Crackdown on illegal streaming in Sweden

Crackdown on illegal streaming in Sweden

Users of illegal movie and television series streaming sites in Sweden including Popcorn Time are set to be tracked by a Danish lawfirm representing "major Hollywood companies" and could face fines of around 2000 SEK ($231).

Swedes’ Easter holiday saved as strike called off

Swedes’ Easter holiday saved as strike called off

Tens of thousands of Swedes hoping to spend their Easter weekend in Helsinki can rest easily again, as a sympathy strike threatening to hit all passenger traffic between Sweden and Finland was called off late on Wednesday afternoon.

Rocky six months for new Swedish PM Löfven

Rocky six months for new Swedish PM Löfven

The Swedish centre-left coalition government's first six months in power since last year's general election have not been the whopping success that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven had been hoping for.

Sweden’s silliest April Fools’ Day tricks

Sweden’s silliest April Fools’ Day tricks

Alcohol is set to be sold in a Swedish supermarket, buses are introducing 'selfie zones' and Malmö football club's new grass contains cannabis, if you believe the country's newspapers. Here's The Local's round-up of this year's April Fool gags.

April Fools’ Day: The Local’s 2015 gags

April Fools’ Day: The Local’s 2015 gags

Did you spot our story about Swedes in a former Viking town sounding Scottish? It was one of a range of April Fools' Day jokes across The Local's network of nine European news sites. Have a laugh reading about our other red herrings.

Swedish pilots fail to reach deal with SAS

Swedish pilots fail to reach deal with SAS

A deal between Swedish pilots and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is being automatically extended a week at a time after the agreement ended at midnight on Tuesday.

Connect Sweden: Examining Sweden’s place in the world
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Connect Sweden: Examining Sweden’s place in the world

The Local's Connect Sweden ambassador series features interviews with prominent figures in Sweden's business, diplomatic, and cultural spheres to learn more about the country's place in the world and how international air connectivity affects perceptions of Sweden.

Thousands lose global TV channels in Telia row

Thousands lose global TV channels in Telia row

Up to 700,000 households that subscribe to Nordic telecoms giant Telia’s television packages have seen several channels – including Eurosport – disappear due to a dispute with broadcaster SBS.

CEO: Bromma ‘essential’ for Skanska’s success
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CEO: Bromma ‘essential’ for Skanska’s success

The future of Bromma Airport has sparked a torrent of political debate, with supporters arguing it’s essential for Sweden's connectivity. But it’s more than that, says Skanska Sweden’s CEO Pierre Olofsson. It’s also critical for work-life balance.

The Swedish Viking town using a Scottish sound

The Swedish Viking town using a Scottish sound

The way Swedes say 'no' is slightly different in one isolated town in the south of the country, where many Vikings settled in the 10th century after returning from Scotland. The Local's Maddy Savage has been to Åkeby in Kalmar to investigate why a strange, Scottish-sounding phrase has stuck around for centuries.