Sweden unveils new brand identity facelift

Sweden unveils new brand identity facelift

The Swedish government unveiled the new face of "brand Sweden" on Tuesday, a project that was one year in the making and includes a new font, a flag, and classic Swedish minimalism.

Freedom, Weiwei and Greenaway hit Stockholm

Freedom, Weiwei and Greenaway hit Stockholm

As the 24th Stockholm International Film Festival opens for business again this week, Peter Vinthagen Simpson takes a look at this year's theme of "freedom" and finds out why Peter Greenaway is likely to be dining out in the city.

Swedish welfare scandals call for profit review

Swedish welfare scandals call for profit review

While the recent scandal about unfair admissions practices at Sweden's free schools may be overblown, the revelations make it clear that the involvement of private players in Sweden's welfare sector needs to be improved, argues liberal commentator Nima Sanandaji.

SVT and TV4 blocked from Olympic broadcasts

SVT and TV4 blocked from Olympic broadcasts

Swedish state broadcaster Sveriges Television and TV4 will not be able to broadcast events from the Sochi Winter Olympics in February after failing to reach an agreement with rights holder MTG.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Nothing says class like simplicity. This property in Malmö is the Audrey Hepburn of apartments, understated and elegant and ready to charm.

Sweden planned spy satellite with France

Sweden planned spy satellite with France

Sweden and France spent eighteen months working on a project to develop a joint spy satellite system only for the Swedes to pull out due to the projected costs, according to a media report on Tuesday.

Catalans pan Ryanair deals to south Sweden

Catalans pan Ryanair deals to south Sweden

Irish airline Ryanair's new flight between Barcelona and southern Sweden has failed to draw in the Spanish tourists, despite the best efforts of the Swedish tourism board and the Spanish media to push the region's Baltic coast delights.

Narcoleptic ejected for falling asleep at the bar

Narcoleptic ejected for falling asleep at the bar

A Swedish woman who fell asleep in a Stockholm bar has reported the venue to authorities after bouncers kicked her out, despite the fact that she informed them she was a sufferer of narcolepsy.

EU leaders ‘cowards’ on migration: Swedish MEP

EU leaders ‘cowards’ on migration: Swedish MEP

European leaders upset by the recent tragedy that claimed hundreds of migrants' lives near Lampedusa are wrong to accuse the European Union of inaction, argues Swedish MEP Cecilia Wikström of the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet).

Swede cries assault after Shakespeare bag snatch

Swede cries assault after Shakespeare bag snatch

A woman has reported the cast of a Shakespeare play performed in Karlstad in central Sweden alleging assault after a scene in the play involving a simulated bag-snatching.

Swede dies in Norway coach hijack

Swede dies in Norway coach hijack

A Swedish man was among the three people killed on Monday night when a man hijacked an express bus in western Norway armed with a knife.

Sweden film fest keeps chair for China’s Weiwei

Sweden film fest keeps chair for China’s Weiwei

World-famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will be represented by an empty chair when the Stockholm Film Festival opens on Wednesday, as the jury member has been prevented from travelling by the Chinese government.