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Sales of commuter tickets between Sweden and Denmark drop

2017 has brought a slump in Swedish sales of commuter passes for the trains across the Öresund Bridge compared to last year.

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Swedish Design Odyssey: the best destinations from north to south

Swedish design: It's beautiful. It's unconventional. And it's everywhere. The Local takes you on a roadtrip through nine of the best design destinations, from north to south - you've got to see it to believe it.

 
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This Swedish town just had its hottest March day in at least 278 years

Several towns basked in the weekend sunshine, but temperatures are about to drop again.

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How Stockholm University helps shape Europe's startup hub

With more tech ‘unicorn' companies per capita than any other city other than Silicon Valley, it's safe to say Stockholm is one of Europe's most important tech hubs.

 
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Ten ways being an international student in Sweden changes you

And you thought you just came here to study...

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Gothenburg: where the city is your campus

Learn why foreign students at the University of Gothenburg feel they've ended up in Sweden's ultimate college town.

 
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Recipe: How to make delicious Swedish almondy tosca cake

This classic Swedish almond cake is perfect with coffee. Or just more cake.

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How Brexit might affect finances for UK expats in Sweden

Any Britons living in Sweden will probably want to read this.

 
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11 must-have products for expat parents in Sweden

Sunburns and foot warts and lice, oh my! Here are 11 products every expat parent should keep in their medicine cabinet.

 
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'I wanted to show Sweden what India is to me'

Meet the Indian engineer and artist bringing her culture to Sweden.

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Why everyone should fly Qatar Airways Business Class at least once in their life

One business class to rule them all, and to bring you to new levels of in-air pleasure…even on the longest flight in the world.

 
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What should you do during a terror attack?

The likelihood of ending up in the middle of a terror attack remains low in Sweden. But if the worst should happen, what can you do to boost your chances? The Local asked experts for advice.

Swedish for Programmers: the secret to getting a job

It can be hard to find a job in a foreign country – even if you have skills that are in-demand. The Local spoke with an employer about what they look for – and a few expats who solved the problem.

 
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Swedish health watchdog criticizes doctor over woman's toilet birth

Sweden's health watchdog has criticized a doctor after a pregnant woman was sent home and gave birth in the toilet moments after being told to take paracetamol.

'At Malmö University you become part of a global network'

Did you know you can study at Malmö University, no matter where in the world you are? The Local finds out more about the school's 'Glocal classroom' concept and how it brings a top education to your doorstep.

 
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Eight things to love about renting in Sweden

A housing crisis means that short-term sublets are the norm in major cities and rent regulation rules are frequently flouted. But this week, The Local has decided to look on the bright side of renting an apartment in Sweden.

How to help your child adjust to life abroad

Moving abroad can be a big adjustment for anyone - and it's even harder when the move wasn't your choice. So how do you help your children settle in when your family makes the move? One Swedish startup is helping to answer this question.

 
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Swedish hotel will give you your money back... but only if you get divorced

A Swedish hotel chain is offering all couples a refund – but only if they get divorced within a year of their stay.

Stockholm's skyline is about to change dramatically

You're about to see Stockholm like you've never seen it before.

 
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How The Local helped this business school reach smart young global citizens

When a leading European business school wanted to raise awareness of its new pan-European course, The Local delivered.

Why you need a EuroBonus American Express Card

There are a lot of airlines out there – and a plethora of loyalty programmes. They all promise a dozen benefits – but also an awful lot of fine print. How often do you actually understand the system well enough to take advantage of the perks?

 
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OPINION: 'Why is what happened to the Sami in Sweden not common knowledge?'

Internationally acclaimed movie Sami Blood should make Swedes question why Sami oppression in Sweden is not common knowledge, and it's time for that to change, argues Sami Parliament member Oscar Sedholm.

7 reasons you should have international health insurance

Are you covered in your new country? And what happens if there's an emergency?

 
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Big, bold and a bit bonkers: Norway's large-scale sculptures

These unusual, larger-than-life attractions double up as fun selfie spots, says our travel editor Marie Peyre.

 

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Is it a good idea to paint your apartment white?

Houzz.se's Amanda Strömberg asks two experts about what you should think about if you want to paint your entire home white.

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