Agency in new push to find ‘hidden jobs’

Agency in new push to find ‘hidden jobs’

Sweden's job agency has joined forces with a Swedish business association to launch a new project aimed at finding "hidden jobs" in Sweden, with officials aiming especially to help employers in small businesses.

A writer who dared a minister to get in his skin

A writer who dared a minister to get in his skin

An open letter by Swedish author Jonas Hassen Khemiri challenging Justice Minister Beatrice Ask to "change skin" with him has sparked an unprecedented response in an ongoing debate about race and ethnicity, making him our pick for Swede of the Week.

Learning Swedish from Russia with love

Learning Swedish from Russia with love

With more students worldwide choosing to learn Swedish, The Local catches up with Marina Astashevskaya - a Swedish teacher in Russia - whose classes help bridge the gap between love-refugees and their families in Russia.

Google ‘ideal employer’ for Swedish students

Google ‘ideal employer’ for Swedish students

A majority of Swedish business, IT and science engineering students would like to land a job with Google, according to the 2013 Ideal Employer Rankings.

Three Swedish eateries get Michelin stars

Three Swedish eateries get Michelin stars

Wood-fired meals, new-Nordic cuisine, and classic seafood are on the menus at the Swedish restaurants that have received stars from the prestigious European guide.

City flat prices hit all-time high in Sweden

City flat prices hit all-time high in Sweden

The cost of buying an apartment is at an all-time high and while demand continues to rise, there are fewer options on the market for home buyers.

Arrest in cyberbullying suicide probe

Arrest in cyberbullying suicide probe

Police have arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicions of sex crimes in connection with their investigation into a case of cyberbullying that police suspect drove a 13-year-old girl to commit suicide.

Green fury over Alliance illegal immigrant stance

Green fury over Alliance illegal immigrant stance

The Green Party has threatened to walk away from an agreement with the centre-right Alliance government to cooperate on immigration policy over its stance toward illegal immigrants.

Pirate Bay appeal denied by European court

Pirate Bay appeal denied by European court

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has rejected an appeal by two founders of Swedish filesharing site The Pirate Bay, ruling their conviction by Swedish courts was "justified".

Call Girl edited after Palme family complaints

Call Girl edited after Palme family complaints

A scene in a Swedish film showing a character similar to slain Prime Minister Olof Palme having sex with an underaged prostitute has been cut after his family called it slanderous, their lawyer said Wednesday.