Norwegian in surprise move as strike continues

Norwegian in surprise move as strike continues

UPDATED: Scandinavian budget airline Norwegian is transferring all its pilots in Sweden, Norway and Denmark to three new daughter companies, it announced on Thursday afternoon, as tensions grew on the sixth day of industrial action.

Dad killed by al-Qaeda ‘was Swedish spy’

Dad killed by al-Qaeda ‘was Swedish spy’

A man who claimed in an al-Qaeda execution video last year that he had been recruited by Swedish security police to spy on the terror group on behalf of the American CIA has been identified as a father-of-two leading a double life in Sweden, according to newspaper Aftonbladet.

English remix of Swedish ‘genitals’ song released

English remix of Swedish ‘genitals’ song released

A Swedish children's song about genitals that went viral earlier this year has just been released in English as its makers aim to make the track a global sensation. The Local was given a world exclusive preview of the song as its composer prepared to hit the Swedish festival scene with the original version.

Anger as EU keeps mobile roaming fees

Anger as EU keeps mobile roaming fees

A decision by EU governments not to end roaming mobile charges until the end of 2018 has prompted anger from consumer groups and EU politicians who had wanted the fees ditched this year.

Swedish film set to ruffle feathers in Norway

Swedish film set to ruffle feathers in Norway

An upcoming Swedish film is likely to stir up strong emotions on the other side of the border this year, given a Swedish character’s description of Norway as “a retarded cousin who has won the lottery”.

What’s on in Sweden: March 5th – 11th

What’s on in Sweden: March 5th – 11th

From a children’s film festival in southern Sweden to an exhibition to delight Game of Thrones fans in the heart of Stockholm. Find out what's going on in your corner of Sweden with our weekly guide.

Norwegian hires rival crews as strike continues

Norwegian hires rival crews as strike continues

Budget Scandinavian carrier Norwegian has asked Small Planet Airlines to operate some of its flights in Europe after around 700 of the company’s pilots went on strike. But dozens of services from cities including Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen remain cancelled.

Asylum seeker drop in Sweden and Denmark

Asylum seeker drop in Sweden and Denmark

The number of people applying for asylum in Sweden was cut in half in January, compared to figures from September 2014, but the country remains set to experience record refugee arrivals throughout the year.

Alfred Nobel’s will on display for first time

Alfred Nobel’s will on display for first time

Alfred Nobel's will creating the prestigious awards that bear his name will go on public display for the first time in Stockholm next week, a spokeswoman has revealed.

Swedish drug addicts seek ‘better’ help in UK

Swedish drug addicts seek ‘better’ help in UK

One of the UK's leading drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres is opening its doors to Swedish drug addicts and expats living in Scandinavia amid concerns that treatment in Sweden is hampered by bureaucracy and fails to offer therapy in English.