‘EU-US trade deal could hurt green policy’

‘EU-US trade deal could hurt green policy’

Mikael Karlsson at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation tells The Local that he fears that a proposed EU-US trade deal could have a 'devastating chill' on EU environmental ambitions and can only harm the status quo.

Black teacher shut out from ‘black film’ class

Black teacher shut out from ‘black film’ class

A Swedish trainee teacher was asked to leave the classroom because the pupils were about to discuss a film with black actors, and her presence could "inhibit the debate".

‘Sweden is a trade-policy superpower’

‘Sweden is a trade-policy superpower’

With Swedish business leaders and trade unionists positive to the US-EU trade deal, Minister for Trade Ewa Björling underlined that Sweden had a significant role to play and dismissed critics who "painted nightmare scenarios".

‘Suburbs will be part of inner-city Stockholm’

‘Suburbs will be part of inner-city Stockholm’

With most stories about Stockholm housing brimming with despair, The Local shows some of city hall's ongoing new-build projects. These include what looks like a spaceship for students.

Volvo revs up profit

Volvo revs up profit

Swedish truck maker Volvo Group posted soaring first-quarter profits on Friday, citing a successful restructuring plan that had claimed some 4,400 jobs in the past year, many of them white-collar.

Swedish gun club sees surge in client numbers

Swedish gun club sees surge in client numbers

You might not associate target practice with Swedish past-times, but a Stockholm shooting range has seen a four-fold increase in clients since 2007. The Local's Deepti Vashisht talks stag parties, gun licences, and stress-busting CEOs with the club's manager.

Electrolux first-quarter profits beat predictions

Electrolux first-quarter profits beat predictions

Electrolux posted better-than-hoped-for profits on Friday, bouncing back from losses last year when the Swedish home appliance maker let 2,000 employees go.

The Local’s religion in Sweden interview series

The Local’s religion in Sweden interview series

In a series of profiles, Swedes who have converted to Islam, Buddhism, Catholicism, and Judaism tell The Local's Ann Törnkvist what prompted their decisions.

‘Torture rapist’ father free as court doubts daughter

‘Torture rapist’ father free as court doubts daughter

A 66-year-old man who has spent ten years in prison for allegedly raping and torturing his daughter was set free on Friday after a court deemed her testimony untrustworthy.

Sweden’s tiny princesses in family photo

Sweden’s tiny princesses in family photo

Sweden's royal family have released two images of baby Princess Leonore spending time with her cousin Princess Estelle, with the proud mother sharing a word of wisdom about cousins.

Facebook pic saves Swede stuck in bog

Facebook pic saves Swede stuck in bog

A Swedish woman stuck up to her waist in marshlands managed to lead rescue services to her with a photo posted on Facebook just hours before. "Someone thought he recognized the area," the police said.

Left Party to focus on pre-school staff reform

Left Party to focus on pre-school staff reform

The minority opposition Left Party wants to reduce pre-school class sizes and invest in staff, it said ahead of releasing its proposed budget for the next political term.

Jewish convert fears Sweden Democrat surge

Jewish convert fears Sweden Democrat surge

"My mother asked why I'd join a community that is so persecuted," Jewish convert Eva tells The Local in our final article on religious choice in Sweden.