Spotify chief unveils Sweden innovation bash

Spotify chief unveils Sweden innovation bash

Spotify founder Daniel Ek and Avicii's manager Ash Pournouri are set to launch a major new tech and music event to reflect Stockholm's status as a lucrative hive of start-up activity, Billboard reports.

The ultimate guide to Sweden’s party leaders

The ultimate guide to Sweden’s party leaders

Two are pregnant, four are under 40 and nearly half are women. The Local's beginners' guide to Swedish political leaders reveals who has clung on to power and whose heads have rolled in the months since Sweden's general election in September 2014.

Sweden Democrats boot seven in extremism row

Sweden Democrats boot seven in extremism row

Seven people have been expelled from the Sweden Democrats - including the two heads of the nationalist party's youth wing - in a row over far-right extremism, the party announced on Monday afternoon.

Swedish arms giant one of Europe’s ‘cleanest’

Swedish arms giant one of Europe’s ‘cleanest’

Swedish defence giant Saab does more than most other European arms companies to tackle corruption but should give staff better access to whistleblowing channels, according to a Transparency International report released on Monday.

Tax: Cosmetic surgery is not deductible

Tax: Cosmetic surgery is not deductible

With next Monday the deadline for filing tax returns, Swedes will try to get the tax office to cover the cost of everything from milk to plastic surgery, explains a tax agency worker who has seen it all.

Building my Swedish lego dream brick by brick

Building my Swedish lego dream brick by brick

James Gill was working as a chef in the UK when he one day decided to combine his two passions in life: Sweden and Lego. The Local's reporter Bobbie Carlson visited his shop in Stockholm - and discovered that there is far more to the famous children's toy than meets the eye.

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May 6: Gender Studies Seminar – Security and Gender (Lund)

Head rolls in Sweden’s private jets scandal

Head rolls in Sweden’s private jets scandal

A major corporate scandal involving the “excessive” use of private jets claimed a fresh victim on Monday as the main owners of investment giant Industrivärden blocked the under-fire CEO Anders Nyrén from taking over as chairman.

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May 5 – 6: Nordic Conference on Law and Gender (Umeå)

US rap mogul Jay Z defends Tidal venture

US rap mogul Jay Z defends Tidal venture

Rapper Jay Z has defended his Tidal streaming service as viable and a boon to artists after a much-criticized start to the revamped company has given its main Swedish rivals at Spotify little cause for concern.

Swedes join earthquake rescue efforts in Nepal

Swedes join earthquake rescue efforts in Nepal

An expert team from Sweden is set to travel to Nepal on Monday to help with a search and rescue operation following a devastating earthquake which is believed to have claimed 3,200 lives so far.

Rush-hour chaos for Swedish rail commuters

Rush-hour chaos for Swedish rail commuters

A faulty railway switch in Stockholm was expected to cause rush-hour headaches for travellers across Sweden on Monday morning after several trains were cancelled and others diverted.