TV-fee collectors target streaming-device owners

TV-fee collectors target streaming-device owners

The Swedish tv-licence fee collectors have begun asking Swedes if they have computers, in a drive to include viewers who stream content online rather than watch traditional television.

Ten sure-fire ways to bug your Swedish friends

Ten sure-fire ways to bug your Swedish friends

Sweden can be a difficult country to integrate into at the best of times, but what about the opposite? How hard it is to get under the skin of the Swedes? Check out The Local's guide to exactly what really makes a Swede tick.

Ikea beefs up meat ban over horsemeat fears

Ikea beefs up meat ban over horsemeat fears

Horsemeat contamination fears have prompted Swedish furniture giant Ikea to halt the sale of additional meat products after new tests by a Sweden-based meatball supplier confirmed horsemeat content.

‘Migration forces policy makers to shape up’

‘Migration forces policy makers to shape up’

The movement of people across borders is a powerful engine for growth, putting pressure on policy makers worldwide to compete to attract talent, argue government ministers Gunilla Karlsson and Tobias Billstrom.

H&M to hit catwalks of Paris fashion week

H&M to hit catwalks of Paris fashion week

Swedish cheap n' chic fashion giant H&M will take to the catwalk at Paris fashion week for the first time on Wednesday, hard on the heels of its Helen Hunt red carpet coup at the Academy Awards.

Imported measles spreads in rare outbreak

Imported measles spreads in rare outbreak

A person returning from a trip abroad has set off a minor measles outbreak in Uppsala, with cases now turning up in Stockholm, health officials warned on Wednesday.

Sweden confirms horse in Ikea-supplier meatballs

Sweden confirms horse in Ikea-supplier meatballs

Ikea's Sweden-based meatball supplier confirmed on Wednesday that it had found horsemeat in meatballs destines for sale in outlets of the Swedish furniture retailing giant.

Fake obit leaves ‘dead’ woman reeling

Fake obit leaves ‘dead’ woman reeling

A faked obituary about a 35-year-old woman in western Sweden has left her family in shock, and caused the paper to ramp up its rules about confirming deaths before they publish further obituaries.

‘New York princess’ risks heirs’ right to the throne

‘New York princess’ risks heirs’ right to the throne

Future children of the soon-to-be-married Swedish Princess Madeleine could lose their right to the throne if she does not move home from New York, legal experts in Sweden have warned.

Half of principals back re-nationalizing schools

Half of principals back re-nationalizing schools

Nearly half of principals in Sweden want to see control of schools taken away from intrusive local government officials and put back in the hands of the state, a new survey has shown.

Swedish transgendereds battle for forced sterilization payouts

Swedish transgendereds battle for forced sterilization payouts

With transsexuals in Sweden now able to change gender legally without being sterilized, those who were forced to accept the procedure prior to a recent law change continue their fight for compensation from the state.

New site offers help to cyberbullying victims

New site offers help to cyberbullying victims

Victims of internet hate in Sweden can now report cyberbullying online and receive legal assistance from an anti-discrimination group that believes traditional law enforcement has failed to tackle the issue.