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Opinion
Swedish leaders need to be prepared for tech challenges
Will robots take over your jobs? Photo: Eric Piermont/AP

Will your job still exist in ten years' time? How will society and businesses adapt to the advancements that are on their way?

Opinion: US Elections
Americans abroad: get off the fence, stop Trump

If you're an American in Europe, don't let high-minded queasiness stop you using your vote - there's too much at stake, says Laura Shields of Democrats Abroad.

Opinion
'If Sweden really wants startups, drop the red tape'
Tech star Tayyab Shabab, who is being threatened with deportation. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Swedish politicians are keen to talk up the country's startups – but their migration rules threaten to strangle them, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage.

Ericsson to end manufacturing in Sweden?
Ericsson's headquarters in Stockholm. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

The closure of the telecoms giant's last remaining manufacturing plants in the country would mean the loss of 3,000 jobs.

Opinion
'It's not that I'm good, it's that your husband is bad'
Stefan Lagergren with his daughter Alice. Photo: Angelica Lagergren

This Swedish blogger has a message for dads who aren't pulling their weight with the kids.

Opinion
'Swedish politics not immune to grassroots movements'
Could someone like Donald Trump gain a following in Sweden? Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Swedish parties should look at political shakeups abroad and take heed, warn two representatives from high-profile democracy thinktanks on the opening day of parliament.

Opinion
'Male rape should be taken more seriously'
A file photo of a man. Photo: Simon Paulin/SvD/TT

Though it is more common for women to be victims of rape, male rape must also be seen as a serious problem in society, write Umeå University's Jens Lindberg and Stefan Sjöström.

Opinion
Foreign postgrads caught in the middle of poor legislation
A university student in Sweden. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Sweden should make it easier for foreign PhD students to apply for residency, argue three representatives from two of Sweden's biggest academic associations.

Interview
'Norrland should vote on independence from Sweden'
Should Sweden’s furthest north be independent? One journalist thinks so. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Should Norrland in northern Sweden follow Scotland's example and demand a referendum on independence? Journalist Lotta Gröning tells The Local why she thinks so.

Opinion
'I'm one of those people who don't know where they belong'
Saina Behnejad in Stockholm. Photo: Emma Löfgren/The Local

The Local's intern Saina Behnejad, whose Iranian parents moved from Stockholm to London when she was five, explains why she will always keep returning to Sweden.

The Local investigates
What do we actually know about the violence in Malmö?
Police investigating an explosion in Malmö on Thursday. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

International media have presented a "distorted" view of a spate of Malmö shootings and an explosion, a senior police boss has told The Local.

Opinion
'We don't know how Brexit will affect our time in Sweden'
Sweden-based Brit Sarah Campbell, left. Photo: Private & AP Photo/Tim Ireland

One month after the Brexit referendum Sarah Campbell, a British reader based in Uppsala, pens a love letter to her European Union.

Opinion
'Avoiding the sun is as dangerous as smoking'
How many sun hours do we get in Sweden anyway? Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Staying out of the sun to avoid skin cancer? Don't, argue Swedish doctors Pelle Lindqvist and Håkan Olsson.

Opinion
How to calm down: get off Facebook and start talking
Calm down, guys. Like this man in Almedalen. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

In a world that's suffering a political nervous breakdown, getting off Facebook and arguing face-to-face could be the best way to calm us all down, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage.

Brexit and the growing digital divide
A business meeting at Artipelag in Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Trygg/mediabank.visitstockholm.com

Modern tech hubs like Stockholm are thriving while smaller regions struggle. We need to close this gap and we need to do it quickly, argues Leif Rehnström, CEO of the Skellefteå-based Hello Future!

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