Many Swedish companies have embraced corporate social responsibility (CSR) but challenges remain when working with chains of subcontractors. Looking ahead, The Local asks if the bottom line is to bring production home?
Swedes do the strangest things - for instance queuing in advance for the laundry room and only getting angry on paper. David Duff gets a first-hand lesson in Swedish passive-aggressiveness.
King Carl XVI Gustaf praised Swedes for their work ethic and said in his annual Christmas speech that 2013 was a year he was going to remember for a long time.
Swedish football icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said it is a "joke" that he is compared with players on Sweden's womens' team, sparking a war of words with female soccer stars.