‘People come before the product these days’

‘People come before the product these days’

Startup success has more to do with the people running a company than the product itself, according to new research. And the man behind the study has told The Local that means Nordic businesses should invest in more diverse, global talent.

Lisa Holm’s family seek answers at murder trial

Lisa Holm’s family seek answers at murder trial

The trial of a man accused of killing a teenager whose disappearance sparked one of Sweden's largest missing person searches has started. A 35-year-old man is alleged to have hung the girl in a barn.

Refugees in forest bus protest face eviction

Refugees in forest bus protest face eviction

UPDATED: A group of refugees who refused to get off a bus that delivered them to temporary accommodation at a Swedish holiday park on Sunday are still on board, but could face eviction on Wednesday.

Swedish Tinderers find class photo together

Swedish Tinderers find class photo together

Amanda Bidar Pino and Ali Hassan met on dating app Tinder about a year ago. They had no friends in common and thought they had never met before, but they turned out to be very wrong.

Stockholm Film Festival preview: Top Swedish films

Stockholm Film Festival preview: Top Swedish films

The 26th Stockholm International Film Festival takes place from November 11 to 22, but it’s not too early to start planning your film schedule. Here are the top Swedish films - long and short - not to miss this year.

Swedish city basks in record autumn sunshine

Swedish city basks in record autumn sunshine

Borlänge in central Sweden has enjoyed more sunshine this October than during any other autumn in history, while Luleå and Umeå in the north are also set to smash records, forecasters have said.

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Nov. 4-5: Old Norse Mythology Conference (Stockholm)

Security stepped up as Ikea stabbing trial begins

Security stepped up as Ikea stabbing trial begins

Security was stepped up at a court in Västerås on Wednesday as the trial of a 36-year-old asylum seeker accused of stabbing a woman and her son to death at an Ikea store got under way.

Sweden holds on to record low interest rate

Sweden holds on to record low interest rate

Sweden's national bank (the Riksbank) has announced that the nation's record low key interest rate will remain unchanged at -0.35 percent.

Heroic teacher’s funeral takes place in Sweden

Heroic teacher’s funeral takes place in Sweden

UPDATED: Around 1500 people gathered to pay tribute to a teaching assistant who was killed when he tried to protect his pupils from a sword attacker last week.

Refugee homes made ‘secret’ amid attack fears

Refugee homes made ‘secret’ amid attack fears

A series of suspicious blazes at temporary accommodation for refugees across Sweden is forcing migration authorities to keep the location of new housing facilities secret, said a senior boss.

Nine spooky spots around haunted Sweden

Nine spooky spots around haunted Sweden

As the days grow darker and the Swedish weather chillier, The Local lists some of the most haunted places in the Nordic country to help you get into the Halloween spirit.