Immigrants need time to learn Swedish: OECD

Immigrants need time to learn Swedish: OECD

Sweden needs to do more to help its immigrants and refugees learn Swedish so they can become fully-integrated members of society who hold down jobs, the OECD has argued.

Swedish firms must learn from Saudi business row

Swedish firms must learn from Saudi business row

Swedish companies worried about the nation's business links with the Arab world should instead be focussing on their own responsibility to promote and demonstrate ethical behaviour, argues business rights advisor Ruben Brunsveld.

Britain’s Ukip demands Swedish TV apology

Britain’s Ukip demands Swedish TV apology

UPDATED: Sweden's media watchdog has given public broadcaster SVT a rap on the knuckles for labelling Britain's Ukip an "extreme right-wing populist party" and the party has told The Local it now wants a public apology from the broadcaster.

Sweden’s Volvo to build first car factory in US

Sweden’s Volvo to build first car factory in US

Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has announced plans to build its first factory in the United States, 60 years after it started selling cars in the country.

Eight-year-old’s ‘killer’ attacks husband in court

Eight-year-old’s ‘killer’ attacks husband in court

A woman convicted of the murder of eight-year-old Yara Alnajjar threw herself at her husband, the girl’s uncle, in a Malmö courtroom on Monday at the start of a high-profile appeal.

Sweden keeps ban on spontaneous dancing

Sweden keeps ban on spontaneous dancing

Spontaneous dancing remains outlawed in Sweden except in venues with special “dance licences” after a majority in parliament voted down a move to free the feet.

Sweden needs lower wages for young: report

Sweden needs lower wages for young: report

Sweden should lower entry-level wages and make teaching more attractive, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recommends in a new economic survey.

‘We give you the chance to drink through history’

‘We give you the chance to drink through history’

History buff Tiffany Alnefelt, 30, met her Swedish husband while she was studying in Ireland. The pair now run an alternative tour for visitors to Stockholm, via some of the city's oldest pubs. Bobbie Carlson tagged along.

A social experiment: ‘It’s not easy to be a Muslim in the west these days’

A social experiment: ‘It’s not easy to be a Muslim in the west these days’

Ayman Idris, a student from Sudan studying in Stockholm, decided to try an experiment. What would happen, he wondered, if he dressed in 'traditional Arabic clothing' and walked around the streets? So he tried it.

Sweden pledges extra aid for war-torn Syria

Sweden pledges extra aid for war-torn Syria

Sweden has earmarked 1.5 billion kronor ($174 million) in aid to Syria for the coming years, the country’s foreign and development aid ministers revealed on Monday.

Push for bullied kids to get more support

Push for bullied kids to get more support

Sweden has a global reputation for promoting children’s rights, but the country’s ombudsman for children argues that school pupils need better protection from bullying.

Swedish talk show in Åkesson storm

Swedish talk show in Åkesson storm

Friday night’s prime time interview with returning Sweden Democrat head Jimmie Åkesson on the Swedish TV talk show Skavlan has resulted in a storm of complaints over the weekend both on home soil and in Norway, where the programme is also broadcast.