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James Savage
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Join Us! Become a Member of The Local
A few of us from The Local's team, pictured at our office in Stockholm

Today you might notice something different about The Local – for the first time we'll be asking you, our readers, to pay to read some things on our site. In return, we're promising to provide you with a more complete experience, with more in-depth articles, events and discounts.


Journalism costs money. For The Local, writing about Sweden in English requires specialist bilingual journalists with a deep knowledge of Swedish society. Until now, we have paid for this thanks to partnerships with advertisers – something we will continue. 
But when we ask you, our readers, what you want from The Local, you tell us you want more depth, more insight, more practical advice and more chances to network. So from today, you can get all this and more by joining us, and becoming a Member of The Local.
We’ll be starting off this week with an article exclusively for members about why Sweden’s deportations of high-skilled workers are continuing, despite everyone seeming to agree that this is bad for the people concerned, their employers and Sweden itself.  
In addition to providing more great journalism, we have teamed up with a range of partners to offer exclusive discounts, including:
  • Ten percent off all flights from Stockholm and Copenhagen with Qatar Airways.
  • Free subscription to car sharing service DriveNow, worth 280 SEK.
  • 120 SEK discount on Stockholm trays by leading Swedish designer Olle Eksell.

If you're already a member, you can access your discounts here.

And in February, we’ll invite you to our first Members’ event, held in Stockholm, where we’ll offer you a chance to meet some of the people making the news in Sweden.
So today, for the price of a couple of lattes, you can get all of this while supporting our journalism.
We look forward to meeting you!
James Savage
Founder and Chief Publishing Officer


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