King Carl Gustaf’s guards are under attack – from aggressive birds

King Carl Gustaf’s guards are under attack – from aggressive birds

The guards at the Drottningholm Palace, home to the Swedish royal family, are under attack from aggressive terns – and the court has applied for permission to shoot the protected seabirds.

Sweden’s asylum seeker forecast on track for 2017

Sweden’s asylum seeker forecast on track for 2017

Tightened border controls in Europe, the EU's treaty with Turkey and Sweden's temporary asylum law means the Swedish Migration Agency's forecast for 2017 is on target so far.

Texting behind the wheel: Soon illegal in Sweden, too?

Texting behind the wheel: Soon illegal in Sweden, too?

While most people would probably agree that texting and driving is a bad idea, using a handheld mobile phone behind the wheel is still pretty much perfectly legal in Sweden. But that could soon be about to change.

From Siberia to China to Sweden: reflections from a sustainability researcher

From Siberia to China to Sweden: reflections from a sustainability researcher

I am Ivan Monich, a sustainable tourism researcher from Siberia. My time in Sweden has been exciting, full of amazing moments and unexpected good surprises.

Swedes like Trump less than any other world leader

Swedes like Trump less than any other world leader

US president Donald Trump is the Swedes' least favourite among international leaders, according to a new survey.

Sweden boasts second place in press freedom ranking

Sweden boasts second place in press freedom ranking

Sweden is the second-best country in the world for press freedom, in spite of an overall trend for declining media freedom in the 'post-truth' era.

Top ten expat complaints to their Swedish partners

Top ten expat complaints to their Swedish partners

From ketchup to driving skills, when The Local once asked what expats complain about most to their Swedish partners, the responses were mixed.

Car drove 15 km wrong way on Öresund bridge without crashing

Car drove 15 km wrong way on Öresund bridge without crashing

A car drove around 15 kilometres in the wrong direction on the Öresund crossing between Sweden and Denmark before it was stopped by police.

Swedes worry about climate change and terrorism but not about war: poll

Swedes worry about climate change and terrorism but not about war: poll

A new poll has asked Swedes what they worry about the most.