Swedes to give six-hour workday a go

Swedes to give six-hour workday a go

Municipal staff in Gothenburg will act as guinea pigs in a proposed push for six-hour workdays with full pay, with hopes that it will cut down on sick leave, boost efficiency, and ultimately save Sweden money.

Aussie choir member wows Abba in Sweden

Aussie choir member wows Abba in Sweden

An Aussie is the only foreigner on the new 50-strong Abba choir. She talks to The Local about Australia's relationship to the band, her trip to Sweden, and accidentally meeting one of the band members in a Swedish hotel.

‘The Nazis should have fled for their lives’

‘The Nazis should have fled for their lives’

The 35-year-old man who stabbed a man during the stand-off with neo-Nazis in Kärrtorp in December said in court on Tuesday that he acted in self-defence - "I don't know what choice we had."

Swedish creatives set sail for ‘design Olympics’

Swedish creatives set sail for ‘design Olympics’

IN PICTURES: The trade minister will add government clout to Sweden's attempt to seduce design lovers in Milan, a key hub for the global design industry. Sweden is already a top EU exporter of furniture.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Where better to call home than the Kungsholmen island of Stockholm? Our Property of the Week is a surprisingly spacey flat in the city centre with a view that's almost unbeatable.

Man bearing two knives shot dead by police

Man bearing two knives shot dead by police

A 34-year-old man wielding a knife in each hand was shot dead by police on Tuesday morning in Uppsala. His death marks the sixth of its kind in the past year, a growing trend that one criminologist blamed on the police.

Volvo halts Russia tank plan over Ukraine crisis

Volvo halts Russia tank plan over Ukraine crisis

Volvo announced on Monday that it had paused a joint project with Russia to build an armoured infantry fighting vehicle, citing concerns about the Ukraine crisis.

‘Sweden cares more for beggars than Romania’

‘Sweden cares more for beggars than Romania’

Sweden's EU Minister Birgitta Ohlsson says she is saddened and outraged that secret talks with Romania about the Central European country's poorest citizens have broken down.

Left-wing extremist dubs police ’embarrassing’

Left-wing extremist dubs police ’embarrassing’

A 35-year-old left-wing extremist suspected of stabbing a person in the back during a neo-Nazi attack in Stockholm suburb Kärrtorp in December remained mostly silent during police questioning, before dubbing the charge against him "totally odd".

‘Using the F word disrespects immigrants’

‘Using the F word disrespects immigrants’

American expat Karen Rowland argues that immigrants would never make light of the Swedish language's worst profanities, so why should native Swedes use the F word jokingly?