On the move: Sweden’s shifting mobility trends
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On the move: Sweden’s shifting mobility trends

Finding somewhere to live when you move to Sweden is a challenge. With changes afoot The Local caught up with an expert from letting agency Residensportalen to find out in what direction the market is going, and how Google Glasses may just help you find your dream home.

Ten most disgusting Swedish foods

Ten most disgusting Swedish foods

Swedish food is, of course, a matter of taste. A lot of it is cake, and that's delicious, but much of it can seem disgusting to the uninitiated. (Admittedly, some views don't change post-initiation). Our loyal followers on Twitter and Facebook shared what they thought were the worst of them all.

Sweden wants cruise missiles ‘for defence’

Sweden wants cruise missiles ‘for defence’

The Swedish government has announced plans to beef up its defence forces by fitting its fleet of Gripen fighter jets with long-range cruise missiles.

Sweden’s oldest would-be MP: ‘They promised I wouldn’t get in’

Sweden’s oldest would-be MP: ‘They promised I wouldn’t get in’

Gösta Arvedson, 89, is the oldest Riksdag candidate in Sweden, but our Swede of the Week explains that the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) had to make some unusual promises for him to put his name forward.

Most Swedes lack info ahead of EU vote

Most Swedes lack info ahead of EU vote

The majority of Swedes feel the country's political parties are not doing enough to inform them about the upcoming European Parliament elections. Only two of the eight parties have dedicated their homepages to the May 25th polls.

Local church tried to stop Norrköping murders

Local church tried to stop Norrköping murders

The Syrian-Orthodox Church in Ektorp had tried to quell tensions between two rival families just hours before bad blood spilled into a massive brawl and two brothers lost their lives.

‘Foreigners don’t need to show banks Swedish ID’

‘Foreigners don’t need to show banks Swedish ID’

The Swedish agency that helps Europeans fight impediments to the EU principle of free movement has revealed an increase in complaints, including one from a foreign citizen unable to open a bank account in Sweden.

Pig heart shatters in Sweden’s Eurovision clip

Pig heart shatters in Sweden’s Eurovision clip

Sweden's Eurovision hopeful Sanna Nielsen released the official video for the song Undo on Wednesday, a clip featuring leather, slow motion destruction, and a frozen pig's heart and some violence.

Software robot pinches Swedish flats in seconds

Software robot pinches Swedish flats in seconds

A Swedish landlord suspects that a property fixer has set up a software robot to sign up for new flats on the market within seconds, and is charging house hunters to use the service.

Swedish zoo fire ‘kills only the spiders’

Swedish zoo fire ‘kills only the spiders’

Twenty-five fire fighters were on hand on Wednesday night when a fire broke out in a southern Sweden animal park. The vast majority of the animals were unharmed, but the cluster of spiders wasn't so lucky.

Sweden Investor group posts sharp profit drop

Sweden Investor group posts sharp profit drop

Swedish investment giant Investor on Wednesday said its first-quarter profits slumped by a quarter, underlining Sweden's vulnerability to international instability.