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In depth: Why is Sweden deporting its foreign professionals?

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 05:59
International workers have been hard hit by bureaucratic residence permit rules. The Local takes a closer look at why Sweden needs to act before it's too late.

Tusk calls for 'much more progress' from UK on Brexit at EU summit in Sweden

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:35
EU President Donald Tusk warned Britain Friday to make "much more progress" on its Brexit bill and the Irish border by the start of next month to unlock the next phase of talks.

Swedish music stars call for an end to sexual harassment

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:43
Almost 2,000 women in the Swedish music industry have signed a petition condemning sexual harassment in the industry.

PODCAST: Why is Sweden deporting its most talented workers?

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:35
On this week's podcast we look at Sweden's controversial work permit maze, and we also swear a bit (sorry).

Guess who's back? Zlatan Ibrahimovic fit to play, Mourinho confirms

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:27
Long-term injury victim Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make his Manchester United return against Newcastle United on Sunday, manager José Mourinho announced on Friday.

Swedish labour market 'tougher than ever'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:12
The labour market in Sweden is under more pressure than in any other country included in a new global report. And the situation is deteriorating each year.

The Local's Swedish word of the week - part 8

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:09
Every week we ask a Swede, or a foreigner in Sweden, to explain their favourite word. Watch the video below and click here to learn more about the Swedish language.

Dog-owners live longer, say Swedish scientists

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:37
Swedish scientists have found that owning a dog can lower a person's risk of mortality, in a study published in Scientific Report.

'Alter Schwede!': the surprising role of old Swedes in the German language

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:18
Every language has common sayings which, when directly translated, seem to make absolutely no sense, and the German phrase "alter Schwede", meaning "old Swede" is a perfect example.

Who is Måns Zelmerlöw? Swedish Eurovision winner to co-host UK search for 2018 entry

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:26
Swedish singer, TV host, and former Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw will host the TV search for the UK's entry to the contest.

Theresa May tells Swedish media she is close to deal on citizens' rights and financial offer

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 01:14
Speaking to a Swedish newspaper on Thursday, British Prime Minister Theresa May suggested that she hoped to offer a financial deal to the EU next month – and claimed that all UK ministers were behind her vision for Brexit.

May faces Brexit pressure at EU summit in Sweden

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 23:36
EU leaders will pressure British Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to reach a Brexit deal as they meet at a summit in Sweden.

Five top tips if you don't have a personal number in Sweden

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:49
Still waiting to receive a personal ID number in Sweden? Surviving comfortably in the meantime can be frustrating, so with that in mind, we've pulled together some tips for getting by.

READERS: Share your experiences of the Swedish personal number

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:49
The Local is investigating how easy or difficult it is for non-Swedes to get by without the ubiquitous personal ID number ('personnummer'). Read our report here and share your own stories below.

Is life in Sweden impossible without a personal number?

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:49
Most people in Sweden have one, but for those who don't, just how difficult is life in the country without a personal identity number (personnummer)?

Things you can (and cannot) do without a Swedish personal number

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:49
If there's such a thing as a key to Sweden, it may just be the personal number (personnummer). Used for everything from joining loyalty schemes to bank accounts, the common wisdom is that it's virtually impossible to get by in the Scandinavian country without the sacred 10-digit code.

How to make Swedish beetroot baked in salt

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:59
Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe for this stylish beetroot, baked in salt.

Swede wrongly convicted of murder to get record compensation after 13 years of jail

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:57
A Swede who was jailed for 13 years for a murder of which he was later acquitted will now receive a record amount of compensation, according to reports in Swedish media.

Swedish school under fire for racist slur in homework task

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 07:45
A school north of Stockholm has come under fire after a teacher gave a class of ten-year-olds a homework assignment which included a racist slur.

A growing Swedish trend: why succulents are a must-have for any Scandi home

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:33
A quick glance at Scandinavian interiors on Instagram and you'll notice that, residing alongside the statement grey walls and the clean, minimalist lines, there's increasingly another common feature running through the images: different variations of the unassuming succulent plant.