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We're breaking up - what are my rights?

We're breaking up - what are my rights?

Ask The Local:I have been in a relationship with a Swedish guy for the past five years and moved here for him three years ago, but unfortunately we are now breaking up. I know nothing about Swedish law and am worried about getting a fair deal with regards to the division of our property etc as we weren't married. What should I expect?

Volvo Cars incurs massive losses

Volvo Cars saw its problems worsen on Friday as the company recorded a third quarter loss of $458 million (3.6 billion kronor).

Stockholm going out guide: Saturday, Nov 8

Stockholm going out guide: Saturday, Nov 8

The Local teams up with Djungeltrumman to help point you in the right direction if you're planning a night out in Stockholm this Saturday.

Report faults Sweden for discrimination

Report faults Sweden for discrimination

Swedish minorities face widespread discrimination including a lack of education in their mother tongues, Sweden's ombudsman against ethnic discrimination said on Friday.

Sweden blasts French financial reform plan

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Friday blasted French proposals for overhauling the global financial system, warning that EU leaders were unlikely to agree on them.

Resistance mounts to new file sharing law

Resistance mounts to new file sharing law

A proposed measure to combat illegal file sharing may subject Sweden's government to a storm of protests similar to the one generated by the signals intelligence law earlier this year.

Chevy Chase to guest star in Swedish sitcom

Chevy Chase to guest star in Swedish sitcom

American comedy legend Chevy Chase will arrive in Sweden this weekend to appear as a guest star on a Swedish television sitcom.

Fashion goes green in Gothenburg

Fashion goes green in Gothenburg

As fashion designers grow ever more ecological, even the achingly hip can dress green in all seasons, according to the first in a series of regular articles from Monthly Magazine in Gothenburg.

Threesome pastor convicted over sex game assault

A Stockholm-area pastor charged with beating his wife during a threesome has been sentenced to probation and counseling, the Metro newspaper reports.

Two shot in Gothenburg drug bust

Two men are being treated in hospital after they were shot by police in Gothenburg on Thursday evening.

Gävle goat a sitting duck

Gävle goat a sitting duck

After a joyous two years of life in protective armour, Sweden's iconic Gävle goat will have to fend for itself this Christmas.

Class divisions less pronounced in Swedes' internet habits

Class divisions less pronounced in Swedes' internet habits

The average Swede spends 18 hours a week surfing the internet, according to a new report, and students and university graduates are no longer the ones spending the most time in front of a computer screen.

Riksbank announces loans to Sweden's financial sector

The Riksbank said on Thursday it would offer 60 billion kronor ($7.71 billion) in loans to financial firms at an auction on November 10th.

Sweden ill-equipped to defend itself

Sweden ill-equipped to defend itself

Defence minister Sten Tolgfors wants Sweden's Armed Forces to have more units ready for immediate mobilization to defend the country's borders.