‘How I came to run my own business in Sweden’

‘How I came to run my own business in Sweden’

American Scarlet Vikarby owns a home theatre installation business. She talks to The Local about owning a company, how being a woman can be a game changer, and how to overcome reserved Swedes.

Why Sweden’s election oozes uncertainty

Why Sweden’s election oozes uncertainty

Sweden's prime minister got his claws out on Tuesday, accusing the opposition of "promising everything to everyone". With the elections just weeks away, an expert tells us why the campaigning is heating up.

Elderly Swede unhurt after train runs over her

Elderly Swede unhurt after train runs over her

An elderly woman decided to take a stroll on the Swedish railway tracks on Tuesday afternoon, for no apparent reason. After being run over by a freight train the woman emerged completely unharmed.

Åkesson promises cuts to Sweden’s immigration

Åkesson promises cuts to Sweden’s immigration

The Sweden Democrat party presented its 105 election proposals on Tuesday, with an estimated cost of 63 billion kronor in 2015. The manifesto focused on increasing Swedish welfare and limiting immigration.

Reinfeldt ‘would support’ anti-terror laws

Reinfeldt ‘would support’ anti-terror laws

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Tuesday that the government would support new laws punishing those who travel abroad to engage in terrorist activities - or even those with plans to do so.

City plays Schindler’s List theme at Nazi rally

City plays Schindler’s List theme at Nazi rally

When the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes holds a public talk in Norrköping in central Sweden on Tuesday, the local city hall will play the theme music from Steven Spielberg's Holocaust film Schindler's List.

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

What does a one-room apartment in the capital of Swedish singles look like? You're about to find out - take a peek at the property of the week.

Swedish store scraps high heels for toddlers

Swedish store scraps high heels for toddlers

UPDATED: A social media storm has seen a supermarket chain recalling its heeled children's shoes. The man behind the storm says other countries could learn from how seriously Sweden takes equality.

Are you a graduate? Insure your income in Sweden
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Are you a graduate? Insure your income in Sweden

If there was an A-Z of living and working in Sweden, then top of the list of would be a-kassa. To spell it out, they are the organizations that offer unemployment insurance.