Don’t give neo-Nazis space at annual politics week, Swedish parties urge

Don’t give neo-Nazis space at annual politics week, Swedish parties urge

Sweden's parliamentary parties have urged the hosts of the annual Almedalen Week not to grant land to "anti-democratic and violence promoting organizations".

Why Sweden now has English and Arabic speaking digital doctors

Why Sweden now has English and Arabic speaking digital doctors

A new digital doctor service offering appointments in English and Arabic hopes to provide healthcare fit for modern Sweden, its founder says.

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys
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Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

Studying in Umeå: ‘It’s more than its coldness’

Studying in Umeå: ‘It’s more than its coldness’

"To us, Umeå is more than just its coldness. Umeå is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden..."

How Amazon was convinced to come to Sweden

How Amazon was convinced to come to Sweden

How was Amazon convinced to set up its first Nordic data centres just outside of Stockholm? The Local spoke to Sweden's enterprise minister and other key figures to find out.

Is this cow celebration Sweden’s weirdest tradition?

Is this cow celebration Sweden’s weirdest tradition?

It's spring in Sweden, which means its 'kosläpp' time – the celebration of the first day of the year that cows are let loose after winter. The Local attended one in person.

Why you should go to Zagreb this summer
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Why you should go to Zagreb this summer

Zagreb is a favourite summer getaway for sun-and-fun loving Swedes. But they're not alone. Here are 8 great summer events that will have you booking a ticket!

Reflections on the integration workshop

Reflections on the integration workshop

Sweden has one of the largest immigration populations, and while it is incredibly welcoming, there are still things to consider. NFGL member Kyaw Zay Ya reflects on the recent workshops on this topic.

Salām Sverige – Sweden’s newest podcast, by young refugees

Salām Sverige – Sweden’s newest podcast, by young refugees

Taking the world of radio and the lives of young refugees by storm is Salām Sverige…

Swedish soldiers injured in Mali mortar attack

Swedish soldiers injured in Mali mortar attack

Several Swedish soldiers stationed in Mali as part of a UN peacekeeping mission have been injured in a mortar attack.

The Local’s Swedish film of the month: My Life as a Dog

The Local’s Swedish film of the month: My Life as a Dog

Film writer Peter Larkin reviews classic Academy Award-nominated Swedish movie My Life as a Dog, directed by Lasse Hallström.