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Discrimination law fells only two in 20 years

Only two people have managed to bring an employer to justice for ethnic discrimination at work, despite the introduction of a Swedish law in 1994 aimed at helping those who fell victim to prejudice.

‘Swedes don’t want to see gaps in your CV’

‘Swedes don’t want to see gaps in your CV’

In The Local's series profiling careers of foreigners who have moved to Sweden, The Local catches up with Mexican Paola Pancardo to hear how she ended up working at the Tanzanian embassy in Stockholm.

Sweden to DNA test meat products nationwide

Sweden to DNA test meat products nationwide

Sweden is planning to DNA test everything from meatballs to hamburgers in a bid to crack down on suspected mislabelling of horsemeat as beef, after frozen food company Findus found horsemeat in its ready-meals.

Swedish lessons take off across Europe

Swedish lessons take off across Europe

An estimated 18,000 students worldwide are taking university lessons in Swedish in the hope of broadening their job horizons to include the Nordic nation.

Vattenfall profits rise despite low energy price

Vattenfall profits rise despite low energy price

Swedish energy group Vattenfall said Tuesday that a sluggish economy and growth in renewable energy had brought European energy prices down to "a new normal", as it nevertheless posted a rise in full-year profit.

Swedish women warned off dating ‘US men’ online

Swedish women warned off dating ‘US men’ online

A US engineer whose online claims didn't turn out to be true have left a Gothenburg woman out of pocket and brokenhearted, and one of dozens of Swedish women who have fallen victim to an increasingly common online dating scam.

Swedes nicer neighbours than Brits: study

Swedes nicer neighbours than Brits: study

Swedes are more chummy and tolerant toward their neighbours than Britons according to a new study that pokes holes in the stereotype that aloof Swedes go to great lengths to avoid small talk.

Bildt slams ‘provocative’ North Korea nuke test

Bildt slams ‘provocative’ North Korea nuke test

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Tuesday called on the international community to condemn North Korea following reports it had carried out its third nuclear test.

What’s this cream bun I’ve been seeing everywhere in Sweden?

What’s this cream bun I’ve been seeing everywhere in Sweden?

It's that time of year again, the season when Swedes sink their teeth into cream-filled semla buns. But what goes into a semla?

Snowplough used in bold Stockholm jewel heist

Snowplough used in bold Stockholm jewel heist

Robbers used a snowplough to smash their way into a jewellery store in southern Stockholm on Monday afternoon with police still on the hunt for suspects in the brazen heist.