Sweden invests millions to take sting out of pests

Sweden invests millions to take sting out of pests

The Swedish government is set to invest another five million kronor ($604,671) to fight the country's surging mosquito population, it was announced on Wednesday.

Summer heat finally forecast for Sweden

Summer heat finally forecast for Sweden

Grey days and rain clouds have so far put a wet blanket on the Swedes' summer spirit. But the sun is waiting just around the corner, forecasters promised on Wednesday.

Swedish discrimination exposed in bus video

Swedish discrimination exposed in bus video

A social experiment exposing class discrimination in Sweden has called the Nordic country's image as a tolerant nation into question. The Local spoke to a member of the duo behind the viral sensation.

Why are young Swedes leaving home later?

Why are young Swedes leaving home later?

Young people in Sweden's biggest cities are living at home for longer, but remain among the quickest in Europe to fly the family nest.

Sweden’s Alicia Vikander joins new Bourne movie

Sweden’s Alicia Vikander joins new Bourne movie

Swedish rising supernova Alicia Vikander is set to star opposite Matt Damon in the fifth Jason Bourne film, her agent told The Local on Wednesday.

Begging ban rejected by Swedish government

Begging ban rejected by Swedish government

Sweden won't make it illegal to beg, but will introduce a package of measures designed to limit vulnerable EU migrants making money on the country's streets.

French CEO: Stockholm needs more direct flights
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French CEO: Stockholm needs more direct flights

Sweden has been a magnet for foreign investment and people seeking a great work-life balance - but a lack of connectivity threatens to derail the trend. Isabelle Ducellier, Nordic CEO of French distiller Pernod Ricard - which owns Absolut vodka - tells The Local more.

Murdered schoolgirl’s family speaks of loss

Murdered schoolgirl’s family speaks of loss

UPDATED: Relatives of Lisa Holm, 17, who went missing and was found dead earlier this month have spoken for the first time about losing a happy, shy daughter who loved to travel.

Huge nuclear reactor set to close in Sweden

Huge nuclear reactor set to close in Sweden

One of Sweden’s biggest nuclear reactors, Oskarshamn 2 looks set to close in the next few years, the German energy group which runs it has announced.

Swede jailed in US for global hacking software

Swede jailed in US for global hacking software

A Swedish man who created a malware programme that infected half a million computers around the world has been jailed for 57 months in New York for computer hacking.

Ten Swedish phrases you only hear in summer

Ten Swedish phrases you only hear in summer

Summer always leaves foreigners baffled by Swedes' unique seasonal habits. Here's The Local's guide to navigating small talk when the sun comes out.