OPINION: The countryside has the best possibilities for creating a new life in Sweden

OPINION: The countryside has the best possibilities for creating a new life in Sweden

Life in rural Sweden may have its drawbacks, but the countryside is more welcoming towards immigrants than many people think, writes Ariz Kader in this opinion piece.

Friluftsliv, or the reason I moved to Sweden
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Friluftsliv, or the reason I moved to Sweden

OPINION: Has Sweden’s prime minister paid the price for his passivity?
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OPINION: Has Sweden’s prime minister paid the price for his passivity?

My first impression of Stockholmers: Who are all these well-dressed dads?

My first impression of Stockholmers: Who are all these well-dressed dads?

Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?
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Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?

Opinion: Backlash over Eid well wishes shows the rise of ‘Culture Wars’ in Sweden
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Opinion: Backlash over Eid well wishes shows the rise of ‘Culture Wars’ in Sweden

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?

Opinion: One year and one million cases later, Sweden still has a Covid communications problem

Opinion: One year and one million cases later, Sweden still has a Covid communications problem

OPINION: No, women in Sweden don’t yet have it all
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OPINION: No, women in Sweden don’t yet have it all

ANALYSIS: The conservative Swedish news site that crashed and burned

ANALYSIS: The conservative Swedish news site that crashed and burned

Graphs and maps: How is the coronavirus spreading in Sweden?

Graphs and maps: How is the coronavirus spreading in Sweden?

ANALYSIS: Has the far-right become normalised in Sweden?
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ANALYSIS: Has the far-right become normalised in Sweden?

OPINION: We moved abroad, but we should still get our vote

OPINION: We moved abroad, but we should still get our vote

ANALYSIS: What would it take for Sweden to close shops and businesses?

ANALYSIS: What would it take for Sweden to close shops and businesses?

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s five new coronavirus measures

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s five new coronavirus measures

How the bird in my lobby reminds me of loneliness of life in Stockholm

How the bird in my lobby reminds me of loneliness of life in Stockholm

EXPLAINED: How exactly does Sweden’s new Covid test requirement for travellers work?

EXPLAINED: How exactly does Sweden’s new Covid test requirement for travellers work?

OPINION: Has Sweden’s individualism made us insensitive to death?
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OPINION: Has Sweden’s individualism made us insensitive to death?

Reader’s view: Why is it so hard for Sweden to accept English in public life?
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Reader’s view: Why is it so hard for Sweden to accept English in public life?

OPINION: ‘We should not abandon Raoul Wallenberg’

OPINION: ‘We should not abandon Raoul Wallenberg’

OPINION: Is it just me… or has English taken over Stockholm?

OPINION: Is it just me… or has English taken over Stockholm?

ANALYSIS: Is Sweden’s non-coercive strategy enough amid sharp rise in Covid-19 cases?

ANALYSIS: Is Sweden’s non-coercive strategy enough amid sharp rise in Covid-19 cases?

What does the first report from Sweden’s coronavirus commission tell us?

What does the first report from Sweden’s coronavirus commission tell us?

Opinion: Does Sweden’s ‘grey divide’ explain our Covid-19 crisis?

Opinion: Does Sweden’s ‘grey divide’ explain our Covid-19 crisis?

Thanks for supporting The Local – here’s what we’re doing for readers
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Hen: What a three-letter word tells us about Swedish culture
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Hen: What a three-letter word tells us about Swedish culture

ANALYSIS: Is Sweden heading for a national lockdown?

ANALYSIS: Is Sweden heading for a national lockdown?

What unites and divides the Nordic countries?

What unites and divides the Nordic countries?

ANALYSIS: Why do Swedish politicians hold back in their criticism of the US?

ANALYSIS: Why do Swedish politicians hold back in their criticism of the US?

Read the latest news from Sweden via The Local’s smartphone apps
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ANALYSIS: What does Sweden’s rise in coronavirus cases tell us?

ANALYSIS: What does Sweden’s rise in coronavirus cases tell us?

OPINION: Are Swedish reporters lousy at asking follow-up questions?

OPINION: Are Swedish reporters lousy at asking follow-up questions?

