Meet the Swede who’s taking over EasyJet

Meet the Swede who’s taking over EasyJet

Swedish travel veteran Johan Lundgren was named chief executive of British low-cost airline EasyJet on Friday.

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‘With fake news, the people are the first line of defence’

On our podcast this week: the battle against fake news gets serious. Also, gender battles in France – and why night mayors mean sweet dreams for Amsterdam.

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 7

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 7

Every week we ask a Swede, or a foreigner in Sweden, to explain their favourite word.

Sweden vs Italy: A cultural head-to-head

Sweden vs Italy: A cultural head-to-head

The Swedish and Italian football teams will meet on Monday in a playoff for a place in the 2018 World Cup – but how do the countries measure up in a cultural head-to-head?

‘We want to strengthen valuable and lasting connections’

‘We want to strengthen valuable and lasting connections’

SI News catches up Tea Mkheidze, the newly installed head of the NFGL Local Network in Lund to hear about her plans for the network.

Swedish radio station hijacked to play Isis recruitment song

Swedish radio station hijacked to play Isis recruitment song

A Swedish radio station played an Isis propaganda tune after its frequency was hijacked by a pirate transmitter.

WATCH: Hidden cameras reveal secret lives of bear family in Sweden

WATCH: Hidden cameras reveal secret lives of bear family in Sweden

A new video allows viewers to catch a rare glimpse of what bears actually do in the woods when no one's looking – thanks to hidden cameras put up by a Swedish county board.

Sweden Democrat quits party after unauthorized Russia trip

Sweden Democrat quits party after unauthorized Russia trip

An MP for the far-right Sweden Democrats has quit the party after he travelled to Russia against leaders' advice and was accused of harassing a fellow party member.

Recipe: How to make apple and almond tart

Recipe: How to make apple and almond tart

Of the many variations of apple tart out there, this is one of food writer John Duxbury's favourites.

Dads in Sweden are taking more parental leave than ever

Dads in Sweden are taking more parental leave than ever

But while Sweden is ahead of most countries in the share of parental leave allocated to fathers, things are far from equal.