A million Europeans obtain EU Covid health pass ahead of vote

A million Europeans obtain EU Covid health pass ahead of vote

More than one million Europeans have obtained the new EU Covid health certificate being rolled out in each country to unlock travel within the bloc, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

‘I’m going crazy’: Why international residents in Europe will travel this summer despite Covid

‘I’m going crazy’: Why international residents in Europe will travel this summer despite Covid

How to book your Covid-19 vaccine without a Swedish personnummer

How to book your Covid-19 vaccine without a Swedish personnummer

‘Never have I seen so few old trees around’: What’s happening to Sweden’s forests?

‘Never have I seen so few old trees around’: What’s happening to Sweden’s forests?

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

KEY POINTS: How Sweden’s coronavirus restrictions change in June

KEY POINTS: How Sweden’s coronavirus restrictions change in June

Sweden lifts travel restrictions for Nordic arrivals, but extends them for others

Sweden lifts travel restrictions for Nordic arrivals, but extends them for others

WATCH: Sweden set to start lifting coronavirus rules

WATCH: Sweden set to start lifting coronavirus rules

Sweden is the only European country where fatal shootings are on the rise

Sweden is the only European country where fatal shootings are on the rise

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

What’s up with Sweden’s ice cream vans?
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What’s up with Sweden’s ice cream vans?

Opinion: Backlash over Eid well wishes shows the rise of ‘Culture Wars’ in Sweden
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Opinion: Backlash over Eid well wishes shows the rise of ‘Culture Wars’ in Sweden

10 things the Covid-19 crisis has taught us about Sweden

10 things the Covid-19 crisis has taught us about Sweden

‘Why is it funny to point out something that everyone already knows about Swedish culture?’

‘Why is it funny to point out something that everyone already knows about Swedish culture?’

Why doesn’t Sweden have any decent village pubs?
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Why doesn’t Sweden have any decent village pubs?

What’s the reaction to Swedish government’s work permit proposals?
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What’s the reaction to Swedish government’s work permit proposals?

Jimmie Åkesson interview: ‘If you don’t want to be part of Sweden, then you cannot live here’
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Jimmie Åkesson interview: ‘If you don’t want to be part of Sweden, then you cannot live here’

How Sweden’s new military strategy affects life in the Gothenburg archipelago
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How Sweden’s new military strategy affects life in the Gothenburg archipelago

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?

‘This is the only way forward’: Step inside Sweden’s first second-hand Ikea store

‘This is the only way forward’: Step inside Sweden’s first second-hand Ikea store

Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Friday

Ryanair to start flying from Arlanda this autumn

Ryanair to start flying from Arlanda this autumn

‘Small business owners’ voices are unheard’: Foreign entrepreneur falls through gaps of Covid support

‘Small business owners’ voices are unheard’: Foreign entrepreneur falls through gaps of Covid support

NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Sweden in May 2021
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NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Sweden in May 2021

Swedish government sends new migration bill to parliament

Swedish government sends new migration bill to parliament

How a US strategy is helping gang members in Malmö turn their lives around

How a US strategy is helping gang members in Malmö turn their lives around

Sweden eases rules for international students during coronavirus pandemic

Sweden eases rules for international students during coronavirus pandemic

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven: Herd immunity ‘never ever’ part of coronavirus strategy

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven: Herd immunity ‘never ever’ part of coronavirus strategy

‘Robbed of time’: How have foreign mums in Sweden coped with raising ‘pandemic babies’?

‘Robbed of time’: How have foreign mums in Sweden coped with raising ‘pandemic babies’?

‘Yes, it’s really that bad’: Several Swedish regions reach maximum intensive care capacity

‘Yes, it’s really that bad’: Several Swedish regions reach maximum intensive care capacity

Sweden’s migration bill ready to be put to parliament after legal scrutiny

Sweden’s migration bill ready to be put to parliament after legal scrutiny

Sweden announces new guidelines for people who have had the Covid-19 vaccine

Sweden announces new guidelines for people who have had the Covid-19 vaccine

EXPLAINED: What Sweden’s 2021 spring budget means for you
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EXPLAINED: What Sweden’s 2021 spring budget means for you

Did Sweden’s Public Health Agency play down the start of the second wave of Covid-19?

Did Sweden’s Public Health Agency play down the start of the second wave of Covid-19?

Here are the latest economic forecasts from the Swedish government

Here are the latest economic forecasts from the Swedish government

Are Swedes funny? Explaining the many types of Swedish jokes
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Are Swedes funny? Explaining the many types of Swedish jokes

ANALYSIS: What’s in store for your Swedish money and spending power in 2021?
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ANALYSIS: What’s in store for your Swedish money and spending power in 2021?

