Pirate Bay icon embraces freedom after Sweden jail

Pirate Bay icon embraces freedom after Sweden jail

Fredrik Neij, the Swedish co-founder of the illegal file sharing site Pirate Bay, has been toasting his freedom after spending more than six months in a Swedish prison following four years on the run.

Sweden is third least corrupt place on planet

Sweden is third least corrupt place on planet

Swedes enjoy some of the fairest treatment in the world, according to the latest global study to shine a light on the rule of law in the Scandinavian country.

Support grows for right and Swedish nationalists

Support grows for right and Swedish nationalists

More Swedes would vote for the country's centre-right opposition parties than the current Social Democrat-Green government, according to a new poll which also reveals growing support for the nation's nationalist Sweden Democrats.

Malmö pedals to sixth spot in bicycling world

Malmö pedals to sixth spot in bicycling world

Malmö in southern Sweden has been named the sixth most bike-friendly city in the world according to a newly-released index of cycling in urban environments.

Row as uni riding club dishes up horse meat

Row as uni riding club dishes up horse meat

Students in Linköping in southern Sweden are up in arms after a university riding club held its annual party at a restaurant that specializes in horse meat.

Marathon hero boost to Stockholm runners

Marathon hero boost to Stockholm runners

British long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe, who is the women's world record holder in the marathon, has been training amateur runners in Stockholm this week ahead of a jam-packed season for the sport in towns and cities across Sweden.

Summer in Sweden: What’s going on

Summer in Sweden: What’s going on

It's the end of the academic year, and SI News will be taking a summer break - just like you. But if you're staying in Sweden this summer, there are some great events you should know about!

‘Sweden’s success is because of its size’
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‘Sweden’s success is because of its size’

Sweden has a paradoxical place in the world – a small country of just 9.5 million inhabitants, and yet it tops multiple innovation indexes. The Local spoke with Peter Gudmundson, president of the Royal Institute of Technology, about what Sweden is doing right.

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June 28 – July 5: Almedalen Week (Gotland)

Swedish trio believed to have joined Isis troops

Swedish trio believed to have joined Isis troops

UPDATED: Three Swedes are thought to have succeeded in joining Isis in Syria or Iraq after multiple attempts to travel to the war-torn countries, Sweden's biggest news agency has reported.

The Local’s top Swedish songs of the month:June

The Local’s top Swedish songs of the month:June

The Local's music guru, Paul Connolly, has a bumper selection of great Swedish songs to help you prepare for midsummer madness.

Record foreign degree holders head to Sweden

Record foreign degree holders head to Sweden

Record numbers of doctors, engineers and teachers are among the tens of thousands of asylum seekers welcomed to Sweden over the past year, says the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

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June 19: Midsummer’s Eve

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June 13: Royal wedding (Stockholm)