Sweden’s industrial workers set for pay hike

Sweden’s industrial workers set for pay hike

Workers in Sweden's industrial sector earned a 6.8-percent raise in wages on Tuesday, agreeing to a new collective wage deal following a lengthy set of negotiations.

‘Mess’ awaits Swedish courts as judges retire

‘Mess’ awaits Swedish courts as judges retire

Sweden is struggling to fill vacancies left by a wave of retiring baby boom-era judges, especially in the country's smaller towns, prompting fears that younger judges will make a "mess" in the country's courts of appeal.

Sweden picks up speed in deporting minors

Sweden picks up speed in deporting minors

Sweden has more than doubled its orders to deport underage asylum seekers in the past year.

‘Job market integration won’t come for free’

‘Job market integration won’t come for free’

If the government doesn't speed up its labour market reforms, Sweden risks losing out on the full potential of an entire generation of foreign-born workers, argues Swedish Confederation of Enterprise (Svenskt näringsliv) economist Li Jansson.

April Fools’ pranks across The Local Europe

April Fools’ pranks across The Local Europe

With April Fool's Day now safely behind us and readers' guards lowered again, we've rounded up the jokes and pranks The Local pulled on our sites around Europe.

‘I came to Malmö in 1974 and I still haven’t left’

‘I came to Malmö in 1974 and I still haven’t left’

In the first of a series profiling different communities in Malmö as the city prepares to host the Eurovision Song Contest, The Local's Patrick Reilly discovers how the city's Polish community feels about not being able to cheer on their compatriots.

Swedbank to pull out of Russia and Ukraine

Swedbank to pull out of Russia and Ukraine

Swedish bank Swedbank has announced plans to shutter operations in Russia and Ukraine as part of a strategy to focus on markets closer to home.

Zlatan: Barcelona ‘the best team ever’

Zlatan: Barcelona ‘the best team ever’

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic hailed Barcelona as perhaps the "best team ever" as the Paris Saint-Germain star readies to take on his former club in a Champions League battle in Paris on Tuesday.

Builders’ strike averted after last-minute deal

Builders’ strike averted after last-minute deal

A looming construction workers' strike that threatened to shut down work on dozens of major infrastructure projects across Sweden was narrowly averted on Monday night after unions agreed to a last-minute deal.