Swedish government pushes ahead with new migration bill

Swedish government pushes ahead with new migration bill

Buying my first apartment in Sweden: How we won the bidding war

Buying my first apartment in Sweden: How we won the bidding war

Money, money, money: When will you get your tax refund in Sweden?

Money, money, money: When will you get your tax refund in Sweden?

A three-step plan: When and how Sweden hopes to lift its Covid-19 restrictions

A three-step plan: When and how Sweden hopes to lift its Covid-19 restrictions

Swedish government extends coronavirus measures for restaurants, shops and gyms

Swedish government extends coronavirus measures for restaurants, shops and gyms

How March 25th became Sweden’s national Waffle Day, thanks to mispronunciation

How March 25th became Sweden’s national Waffle Day, thanks to mispronunciation

Sweden to introduce new Covid restrictions for museums and amusement parks

Sweden to introduce new Covid restrictions for museums and amusement parks

OPINION: The pandemic has caused divides and damaged friendships in Sweden
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OPINION: The pandemic has caused divides and damaged friendships in Sweden

‘Just a sign’: What a supermarket sign tells us about Sweden and Covid-19

‘Just a sign’: What a supermarket sign tells us about Sweden and Covid-19

What’s going on with Sweden’s travel bans?

What’s going on with Sweden’s travel bans?

Your Swedish tax return: 11 ways to get money back
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Your Swedish tax return: 11 ways to get money back

Can Swedish schools send students home for wearing face masks?

Can Swedish schools send students home for wearing face masks?

Stockholm school sends pupil home for wearing face mask

Stockholm school sends pupil home for wearing face mask

EXPLAINED: What does the Liberals’ switching of sides mean for Sweden’s next election?
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EXPLAINED: What does the Liberals’ switching of sides mean for Sweden’s next election?

Eurovision fans, you’ll now be able to watch Melodifestivalen in English

Eurovision fans, you’ll now be able to watch Melodifestivalen in English

NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Sweden in March 2021
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NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Sweden in March 2021

Sweden’s coronavirus incidence rate passes 500 threshold

Sweden’s coronavirus incidence rate passes 500 threshold

What do we know about the attack in the Swedish town of Vetlanda?

What do we know about the attack in the Swedish town of Vetlanda?

Stockholm healthcare chief: ‘The third wave of Covid-19 is here’

Stockholm healthcare chief: ‘The third wave of Covid-19 is here’

Tell us: How do you feel about Sweden’s plans for a vaccine pass?

Tell us: How do you feel about Sweden’s plans for a vaccine pass?

The essential insurance many foreigners in Sweden forget to sign up for
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The essential insurance many foreigners in Sweden forget to sign up for

Readers reveal: How to freelance in Sweden and make ends meet

Readers reveal: How to freelance in Sweden and make ends meet

EU embassies ask Sweden for more lenience towards European travellers

EU embassies ask Sweden for more lenience towards European travellers

Tech worker: I was racially profiled and strip searched at the Swedish border

Tech worker: I was racially profiled and strip searched at the Swedish border

New closing time: Sweden’s rolls out more coronavirus rules for restaurants

New closing time: Sweden’s rolls out more coronavirus rules for restaurants

Stockholm’s warning: Travel only if you have to – and wear a mask

Stockholm’s warning: Travel only if you have to – and wear a mask

Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Monday

ANALYSIS: What would it take for Sweden to close shops and businesses?

ANALYSIS: What would it take for Sweden to close shops and businesses?

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s five new coronavirus measures

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s five new coronavirus measures

Swedish recipe of the day: How to make traditional semla buns

Swedish recipe of the day: How to make traditional semla buns

Coming soon: What to expect when you get your Swedish pension statement

Coming soon: What to expect when you get your Swedish pension statement

Why is everyone talking about electricity in Sweden?
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Why is everyone talking about electricity in Sweden?

Which type of Covid-19 tests are accepted for entry to Sweden?

Which type of Covid-19 tests are accepted for entry to Sweden?

‘Threat to democracy?’: Why an online campaign group criticising Sweden’s coronavirus strategy has caused a stir

‘Threat to democracy?’: Why an online campaign group criticising Sweden’s coronavirus strategy has caused a stir

Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Thursday
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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Thursday

Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Wednesday
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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Wednesday

Reader question: Are partners of Swedish citizens and residents exempt from the entry bans?

Reader question: Are partners of Swedish citizens and residents exempt from the entry bans?

