Top ten reasons why Swedes are so happy

Top ten reasons why Swedes are so happy

With Swedish people ranked on Tuesday as the second happiest in the world, The Local took to the streets of Stockholm and asked Swedes just what exactly was making them so happy.

A jobless grad’s road to a Swedish IT giant

A jobless grad’s road to a Swedish IT giant

After a bumpy ride on Sweden's unemployment roller coaster that ended with a position at Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, Jessica Nkusi, an HR consultant from Rwanda, has learned a thing or two about finding a job in Sweden.

‘Sweden should be proud of its troops’

‘Sweden should be proud of its troops’

Seeing the popular support of American soldiers up close makes international defence PhD candidate Annelie Gregor ask if it is time for Swedes to let their soldiers feel proud about their role in peace-keeping missions worldwide.

‘Sweden must avoid long-term housing bubble’: EU

‘Sweden must avoid long-term housing bubble’: EU

As the European Commission unveiled recommendations for Sweden on Wednesday, EU representatives in Stockholm said they welcomed the public debate about high levels of household indebtedness.

Sweden launches heatwave alert system

Sweden launches heatwave alert system

Sweden's meteorological institute has introduced a system to warn Swedes of heatwaves, saying prolonged spells of warm weather have seen increased mortality rates across the country.

Swedish economy beats growth expectations

Swedish economy beats growth expectations

Sweden's economy grew by 0.6 percent in the first quarter from the previous three-month period, Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån - SCB) said on Wednesday as it released fresh data that beat expectations.

Sweden eyes new round of income tax cuts

Sweden eyes new round of income tax cuts

Sweden's Financial Markets Minister said on Wednesday the country would benefit from further income-tax reductions, as he addressed investors in Stockholm, but added that unemployment was Sweden's "Achilles' heel".

Brits repulsed by Ikea’s gnome-bashing advert

Brits repulsed by Ikea’s gnome-bashing advert

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has come under fire after airing an advert in the UK showing a young family demolishing garden gnomes in what viewers found to be a "frightening and unsuitable" manner.

Christian Democrats have most sex: poll

Christian Democrats have most sex: poll

Sweden's Christian Democrats have the most sex, a survey of political party sympathizers' sex habits has revealed, while supporters of the Centre Party report being most satisfied with their sex lives.

Swedish unions want to curb labour migration

Swedish unions want to curb labour migration

Swedish blue-collar trade unions have said it is time for Sweden to revise its labour migration policies, and reintroduce employers' commitment to prove how foreign workers fill gaps in the Swedish market.

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One dead after head-on truck collision

One person died on Wednesday morning when a tanker truck driving in eastern Sweden collided head-on with a van, which went up in flames.

Swedes lead ‘second best lives’ in the world: study

Swedes lead ‘second best lives’ in the world: study

Sweden has come in second place in a ranking of citizen well-being on the OECD's Better Life Index, beating its Scandinavian neighbours but still outgunned on the happiness scale by the Australians.