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Thursday 9th December

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Find out what's going on in Sweden today with The Local's short roundup of the news in less than five minutes.

Wednesday 8th December

IN BRIEF: How to get your Covid-19 vaccine pass in Sweden
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IN BRIEF: How to get your Covid-19 vaccine pass in Sweden

As of December 1st, many public events in Sweden require attendees to show proof of double-vaccination status. Here's how to apply for a Swedish Covid-19 vaccine pass – and what to do if you can't get one.

When will Sweden introduce vaccine passes in restaurants?
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When will Sweden introduce vaccine passes in restaurants?

Swedish PM defends new minister over teenage ‘Hitler salute’ photo

Swedish PM defends new minister over teenage ‘Hitler salute’ photo

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday

Tuesday 7th December

EXPLAINED: What are Sweden’s new Covid-19 recommendations?
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EXPLAINED: What are Sweden’s new Covid-19 recommendations?

The first stage of Sweden's new three-step plan for new Covid-19 recommendations will come into effect from Wednesday, December 8th.

Sweden rolls out new Covid-19 measures to curb rise in infections

Sweden rolls out new Covid-19 measures to curb rise in infections

EXPLAINED: How to save money on your energy bill in Sweden
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EXPLAINED: How to save money on your energy bill in Sweden

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

Sunday 5th December

Explained: What new Covid measures could Sweden introduce in the week ahead?
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Explained: What new Covid measures could Sweden introduce in the week ahead?

Sweden is set to introduce new Covid-19 recommendations this week, with more social distancing, home-working, and face masks on crowded public transport likely to be among them.

Sweden plans stricter Covid measures ‘next week’ amid rise in infections

Sweden plans stricter Covid measures ‘next week’ amid rise in infections

17-year-old Bulgarian citizen shot dead at hairdressers in Copenhagen

17-year-old Bulgarian citizen shot dead at hairdressers in Copenhagen

Saturday 4th December

UPDATE: What travellers from Europe to UK need to know about new Covid test rules

UPDATE: What travellers from Europe to UK need to know about new Covid test rules

With the worsening Covid-19 situation across Europe and the spread of the new Omicron variant, the UK has announced yet more new testing rules for arrivals. Here's what you need to know about the new requirement for pre-departure tests.

Explained: Why is Sweden so worried about the EU’s minimum wage plan?
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Explained: Why is Sweden so worried about the EU’s minimum wage plan?

Swedish ‘female empowerment’ declaration blocked at OSCE council

Swedish ‘female empowerment’ declaration blocked at OSCE council

Friday 3rd December

Half of Swedish adults have received a Covid-19 vaccine pass

Half of Swedish adults have received a Covid-19 vaccine pass

Eight million Covid vaccine passes have been issued to 4.5 million Swedish residents so far, the e-Health Agency reports. This means that around half of Sweden's adult population have accessed the service.

Tell us: What do you think of Sweden’s vaccine pass rules for events?

Tell us: What do you think of Sweden’s vaccine pass rules for events?

Swedish word of the day: snögubbe

Swedish word of the day: snögubbe

What’s in a name? Getting to grips with the Swedish postal system
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What’s in a name? Getting to grips with the Swedish postal system

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 2nd December

Which foreign Covid vaccine passes are valid at public events in Sweden?
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Which foreign Covid vaccine passes are valid at public events in Sweden?

Sweden introduced Covid-19 vaccine passes at certain public events and gatherings on December 1st. But which foreign vaccine certificates are accepted?

Deadline approaches for Brits in Sweden to apply for post-Brexit status

Deadline approaches for Brits in Sweden to apply for post-Brexit status

New Swedish government’s plans to tighten work permit rules

New Swedish government’s plans to tighten work permit rules

Swedish word of the day: julbord

Swedish word of the day: julbord

Today in Sweden: a roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Sweden: a roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Sunday 28th November

EXPLAINED: What will happen next in Sweden’s political drama?
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EXPLAINED: What will happen next in Sweden’s political drama?

A prime minister stepping down just hours after she was appointed, coalition partners leaving the government and the passing of Sweden's first budget co-authored by the far-right. Where does Sweden go from here?

Saturday 27th November

Omicron variant poses ‘high to very high’ risk to Europe: EU health agency

Omicron variant poses ‘high to very high’ risk to Europe: EU health agency

The new Covid variant, dubbed Omicron and originally detected in South Africa, poses a "high to very high" risk to Europe, the EU health agency warned on Friday.

KEY POINTS: What you need to know about Sweden’s next budget
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KEY POINTS: What you need to know about Sweden’s next budget

Friday 26th November

So… who is the prime minister of Sweden right now?

So… who is the prime minister of Sweden right now?

Magdalena Andersson, the first woman to get confirmed as prime minister by the Swedish parliament, quit before even taking office. So who's running the country?

Covid infections in Sweden on the rise

Covid infections in Sweden on the rise

One dead after apartment building fire in northern Swedish town

One dead after apartment building fire in northern Swedish town

Swedish word of the day: röra

Swedish word of the day: röra

Today in Sweden: a roundup of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Sweden: a roundup of the latest news on Friday

Thursday 25th November

Magdalena Andersson gets second shot at becoming Sweden’s next prime minister

Magdalena Andersson gets second shot at becoming Sweden’s next prime minister

Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson will get another chance to become Sweden's first female prime minister, after the speaker of parliament said he would nominate her for the office a second time.

EU approves first Covid jab for children aged 5 to 11

EU approves first Covid jab for children aged 5 to 11

Sweden’s parliamentary speaker to nominate next prime minister… again

Sweden’s parliamentary speaker to nominate next prime minister… again

Postal applications for Sweden’s Covid vaccine pass face long delays

Postal applications for Sweden’s Covid vaccine pass face long delays

Today in Sweden: a roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Sweden: a roundup of the latest news on Thursday

Monday 22nd November

How will I endure another Nordic winter? What I’ve learned after five years
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How will I endure another Nordic winter? What I’ve learned after five years

What do I do and who am I when nature goes to rest? The Local's contributor Anne Grietje Franssen writes about life in the Gothenburg archipelago this time of the year, when the Swedish winter makes it feel like there's no end in sight.

Magdalena Andersson nominated as Sweden’s new prime minister

Magdalena Andersson nominated as Sweden’s new prime minister

Sweden Democrat MEP convicted of sexual assault

Sweden Democrat MEP convicted of sexual assault

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Monday

Swedish word of the day: killgissa

Swedish word of the day: killgissa

Ericsson signs multibillion acquisition deal with US company

Ericsson signs multibillion acquisition deal with US company

Thursday 18th November

Stockholm metro brought to standstill after power knocked out for 30,000 customers

Stockholm metro brought to standstill after power knocked out for 30,000 customers

More than 30,000 households in central Stockholm were plunged into darkness after a power blackout on Thursday afternoon. The metro was able to resume traffic after a while, but commuters were warned of knock-on delays.

Man found dead in Stockholm apartment after two years

Man found dead in Stockholm apartment after two years

Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Sweden: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday