Reinfeldt hails EU budget deal as ‘good for Sweden’

Reinfeldt hails EU budget deal as ‘good for Sweden’

Sweden will see its EU membership fee drop by half a billion kronor ($77 million) as part of a new long term budget agreement forged in Brussels on Friday.

Swedish taxpayers least honest in the Nordics

Swedish taxpayers least honest in the Nordics

Sweden has the biggest black market in the Nordic region, according to a new study, which also found workers in France are more honest than their Swedish counterparts in reporting their income to tax authorities.

Swedish chef leads exit from ‘culinary stone age’

Swedish chef leads exit from ‘culinary stone age’

Swedish chef Daniel Räms took home gold in the nation's Chef of the Year competition on Friday, with organizers thrilled that the event strengthens Sweden's charge onto the worldwide culinary stage.

Swine flu strikes back in Sweden: ‘it’s here to stay’

Swine flu strikes back in Sweden: ‘it’s here to stay’

An estimated 100,000 Swedes are currently sick with the flu, with swine flu responsible for the largest number of cases, having claimed six lives so far this year, health authorities report.

‘Banana code’ cited in refugee spying charges

‘Banana code’ cited in refugee spying charges

A Burundian national has been charged for using coded messages about bananas to pass along intelligence on Rwandan dissidents living in Sweden, and faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

Ten Swedish books to read before you die

Ten Swedish books to read before you die

Nordic Noir has grabbed the attention of readers across the world, but in an effort to take readers beyond the page-turning thrillers, The Local has compiled a selection of Swedish literature classics available in English.

Swedish police want narcotics test for drivers

Swedish police want narcotics test for drivers

Swedish police want to introduce an instrument to test drivers suspected of drug use, technology that's already used in some parts of Europe.

Total recall for Swedish horse-meat lasagne

Total recall for Swedish horse-meat lasagne

Swedish food company Findus has recalled its frozen single-portion lasagne after samples were found to contain up to 90 percent horse meat.

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Blue-collar support for Sweden Democrats rises

Swedish blue-collar workers increasingly sympathize with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party, an opinion poll review showed on Friday.

‘Hipster hostile’ Swedish military ads stir debate

‘Hipster hostile’ Swedish military ads stir debate

An ad campaign by the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) has split commentators in two camps over whether it denigrates normal citizens in its attempt to attract new recruits.

Sweden ‘to retain’ EU discount in talks

Sweden ‘to retain’ EU discount in talks

Sweden is set to be awarded a multi-billion euro discount on its EU membership fee in the overnight budget talks still going on in Brussels, according to diplomatic sources.