SFI students struggle to speak with ‘shy’ Swedes

SFI students struggle to speak with ‘shy’ Swedes

Over a third of students who sign up to learn Swedish never speak the language outside the classroom reveals a new survey.

Swedish ice-cream truck to be silenced

Swedish ice-cream truck to be silenced

The distinctive jingle of an ice-cream truck is to be a thing of the past in a southern Swedish suburb after residents complained with the melody set to be replaced by a text message.

Benny Andersson: More feminists in the Riksdag

Benny Andersson: More feminists in the Riksdag

Former Abba star Benny Andersson has donated another 100,000 kronor ($15,468) to Sweden's Feminist Initiative party urging "We need them in parliament!" ahead of the 2014 general election.

Swedes pay less tax than the Danes and French

Swedes pay less tax than the Danes and French

A new report has revealed that Sweden has dropped to fourth place in the EU when it comes to the amount of tax that its citizens pay.

Princess Victoria sprains ankle in ski fall

Princess Victoria sprains ankle in ski fall

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden fell over while skiing in the Alps on Monday but was unharmed apart from a sprained ankle.

Unlikely dalliance to usher out Alliance

Unlikely dalliance to usher out Alliance

Get ready for a political pandemic. In our final year-ahead prediction, The Local lets its resident politics nerd Ann Törnkvist discuss post-elections crumbling blocs and stumbling blocks.

Nicotine poisoning rockets mid e-cig battle

Nicotine poisoning rockets mid e-cig battle

Liquid and vapour nicotine is becoming a household poison, with a tenfold increase in cases of e-cigarette poisoning in Sweden, including children who drink the refills.

‘EU risks quashing Swedish transparency’

‘EU risks quashing Swedish transparency’

New EU confidentiality rules risk undermining Sweden's constitutionally protected right to information, critics have warned. The government said the new framework has its benefits.

Autumn storms buffeted wind power generation

Autumn storms buffeted wind power generation

Sweden remained a net exporter of energy in 2013, thanks in part to a growing wind-power sector that received a boost in the form of blustery autumn winds, summarized industry lobbyists Svensk Energi in their yearly tally.

Moderna adds Ai Weiwei dissident art to collection

Moderna adds Ai Weiwei dissident art to collection

PICTURE GALLERY: Stockholm's modern art museum has added more than 200 pieces to its permanent collection in the past year, including oeuvre by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Pub blames burglars for serving water as vodka

Pub blames burglars for serving water as vodka

A festive season pub-goer was left in anything but a festive mood after a Motala pub served him water instead of vodka. The pub has blamed burglars for the mishap.