‘Sweden Democrats hold the key to elections’

‘Sweden Democrats hold the key to elections’

With national elections around the corner, political scientist Stig-Björn Ljunggren says there's a hive of activity behind the scenes, and that the right-wing nationalist party could end up being the key player.

Swedish artist jailed for ‘race hate’ pictures

Swedish artist jailed for ‘race hate’ pictures

A Malmö court has sentenced Swedish street artist Dan Park to six months in jail for incitement to racial agitation and defamation.

Sweden elections: How do they work?

Sweden elections: How do they work?

National, regional, and local elections are taking place in Sweden on September 14th. Whether you're a first-time voter or a fresh armchair observer, The Local's beginners' guide will answer the key questions you were too afraid to ask.

Sweden orders textbook on Roma discrimination

Sweden orders textbook on Roma discrimination

The Swedish government has asked a new commission to create school materials based on a white paper documenting Swedish discrimination of Roma.

Day-care rape suspect ‘was mentally ill’

Day-care rape suspect ‘was mentally ill’

Social services have ruled that a day-care intern charged with molesting 14 children in southern Sweden was "seriously mentally disturbed".

Swedes celebrate first day of smelly fish season

Swedes celebrate first day of smelly fish season

On the third Thursday of each August, Swedes celebrate the start of the fermented herring season. The Local finds out more about the worst-smelling food on earth, and collects some of the best reaction videos.

Spotify founders win ‘Expats of the Year’

Spotify founders win ‘Expats of the Year’

Spotify founders Martin Lorentzon and Daniel Ek won the International Swede of the Year award (Årets svensk i världen) on Wednesday for their work in making the world's music accessible to the world.