Storms steal Swedish summer’s thunder

Storms steal Swedish summer’s thunder

Warmer weather is finally on the horizon, with temperatures rising this week - but that doesn't mean it's time to go swimming.

Liberals to push extra ‘daddy month’ on Swedes

Liberals to push extra ‘daddy month’ on Swedes

Sweden's equality minister said on Monday that she wants to introduce a compulsory third month of paternal leave for fathers, even though only a third of Swedes support the idea.

‘Kim-Jong Sexy Beast’: world’s longest name?

‘Kim-Jong Sexy Beast’: world’s longest name?

A young Swede may have the world's longest name - or make that names, really. He's got 63 of them.

Genital mutilation claims probed in Sweden

Genital mutilation claims probed in Sweden

A report that 30 girls from one class in central Sweden suffered gender mutilation has been criticized for twisting details - but others say the technicalities should not matter.

‘Immigration is a taboo subject in Sweden’

‘Immigration is a taboo subject in Sweden’

The Local chats to the host of a new radio programme in Denmark that tackles the cultural divide between Swedes and their Danish neighbours, and pokes particular fun at the Swedes for their unusual taboos.

Greens surge forward in new opinion poll

Greens surge forward in new opinion poll

Sweden's Green Party pulled in record support figures in a poll published on Monday, which saw both the Moderates and the Social Democrats losing public confidence.

‘I’m a football coach, who cares if I’m gay?’

‘I’m a football coach, who cares if I’m gay?’

Swedish football coach Pia Sundhage chats to the The Local's Natalia Brzezinski about being openly gay in the sports community, and how Swedish women can learn from American women when it comes to sports.

What is it with Swedish people and gardening?

What is it with Swedish people and gardening?

Contributor Paul Connolly ponders the peculiar gardening habits of his northern neighbours - and wonders if ride-on lawnmowers may be the Ferraris of Sweden.

Family of seven in hospital as minivan flips

Family of seven in hospital as minivan flips

A couple and their five children were rushed to a central Sweden hospital after their minivan overturned Sunday night.