EXPLAINED: What you need to know about the proposals to change Swedish migration law
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EXPLAINED: What you need to know about the proposals to change Swedish migration law

OPINION: How coronavirus helped me appreciate Sweden’s tame media

OPINION: How coronavirus helped me appreciate Sweden’s tame media

New migration law? These are the issues dividing Sweden’s politicians
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New migration law? These are the issues dividing Sweden’s politicians

Opinion: Sweden, don’t gamble with patients’ coronavirus symptoms

Opinion: Sweden, don’t gamble with patients’ coronavirus symptoms

Swedish researchers recommend use of face masks based on studies

Swedish researchers recommend use of face masks based on studies

Why are Sweden’s coronavirus figures falling so sharply and what does it mean for the future?

Why are Sweden’s coronavirus figures falling so sharply and what does it mean for the future?

Opinion: ‘Why Swedish migration policy badly needs an overhaul’
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Opinion: ‘Why Swedish migration policy badly needs an overhaul’

Explained: What does the breakdown in Sweden’s migration policy talks mean?
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Explained: What does the breakdown in Sweden’s migration policy talks mean?

Opinion: Sweden’s migration law is a blow to Swedes and their families overseas

Opinion: Sweden’s migration law is a blow to Swedes and their families overseas

Explained: Why an overhaul of Sweden’s migration laws could spark a government crisis
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Explained: Why an overhaul of Sweden’s migration laws could spark a government crisis

ANALYSIS: Is the WHO right to label Sweden a ‘special risk’ country for Covid-19?

ANALYSIS: Is the WHO right to label Sweden a ‘special risk’ country for Covid-19?

‘It won’t get better’: Inside the growing Swedish movement that promotes negative thinking

‘It won’t get better’: Inside the growing Swedish movement that promotes negative thinking

Opinion: ‘Swedish lagom doesn’t cut it in a crisis’
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Opinion: ‘Swedish lagom doesn’t cut it in a crisis’

OPINION: ‘Sweden and our mentality is more like a village than a country’
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OPINION: ‘Sweden and our mentality is more like a village than a country’

Analysis: What does the Olof Palme news actually mean for Sweden?

Analysis: What does the Olof Palme news actually mean for Sweden?

‘Only half the story’: The flipside of Sweden’s egalitarian utopia
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‘Only half the story’: The flipside of Sweden’s egalitarian utopia

Why hasn’t Sweden got its act together on coronavirus testing?

Why hasn’t Sweden got its act together on coronavirus testing?

Coronavirus survey: What do Swedes really think of the country’s approach?

Coronavirus survey: What do Swedes really think of the country’s approach?

Analysis: Five key questions that the coronavirus crisis raises in Sweden

Analysis: Five key questions that the coronavirus crisis raises in Sweden

Opinion: An American perspective on the Swedish coronavirus strategy

Opinion: An American perspective on the Swedish coronavirus strategy

Coronavirus: Will Sweden ever have a total lockdown?

Coronavirus: Will Sweden ever have a total lockdown?

Analysis: How neutral was Sweden really in World War Two?
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Analysis: How neutral was Sweden really in World War Two?

Between normalcy and state of emergency: The legal framework for Sweden’s coronavirus strategy

Between normalcy and state of emergency: The legal framework for Sweden’s coronavirus strategy

What Sweden’s coronavirus crisis law means (and doesn’t mean)

What Sweden’s coronavirus crisis law means (and doesn’t mean)

Who’s actually responsible for Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Who’s actually responsible for Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Sweden’s coronavirus strategy is clearly different to other countries so who should people trust?

Sweden’s coronavirus strategy is clearly different to other countries so who should people trust?

My life in the Gothenburg archipelago in times of corona

My life in the Gothenburg archipelago in times of corona

What’s missing from Sweden’s coronavirus strategy? Clear communication

What’s missing from Sweden’s coronavirus strategy? Clear communication

You are not alone – living abroad in the time of corona

You are not alone – living abroad in the time of corona

Why we’re (slightly) changing how The Local covers the coronavirus
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Why we’re (slightly) changing how The Local covers the coronavirus

How the coronavirus has (and hasn’t) affected the Nordic countries

How the coronavirus has (and hasn’t) affected the Nordic countries

Open Letter: More work is needed on Sweden’s plans for Brits after Brexit

Open Letter: More work is needed on Sweden’s plans for Brits after Brexit

The measures Sweden is taking over the new coronavirus

The measures Sweden is taking over the new coronavirus

Can Sweden’s cherished ‘right to roam’ survive in 2020?

