Sweden’s H&M signs pledge for textile workers

Sweden’s H&M signs pledge for textile workers

Swedish retail giant H&M on Tuesday signed an agreement promising better labour rights for 1.6 million garment workers at its suppliers' factories.

Swedish pools ban parents’ smartphones

Swedish pools ban parents’ smartphones

A rising number of public swimming pools across Sweden are launching blanket bans on smartphones and tablets in a bid to make inattentive parents help protect their children from drowning accidents.

How to love November in Sweden (no, seriously!)

How to love November in Sweden (no, seriously!)

We asked for your top tips to survive Sweden's short days and increasingly chilly weather in November. What else should we add to the list?

Cheating Swedes fake children’s sick leave

Cheating Swedes fake children’s sick leave

More and more parents are being caught cheating the Swedish benefits system, which allows them to get paid for looking after sick children, with one even spotted on a booze cruise while claiming payments.

Hugh Grant plans to tear down new Swedish home

Hugh Grant plans to tear down new Swedish home

What's the first thing you do after snapping up a luxury six million kronor ($704,000) villa in Sweden, with sea views, two kitchens and a fireplace? If you're Hugh Grant: you raze it to the ground.

Swedes regain crown as top English speakers

Swedes regain crown as top English speakers

Swedish people are the best non-native English speakers in the world, according to the largest global ranking of countries by English language skills, which placed the Nordic nation third in 2014.

‘I don’t think anybody wants treaty change now’

‘I don’t think anybody wants treaty change now’

The refugee crisis and Brexit were top of the agenda when Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven held talks with his UK counterpart David Cameron on an official visit to London.

Open Democracy: study visit to Swedish Riksdag

Open Democracy: study visit to Swedish Riksdag

On November 2, the Swedish Institute organized a study visit to Riksdag, the Swedish parliament. SI NFGL member Mariia Opanasenko writes about the experience.

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Nov. 6: Exploring the intersections of fashion and film studies (Stockholm)

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Nov. 5: Welfare states, welfare regimes and international migration (Malmö)

Sweden’s King to be bought up by Activision

Sweden’s King to be bought up by Activision

Sweden-born startup King - which is behind the global hit Candy Crush - looks set to be bought by US gaming company Activision Blizzard for $5.9 billion (around 50 billion kronor).

Roma protests continue after Malmö camp shuts

Roma protests continue after Malmö camp shuts

UPDATED: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said hundreds of Roma migrants left without an overnight base after police cleared out a huge 'shanty town' in Malmö are not Sweden's responsibility.