Swedish bridge closure plan slammed by lawyers

Swedish bridge closure plan slammed by lawyers

Sweden’s plans to stem the flow of people coming into the country to claim asylum via the Öresund Bridge have been slammed by the government’s independent legal advisors - but will go ahead anyway, according to a top official.

Sweden’s first refugee tent camp set to open

Sweden’s first refugee tent camp set to open

Two months after Sweden announced it would be opening its first tent camp for refugees, the accommodation is finally set to open on Tuesday.

Teenager charged with Swedish jogger’s murder

Teenager charged with Swedish jogger’s murder

A teenager who confessed to killing a 21-year-old woman who had been out running has been formally charged with murder by a district court just outside Stockholm.

Swedish cabbage fan mistaken for ‘bootlegger’

Swedish cabbage fan mistaken for ‘bootlegger’

Police were called out to an apartment block in Södertälje after a mysterious smell prompted an anonymous witness to suspect their neighbour was running an illegal alcohol home brewery.

US boss for Stockholm international tech bash

US boss for Stockholm international tech bash

The new CEO of Symposium Stockholm, Natalia Brzezinski, has told The Local how she wants to turn the creative tech festival into a Nobel Prize event for young innovators across the world.

Sweden’s Electrolux sees big US deal stopped

Sweden’s Electrolux sees big US deal stopped

UPDATED: Shares in Swedish white goods giant Electrolux plummeted on Monday morning after US firm General Electric, which was poised to sell its appliance division to the Nordic firm, cancelled the agreement.

Swedish trains cancelled in wake of heavy storm

Swedish trains cancelled in wake of heavy storm

Several trains were still cancelled in southern and central Sweden on Monday morning as flood warnings remained in place following a heavy weekend storm which ripped through the region.

Sweden border checks to extend into Denmark

Sweden border checks to extend into Denmark

UPDATED: A Swedish proposal expected to pass parliament this week will see include mandatory ID checks on all trains to Sweden, with the controls to be carried out on Danish soil.

Sweden foreign minister slams Israel criticism

Sweden foreign minister slams Israel criticism

Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström has hit back after a fresh wave of criticism from Israel, suggesting recent comments which stirred controversy in the country were deliberately misunderstood.

‘I’m not an expat, I’m an immigrant’

‘I’m not an expat, I’m an immigrant’

From part-time DJ and club promoter, to co-owner of a communications agency, former Londoner Martin Bundock's had a diverse career since moving to Stockholm 12 years ago.