The Local’s top moments from a very royal week

The Local’s top moments from a very royal week

It's been a right royal week in Sweden, with the birth of Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf taking place just two days after Prince Carl Philip got hitched to Sofia Hellqvist. Here are our favourite moments.

Raids after suspect Swedish helicopter deal

Raids after suspect Swedish helicopter deal

Police officers have raided the headquarters of the Swedish Maritime Administration, following corruption claims linked to a one billion kronor deal to buy seven helicopters.

Massive strawberry heist ahead of Midsummer

Massive strawberry heist ahead of Midsummer

Thousands of boxes of strawberries have been stolen from a farm in Vinslöv, in Skåne, southern Sweden, with the search for the thieves gripping Swedes planning to feast on the fruits over Midsummer.

Swedish nationalists score record support

Swedish nationalists score record support

The Sweden Democrats now have the support of one in five Swedish voters, according to two major polls released on Thursday demonstrating record backing for the nationalist party.

Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer

Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer

The Local brings you the low-down on the five weirdest Swedish foods we hope you try during Midsummer Eve celebrations.

First food bank set to open in Swedish capital

First food bank set to open in Swedish capital

Sweden has a reputation for equality, but a growing pay gap has has led to the country's first "social supermarket" being planned for Stockholm, offering discounted donated food to residents.

Russia warns of ‘risks’ should Sweden join Nato

Russia warns of ‘risks’ should Sweden join Nato

A top Russian official has told a leading Swedish newspaper that the country would be likely to face military action if it were to join Nato.

Swedes in boozy ‘don’t drink and dive’ video

Swedes in boozy ‘don’t drink and dive’ video

A Swedish synchronized swimming team have performed their world champion routine while drunk – to highlight the dangers of drinking and diving during the summer months.

What’s on in Sweden: June 18th – 25th

What’s on in Sweden: June 18th – 25th

Sweden's most talked-about music event is here, as is an annual festival for fans of the original master of Nordic Noir. That's on top of a holiday that will see even your normally quiet Swedish friends turned into party animals.

Swedish prosecutor cancels Assange talks

Swedish prosecutor cancels Assange talks

Swedish prosecutors have scrapped an appointment to question Julian Assange in London this week over sex allegations, the WikiLeaks founder's lawyers have told Sweden's main news agency.

Swedish PM boycotts Denmark’s election day

Swedish PM boycotts Denmark’s election day

Sweden’s Social Democrats are not sending a single senior politician to support their sister party on the day of Denmark’s election, in what is being seen as a protest against the harsh tone on immigration that has characterised the campaign.