Awkward! Swedish party boss ‘fired’ by parliament IT glitch

Awkward! Swedish party boss ‘fired’ by parliament IT glitch

A computer hiccup prompted the Swedish parliament to announce the resignation of Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund on Thursday. The only problem was Björklund had no such intentions.

Swedish MP accused of anti-Semitic attack on media

Swedish MP accused of anti-Semitic attack on media

A member of the Sweden Democrats is being accused of anti-Semitism after she called for a ban on 'ethnic groups' owning more than five percent of media, singling out the Bonnier family.

‘Sweden is crippling its ability to innovate’

‘Sweden is crippling its ability to innovate’

Sweden's bureaucratic migration system could cripple its competitive edge, an American developer behind a new network to help bridge the gap between firms and foreign workers has told The Local.

Swedish for programmers: ‘It changed my life’
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Swedish for programmers: ‘It changed my life’

One size does not fit all – not in shoes and not in Swedish lessons. The Local finds out more about “Swedish for Programmers”, an alternative to SFI which is helping get foreigners into new jobs quickly.

Racist and sexist trolls target Sweden’s Twitter account

Racist and sexist trolls target Sweden’s Twitter account

Sweden's famous @Sweden Twitter account could close as a last resort after a wave of abuse directed against its curators.

Young global leaders gather in Stockholm to change the world

Young global leaders gather in Stockholm to change the world

You don't have to change the world in a big way. You can start small.

We want a new tunnel, say Swedes and Danes

We want a new tunnel, say Swedes and Danes

A proposed tunnel between Sweden and Denmark could at last see the light of day.

Union boss: Ericsson cuts could be ‘expensive mistake’

Union boss: Ericsson cuts could be ‘expensive mistake’

Cutting 3000 Swedish jobs could be a short-term solution with the potential to cause long-term damage to Ericsson, Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson argues.

Sweden taking years to grant family members residency

Sweden taking years to grant family members residency

People wishing to bring a partner or family member to Sweden are waiting up to two years for a decision on whether they will be granted residency, according to a Swedish radio report.

Five nostalgia-inducing events across Sweden this weekend

Five nostalgia-inducing events across Sweden this weekend

Fancy reliving the good old days? Whether you love the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s, Sweden has you covered this weekend.