‘Sweden gave jobless too much cash’: review

‘Sweden gave jobless too much cash’: review

The jobs agency has said it won't compensate job seekers who were paid too little money in a monumental compensation mix-up, but the labour minister has said she thought the agency would do more damage than good by refusing to open up old cases.

‘Opposition’s crude plan will damage Sweden’

‘Opposition’s crude plan will damage Sweden’

The Swedish government fears that the opposition could shut the doors to the Swedish labour market from abroad, when companies already struggle to find competent staff.

Home-made Volvo ad becomes YouTube hit

Home-made Volvo ad becomes YouTube hit

A Swede with a talent for movie making has found YouTube success after he uploaded a home-made advert for a second-hand Volvo from 1993.

New arrest in Stockholm gangster murder case

New arrest in Stockholm gangster murder case

UPDATED: A second man has been detained on suspicion of abetting the murder of Swedish gangster and sex club owner Mille Markovic.

The Local’s tenth birthday on the horizon

The Local’s tenth birthday on the horizon

Move over Conchita, the beard is dead

Move over Conchita, the beard is dead

A cross-dressing bearded "lady" from Austria has put the final nail in the coffin of "Peak Beard", argues contributing Irishman Paddy Kelly, who says that Swedish men who once resembled feral lumberjacks are already turning a freshly shaven cheek.

Dewani’s court case postponed in Cape Town

Dewani’s court case postponed in Cape Town

Extradited British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani briefly appeared in a Cape Town court on Monday, with his lawyers successfully arguing he was not yet fit to stand trial on charges of ordering his Swedish wife's murder.

Sweden has EU’s highest hourly labour costs

Sweden has EU’s highest hourly labour costs

Sweden's average labour costs are €43 ($59) an hour, enough to rank it as the highest rate in the EU, fresh German statistics revealed on Monday.

Sweden’s Feminists will win EU seat: poll

Sweden’s Feminists will win EU seat: poll

Sweden's Feminist Initiative (Fi) party earned 4.3 percent of public support in a poll on Monday, enough for its first ever seat in the European parliament. Sweden's largest two parties, meanwhile, both enjoyed healthy bumps.

‘Elderly couple’ dead after car catches fire

‘Elderly couple’ dead after car catches fire

Police found two people dead at a torched car in eastern Sweden on Sunday. While the bodies remain unidentified, officers suspect they belong to an elderly couple to whom the car was registered.

Zlatan earns France’s player of the year again

Zlatan earns France’s player of the year again

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain was named France's players' player of the year for the second season running on Sunday.