‘I’m in Sweden thanks to Sven-Göran Eriksson’

‘I’m in Sweden thanks to Sven-Göran Eriksson’

Maddy Savage moved to Stockholm five months ago to become The Local’s Editor, but it was a chance assignment to the Swedish home town of former England football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson in 2006 that set her on an unlikely path towards a career in Sweden.

UN slams Sweden over increasing hate crimes

UN slams Sweden over increasing hate crimes

Sweden faced sharp criticism for the way it is tackling discrimination and violence against minority groups, at a key UN meeting in Geneva on Monday.

Swedish soldier stirs row over help for Isis fighters

Swedish soldier stirs row over help for Isis fighters

UPDATED: A Swedish soldier's Facebook post from Afghanistan is causing a stir, after he suggested that he was likely to get less help when he came back to Sweden than returning Isis fighters.

Sweden Democrats get new party secretary

Sweden Democrats get new party secretary

Sweden's nationalist Sweden Democrats have chosen a new party secretary, with Richard Jomshof set to replace Björn Söder, one of the anti-immigration group's most senior and controversial officials.

Push to cut cancer wait times in Sweden

Push to cut cancer wait times in Sweden

Sweden's coalition government and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) have promised to work together to cut waiting times for cancer patients across the country, following reports of wide regional differences.

Swedes get scopes ready for giant asteroid

Swedes get scopes ready for giant asteroid

The largest asteroid set to pass earth in the next 12 years will be sweeping past Sweden and much of northern Europe on Monday evening.

Sweden’s Left backs European ‘Red Spring’

Sweden’s Left backs European ‘Red Spring’

The leader of Sweden's Left party, Jonas Sjöstedt, has told The Local he is "delighted" with the dramatic election win of Greece's anti-austerity party Syriza over the weekend, while Sweden's Finance Minister has raised concerns about how the victory will affect Europe.

placeholder image

Feb. 2: Start of Språkstudion’s language activities (Stockholm)

Meet the man snapping Stockholm’s subway

Meet the man snapping Stockholm’s subway

What's an American photographer doing snapping photos of people in Stockholm's subway? For this week's My Swedish Career, The Local spoke to Evian Pantiel, the man behind the camera exploring Stockholm's colourful subway lines.

Gothenburg recovers after mystery oil spill

Gothenburg recovers after mystery oil spill

A major oil spill occurred overnight in Gothenburg, with officals still unclear of the source on Monday morning.

Flashy apartment block dazzles angry residents

Flashy apartment block dazzles angry residents

The balconies on a new apartment block in Sundbyberg in Stockholm are reflecting light in a way that is dazzling neighbours and forcing them to wear sunglasses.

FBI funding Sweden ‘terror’ research

FBI funding Sweden ‘terror’ research

Research grants to fund the study of controversial interrogation methods at the University of Gothenburg have come from America's Federal Bureau of Investigation, it has emerged.