Micro huts to house Swedish students

Micro huts to house Swedish students

Compact and bijou wooden huts measuring just ten metres squared are set to grace the university town of Lund in southern Sweden in a move to help to ease a perennial housing shortage and cut housing costs.

Police on Roma registry: ‘We’ve handled it badly’

Police on Roma registry: ‘We’ve handled it badly’

The Swedish police have admitted that they "have badly handled" the situation regarding the existence of a registry of members of the Roma community, promising a full investigation into the matter.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

This eight-room villa in Gothenburg might just be the Seventh Heaven of modern Scandinavian style. And it's on the market, complete with pool and ocean views. Take a look inside.

Volvo announces major restructuring plan

Volvo announces major restructuring plan

Sweden's Volvo Group, the world's second biggest lorry manufacturer, announced Tuesday a 5 billion kronor ($780 million) restructuring plan over two years.

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We come clean over article quote cock up

Much of the world seems to be under the impression that Sweden now allows public masturbation, likely due in part to a small but crucial error in a quote that appeared on The Local. Managing Editor James Savage sets the record straight.

Swedish TV star in ivory trade scandal

Swedish TV star in ivory trade scandal

A well-established Swedish auction house owned by Sweden's Antiques Roadshow expert Knut Knutson is being investigated for trading illegal ivory.

Doctor charged over child sex abuse

Doctor charged over child sex abuse

A doctor in Stockholm appeared in court on Tuesday to face charges that he sexually abused two boys and filmed the assaults which he has argued were medical examinations.

Prices plunge in season’s first lobster haul

Prices plunge in season’s first lobster haul

Sweden's first lobster haul snapped up 28,000 kronor ($4,300) per kilogramme at auction on Tuesday, a drastic drop from the first catch of last season which pulled in a record 102,000 kronor.

Former minister’s salary paid with aid money

Former minister’s salary paid with aid money

Former minister Gunilla Carlsson, who resigned last week, had her monthly salary of 121,000 kronor ($19,000) paid for the last four years with money which was supposed to be spent on aid.

Police kept second illegal registry of Roma

Police kept second illegal registry of Roma

A second registry with details about members of the Roma community has been kept by police in southern Sweden, news that comes just one day after the first police registry containing over 4,000 names was uncovered.

‘Sweden’s integration debate skewed by political correctness’

‘Sweden’s integration debate skewed by political correctness’

The fear of being labelled "politically incorrect" keeps Sweden's main political parties from engaging in an honest debate about integration, and plays into the hands of the far-right, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, argues contributor Ruben Brunsveld.

Ai Weiwei to judge Stockholm Film Festival

Ai Weiwei to judge Stockholm Film Festival

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was on Monday appointed to be on the jury of the Stockholm Film Festival even though he was unlikely to be allowed to attend in person, festival organisers said.