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More Swedish hospitals cancel surgeries amid supply shortage

More Swedish hospitals cancel surgeries amid supply shortage

More hospitals are cancelling non-essential surgeries amid a supply shortage in central Sweden.

How the City of Malmö went from dated to digital

How the City of Malmö went from dated to digital

Malmö has been undergoing a quiet digital revolution courtesy of a collaboration between its administrative HQ and a startup guru whom together are engaging locals to improve their city. The Local finds out more.

 
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Sweden halts asylum decisions for applicants from northeastern Syria

Sweden halts asylum decisions for applicants from northeastern Syria

Sweden's Migration Agency has decided to stop all decisions on asylum cases relating to people from northeastern Syria, it said in a statement this morning.

How Stockholm offices are designed to increase employee well-being

How Stockholm offices are designed to increase employee well-being

In Stockholm, developers are making quality of life a priority – and a measure of sustainability.

 
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Where to celebrate Diwali in Sweden
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Where to celebrate Diwali in Sweden

With Diwali approaching in October, here's a look at how you can celebrate this festival of light in Sweden.

Stockholm restaurants more 'diverse and exciting than in most other European cities'

Stockholm restaurants more 'diverse and exciting than in most other European cities'

The restaurant scene in the Swedish capital is evolving and becoming more and more diverse – thanks to the openness of Swedish kitchens to techniques and ingredients from around the world.

 
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Do you really need to learn Swedish in Sweden?

Do you really need to learn Swedish in Sweden?

Swedes are good – among the best, in fact – at speaking English as a second language. So should foreigners living in Sweden make the effort to learn Swedish?

 
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Readers reveal: What's it REALLY like working in Sweden?

Readers reveal: What's it REALLY like working in Sweden?

Enviable work-life balance or soul-destroying bureaucracy? The Local asked our readers about their experiences in Sweden and here's what they had to say.

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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Three stories of life-changing travel: Israel, Honduras and Rome

Three stories of life-changing travel: Israel, Honduras and Rome

A single trip has the power to change your perspective - or even your life - for good.

 
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These are Sweden's 13 best universities according to a new ranking

These are Sweden's 13 best universities according to a new ranking

Three Swedish universities have again made the top 100 in a prestigious global ranking – with 13 Swedish universities in the top 1000s.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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#MySweden: 'It's a really great blend between young and old, native-born and foreign-born residents'

#MySweden: 'It's a really great blend between young and old, native-born and foreign-born residents'

Every week one of The Local's readers take over our Instagram to show the world their Sweden. Today, Alyssa Bittner-Gibbs from the US shows us her part of Stockholm.

What are my rights if a flight is cancelled or delayed?

What are my rights if a flight is cancelled or delayed?

Disruption to a planned flight can ruin a holiday or business trip and cause a lot of stress, but you are legally entitled to assistance and even compensation in many cases.

WHAT'S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in October
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WHAT'S ON: Events for English-speakers in Sweden in October

Here's our list of events geared towards English speakers taking place across Sweden during October. If you have any that you'd like us to add – whether it's language exchanges or social meetups to mourn Brexit – please let us know.

Buying an apartment in Sweden: 11 things to think about before you bid
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Buying an apartment in Sweden: 11 things to think about before you bid

If you're hoping to buy an apartment in Sweden, here's an in-depth guide to the things you should be thinking about.

Ericsson braces for 12 billion kronor bill to settle US corruption probe

Ericsson braces for 12 billion kronor bill to settle US corruption probe

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has made a 12 billion kronor ($1.2 billion) provision to resolve a US corruption investigation.

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

Here's an introduction to the Swedish criminal legal system.

Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

When Malmö mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh and a group of local politicians stepped off a specially chartered train in the troubled district of Rosengård in December, she made big claims for the new ring line she was launching.

Surströmming: What you need to know before trying fermented herring
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Surströmming: What you need to know before trying fermented herring

Before you turn your nose up at Sweden's pungent-smelling fermented surströmming, read this.

In Pictures: 10 photos that reveal the quaint beauty of Ystad

In Pictures: 10 photos that reveal the quaint beauty of Ystad

There's much more to Ystad than fictional detective Kurt Wallander. Street photographer Dan Gheorghita shares some of his best snaps with The Local.