‘Hey expats, let Swedes swear in English’

‘Hey expats, let Swedes swear in English’

The furore this week over the name of the Gothenburg sandwich shop, F**king Awesome Sandwich, is a depressing reminder of the immaturity of some expats in Sweden, argues contributor Paul Connolly.

Swedish bride murder suspect to be extradited

Swedish bride murder suspect to be extradited

British murder suspect Shrien Dewani will be extradited to South Africa next week to face charges that he arranged to have his wife killed during their honeymoon, Cape Town officials announced on Friday.

Moderates to stamp out ID number delays

Moderates to stamp out ID number delays

The ruling Moderate Party wants to help EU citizens who are planning to work in Sweden for less than a year, giving them swifter and easier access to the holy grail of Swedish bureaucracy - "the personnummer".

The magic of Sweden’s personal ID number

The magic of Sweden’s personal ID number

When I first moved to Sweden, I wondered how I'd ever survive the cold. But I knew little of the real struggle ahead – life in Sweden without a personnummer. Deepti Vashisht explains how a ten-digit number unlocks endless possibilities.

VIDEO: How to embrace The Swedish Hug

VIDEO: How to embrace The Swedish Hug

A week after writing a column about Swedes and their obsession with hugs, The Local's Oliver Gee hits the streets of Stockholm to answer his critics and to finally embrace a most intimate of Swedish customs.

Double springtime blow for hayfever sufferers

Double springtime blow for hayfever sufferers

Air pollution in Stockholm went into red alert on Friday, with churned-up asphalt and pussy willow two ingredients to a tougher than usual spring for Sweden's allergy sufferers.

Sweden ranked second best place to be young

Sweden ranked second best place to be young

Sweden is the best country in Europe to be young, and the second best in the world, according to a ranking released on Thursday. But the report authors found that young Swedes may not feel they are being heard by policy-makers.

Young Sweden Dems in ‘ultra-nationalist’ tie-up

Young Sweden Dems in ‘ultra-nationalist’ tie-up

While mother party the Sweden Democrats has yet to announce any official allegiance with European partners, youth wing SDU on Friday announced its new collaboration with France's National Front and Belgium's Vlams Belang.

Sweden’s snoop site relaunches in new guise

Sweden’s snoop site relaunches in new guise

Controversial criminal-tracker website Lexbase, which allowed people to see their neighbours' criminal records, has now been relaunched after its founders felt forced to shut it down in January.

Zlatan out for ‘at least four weeks’ with injury

Zlatan out for ‘at least four weeks’ with injury

Sweden's football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for at least a month after he injured his thigh during Wednesday night's clash with Chelsea.