Police stop refugees at Swedish border checks

Police stop refugees at Swedish border checks

UPDATED: More than a dozen Iraqis were forced to turn back to Denmark on Thursday afternoon, as police carried out ID checks on people crossing into Sweden, after border controls were reinstated.

Swedes world’s most keen on gender equality

Swedes world’s most keen on gender equality

Sweden has come out on top in a new world ranking of attitudes towards gender equality.

Is Sweden closing its borders? (no, it’s not)

Is Sweden closing its borders? (no, it’s not)

Global media attention turned towards Sweden after it implemented border controls on Thursday to cope with rising numbers of asylum seekers. The Local explains what's actually going on.

A third of Swedish toddlers use net daily

A third of Swedish toddlers use net daily

Swedish two-year-olds can't get enough of the net, 70 percent of Swedes use Facebook, and the average Swede uses the internet for 21 hours a week, according to a new study.

Stockholm population to top 2.5 million by 2024

Stockholm population to top 2.5 million by 2024

The Swedish capital continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in Europe, with the population in Stockholm county expected to swell by 17 percent in the next nine years.

Four fab cultural events in Sweden this week

Four fab cultural events in Sweden this week

Whether you're into international cinema, music or exhibitions, there's something for you in Sweden this week. We've picked out our favourite events alongside The Local's regular interactive calendar.

UN alarmed by Swedish development aid cuts

UN alarmed by Swedish development aid cuts

The United Nations voiced alarm on Wednesday over moves by European countries, including Sweden, to cut development aid in a bid to free up funds to support the large influx of refugees.