Sweden’s Spotify CEO defends streaming costs

Sweden’s Spotify CEO defends streaming costs

Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek has responded to US star Taylor Swift's decision to remove her albums from the streaming site as complaints continue that the service is not generating enough money for artists.

‘We have to talk about Sweden’s Isis fighters’

‘We have to talk about Sweden’s Isis fighters’

After three young Swedes died fighting for the Islamic State (Isis) over the weekend, Ibrahim Bouraleh, the chairman of the Järva Islamic Association in Stockholm says that Swedish authorities must work harder to prevent other killings in future.

Price hike for new mortgages in Sweden

Price hike for new mortgages in Sweden

If you're planning to get on the property ladder in Sweden, beware that mortgages are about to get more expensive.

Scandi toy firm defends ‘too white’ catalogues

Scandi toy firm defends ‘too white’ catalogues

After equality campaigners in Sweden slammed several toy companies for not offering diverse enough catalogues, Scandinavian firm Top-Toy has defended its decision to The Local.

New NGO job for Sweden’s Carl Bildt

New NGO job for Sweden’s Carl Bildt

Sweden's former Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has got a new post on the board of Crisis Group, a not-for-profit international organization that works to prevent violent conflict.

Jail for Swede accused of fifty stab wounds

Jail for Swede accused of fifty stab wounds

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for stabbing a man in his 60s more than fifty times in an attack in west Sweden.

Silver surfing and tablet use boom in Sweden

Silver surfing and tablet use boom in Sweden

Internet use is on the rise in Sweden thanks to more people staying online when they retire and more than half of all households having access to at least one tablet computer.

Zlatan wins record ninth ‘Golden Ball’ award

Zlatan wins record ninth ‘Golden Ball’ award

Zlatan Ibrahimovic won the annual Golden Ball award at Sweden's biggest football gala on Monday evening, with Lotta Schelin claiming a Diamond Ball for women's football.

Elderly woman lay dead in flat for two years

Elderly woman lay dead in flat for two years

A woman who was found dead in her southern Sweden apartment is believed to have been dead for at least two years.

Sweden seeks ban on ‘Spice’ drug after deaths

Sweden seeks ban on ‘Spice’ drug after deaths

Sweden has asked the European Union for the right to speed up a ban on substances contained in a synthetic marijuana called Spice after two apparent fatal overdoses.