Homeless to ‘skip’ long rental queues in capital

Homeless to ‘skip’ long rental queues in capital

Some of Stockholm's homeless population are set to be offered permanent accommodation in the city centre, as part of efforts to help them reintegrate into society. But the move is a highly controversial one in the capital where there is a long queue for first hand rental contracts among tax-paying residents.

Nine more jailed for Stockholm Nazi attack

Nine more jailed for Stockholm Nazi attack

Prison sentences of between three and eight months have been handed down to nine men involved in a neo-Nazi demonstration in Stockholm in 2013. Swedish courts have already punished fourteen others for their role in the brutal violence.

‘You have to be active, that’s the whole point’

‘You have to be active, that’s the whole point’

What if you took a bunch of exciting start-ups and some of Sweden's biggest companies and put them all in the same place? You would get THINGS, a brand new hub designed to fuse software and hardware and creativity with experience. The Local got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour ahead of its launch on Thursday evening.

Alcohol becoming more accepted in Sweden

Alcohol becoming more accepted in Sweden

Swedes are renowned for being 'lagom' but a new study on the alcohol habits of the Nordic nation looks set to challenge their reputation for moderation.

What’s on in Sweden: March 26th – April 2nd

What’s on in Sweden: March 26th – April 2nd

Alternative duo Say Lou Lou present their new album in Stockholm, and a musical tour of all the great American hits translated into Swedish hits the road. Here are some tips for fun activities over the next seven days.

Thousands to be hit by Easter rail delays

Thousands to be hit by Easter rail delays

Tens of thousands of Swedish travellers are set for rail chaos over Easter, one of the country's busiest holidays, with delays of up to three hours expected on some lines.

Sweden sees Ukrainian asylum seeker boom

Sweden sees Ukrainian asylum seeker boom

Sweden saw a huge spike in Ukrainians seeking asylum in 2014, with nearly eight times more applicants than the previous year, according to Eurostat data analyzed by The Local.

Swedish council outlaws elephants in town centre

Swedish council outlaws elephants in town centre

You would not normally associate elephants with Sweden. But one town in the Nordic country has decided that it's better to be safe than sorry – so it has created a new bylaw forbidding elephants from parading its streets.

Tough times ahead for Swedish energy giant

Tough times ahead for Swedish energy giant

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall could face asset write-downs of around eight billion kronor ($942m) as electricity prices are set to fall across the globe, the company has told specialist magazine Dagens Industri.