Coronavirus: Sweden brings in new travel restrictions for foreign tourists

Coronavirus: Sweden brings in new travel restrictions for foreign tourists

Sweden proposes new rules for work permit holders

Sweden proposes new rules for work permit holders

How the bird in my lobby reminds me of loneliness of life in Stockholm

How the bird in my lobby reminds me of loneliness of life in Stockholm

EXPLAINED: How exactly does Sweden’s new Covid test requirement for travellers work?

EXPLAINED: How exactly does Sweden’s new Covid test requirement for travellers work?

How my Systembolaget fail took Sweden’s unyielding rules to the next level

How my Systembolaget fail took Sweden’s unyielding rules to the next level

Migration Agency hits back at criticism over long waiting times

Migration Agency hits back at criticism over long waiting times

What will happen to Sweden’s property market in 2021?
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What will happen to Sweden’s property market in 2021?

Frogs, ducks and crayfish: A crash course in weird Swedish traditions

Frogs, ducks and crayfish: A crash course in weird Swedish traditions

Property prices continue to rise in Sweden as 2021 gets off to a hot start

Property prices continue to rise in Sweden as 2021 gets off to a hot start

What’s in store for Sweden’s coronavirus measures expiring this week?

What’s in store for Sweden’s coronavirus measures expiring this week?

SWEDEN IN PICTURES: Your best snow snaps

SWEDEN IN PICTURES: Your best snow snaps

Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Friday

Who’s the man in the red scarf at the US Capitol? Sweden wants to know

Who’s the man in the red scarf at the US Capitol? Sweden wants to know

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens

Sweden proposes language requirement for would-be citizens

Sweden upgrades snow alert with up to 70cm forecast in northern region

Sweden upgrades snow alert with up to 70cm forecast in northern region

‘An assault on democracy’: Swedish leaders react to violence in Washington DC

‘An assault on democracy’: Swedish leaders react to violence in Washington DC

In numbers: How many people got a work permit in Sweden last year?

In numbers: How many people got a work permit in Sweden last year?

Brits held at Gothenburg airport after being denied entry into Sweden

Brits held at Gothenburg airport after being denied entry into Sweden

What changes about life in Sweden in 2021?
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What changes about life in Sweden in 2021?

EXPLAINED: When and where do you need to wear a face mask in Sweden?

EXPLAINED: When and where do you need to wear a face mask in Sweden?

Sweden’s new pandemic law could come into force in two weeks

Sweden’s new pandemic law could come into force in two weeks

ANALYSIS: Britons in Europe still gripped by fear and loathing over Brexit

ANALYSIS: Britons in Europe still gripped by fear and loathing over Brexit

Take The Local’s Swedish Christmas quiz: December 24th

Take The Local’s Swedish Christmas quiz: December 24th

UPDATE: Sweden allows residents to return from UK – but extends flight ban

UPDATE: Sweden allows residents to return from UK – but extends flight ban

Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Monday

Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Friday

What you need to know about travel in Sweden (and abroad) over Christmas and New Year

What you need to know about travel in Sweden (and abroad) over Christmas and New Year

‘Landlocked’ in the EU: Are you affected by loss of onward freedom of movement?

‘Landlocked’ in the EU: Are you affected by loss of onward freedom of movement?

Coronavirus: What you can and can’t do in Sweden this Christmas

Coronavirus: What you can and can’t do in Sweden this Christmas

Tell us: How are you making it through Sweden’s winter darkness?

Tell us: How are you making it through Sweden’s winter darkness?

The Local readers’ guide to making it through Sweden’s winter darkness

The Local readers’ guide to making it through Sweden’s winter darkness

10 sure-fire ways to embarrass your Swedish partner

10 sure-fire ways to embarrass your Swedish partner

Q&A: What do you need to know about Sweden’s new coronavirus measures?

Q&A: What do you need to know about Sweden’s new coronavirus measures?

Take The Local’s Swedish Christmas countdown quiz: December 10th

Take The Local’s Swedish Christmas countdown quiz: December 10th

Sweden: the world’s most equal country?

Sweden: the world’s most equal country?

Stockholm hasn’t had a single hour of sunlight all month

Stockholm hasn’t had a single hour of sunlight all month

‘Stay in your bubble’: Swedish leaders warn of Christmas coronavirus peak

‘Stay in your bubble’: Swedish leaders warn of Christmas coronavirus peak

Take The Local’s Swedish Christmas countdown quiz: December 2nd

Take The Local’s Swedish Christmas countdown quiz: December 2nd

Take The Local’s Swedish Christmas countdown quiz: December 4th

Take The Local’s Swedish Christmas countdown quiz: December 4th

Here’s what changes about life in Sweden in December
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Here’s what changes about life in Sweden in December

Quiz: Should you buy or rent your home in Sweden?

