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'It'd be strange if I wasn't nervous': royal chef

'It'd be strange if I wasn't nervous': royal chef

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Stefano Catenacci will be cooking for the royal family at Princess Madeleine's wedding this summer. The Swedish Chef is on the menu as The Local's Swede of the Week.

Scrap mock solutions to unemployment: Löfven

Scrap mock solutions to unemployment: Löfven

Löfven was formerly appointed as party chairman by the party's governing board (partistyrelsen) at the beginning of 2012. That choice was upheld by party members on Thursday.

'Send more foreign prisoners back home'

'Send more foreign prisoners back home'

Sweden should let more foreign offenders serve their prison sentences in their home countries, with a government appointed inquiry stating it would be the humane thing to do.

Bomb threat shuts down Swedish airport

Bomb threat shuts down Swedish airport

The Småland Airport in southern Sweden was shut down on Thursday morning, after airport staff received a letter believed to contain a bomb threat. The airport was reopened in the early afternoon.

'Idiot politicans can't tell me I need surgery to be a man'

'Idiot politicans can't tell me I need surgery to be a man'

Love Elfvelin, 22, who has said no to sex change surgery in part because he one day wants children of his own, says the two Christian Democrat MPs who want to continue sterilizing transgender Swedes won't get far.

The Lowdown: Social Democrat party congress

The Lowdown: Social Democrat party congress

With the Social Democrats gathered at their party congress in Gothenburg in western Sweden, The Local catches up with political scientist Ulf Bjereld to find out more about the party's chances of regaining power in 2014.

Opposition: Alliance jobs policy 'doesn't work'

Opposition: Alliance jobs policy 'doesn't work'

The Social Democrat party's economic policy spokeswoman Magdalena Andersson lambasted the government's jobs policy on Thursday, as she addressed party members preparing to officially elect Stefan Löfven as their leader.

TeliaSonera CEO widens misconduct probe

TeliaSonera CEO widens misconduct probe

TeliaSonera's new CEO Marie Ehrling has ordered a thorough review of the state-owned telecom firm's dealings in all markets abroad, as a new board was elected after a year under tough scrutiny over bribery allegations in Uzbekistan.

Runaway train cleaner 'did everything to stop it'

Runaway train cleaner 'did everything to stop it'

The cleaner who was on board a runaway commuter train that rammed into a block of flats in the Stockholm suburb of Saltsjöbaden has spoken out about the incident in what she claims will be her only media interview about the crash.

Extradition doesn't apply to Assange: judge

Extradition doesn't apply to Assange: judge

A Swedish supreme court judge discussing his country's legal system and the case of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange with Australian students has said that Swedish law prohibits extradition for military or political crimes.