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Ikea, Volvo and meatballs. What could be more Swedish than that? Quite a lot, it turns out. The Local investigates six super 'Swedish' things that actually came from abroad. READ
There are plenty of Nordic traits that might first seem unusual, but can quickly become part of everyday life if you move to Sweden. READ
It's not just all reindeer and snow up north. READ
Sweden was last year named the worst place in the world for expats looking to make friends. But it is possible to find lasting friendships in the frozen north. READ
Simple to make, delicious to taste. Here's our favourite summer dessert recipe. READ
The sun's out! Here's our favourite refreshing Swedish drink. READ
It's easy to fall in love with Stockholm's architecture, parks and sense of style. But there are so many more reasons to be passionate about the stunning city. READ
This Saturday Swedes will light bonfires to celebrate Walpurgis Night. The Local brings you the five best events this weekend, alongside our regular interactive listings. READ
King Carl XVI Gustaf turns 70 this Saturday. We mark the occasion with a look back at some of the monarch's best birthdays. Expect owls, horses, and very young firemen. READ
Sweden's national coordinator against violent extremism, Mona Sahlin, argues that all parts of Sweden must join the fight against terror. READ
Sweden should be proud of the way it has dealt with the refugee crisis but the hard work has only just begun, argues columnist Paul Connolly. READ
A sparkling selection of Sweden's best tunes this month from The Local's music guru Paul Connolly. READ
The best spots to bag a bargain or a tasty snack in Sweden this week. READ
The Pride rainbow flag will be popping through letter boxes around the world from May 4th. READ
One of Sweden's biggest business icons Ingvar Kamprad has turned 90. Here's a look at some of the secrets of his success. READ
Sweden must do more to sell itself as a leading tourism destination, argues Business and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg. READ