Quiz: Should you buy or rent your home in Sweden?

‘A lost cause’: How the pandemic has disrupted Christmas for Sweden’s foreign residents

‘A lost cause’: How the pandemic has disrupted Christmas for Sweden’s foreign residents

How has the pandemic affected migration permits in Sweden?

How has the pandemic affected migration permits in Sweden?

Swedish royals test positive for Covid-19

Swedish royals test positive for Covid-19

‘The Devil’s underwear’: Why don’t Swedes use curtains?
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‘The Devil’s underwear’: Why don’t Swedes use curtains?

Does Sweden’s constitution really prevent tougher coronavirus measures?

Does Sweden’s constitution really prevent tougher coronavirus measures?

WHO: Countries like Sweden should consider face masks

WHO: Countries like Sweden should consider face masks

Stockholm and Malmö shut gyms, museums and swimming pools

Stockholm and Malmö shut gyms, museums and swimming pools

Working in Sweden: Can my boss force me to return to the office?

Working in Sweden: Can my boss force me to return to the office?

‘Home gets more precious when you’re not there’: How Americans in Sweden reacted to US election

‘Home gets more precious when you’re not there’: How Americans in Sweden reacted to US election

Sweden bans public events of more than eight people

Sweden bans public events of more than eight people

Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Friday
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Today in Sweden: A round-up of the latest news on Friday

Sweden brings in local coronavirus measures to more regions

Sweden brings in local coronavirus measures to more regions

My Swedish Career: ‘We wanted to make Lapland accessible to those with disabilities’

My Swedish Career: ‘We wanted to make Lapland accessible to those with disabilities’

Sweden extends pandemic travel warning for non-EU countries into next year

Sweden extends pandemic travel warning for non-EU countries into next year

9 awkward translation fails on Amazon’s new Swedish site

9 awkward translation fails on Amazon’s new Swedish site

WATCH: Is Sweden’s flexible parental leave helping gender equality?

WATCH: Is Sweden’s flexible parental leave helping gender equality?

Sweden rolls out local coronavirus measures in another three regions

Sweden rolls out local coronavirus measures in another three regions

Two more Swedish regions get tighter coronavirus measures

Two more Swedish regions get tighter coronavirus measures

What unites and divides the Nordic countries?

What unites and divides the Nordic countries?

Taking pictures of the Northern Lights: 10 expert photography tips

Taking pictures of the Northern Lights: 10 expert photography tips

‘Work from home, don’t hug your friends’: Swedish PM Stefan Löfven’s warning as coronavirus cases rise

‘Work from home, don’t hug your friends’: Swedish PM Stefan Löfven’s warning as coronavirus cases rise

Swedish archaeologists uncover remains of 8,400-year-old dog

Swedish archaeologists uncover remains of 8,400-year-old dog

ANALYSIS: What does Sweden’s rise in coronavirus cases tell us?

ANALYSIS: What does Sweden’s rise in coronavirus cases tell us?

Swedish finance minister unveils ‘historic’ coronavirus budget bill

Swedish finance minister unveils ‘historic’ coronavirus budget bill

Sweden cuts coronavirus statistics updates to four times a week

Sweden cuts coronavirus statistics updates to four times a week

Explained: What we know and don’t know about Sweden’s 2021 budget

Explained: What we know and don’t know about Sweden’s 2021 budget

Sweden to buy six million doses of coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca

Sweden to buy six million doses of coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca

What’s going on with international parcels to Sweden?

What’s going on with international parcels to Sweden?

MAPS: Where is the coronavirus spreading fastest in Sweden?

MAPS: Where is the coronavirus spreading fastest in Sweden?

Sweden announces new update to travel ban for non-EU residents

Sweden announces new update to travel ban for non-EU residents

Foreign students risk losing Swedish university offers after embassies close for interviews

Foreign students risk losing Swedish university offers after embassies close for interviews

In Stats: How Sweden’s employment figures changed this summer

In Stats: How Sweden’s employment figures changed this summer

Why Sweden’s total coronavirus death toll decreased on Friday

Why Sweden’s total coronavirus death toll decreased on Friday

Largest downturn in 40 years: Swedish economy takes coronavirus hit

Largest downturn in 40 years: Swedish economy takes coronavirus hit

Tegnell: ‘If we see problems again, we’ll look at face masks and other measures’

Tegnell: ‘If we see problems again, we’ll look at face masks and other measures’

Debate: Is there a ‘sect’ around Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Debate: Is there a ‘sect’ around Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Swedish unemployment rate rises towards 2008 financial crisis levels

Swedish unemployment rate rises towards 2008 financial crisis levels

Coronavirus in Sweden: How many cases are there in your local area?

