Seven silly signs winter is over in Sweden

Seven silly signs winter is over in Sweden

The snow has melted in large parts of Sweden, but there are plenty more clues that spring is on the way, from previously hibernating colleagues suddenly arranging midweek beers to busy barber shops. Here's The Local's unofficial guide to the end of Swedish winter.

Mamma Mia! Abba reunite as silicon dolls

Mamma Mia! Abba reunite as silicon dolls

The dream of many an Abba fan (almost) came true on Tuesday afternoon as the four members reunited at a Swedish museum – as life size silicon dolls.

800 staff sent home after Norwegian strike action

800 staff sent home after Norwegian strike action

UPDATED: Hundreds of workers could be sent home without pay as Scandinavian airline Norwegian threatens a lockout of workers if a strike affecting Swedish and Norwegian staff is not resolved by Wednesday morning.

Sweden moves to scrap debated budget goal

Sweden moves to scrap debated budget goal

The Swedish government announced on Tuesday that it wants to scrap the country's budget-surplus target, aiming to axe a policy that critics consider outdated.

Sweden leads the way in EU’s 5G tech race

Sweden leads the way in EU’s 5G tech race

The mobile technology race is on with Swedish telecom giant Ericsson set to team up with academics and industry partners to have 5G broadband solutions ready for Sweden by 2020 as the EU pushes for greater connectivity across the continent.

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Why can’t refugees travel to Sweden legally?

Why can’t refugees travel to Sweden legally?

Refugees should not be forced to make dangerous journeys to Europe in order to seek asylum, argues Liberal Party MEP Cecilia Wikström, who also wants to see other EU states joining Sweden and Germany in taking in more people from war-torn nations.

‘Sweden is not any closer to joining Danes in Nato’

‘Sweden is not any closer to joining Danes in Nato’

Sweden’s new military co-operation agreement with Denmark should not be seen as a step closer to Nato membership, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist has told The Local.

159 miners rescued from fire in central Sweden

159 miners rescued from fire in central Sweden

A fire broke out at a mine in Garpenberg in central Sweden at around 9am on Tuesday morning, with 159 people rescued by 10.30am.

NFGL students participate in Global Divestment Day

NFGL students participate in Global Divestment Day

February 13 and 14 this year marked the very first Global Divestment Day. As international climate negotiations reach deadlocks and governments fail to take bold action against the ever-looming climate crisis, the citizens of the world have decided to stand up and take the fight into their own hands - including NFGL students.

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March 11: Academic writing in English (Umeå)

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March 11: Lecture on American special education law and application (Stockholm)

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March 4: Values, visions and actions in contemporary feminist activism (Linköping)

Just four protestors at Sweden anti-Islam rally

Just four protestors at Sweden anti-Islam rally

UPDATED: Counter-demonstrators dramatically outnumbered anti-Islam protesters at a Pegida rally in Linköping in southern Sweden, with reports that just four people turned up to support the right wing group, while up to 400 others rallied in support of diversity.

Sweden eyes fingerprint scanning to stop fraud

Sweden eyes fingerprint scanning to stop fraud

Sweden needs to beef up its border security with fingerprint scanning to stop passport fraud, a government inquiry has argued as the country grapples with unprecedented levels of immigration.