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Friday 17th September

KEY POINTS: How Sweden’s Covid-19 rules will change in September
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KEY POINTS: How Sweden’s Covid-19 rules will change in September

UPDATED: Sweden will lift nearly all of its pandemic restrictions at the end of September, including both laws and recommendations. Here's a rundown of what they are, and which recommendations still remain in place.

Swedish stereotypes: The residents you’ll meet in Stockholm’s districts

Swedish stereotypes: The residents you’ll meet in Stockholm’s districts

Can my boss force me to return to the office when Sweden scraps home-working recommendation?

Can my boss force me to return to the office when Sweden scraps home-working recommendation?

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

Wednesday 15th September

ANALYSIS: Is the Nordic swing to the left nothing but an illusion?

ANALYSIS: Is the Nordic swing to the left nothing but an illusion?

For the first time in decades, left-wing parties are set to be in power in all five Nordic countries after Norway's general election. But what does the left's success actually mean?

Swedish tech consultant jailed for spying for Russia

Swedish tech consultant jailed for spying for Russia

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

Q&A: Answers to your questions about Sweden’s latest travel rules
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Q&A: Answers to your questions about Sweden’s latest travel rules

Sunday 12th September

Swedish opposition leader pledges to hit gang criminals with terror laws

Swedish opposition leader pledges to hit gang criminals with terror laws

The leader of Sweden's centre-right opposition has called for the country to use its far-reaching terror legislation against gang criminals after what he described as "the bloodiest summer in Swedish history" when it came to gun violence.

Saturday 11th September

ABBA hits the UK top 10 for first time in 40 years

ABBA hits the UK top 10 for first time in 40 years

ABBA on Friday scored their first top 10 single in the UK for almost 40 years after thrilling fans with the announcement of a new album and a virtual concert.

Friday 10th September

What does Sweden’s re-opening mean for jobs and the economy?

What does Sweden’s re-opening mean for jobs and the economy?

As Sweden prepares for the hospitality and events industries to open up at the end of the month, some employers are struggling to hire the staff to ensure they can meet demand.

Swedish parents told they can’t name their baby Vladimir Putin

Swedish parents told they can’t name their baby Vladimir Putin

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

Wednesday 8th September

Swedish word of the day: valfläsk

Swedish word of the day: valfläsk

This word has a very strange literal translation, but is useful if you want to discuss politics in Swedish.

Stockholm to roll out drop-in Covid vaccination slots across the region

Stockholm to roll out drop-in Covid vaccination slots across the region

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 September

Elton John can play to a crowd of 45,000 in Stockholm next month after Covid events restrictions lifted

Elton John can play to a crowd of 45,000 in Stockholm next month after Covid events restrictions lifted

A 45,000-person concert should be able to go ahead in October, after Stockholm authorities were putting pressure on the government to give a clear decision on events rules.

Sweden to lift more Covid-19 restrictions at end of September

Sweden to lift more Covid-19 restrictions at end of September

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

Sweden arrests two women linked to Islamic State

Sweden arrests two women linked to Islamic State

Monday 6th September

Who is Magdalena Andersson, the woman likely to be Sweden’s next prime minister?
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Who is Magdalena Andersson, the woman likely to be Sweden’s next prime minister?

After Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven stepped down as party leader, the search is on for his replacement. Here's a look at the strong favourite for the role, and what needs to happen for her to become PM.

It didn’t take long for Abba to return to the UK singles chart

It didn’t take long for Abba to return to the UK singles chart

Sweden tightens restrictions for tourists from six countries including the US

Sweden tightens restrictions for tourists from six countries including the US

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

Saturday 4th September

What makes a northern Swedish town of 1,000 a great place to live?

What makes a northern Swedish town of 1,000 a great place to live?

The small town of Sorsele in Swedish Lapland has been rated as the best small town in Sweden for local amenities by a new study.

Wednesday 1st September

Are Abba about to release their new songs at last?

Are Abba about to release their new songs at last?

Three years after Abba stunned fans by announcing they had reunited to record their first new music in more than three decades, will we get to hear those songs in a livestream on Thursday?

10 hacks that make life in Stockholm much easier
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10 hacks that make life in Stockholm much easier

What’s in store for Scandinavian airline SAS? New boss reveals latest report

What’s in store for Scandinavian airline SAS? New boss reveals latest report

Swedish government orders inquiry to consider future pandemic curfews

Swedish government orders inquiry to consider future pandemic curfews

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

Monday 30th August

EU recommends tighter restrictions on American tourists as US removed from Covid safe travel list

EU recommends tighter restrictions on American tourists as US removed from Covid safe travel list

The EU removed the US and five other countries from its travel safe list on Monday, meaning visitors, particularly those not vaccinated against Covid-19, could face tighter restrictions on travel to Europe. Individual member states can decide how to act.

Swedish nationals face rule change for travel to UK

Swedish nationals face rule change for travel to UK

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

REVEALED: Where in Sweden is it easiest to find student housing

REVEALED: Where in Sweden is it easiest to find student housing

Saturday 28th August

Discrimination against ‘foreign’ doctors widespread in Sweden

Discrimination against ‘foreign’ doctors widespread in Sweden

A Swedish healthcare reform more than a decade ago allowing patients to choose their own doctor has unexpectedly led to widespread discrimination against medics with foreign-sounding names.

Friday 27th August

Sweden ends Afghanistan evacuations

Sweden ends Afghanistan evacuations

Sweden has ended its evacuations out of Kabul, after flying more than 1,100 people to Sweden following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.

‘Reasonable balance’: Swedish government defends new rules for foreign PhD students

‘Reasonable balance’: Swedish government defends new rules for foreign PhD students

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

Fire tears through northern Swedish space research centre

Fire tears through northern Swedish space research centre