School watchdog probes teacher over Nazi allegations

A teacher who went to a Nazi meeting and joined anti-Semitic groups on social media is being investigated by the Swedish school watchdog.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


The four big security challenges facing Sweden today

Sweden's security police Säpo has a "bigger and more complicated task than ever". Here are four of their biggest security challenges.


'I am both black and white, both American and Swedish'

Jason Diakité – perhaps better known by his rap artist name Timbuktu – has decided to stop being half.


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.


What's the secret to long life? Have children, Swedish experts say

A new Swedish study suggests that people who have children live longer than those who do not.


'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.


How to make cloudberry ice cream

It's spring! Right...? Let's at least pretend it is and try this cloudberry ice cream. Recipe courtesy of food writer John Duxbury.

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.

The secret to a great quality of life in Stockholm

Think you know the key to achieving the ultimate quality of life in Stockholm? Think again.


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?


Sweden carries out most border controls among Schengen nations

Sweden carries out by far the most border controls among the countries given special permission to do so by the EU, according to numbers reported by public broadcaster Sveriges Radio.

7 reasons you should have international health insurance

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


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.

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.


Norway grants asylum to torture-fearing Turkish officers

Turkish military personnel have ignored orders to return home following last year's attempted coup and have now been granted asylum in Norway, saying they fear torture should they return home.



Is it a good idea to paint your apartment white?'s Amanda Strömberg asks two experts about what you should think about if you want to paint your entire home white.


Sweden: We need international doctors

Sweden has more doctors now than in 2009, according to a new report. But the country needs even more, experts say.