Tusk calls for ‘much more progress’ from UK on Brexit at EU summit in Sweden

Tusk calls for ‘much more progress’ from UK on Brexit at EU summit in Sweden

"This progress needs to happen at the beginning of December at the latest."

Swedish music stars call for an end to sexual harassment

Swedish music stars call for an end to sexual harassment

"When you're raped by a great male musician, you lose a lot of friends."

PODCAST: Why is Sweden deporting its most talented workers?

PODCAST: Why is Sweden deporting its most talented workers?

On this week's podcast we look at Sweden's controversial work permit maze, and we also swear a bit (sorry).

Guess who’s back? Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit to play, Mourinho confirms

Guess who’s back? Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit to play, Mourinho confirms

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be part of Manchester United's squad this weekend.

Swedish labour market ‘tougher than ever’

Swedish labour market ‘tougher than ever’

The labour market in Sweden is under more pressure than in any other country included in a new global report. And the situation is deteriorating each year.

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 8

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 8

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

Dog-owners live longer, say Swedish scientists

Dog-owners live longer, say Swedish scientists

Swedish scientists have found that owning a dog can lower a person's risk of mortality, in a study published in Scientific Report.

‘Alter Schwede!’: the surprising role of old Swedes in the German language

‘Alter Schwede!’: the surprising role of old Swedes in the German language

Every language has common sayings which, when directly translated, seem to make absolutely no sense, and the German phrase "alter Schwede", meaning "old Swede" is a perfect example.

Smart Energy Challenge: NFGL innovators set to take centre stage

Smart Energy Challenge: NFGL innovators set to take centre stage

Learn more about some of the bright ideas from NFGL members who are competing in the finals of the Smart Energy Challenge 2017.

Who is Måns Zelmerlöw? Swedish Eurovision winner to co-host UK search for 2018 entry

Who is Måns Zelmerlöw? Swedish Eurovision winner to co-host UK search for 2018 entry

Swedish singer, TV host, and former Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw will host the TV search for the UK's entry to the contest.

Theresa May tells Swedish media she is close to deal on citizens’ rights and financial offer

Theresa May tells Swedish media she is close to deal on citizens’ rights and financial offer

Speaking to a Swedish newspaper, British Prime Minister Theresa May claimed that all UK ministers were behind her vision for Brexit.

‘Sweden has given us its best, we will do the same’

‘Sweden has given us its best, we will do the same’

Learn why the The Local Network in Blekinge is committed to working together with Sweden to make the world a better place and what they plan to do about it.

May faces Brexit pressure at EU summit in Sweden

May faces Brexit pressure at EU summit in Sweden

EU leaders will pressure British Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to reach a Brexit deal as they meet at a summit in Sweden.

Is life in Sweden impossible without a personal number?

Is life in Sweden impossible without a personal number?

Most people in Sweden have one, but for those who don't, just how difficult is life in the country without a personal identity number (personnummer)?

Things you can (and cannot) do without a Swedish personal number
FOR MEMBERS

Things you can (and cannot) do without a Swedish personal number

Is it possible to get by in Sweden without a fabled personal number (personnummer)? We found out in six different areas, from banking to shopping.

READERS: Share your experiences of the Swedish personal number
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READERS: Share your experiences of the Swedish personal number

The Local is investigating how easy or difficult it is for non-Swedes to get by without the ubiquitous personal ID number ('personnummer').

Five top tips if you don’t have a personal number in Sweden
FOR MEMBERS

Five top tips if you don’t have a personal number in Sweden

Still waiting to receive a personal ID number in Sweden? Surviving comfortably in the meantime can be frustrating, so with that in mind, we've pulled together some tips for getting by.

How to make Swedish beetroot baked in salt

How to make Swedish beetroot baked in salt

Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe for this stylish beetroot, baked in salt.