Hitchcock opera set to hit Gothenburg stage

Hitchcock opera set to hit Gothenburg stage

One of Hitchcock's most acclaimed films, Notorious, will arrive to The Gothenburg Opera this autumn in what is believed to be a world first.

Gothenburg awared Earth Hour Capital of Sweden

Gothenburg awared Earth Hour Capital of Sweden

An international jury from the World Wide Fund for Nature has awarded Gothenburg the title of Sweden's Earth Hour Capital.

‘Illegal’ police register of Roma Swedes slammed

‘Illegal’ police register of Roma Swedes slammed

A civil rights organization suing the Swedish state on behalf of 11 Roma Swedes has welcomed a decision by Sweden's Parliamentary Ombudsman ('Justitieombudsmannen') to issue sharp criticism of an illegal police database of Roma people.

Ten ways Stockholm is cooler than Copenhagen

Ten ways Stockholm is cooler than Copenhagen

The Local Denmark recently claimed that Copenhagen trumps Stockholm as the true capital of Scandinavia. But here at The Local Sweden we're convinced our city wins the battle hands down, and it's not just because of our mighty meatballs.

Small businesses seek help in cashless Sweden

Small businesses seek help in cashless Sweden

Cash circulation is decreasing rapidly in Sweden, but it's been causing a headache for some small businesses. The Local meets with some of those affected in Stockholm ahead of a key debate in parliament later this week.

Swedish pop star pushes for more girls in tech

Swedish pop star pushes for more girls in tech

One of Sweden's most famous pop exports, Robyn, is launching a brand new festival, designed to get more Swedish school girls interested in technology.

‘I can sing but I’d sign if I went to Eurovision’

‘I can sing but I’d sign if I went to Eurovision’

Swedish TV signer Tommy Krångh, 48, talks to The Local about his global YouTube success, growing up with deaf parents and his dream of performing alongside Celine Dion.

New UN panel to probe Swedish hero’s crash

New UN panel to probe Swedish hero’s crash

The mysterious death of a top Swedish diplomat in 1961 is set to be investigated by a new United Nations panel of independent experts later this month.

Saudi Arabia defends rights after Sweden row

Saudi Arabia defends rights after Sweden row

Saudi Arabia's Islamic-based legal system ensures "justice for all”, the kingdom's cabinet has affirmed, responding to criticism by Sweden's foreign minister, while Bahrain has waded into the diplomatic dispute.

‘Sweden must be able to attract global talent’

‘Sweden must be able to attract global talent’

If Sweden wants to take full advantage of globalization, it should rethink its strategy for reaching international talent, and even make English an official language, argues Maria Rankka, CEO of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.