‘Sweden not exempt from surveillance scrutiny’

‘Sweden not exempt from surveillance scrutiny’

Can Sweden keep its status as a pro-internet nation after it collaborated with the NSA, asks technologist Stefan Geens at the once pioneering Stockholm Internet Forum.

‘Nationalists threaten EU openness’: Malmström

‘Nationalists threaten EU openness’: Malmström

Sweden has in total fewer seats in Strasbourg than the French National Front does, and the upswing of nationalist parties worries Sweden's European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

‘Simple rules’ yet again on entrepreneur wish list

‘Simple rules’ yet again on entrepreneur wish list

Half of Sweden's small business owners said they wanted to hire more staff, but many feel politicians do not prioritize their needs, a new survey has shown.

Migration Board ‘bomb’ destroyed in Umeå

Migration Board ‘bomb’ destroyed in Umeå

Bomb technicians detonated a suspicious package on Monday that was attached to a door of migration board offices in northern Sweden.

Meet Boss – the most popular animal in Europe

Meet Boss – the most popular animal in Europe

After meeting a very photogenic French Bulldog in central Stockholm, The Local finds out a little more about Boss, the most popular animal on the continent.

UK tabloid puts Feminist next to Golden Dawn

UK tabloid puts Feminist next to Golden Dawn

The Sun tabloid has put the new Swedish Feminist MEP next to politicians from Golden Dawn in an article entitled "Neo-nazis, gun carriers, and arsonists".

Sweden prosecutes ‘Instagram drug pusher’

Sweden prosecutes ‘Instagram drug pusher’

A Stockholm woman has been nabbed after police found pictures of marijuana on her Instagram account, images the police think were posted to act as adverts.

Sweden hosts North Korea and Japan talks

Sweden hosts North Korea and Japan talks

Stockholm is set to host talks from Monday between North Korea and Japan on the fate of Japanese nationals kidnapped decades ago by Pyongyang.

‘Borg: Sweden’s worst ever finance minister’

‘Borg: Sweden’s worst ever finance minister’

In the wake of the Moderates' poor result in the EU elections, contributor Christian Tsangarides takes serious aim at one of the party's supposed stars - Finance Minister Anders Borg and his "borgonomics".

Swedes take bronze in ice hockey world champs

Swedes take bronze in ice hockey world champs

Sweden beat the Czech Republic 3-0 on Sunday to take the bronze medal at the the ice hockey world championships in Minsk.