Staff numbers to spiral at Sweden’s Spotify

Staff numbers to spiral at Sweden’s Spotify

Spotify plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive said on Tuesday, amid increasing competition from other technology companies.

Sweden second in EU for granting citizenship

Sweden second in EU for granting citizenship

Sweden granted citizenship to a larger proportion of foreign-born residents than any other EU member state except Hungary in 2012, according to figures released on Tuesday.

Bird flu puts Swedish poultry under cover

Bird flu puts Swedish poultry under cover

Farmers in Sweden are being told to put birds indoors or in covered fenced zones, following outbreaks of bird flu in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK this week.

Swedish nationalists score Moderate converts

Swedish nationalists score Moderate converts

Young men in Sweden's poorer and more rural areas make up the key support base for the nationalist Sweden Democrats, but new research suggests the party is also attracting growing numbers of older voters who previously picked centre-right parties.

Hunger Games success suits Swedish company

Hunger Games success suits Swedish company

A Swedish suit company says its sales have increased fivefold since it revealed it had made some of the costumes featured in the blockbuster Hunger Games movies starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Sweden’s Eriksson seals new China football deal

Sweden’s Eriksson seals new China football deal

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson was unveiled by cash-rich Shanghai East Asia as their new coach Tuesday, on a contract that reportedly puts him among the top twenty earners in football management.

Swedish pensioner hides 111 bikes in flat

Swedish pensioner hides 111 bikes in flat

A man in his seventies has been arrested after police found dozens of bikes in his apartment in Vadstena in central Sweden.

Experiencing the Stockholm Film Festival: Volunteering and watching

Experiencing the Stockholm Film Festival: Volunteering and watching

The Stockholm International Film Festival, which ended this weekend, was an important event not only for filmmakers from around the world but also for international students here. NFGL member Diana Imamgaiazova shares her impressions and speaks with a student who volunteered at the festival.

Spotify targets Stockholm Uber taxis

Spotify targets Stockholm Uber taxis

Taxi journeys in the Swedish capital are about to get a little less peaceful for many drivers, as music streaming giant Spotify teams up with rent-a-driver app Uber, to allow passengers sync their playlists to car speakers.

Six in hospital after Gothenburg Spice scare

Six in hospital after Gothenburg Spice scare

Six people believed to be in their late teens were taken to hospital in Gothenburg on Monday night after taking Spice, a form of synthetic marijuana that has already killed at least two people in Sweden.

‘Why can’t Swedes look me in the eyes?’

‘Why can’t Swedes look me in the eyes?’

Living in Sweden offers nature, culture and the chance to live in a highly efficient society. But Swedish shyness, unstable housing and employment issues are forcing people to move home, says 29-year-old Canadian Mitchell Rearden.

‘I’m among the first Swedes with a microchip’

‘I’m among the first Swedes with a microchip’

Sweden has a global reputation as a leader in developing innovative technologies. But will a trend for inserting microchips in the human body catch on? The Local spoke to one of the first Swedes to choose an implant to unlock her office door.