Petrol to cost more as Greens get their way

Petrol to cost more as Greens get their way

Sweden's left-wing government proposed a hike in petrol taxes on Friday, citing the drop in oil prices and pressure put on it by its coalition partner the Greens.

Swedish Nobel laureate Tranströmer dies aged  83

Swedish Nobel laureate Tranströmer dies aged 83

UPDATED: Swedish poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Tomas Tranströmer has passed away at the age of 83, his publishers confirmed on Friday.

Sweden Democrat head: ‘I’m on antidepressants’

Sweden Democrat head: ‘I’m on antidepressants’

Jimmie Åkesson, who is poised to return as leader of Sweden's nationalist party in April after months of sick leave, has revealed he is taking antidepressants for exhaustion and sleeping difficulties in an interview set to air late on Friday.

Scandinavian airlines change cockpit rules

Scandinavian airlines change cockpit rules

UPDATED: Norwegian and SAS airlines have announced that they will require two staff in each plane's cockpit at all times following the Germanwings crash this week.

Is Swedish super coach Pia Sundhage quitting?

Is Swedish super coach Pia Sundhage quitting?

Swedish football coach Pia Sundhage's contract leading the women's national team runs out next year. And she has not yet made up her mind as to whether or not she wants to stay on. “If they asked me today, I would say no,” she told The Local on Friday.

Stieg Larsson’s partner blasts trilogy sequel

Stieg Larsson’s partner blasts trilogy sequel

The partner of Sweden's best-known contempory author Stieg Larsson has criticised the decision to publish a fourth installment of his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, written by another author.

International Day against Cyber Censorship: NFGL workshops

International Day against Cyber Censorship: NFGL workshops

On March 12 the International Day against Cyber Censorship is celebrated worldwide. NFGL members at Örebro University devoted one of their seminars to the event. A seminar “Media and Human Rights in Contemporary World: Problems and Prospects” was held in mid-March and focused on such thematic issues. NFGL members Olga Mashtaler and Nrjhar Mazumder write about this event.

Ikea flat-pack shelters set to house refugees

Ikea flat-pack shelters set to house refugees

Flat-pack shelters produced by Swedish furniture giant Ikea are set to provide temporary homes to thousands of refugees in camps around the world.

Swedish feminist party launches in Oslo

Swedish feminist party launches in Oslo

The feminist party which came close to entering parliament in last year’s Swedish election launched in Oslo on Thursday night, selecting its first candidate to compete in the city’s municipal elections, as it seeks to spread its influence across Scandinavia.

Swedish PM faces rights pressure in China

Swedish PM faces rights pressure in China

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven landed in China on Friday for a two-day visit. But on the home front he has been facing pressure to push more to get human rights on the agenda when he meets with Chinese leaders.

How to Make Chocolate Truffles for Easter

How to Make Chocolate Truffles for Easter

If you are looking for a fun alternative to Easter eggs, why not try Swedish chocolate truffles. They are delicious, easy to make and kids can help you make these delightful sweets. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.