Swedish seal culls hit by new EU trading rules

Swedish seal culls hit by new EU trading rules

The rules for selling seal products have been tightened. An exemption allowing the trade of products made from seals culled as part of wildlife management has been revoked by the EU, which could affect seal trade in Sweden.

‘Scared’ Stockholm woman in sexism stir

‘Scared’ Stockholm woman in sexism stir

After a woman bolted when she saw Stockholmer John Nylander, 23, as she walked through a dark forest, his subsequent Facebook rant led to a national debate about sexism and patriarchy.

‘Julian Assange’s case could go on indefinitely’

‘Julian Assange’s case could go on indefinitely’

As the row over the costs of Julian Assange's police protection simmers in the UK, the Wikileaks founder's Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told The Local that the case is facing long-term 'deadlock' if it does not get accepted by Sweden's Supreme Court.

First anti-Islam Pegida rally set for Sweden

First anti-Islam Pegida rally set for Sweden

As anti-Islam movement Pegida that has made headways in Germany prepares to hold its first public meeting in Sweden, a Malmö vicar has told The Local why he believes it is important to stand up for a multi-religious society.

The Local’s top Swedish songs of the month

The Local’s top Swedish songs of the month

The Local's resident music guru Paul Connolly is back with a selection of his favourite Swedish tracks to see you through February and into the early days of spring.

Assange ‘frustrating’ for UK and Sweden officials

Assange ‘frustrating’ for UK and Sweden officials

Julian Assange's residence in London's Ecuadorian embassy is 'frustrating', the UK's Deputy Prime Minister has said, after figures emerged that the Wikileaks founder's security has cost around 125 million kronor ($15 million) as he fights extradition to Sweden.

Princess couple set to stay in Sweden

Princess couple set to stay in Sweden

Princess Madeleine of Sweden is set to give birth to her second child in Sweden, the Royal Court has confirmed – opening the door for a permanent move back to her native country.

Police probe Malmö Roma arson attack

Police probe Malmö Roma arson attack

Police are investigating an arson attack against a property used by a Roma association in Malmö in southern Sweden.