids’ team suspended after parents attack ref

A entire team of eight-year-old footballers in Malmö in southern Sweden has been suspended from competition after several parents chased a teenage referee around the pitch to register their disgust over a decision.

Säpo investigates Reinfeldt threat

Säpo investigates Reinfeldt threat

Sweden's Security Service has confirmed that it is investigating a threat made against Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and the leader of the Social Democrats Håkan Juholt.

Stockholm illustrates growing wealth divide

Stockholm illustrates growing wealth divide

The divide between Sweden's wealthiest and poorest areas is increasing, according to new statistics, which also reveal that nearly all of the 100 wealthiest areas can be found in Stockholm.

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Building of new student flats grinds to a halt

The number of newly-built student apartments completed in 2010 fell sharply compared to the year before, amounting to only about one tenth of the number of units completed in 2009.

‘Being gay is a sin’: Swedish Salvation Army

‘Being gay is a sin’: Swedish Salvation Army

Leading members of the Salvation Army in Sweden told an undercover journalist that “homosexual sex is a sin” and offered to ask God to help "free" the reporter from the condition.