Court axes Sweden’s annual wolf hunt again

Court axes Sweden’s annual wolf hunt again

Sweden's annual wolf hunt, which was planned to kick off in early February, was called off by Stockholm's Administrative Court on Wednesday.

Stockholm stock market hits new all-time high

Stockholm stock market hits new all-time high

The Stockholm stock exchange closed at a record high on Wednesday, with the OMXS index climbing 1.4 percent to smash the previous record set in 2007.

Ten cheesiest souvenirs you can find in Sweden

Ten cheesiest souvenirs you can find in Sweden

Planning a visit to Sweden? Or do you live in Sweden and need something to send home? Well here is the ultimate list of the tackiest souvenirs on sale in Sweden.

‘Migration net benefit ignored in heated debate’

‘Migration net benefit ignored in heated debate’

The Swedish economist who showed that eastern European migration has benefited the country, and remains puzzled by the UK's heated migrant debate, tells The Local why such data should be used sparingly.

‘Sweden needs more international students’

‘Sweden needs more international students’

With a sharp decrease in the number of non-EU students coming to Sweden since tuition fees were introduced, industry and university heads argue that the only way Sweden can compete internationally is to offer scholarships to entice more foreigners.

Swedish paper group SCA ready to expand

Swedish paper group SCA ready to expand

Swedish paper group Svenska Cellulosa (SCA) said on Wednesday that it was geared to make acquisitions in emerging economies such as Latin America, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

H&M shifts focus to African middle class

H&M shifts focus to African middle class

With production up and running in Ethiopia, Swedish clothing giant H&M said Africa could also be key growth market as the middle class continues to swell.

EU yields power to school-lunch activists

EU yields power to school-lunch activists

The European parliament has passed new public procurement rules that will allow Swedish authorities to demand more from its suppliers, which could please local movements for better school meals.

‘Reinfeldt has wasted Sweden’s surplus’

‘Reinfeldt has wasted Sweden’s surplus’

With elections fast approaching, Sweden's political leaders traded jabs over jobs, schools, and the environment on Wednesday in the first party leader debate of the year.

Ice cream truck attack was ‘self-defence’

Ice cream truck attack was ‘self-defence’

A prominent Swedish businessman on trial for attacking an ice cream truck said in court on Tuesday he acted in self-defence when he cut holes in the tyres in hopes of saving himself from the truck's irritating melody.

TV host: ‘Hospital put my dying grandma in closet’

TV host: ‘Hospital put my dying grandma in closet’

A popular Swedish television anchorwoman was shocked to find her 96-year-old grandmother placed in a storage closet in a Stockholm hospital due to lack of available beds.

Freak train accident leaves 48 reindeer dead

Freak train accident leaves 48 reindeer dead

Forty-eight reindeer were killed in an instant in northern Sweden after being run over by a speeding train they tried in vain to outrun, transport officials said on Tuesday.