Borg shares Pfizer concerns with Osborne

Borg shares Pfizer concerns with Osborne

Sweden's finance minister has recalled that Pfizer's old promise to keep Pharmacia in Sweden fell flat, which makes him worried as the US drugs giant moves in on Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca.

Sweden drops to ‘third best’ place to be a mum

Sweden drops to ‘third best’ place to be a mum

Sweden offers the world's third best deal for mothers, but was beaten to the top spot by two neighbours. In contrast, the new report said that Somalia and the US needed to buck up and invest in maternal and infant health.

‘Honeytrap failed to snare Brezhnev’s son’

‘Honeytrap failed to snare Brezhnev’s son’

Despite Sweden's pyjama-party heyday and an MI6 lure called "Ann" with a fail-free seduction record, the Swedish security service Säpo failed to honeytrap Leonid Brezhnev's son during the Cold War thanks to a tattle-tale defector.

‘Swedish ministers get paid to be off sick’

‘Swedish ministers get paid to be off sick’

Several Swedish cabinet ministers have failed to report being off sick, even as one tweeted about 40C fever. The oversight has allowed them to avoid the first-day-off reduction in salary that all Swedes face when feeling too poorly to work.

Sanna Nielsen through to Eurovision final

Sanna Nielsen through to Eurovision final

Sweden's Sanna Nielsen and her song Undo were voted through to the Eurovision final after Tuesday night's semi-final in Copenhagen.

Tell us why Sweden needs foreign workers

Tell us why Sweden needs foreign workers

OVER TO YOU: With threats to labour migration mooted The Local is inviting readers to tell us why Sweden needs skilled foreign workers. You can upload your videos or pictures via social media to be part of the debate.

‘Swedish boys will court your foreign daughters’

‘Swedish boys will court your foreign daughters’

When his twin daughters were born, The Local correspondent Paul Connolly was told they'd be hot property on the dating market when they grew up - because his girls offered "fresh genes".

‘Parents’ threaten school head over immigrant kids

‘Parents’ threaten school head over immigrant kids

Irate parents have emailed an anonymous murder threat to an "Arab-loving" Swedish school principal, after he split the seventh grade into smaller groups of students to welcome immigrant pupils.

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

A four-bedroom house perched on the Baggensfjärden strait offers prospective new owners unbeatable views, with Stockholm just around the corner.

Child murder suspects give clashing evidence

Child murder suspects give clashing evidence

IN PICTURES: The Karlskrona couple held on suspicion of killing an 8-year-old girl in their care have told the police contradictory versions of what happened the night the young girl died.

Swedish woman told she was dead for ten days

Swedish woman told she was dead for ten days

A woman in eastern Sweden was shocked when a letter from her insurance company informed her that she had been dead for more than a week.

‘AstraZeneca disappoints us’: Pfizer

‘AstraZeneca disappoints us’: Pfizer

US drugs giant Pfizer has said it was disappointed with Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca for not only rejecting its takeover bid, but refusing to discuss alternatives.