Coronavirus in Sweden: How many cases are there in your local area?

The week in Sweden: Goats, Christmas and tax reforms
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The week in Sweden: Goats, Christmas and tax reforms

New coronavirus measures rolled out in three Swedish regions, including Stockholm and Gothenburg

New coronavirus measures rolled out in three Swedish regions, including Stockholm and Gothenburg

‘Either in or out’: Three foreigners who feel shut out of Swedish jobs market by strict labour laws

‘Either in or out’: Three foreigners who feel shut out of Swedish jobs market by strict labour laws

Sweden allows culture and sports events for up to 300 people

Sweden allows culture and sports events for up to 300 people

Rules or recommendations: Just how strict are Sweden’s coronavirus guidelines?

Rules or recommendations: Just how strict are Sweden’s coronavirus guidelines?

‘Avoid contact with all but your family’: Uppsala becomes first Swedish region to get local coronavirus measures

‘Avoid contact with all but your family’: Uppsala becomes first Swedish region to get local coronavirus measures

Sweden plans new pandemic law to limit numbers on public transport and in shops

Sweden plans new pandemic law to limit numbers on public transport and in shops

The Sweden Election Playbook – A collaborative piece with Politico and The Local

The Sweden Election Playbook – A collaborative piece with Politico and The Local

Is it right to say Sweden is still not experiencing a ‘second wave’ of Covid-19?

Is it right to say Sweden is still not experiencing a ‘second wave’ of Covid-19?

What you need to know about Sweden’s new local coronavirus recommendations

What you need to know about Sweden’s new local coronavirus recommendations

10 life-changing inventions you didn’t know were Swedish

10 life-changing inventions you didn’t know were Swedish

Stockholm hopes for gains from Brexit – but still worries about the losses
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Stockholm hopes for gains from Brexit – but still worries about the losses

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Here’s in what order Stockholmers will get vaccinated for coronavirus

Here’s in what order Stockholmers will get vaccinated for coronavirus

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Partying during a pandemic? Concern after nightclubs reopen in Stockholm

Partying during a pandemic? Concern after nightclubs reopen in Stockholm

Is Sweden facing a snap election? Probably not (but no guarantees)

Is Sweden facing a snap election? Probably not (but no guarantees)

OPINION: Swedish language requirements must not be a hurdle for immigrants

OPINION: Swedish language requirements must not be a hurdle for immigrants

Swedish foreign ministry updates coronavirus travel warnings

Swedish foreign ministry updates coronavirus travel warnings

How do Sweden’s rape statistics compare to Europe?

How do Sweden’s rape statistics compare to Europe?

Here’s how The Local readers rate their workplaces’ response to the coronavirus

Here’s how The Local readers rate their workplaces’ response to the coronavirus

What do we know about Sweden’s R-number as coronavirus cases rise?

What do we know about Sweden’s R-number as coronavirus cases rise?

What’s in store for the Swedish economy in the final months of 2020?

What’s in store for the Swedish economy in the final months of 2020?

Sweden announces new coronavirus rules for restaurants and events

Sweden announces new coronavirus rules for restaurants and events

Swedish committee presents proposals for new migration laws

Swedish committee presents proposals for new migration laws

Here’s the new list of countries Sweden warns you should avoid right now

Here’s the new list of countries Sweden warns you should avoid right now

How Malmö’s Rosengård district bounced back after Koran burning sparked riots

How Malmö’s Rosengård district bounced back after Koran burning sparked riots

Why Sweden ran an unexpected 19.8 billion kronor surplus in August
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Why Sweden ran an unexpected 19.8 billion kronor surplus in August

Coronavirus in Sweden: What you should do if someone you’ve been in contact with tests positive

Coronavirus in Sweden: What you should do if someone you’ve been in contact with tests positive

Swedish property prices climb back to all-time high

Swedish property prices climb back to all-time high

WATCH: Where are Sweden’s most affordable houses?

WATCH: Where are Sweden’s most affordable houses?

Sweden extends travel ban for non-EU residents

Sweden extends travel ban for non-EU residents

Sweden raises alarm after 3,700 people test false positive for coronavirus

Sweden raises alarm after 3,700 people test false positive for coronavirus