Sweden won’t suspend deportations of Afghan asylum seekers

Sweden won’t suspend deportations of Afghan asylum seekers

Refugee campaigners called on authorities to stop deportations after at least 80 people were killed in a bomb attack in Kabul a day after Sweden returned a group of failed asylum seekers to Afghanistan.

‘A lot of inspiration for En Marche comes from the Scandinavian countries’

‘A lot of inspiration for En Marche comes from the Scandinavian countries’

The Local met Alexandre Holroyd, En Marche’s parliamentary candidate for the Third constituency for French overseas residents, in Copenhagen to talk about the upcoming elections, Brexit, Scandinavian social welfare and President Macron’s first weeks in power.

Time running out for billions of old Swedish kronor

Time running out for billions of old Swedish kronor

Eleven billion kronor of old Swedish coins and banknotes are still in circulation despite the Riksbank central bank's warning that they need to be handed in by the end of June.

Why National Day isn’t such a big deal

Why National Day isn’t such a big deal

Sweden’s National Day is coming up on 6th June.

How a group of Stockholm students hope to provide electricity in rural Tanzania

How a group of Stockholm students hope to provide electricity in rural Tanzania

A project launched by an international group of students in Stockholm aims to use small-scale wind turbines to expand electricity access in rural Tanzania.

Are the Nordic leaders trolling Trump with this photo?

Are the Nordic leaders trolling Trump with this photo?

A publicity shot of the prime ministers of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland has an uncanny resemblance to a shot of Donald Trump posing with the Saudi and Egyptian leaders.

Calls for opposition Moderate leader to be replaced before 2018 Swedish election: reports

Calls for opposition Moderate leader to be replaced before 2018 Swedish election: reports

Strong voices within Sweden's centre-right opposition Moderate party are calling for leader Anna Kinberg Batra to be replaced before the 2018 election, according to reports in two Swedish newspapers.

Swedish municipalities allow customers to opt out of ‘foreign staff’ as home care

Swedish municipalities allow customers to opt out of ‘foreign staff’ as home care

A radio investigation into a county in northern Sweden shows that municipalities allow people who use home care services to request that their helpers do not have a foreign background.

Kuckeliku! 10 animal noises that sound different in Swedish

Kuckeliku! 10 animal noises that sound different in Swedish

Just when you thought you had integrated in Sweden, you learn that horses say "gnägg" here and your life turns upside down.