‘Sweden is approaching the limit of its capacity’

‘Sweden is approaching the limit of its capacity’

Sweden is reaching maximum capacity for accepting refugees, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said as he visited a centre for asylum seekers in Trelleborg.

Swede turns one krona church into dream home

Swede turns one krona church into dream home

Property prices in Sweden may have doubled over the last 10 years, but there are still opportunities to get a real bargain in the countryside. Dennis Toth tells The Local how he renovated an old church he bought for just one Swedish krona.

Stockholm third best in Europe for startups

Stockholm third best in Europe for startups

Stockholm was ranked among the top three best European cities for startups in a survey on Wednesday which praised the Nordic country for its English skills and digital infrastructure.

Swedish star speaks out on Hollywood pay gap

Swedish star speaks out on Hollywood pay gap

Sweden's newest Hollywood actress Alicia Vikander has jumped into the high-profile global debate on equal wages for male and female actors, calling it a chance for women to "step up".

Tighter border controls ‘discussed’ in Sweden

Tighter border controls ‘discussed’ in Sweden

Sweden could follow Germany and Austria in introducing temporary border controls, according to reports in the Nordic nation's biggest tabloid. But other sources have rubbished the claim.

Five frosty facts about our next ‘extreme winter’

Five frosty facts about our next ‘extreme winter’

Start knitting that woollen scarf, go out and buy thick sweaters and stock up on canned goods – international weather forecasts are predicting an "abnormally cold" winter in Sweden.

Stockholm housing list could get world record

Stockholm housing list could get world record

UPDATED: The queue for a first hand rental contract in Stockholm is now so long that a Swedish politician is trying to get the city into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016.

Lone refugee kids in Sweden to top 30,000

Lone refugee kids in Sweden to top 30,000

UPDATED: Sweden’s Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has almost trebled its forecast for the number of unaccompanied minors arriving in the country this year.