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Reverse culture shock: the troubles of leaving Sweden
Does it get more Swedish than this? Photo: Emelie Asplund/imagebank.sweden.se

Why is that stranger talking to me in the elevator?!

Indians in Sweden told to be wary of travel document scam
File photo of a man using a phone not related to the story. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

The Embassy of India in Stockholm has urged Indian citizens in Sweden to be wary of scammers who ask for money to fix fabricated errors in travel documents.

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?

Startup heavyweights back tech ace told to leave Sweden
Spotify founder Daniel Ek is one of the big tech names backing Tayyab Shabab (right). Photo: Ingvar Karmhed/SvD/TT & personal

Major names in the tech community have rallied behind a developer who was told he must leave Sweden within a month due to an admin error made by his former employer.

Poetry can 'save Arab world' says Nobel Prize hopeful
The Gothenburg Book Fair. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Speaking at the Gothenburg Book Fair, Syrian poet and possible Nobel Prize contender Adonis said that religious fanaticism is 'destroying the heart of the Arab world', but sees salvation in poetry.

78-year-old crowned Sweden's best grower of oilseed rape
Gunnar Henningson celebrates his well-deserved victory. Photo: Svensk Raps

"This is one of the happiest days of my life,” said 78-year- old Gunnar Henningson, after being crowned Sweden's "Rapsmästaren".

'World class' developer told to leave Sweden over admin slip
Software developer Tayyab Shabab. Photo: Private

Tayyab Shabab has a house, a job and pays tax in Sweden, but he has now been told he must leave within three weeks.

How many Swedes say grace before a meal?
A Swedish priest saying a prayer. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

Perhaps more than you'd think in one of the world's least religious countries.

Handshaking row causes Swedish teacher to leave job
Fardous El-Sakka (left) was told she must shake hands with colleagues to work at a school in Helsingborg. Photo: Private & Anders Wiklund/TT

A teaching assistant in Helsingborg was told she must shake hands with male colleagues to continue working at her school.

Sweden 'worst in Nordics' on sexist advertising: report
An old Swedish advert for aftershave not related to the story. Photo: Robin Haldert/TT

A new report has criticized Sweden for being the only Nordic country with no legislation against sexual discrimination in advertising.

Sweden named 'best place in the world for expat families'
Children at a Stockholm preschool going for a walk. Photo: Anders Ahlgren/SvD/TT

Sweden's quality of life for children, childcare and children's health in the country all stood out in a survey in 45 different host nations.

Gender aware Swedish TV gives kids' trucks a sex swap
This is Ted, or should that be Linn? Photo: Nelvana Studios

Sweden’s public service TV company is making its children’s shows less sexist - by changing the sex of trucks and planes.

Study: Yoga helping Swedish inmates one pose at a time
Yoga instructor Beata Szewczuk teaching a class in Norrtälje. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Yoga has led to fewer conflicts and improved behaviour at Swedish prisons, according to a new study.

Sweden to launch new national equality authority
Equality minister Åsa Regnér at a press conference detailing the agency. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

A new national strategy on violence against women is also being worked on.

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.

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Analysis & Opinion
'If Sweden really wants startups, drop the red tape on migration'
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Blog updates

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