‘Four metre snow drifts and buried cars’

‘Four metre snow drifts and buried cars’

Our northern Sweden correspondent, Paul Connolly, endured the region's worst snowstorm of the winter earlier this week and explains how he lived to tell the tale.

Scandinavian couple pick up Sundance gong

Scandinavian couple pick up Sundance gong

It was another golden day for Scandinavian cinema on Wednesday as a Swedish-Danish couple picked up an award at one of the biggest film festivals in the US.

Stockholm events get ‘gender’ funding rules

Stockholm events get ‘gender’ funding rules

From festivals to sports games, organisers seeking public funding to help market their events in Sweden's capital now have to submit their company's gender policies, as part of new rules designed to make Stockholm the best city in the world for women to do business.

Fourth Swede arrested over ferry ‘gang rape’

Fourth Swede arrested over ferry ‘gang rape’

A Swedish man has been detained over an alleged gang rape on a Viking Line ferry in Finnish waters over the weekend.

Swedish firm to look for fresh oil in the Arctic

Swedish firm to look for fresh oil in the Arctic

A Swedish oil and gas firm is hoping to strike black gold in the Arctic, as the industry battles dwindling revenues.

Handelsbanken scores record global profits

Handelsbanken scores record global profits

Sweden's second-largest bank, Handelsbanken, announced record annual profits on Wednesday driven by strong growth in private lending and continued overseas expansion.

Sweden’s defence slammed in global report

Sweden’s defence slammed in global report

UPDATED: An international think tank has warned that Sweden might not be able to defend itself against Russia, should its Baltic neighbour become more aggressive in future.

Why most UK expats will shun general election

Why most UK expats will shun general election

The deadline for registering to vote in the UK general elections is fast approaching, but not all UK expats will be casting their vote. We talked to Brits around Europe about why they will be voting – or not.

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Feb. 12: Job hunting in Sweden (Jönköping)

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Feb. 11: Seminar: Bitcoin, financial ‘hacking’ and the new digital economy (Stockholm)

Welcome to the first of four seminars hosted by the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere Programme about financial markets and their influence on the Biosphere.

Swedish astronaut could be among first on Mars

Swedish astronaut could be among first on Mars

Jessica Meir, a Swedish-American astronaut, is on course to become the next Scandinavian in space and could even reach Mars.

Swedish man feared killed fighting in Syria

Swedish man feared killed fighting in Syria

A man from Örebro in central Sweden who went to Syria to fight alongside Islamist extremists has died, according to reports.

‘Scream’ actress to star in Swedish comedy

‘Scream’ actress to star in Swedish comedy

Neve Campbell is about to add some Hollywood glamour to Greg Poehler’s show ‘Welcome to Sweden’, with a recurring role in the comedy, which next season will be set in the Stockholm snow.

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Stockholm opens digital innovation ‘Epicenter’

It’s no secret that Sweden is on the forefront of digital innovation, with companies such as Spotify, Klarna, and Skype. Now Stockholm has gained its first ‘innovation center’.