Report: Sweden failed in decentralizing schools

Report: Sweden failed in decentralizing schools

Teachers' opposition to municipal control of Sweden's schools was one of the main reasons why decentralization failed, a new government report has found as election-year debate about Swedish schools heats up.

Business head slammed for ‘anti-woman’ quotes

Business head slammed for ‘anti-woman’ quotes

The chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise has come under fire after saying there aren't enough competent women to fill senior management and corporate board positions.

Swede set to ‘disarm’ 25-year-old herring tin

Swede set to ‘disarm’ 25-year-old herring tin

A Swedish fermented herring expert has been called to help "disarm" a 25-year-old can of the odorous Swedish delicacy that managed to literally raise the roof of a cabin in northern Norway.

Cop guilty of assault after baton attack

Cop guilty of assault after baton attack

A policewoman who let her dog attack a drunken man while she repeatedly hit him with a baton was given a suspended sentence by a Stockholm court on Monday.

Malaysians charged in Sweden for hitting kids

Malaysians charged in Sweden for hitting kids

A Malaysian couple accused of hitting their children in Sweden have been formally indicted in a case that has caused outrage back in Malaysia. If convicted, they face up to ten years in prison.

Resigning with grace from your Swedish job

Resigning with grace from your Swedish job

Whether you're bored or simply have your sights set on greener pastures, many will face the day when it's time move on. Here's how.

Afterwork, teambuilding, and making friends

Afterwork, teambuilding, and making friends

Team building is an important part of any work place, even in Sweden, so knuckle down and learn some useful phrases for socializing here.

Guide to dealing with your Swedish boss

Guide to dealing with your Swedish boss

"Brejnstårma this!" you might feel like screaming at your boss from time to time. Better have a cup of tea and a chill pill, and then ask for a raise. Here's how.

Tech speak in the Swedish workplace

Tech speak in the Swedish workplace

From the troglodytic "e-post" to the double entendre "musmatta", we've got your back covered for tech speak in the Swedish office.

Learn vital phrases for the Swedish workplace

Learn vital phrases for the Swedish workplace

The Swedish workplace can be a minefield if you're still learning the language. But never fear, we've collected tonnes of useful (and some rather outlandish) phrases to get you from the coffee machine to the afterwork drinks... and everywhere in between.

Melodifestivalen review: Swenglish and sunshine undone in Linköping

Melodifestivalen review: Swenglish and sunshine undone in Linköping

Melodifestivalen 2014 rolled into its second week - but a little girl stole the show, says contributor David Jørgensen. And he’s got a problem with that...

Armoured car heist snarls Stockholm traffic

Armoured car heist snarls Stockholm traffic

A daring, rush hour armoured car heist north of Stockholm left several motorists with flat tyres, one car burning, and police on the hunt for at least three assailants.

Swedish military suffers ‘alarming’ drop-out rate

Swedish military suffers ‘alarming’ drop-out rate

Seven of ten soldiers in Sweden's all-volunteer military drop out before their contracts expire, a retention rate below the worst predictions calculated when Sweden scrapped mandatory conscription.

Young Brits party harder than Stockholmers: study

Young Brits party harder than Stockholmers: study

Young adults in Stockholm drink less when they are out partying compared to their counterparts in the UK, a new report has found.