Weak krona is ‘mixed blessing’ for expats

Weak krona is ‘mixed blessing’ for expats

The krona is at its weakest since the financial crisis. So what are the implications for foreigners living in Sweden – or planning a future move? The Local has asked four experts.

Tetra Pak heir is latest Swede in HSBC scandal

Tetra Pak heir is latest Swede in HSBC scandal

Sigrid Rausing, the granddaughter of Tetra Pak founder Ruben Rausing, has been accused of storing her fortune in a secret HSBC Swiss bank account to avoid paying taxes.

Three survive plane crash near Västerås

Three survive plane crash near Västerås

A plane with three people on board crashed on Björnön, an island just outside Västerås, west of Stockholm on Friday afternoon, but all the passengers survived.

Lost ‘beaten’ Malmö boy found in Denmark

Lost ‘beaten’ Malmö boy found in Denmark

UPDATED: A nine-year-old boy who went missing after a controversial altercation with guards at Malmö train station on Monday has been found safe in Jutland in Denmark.

In My Voice: On Africa’s fascination with China

In My Voice: On Africa’s fascination with China

IN MY VOICE: NFGL member Adventino Banjwa adds his voice to the currenct debate on China-Africa relations - a somewhat critical perspective, he admits. What are your thoughts?

How to tackle Sweden’s bizarre mating rituals

How to tackle Sweden’s bizarre mating rituals

As Valentine's Day approaches, Maddy Savage brings you the last in our recent series of guides to dating in a country where women will fight to split the bill and sex is never a taboo.

Abba’s Frida releases ‘odd’ mountain song

Abba’s Frida releases ‘odd’ mountain song

The Swedish pop star has recorded a song dedicated to Zermatt, a mountain resort town in Switzerland, which is close to the famous Matterhorn mountain, first climbed 150 years ago.

Swedes confused over gender neutral toilets

Swedes confused over gender neutral toilets

Gender neutral toilets in a northern Swedish town have left visitors to the local library feeling flushed.

Russian ‘spin’ letter sent to Swedish politicians

Russian ‘spin’ letter sent to Swedish politicians

Help us stem the crisis in eastern Ukraine or the “possibility of a peaceful life for over 800 million Europeans” is threatened, a letter sent from Russia to Swedish politicians says.

How to make traditional Swedish blackberry pie

How to make traditional Swedish blackberry pie

If you have lived in Sweden for a while, you may be aware that Swedes love berry picking. But if you don't want to wait for a Swede to whip up a blackberry pie ('björnbärspaj') for you, food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.