Can Sweden’s cherished ‘right to roam’ survive in 2020?

Explained: Why the killing of Sweden’s prime minister 34 years ago is back in the news today

Explained: Why the killing of Sweden’s prime minister 34 years ago is back in the news today

Explained: What you need to know about the Swedish government’s work permit proposals
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Explained: What you need to know about the Swedish government’s work permit proposals

‘Why Sweden’s Melodifestivalen means so much to me’

‘Why Sweden’s Melodifestivalen means so much to me’

Bomb attacks: ‘Sweden is either described as a war zone or heaven on earth’

Bomb attacks: ‘Sweden is either described as a war zone or heaven on earth’

Opinion: My new Swedish passport is a small comfort amid the Brexit heartache

Opinion: My new Swedish passport is a small comfort amid the Brexit heartache

Why have Sweden’s biker gangs been able to fly under the radar?

Why have Sweden’s biker gangs been able to fly under the radar?

Explained: How will you be affected by changes to Swedish ID codes?
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Explained: How will you be affected by changes to Swedish ID codes?

What can the British royals learn from Sweden’s royal family?

What can the British royals learn from Sweden’s royal family?

Opinion: Who will be crowned the Lucia of the Brexit election?

Opinion: Who will be crowned the Lucia of the Brexit election?

What do the Pisa rankings really tell us about Swedish schools?
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What do the Pisa rankings really tell us about Swedish schools?

Why is Norwegian scrapping flights from the Nordics to the United States?

Why is Norwegian scrapping flights from the Nordics to the United States?

What do we know about violent crime in Sweden?

What do we know about violent crime in Sweden?

‘It’s every man for himself’: A foreigner’s survival guide to the Swedish winter

‘It’s every man for himself’: A foreigner’s survival guide to the Swedish winter

How a three-day break in Stockholm convinced me to move to Sweden

How a three-day break in Stockholm convinced me to move to Sweden

OPINION: Sweden is a real catch for Amazon – but is the feeling mutual?

OPINION: Sweden is a real catch for Amazon – but is the feeling mutual?

Opinion: What Dawit Isaak needs right now

Opinion: What Dawit Isaak needs right now

A new kind of funeral? How religious rituals are changing in secular Sweden

A new kind of funeral? How religious rituals are changing in secular Sweden

The small ways you adapt to Sweden without even noticing
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The small ways you adapt to Sweden without even noticing

How does Sweden’s criminal justice system work?
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How does Sweden’s criminal justice system work?

‘Negligent rape’: Has Sweden’s sexual consent law led to change?

‘Negligent rape’: Has Sweden’s sexual consent law led to change?

OPINION: Integration is in actions, not words – here’s how Almedalen could be more open

OPINION: Integration is in actions, not words – here’s how Almedalen could be more open

Opinion: Every country needs an Almedalen Week

Opinion: Every country needs an Almedalen Week

OPINION: How India and Sweden can find new ways of looking at each other

OPINION: How India and Sweden can find new ways of looking at each other

IN DEPTH: What’s behind the rise in gang violence across Sweden?

IN DEPTH: What’s behind the rise in gang violence across Sweden?

What does Sweden’s withdrawal of EU-Cuba bill mean?

What does Sweden’s withdrawal of EU-Cuba bill mean?

Knutby: Why a Swedish town notorious for murder is back in the spotlight
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Knutby: Why a Swedish town notorious for murder is back in the spotlight

Why I’m convinced Skånska is hands down the best Swedish accent
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Why I’m convinced Skånska is hands down the best Swedish accent

What you need to know about the state of the Swedish economy
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What you need to know about the state of the Swedish economy

ANALYSIS: What impact will the SAS strike have on the airline’s future (and ticket prices)?

ANALYSIS: What impact will the SAS strike have on the airline’s future (and ticket prices)?

ANALYSIS: Why is the SAS strike happening now?

ANALYSIS: Why is the SAS strike happening now?

How we brought a slice of British cooking to our Swedish home

How we brought a slice of British cooking to our Swedish home

‘Sweden ticks all the boxes – except for one’
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‘Sweden ticks all the boxes – except for one’

Here’s what you need to know about Sweden’s crisis-hit postal service

Here’s what you need to know about Sweden’s crisis-hit postal service

#BecomingSwedish: The secret trick to making new friends in Sweden

#BecomingSwedish: The secret trick to making new friends in Sweden

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