Sweden to speed up nuclear reactors closure

Sweden to speed up nuclear reactors closure

Sweden's state-owned energy group Vattenfall on Tuesday said it planned to shut down two nuclear reactors in 2018 and 2020, up to seven years earlier than expected.

Swedish court to hear Assange arrest appeal

Swedish court to hear Assange arrest appeal

Sweden's Supreme Court has formally agreed to hear Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's appeal to overturn the arrest warrant against him for sexual assault allegations in the Nordic country. The move is the latest twist in the campaigner's long legal battle.

NFGL members visit International Journalism Festival in Perugia

NFGL members visit International Journalism Festival in Perugia

Olena Puzina and Diana Imamgaiazova, students from Stockholm University and NFGL members, share their impressions of participation in the International journalism festival in Perugia, which they attended in April.

Sweden’s brown bear population is at risk

Sweden’s brown bear population is at risk

Sweden's brown bear population is dwindling according to a report looking into the future of some of the nation's most iconic animals.

Swedish rescue team stuck on way to Nepal

Swedish rescue team stuck on way to Nepal

A Swedish relief team on its way to earthquake-hit Nepal faces delays after two planes carrying 43 first responders and rescue equipment failed to secure permission to land at Kathmandu airport, the Swedish Contingencies Agency told The Local on Tuesday.

Why Americans trust Swedish companies

Why Americans trust Swedish companies

Swedish companies can do almost no wrong - at least in the eyes of Americans - according to a recent survey by The Local, which also reveals that Americans’ love of Sweden extends across many areas.

Sweden’s Zlatan set to stay on with Paris side

Sweden’s Zlatan set to stay on with Paris side

Sweden's top striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to remain with his French club side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the club's owner has announced.

‘Educated immigrants get stuck in limbo in Sweden’
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‘Educated immigrants get stuck in limbo in Sweden’

Countless degree holders who move to Sweden struggle to get their credentials recognized and find work. The Local speaks to a Swedish union group trying to change that.

1,000 jobs to go at Swedish energy giant

1,000 jobs to go at Swedish energy giant

UPDATED: One thousand workers are set to be let go after Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall announced major staff cuts on Tuesday morning, in a bid to curb costs.

Sweden calls for ‘urgent’ international nuclear ban

Sweden calls for ‘urgent’ international nuclear ban

UPDATED: Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has renewed Swedish calls for a global ban on nuclear weapons as the United Nations begins a major review of the industry.

‘Sweden is ruled by unelected policy plotters’

‘Sweden is ruled by unelected policy plotters’

Sweden has long been seen as the epitome of a healthy democracy. But in this week's debate article, three researchers argue that an increase in unelected behind-the-scenes operators is threatening accountability in the Swedish political sphere.

Sweden leads health warning for obese mums

Sweden leads health warning for obese mums

Fitness-consious Sweden has one of the lowest rates of obesity in Europe, but a study of more than 1.2 million children in the Nordic nation has warned that overweight mums are putting their offspring at risk of getting childhood diabetes.