The fuzzy hamster that took Sweden for a ride

The fuzzy hamster that took Sweden for a ride

He's small, furry, and famous. The Swede of the Week reveals a lot about Swedish humour, media, and cannibalization. We're talking about Börje the hamster.

Nordea rebuts ‘nervous’ Krugman’s debt fears

Nordea rebuts ‘nervous’ Krugman’s debt fears

Swedish bank Nordea on Friday published a report that slammed any claims the country faced a debt crisis, a key point made by American economist Paul Krugman on a recent visit.

Give ‘disenfranchised’ expats the vote: EU

Give ‘disenfranchised’ expats the vote: EU

Expats living in other European countries should be given the right to vote in general elections – even if they’ve been abroad for years – the European Commission has said.

Malmö Somalis suffer integration ‘black hole’

Malmö Somalis suffer integration ‘black hole’

Somali immigrants in Malmö are "stuck in a trap" due to a dire local job market, creating overcrowding and low self-confidence, a new report said on Friday. Researchers urged city hall, and pensioners, to address the problem.

Swedish rent-a-desk can help save expat lives

Swedish rent-a-desk can help save expat lives

Share a kettle and some banter. The social aspect to renting office space in Sweden as a new arrival is great, but, as contributor Danny Chapman discovers, some believe the new and evolved breed of collectives, or co-working spaces, are "the future of working".

Swedish bride murder suspect loses court bid

Swedish bride murder suspect loses court bid

A British man wanted in South Africa in connection with the murder of his Swedish wife lost a High Court bid in the UK to block his extradition to South Africa.

Yay or nay to Sweden’s annual Mello meltdown?

Yay or nay to Sweden’s annual Mello meltdown?

It's that time of year again. Melodifestivalen, Sweden's long road to Eurovision glory, kicks off on Saturday. Love it or hate it, it's impossible to ignore. See why The Local's Ann Törnkvist says Nay!, while Oliver Gee says Yay!

Electrolux blames Europe for fourth quarter loss

Electrolux blames Europe for fourth quarter loss

Swedish home appliance giant Electrolux blamed a weak European market on Friday for fourth-quarter losses that were wildly beyond analysts' expectations.

Islamic extremism on the rise in Sweden: study

Islamic extremism on the rise in Sweden: study

Violent Islamic extremists in Sweden pose an increased threat to the public, a government investigation found on Friday, with the prime risks coming from those who have travelled to war zones for military training.

Cold snap to bring weekend snow to Sweden

Cold snap to bring weekend snow to Sweden

A snow storm from Poland is knocking on Sweden's door, with the national weather agency issuing warnings and predicting up to 15 centimetres of snow to hit on Friday.

Why I loathe food shopping in Sweden

Why I loathe food shopping in Sweden

Frozen Englishman Paul Connolly takes merciless aim at food shopping in Sweden, questioning the manky vegetables, the sky-high prices, and the small conveyer belts... and shares his tips for how to take your business elsewhere.

Centre Party at three-decade low in polls

Centre Party at three-decade low in polls

The minority Centre Party, a government coalition party that has traced an uneasy arc from farmers lobbyists to libertarians, has slumped below the voter support level required to stay in parliament.

Harvard athlete told he can’t help Swedish kids

Harvard athlete told he can’t help Swedish kids

American basketball player Keith Wright is at the centre of a tussle between Sweden's Uppsala basketball team and migration authorities, who demanded changes to his contract that prevent him from working with local youth.