Vattenfall writedown wakens Nuon spectre

Vattenfall writedown wakens Nuon spectre

The leader of the Swedish opposition wants the government to appoint a crisis commission to probe energy giant Vattenfall's purchase of Nuon, which after Tuesday's writedown is worth 42 percent of its original price.

‘Selling sex doesn’t make you an unfit parent’

‘Selling sex doesn’t make you an unfit parent’

The murder of a Swedish sex worker has garnered attention across the globe, and has activist Pye Jacobsson questioning Sweden's prostitution laws and the misconceptions surrounding the line of work.

Increased anxiety in mice with human enzyme

Increased anxiety in mice with human enzyme

A Swedish study has revealed that mice with high levels of a particular human enzyme demonstrate anxiety-like behaviour, a finding which could lead to new drugs against anxiety and depression.

Vattenfall splits after massive writedown

Vattenfall splits after massive writedown

The state-owned energy giant is shearing off its Nordic operations from its continental business, as Vattenfall announced on Tuesday it was writing down its assets by 29.7 billion kronor ($4.5 billion).

Stockholm’s ‘Library Town’: What’s in a name?

Stockholm’s ‘Library Town’: What’s in a name?

London has New Bond Street, Milan has the "The Golden Quad", now fashion-conscious Stockholmers have "Library Town". The Local finds out what's in the name and why a walk around the city's fashion district may involve a delve into the history books.

Top ten loud, proud and gay Swedes

Top ten loud, proud and gay Swedes

With Stockholm Pride just around the corner, it seems high time to profile some of the country's colourful queers who have proudly come out of the closet.

Swedish queer queen steals royal limelight

Swedish queer queen steals royal limelight

As royalists around the world crow over the British babe, Swedish historians are hailing the Swedish queen who wore men's clothes in an exhibition dedicated to Queen Christina, once immortalized by Greta Garbo on the silver screen.

Missing mother of two suspected murdered

Missing mother of two suspected murdered

A woman who was last seen over three weeks ago in western Sweden is now believed to have been murdered, police announced on Tuesday.

Rent control destroyed Sweden’s housing market

Rent control destroyed Sweden’s housing market

As Stockholm's population continues to soar, its housing market becomes as difficult to conquer as ever. Liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji ponders how this housing situation can be fixed.

Swedish doc gives nasal spray to cancer sufferer

Swedish doc gives nasal spray to cancer sufferer

A Swedish woman who was suffering from leukemia has told how doctors initially prescribed her with nasal spray and sent her home.

Man cons 50 Swedes in online shopping scam

Man cons 50 Swedes in online shopping scam

A man has been charged with aggravated fraud after he conned internet users in Sweden into parting with over 400,000 kronor ($61,100) for items that the buyers never received.