Sweden’s ‘snow man’: I didn’t want to be saved

Sweden’s ‘snow man’: I didn’t want to be saved

Sweden's "snow man", who emerged one year ago after spending two months buried in a car in the country's far north, has spoken out extensively about the ordeal for the first time, making him The Local's pick for Swede of the Week.

Youth crime busters to get national reach

Youth crime busters to get national reach

Sweden announced on Thursday that pilot projects helping young people stay out of crime had reaped such success that they would be rolled out nationwide.

Outrage over Stockholm cops’ ‘racial profiling’

Outrage over Stockholm cops’ ‘racial profiling’

Police in Stockholm have been accused of racial profiling on the city's public transit system by targeting "foreign-looking" commuters in an effort to deport illegal immigrants.

‘Don’t be a know-it-all when you’re networking’

‘Don’t be a know-it-all when you’re networking’

What are the must dos and the faux pas of networking in Sweden? The Local gets tips from Camilla Öngörur, co-founder of networking organization Give It Forward, which estimates that only one in five available jobs is even advertised.

Sweden to keep immigrant kids in school

Sweden to keep immigrant kids in school

The government wants to make sure young immigrants keep up their studies by legally requiring them to stay in school until they reach 18, while also pumping funds into Swedish-language courses.

Forced ‘infidelity check’ not rape: Swedish court

Forced ‘infidelity check’ not rape: Swedish court

A Swedish court has ruled that a 28-year-old man who ripped off his girlfriend's trousers and underwear to perform an "infidelity check" is not guilty of rape or any other sex crimes.

Mothers’ coffee habits linked to baby weight

Mothers’ coffee habits linked to baby weight

Coffee guzzling mums-to-be risk longer pregnancies but smaller babies, according to Swedish researchers who are now advising pregnant women they should reduce their caffeine intake as much as possible.

‘Pension age could inch up again’: report

‘Pension age could inch up again’: report

Swedes may again be facing additional years at work, with the official pension age hitting 69, if a government review expected in the spring goes from words to actions.

First Aid Kit mop up Swedish music awards

First Aid Kit mop up Swedish music awards

The Grammis Awards in Stockholm on Wednesday night turned out to be just what the doctor ordered for Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit, who took home a total of four awards.

Geely ‘won’t jeopardize Volvo integrity’

Geely ‘won’t jeopardize Volvo integrity’

Volvo Cars owner Geely plans to create a research centre in Gothenburg, western Sweden, to capitalize on advanced European technology.