Inside the Pirates’ den: filmmaker Simon Klose

Inside the Pirates’ den: filmmaker Simon Klose

With a much-anticipated documentary about Swedish filesharing site The Pirate Bay set to debut at the Berlin International Film festival on Friday, The Local catches up with director Simon Klose, our pick for Swede of the Week.

Sweden’s average home price at ‘record high’

Sweden’s average home price at ‘record high’

New housing figures reveal that would-be homeowners will be set back back 1 million kronor ($157,634) on average when buying a house anywhere in Sweden.

Swedes open to pay cuts to save jobs

Swedes open to pay cuts to save jobs

More than half of Swedes would accept a cut in their salary if it protected against job losses in the current employment climate, a new opinion poll showed on Thursday.

‘I dream that my son has been butchered’

‘I dream that my son has been butchered’

As the Swedish media examines the climate of hatred towards women in the public eye, editor and author Åsa Linderborg recounts what happened when her newspaper Aftonbladet decided to blow the lid on Sweden’s far-right websites.

Assange backer defends Swedish women’s rights

Assange backer defends Swedish women’s rights

WikiLeaks fan Jemima Khan, who helped post bail for its founder Julian Assange after he handed himself in to UK police over sex crime allegations by two Swedish women, has criticized his prolonged extradition fight.

Skanska posts heavy drop in annual net profit

Skanska posts heavy drop in annual net profit

Swedish construction and civil engineering group Skanska said Thursday its net profit fell by 59 percent to 3.3 billion kronor ($521 million).

Reinfeldt: minister’s asylum stance ‘wrong’

Reinfeldt: minister’s asylum stance ‘wrong’

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has distanced himself from Migration Minister Tobias Billström about the need to reduce the "volumes" of foreigners coming to Sweden, explaining the Moderates' policy review stems from different concerns.

‘Hugging hooligan’ gives Messi shock embrace

‘Hugging hooligan’ gives Messi shock embrace

Argentina and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi found himself in the arms of a Swedish man with a history of criminal activity who stormed the pitch when Argentina met Sweden in Stockholm on Wednesday night.

Police offer new theory on cause of fatal pile-up

Police offer new theory on cause of fatal pile-up

Police suspect that two stopped cars may have indirectly caused the massive pile-up that left one dead and dozens injured on an icy Swedish motorway last month.

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Swine flu claims two more lives in Sweden

Health authorities in Värmland County, in the west of central Sweden, have reported two recent deaths from swine flu at the county hospital in Karlstad in central Sweden.

Argentina dominates Sweden in football win

Argentina dominates Sweden in football win

Argentina defeated Sweden 3-2 in an international friendly on Wednesday on a night when superstar strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lionel Messi were both off target.

Murder threats push women to self-censor

Murder threats push women to self-censor

Threats of extreme violence, murder, and rape plague the lives of many women who work in the spotlight in Sweden, but police often fail to act on the threats in part because they are delivered via emails or posts in online discussion threads..