Euro off Swedish agenda ten years after vote

Euro off Swedish agenda ten years after vote

Ten years after rejecting the euro in a closely fought national referendum, there appears to be little chance Sweden will adopt the common European currency for many years to come.

‘Monica Zetterlund is like meatballs and Pippi Longstocking’

‘Monica Zetterlund is like meatballs and Pippi Longstocking’

With a biopic film about the Swedish singer Monica Zetterlund premiering on Friday, The Local takes a look back at the life of Zetterlund herself and that of Edda Magnason - the half-Icelandic singer portraying the Swedish icon.

Saab poised for Boeing help in US fighter deal

Saab poised for Boeing help in US fighter deal

Swedish defence firm Saab is close to finalizing a cooperation with US aircraft maker Boeing with a view to selling JAS 39 Gripen fighter jets to the US Air Force, according to media reports.

Swedish group seeks sex education expansion

Swedish group seeks sex education expansion

The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (Riksförbundet för Sexuell Upplysning, RFSU) has called for sex education to be included in all school subjects including religious studies, a move mirrored by a Christian group seeking to have 'walking on water' explained in physics classes.

Warm weather threatens Sweden’s highest peak

Warm weather threatens Sweden’s highest peak

Sweden's highest peak risks losing its title as rising temperatures have eaten away at the glacier that forms the top of the mountain, a researcher said Friday.

Swedes claim US parody prize for dung beetle find

Swedes claim US parody prize for dung beetle find

A Swedish led research team has claimed an "Ig Nobel" prize, a Harvard University award which celebrates quirky discoveries, for revealing that dung beetles can find their way home in the dark by looking at the Milky Way.

Sweden second worst in EU for ATM shortage

Sweden second worst in EU for ATM shortage

Sweden has been ranked the second worst in the EU for its density of cash machines, with 645 of them being bricked up in the last two years alone.

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Confused Syrians queue at Swedish embassies

Hundreds of Syrians are left disappointed each day after their misunderstanding of Sweden's move to give permanent residence to Syrians in Sweden has left them waiting in long lines outside Swedish embassies.

New app offers tourists a ‘sonic’ Stockholm guide

New app offers tourists a ‘sonic’ Stockholm guide

The Stockholm Tourism Board has launched a new game-based app that takes users on an auditory ride through Stockholm, as part of a bid to attract 50 percent more tourists to the capital over the next decade.

PICTURES: See stunning Stockholm from the sky

PICTURES: See stunning Stockholm from the sky

Want to see Stockholm like you've never seen it before? The Local's Matt Potter takes us on a picture gallery journey from a hot-air balloon ride on a clear day over the capital. But beware, if you're afraid of heights it may not be for you...