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Who's who in Sweden's new government?
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Who's who in Sweden's new government?

There are some new faces as well as experienced ministers taking on new roles.

PODCAST: How to increase female representation in leadership positions

PODCAST: How to increase female representation in leadership positions

Season two of A Woman's Place kicks off with The Local's Sophie Miskiw meeting Jennifer Råsten, training strategist at AllBright, a foundation promoting equality and diversity on the management level in Sweden.

 
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What does Sweden's government deal mean for internationals in Sweden?
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What does Sweden's government deal mean for internationals in Sweden?

Four of Sweden's parties have announced a government deal which could help the country out of a months-long deadlock. The proposed agreement is a Social Democrat-led government, with a right-wing-influenced economic policy. So what does that mean for internationals in Sweden?

Get real-world experience while you study at EU Business School

Get real-world experience while you study at EU Business School

Having relevant work experience is essential for your CV but how do you acquire it, especially when you are a student? Simple: by learning by doing as is the norm for students at EU Business School. The Local caught up with one recent graduate who has reaped the benefits of an international education at EU Business School.

 
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ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

Business internships are more than just a practical way for business students to gain workplace skills and experience. They’re highly valued by future employers too, as recent graduates of prestigious business school ESCP Europe’s Bachelor in Management (BSc) programme are finding out.

 
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Timeline: Everything that's happened in Swedish politics since the elections

Timeline: Everything that's happened in Swedish politics since the elections

It’s no news that Sweden has come to a political deadlock since the September elections. But how did it get there, and why? Here are the most important twists and turns that have taken place since September 9th.

Videos

Six money-saving hacks for students in Sweden

Six money-saving hacks for students in Sweden

Worried about having a tight budget as a student in Sweden? The Local rounds up six of our favourite things you can save money on while studying there.

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

Whether you’re interested in history, sports, food, art, doing business or learning something new, the Maltese Islands should be your next port of call – and this is why.

 
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Politician leaves Sweden Democrats after referencing Olof Palme murder in social media post

Politician leaves Sweden Democrats after referencing Olof Palme murder in social media post

A local politician with Sweden’s right-wing Sweden Democrats (SD) has left the party after making a social media post that referred to the assassination of former prime minister Olof Palme.

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Around 50 million people live outside their native countries, enticed by the many benefits of expatriation. Such an upheaval isn’t without its challenges but as we approach 2019, an expat survey* suggests there’s never been a better time to live abroad.

 
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#MySweden: 'In the morning you could go for a run along the beach'

#MySweden: 'In the morning you could go for a run along the beach'

Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram account. Today Zubair Ahmed from Pakistan shows us his Jönköping.

Sweden reaches lowest unemployment rate in a decade

Sweden reaches lowest unemployment rate in a decade

Sweden’s unemployment rate has reached its lowest figure in ten years, data from the Public Employment Service shows.

Snoop Dogg just invested in Klarna, ya dig?

Snoop Dogg just invested in Klarna, ya dig?

Swedish fintech giant Klarna got an unlikely minority owner on Thursday in the form of American rapper Snoop Dogg, who will also front the company's marketing campaign.

Swedish word of the day: äntligen

Swedish word of the day: äntligen

Today's chosen Swedish word means 'finally', but language-learners should be careful about when they use it.

Swedish word of the day: ålahue

Swedish word of the day: ålahue

Scanians don't take fools gladly, and that's reflected in the local language. The inhabitants of Sweden's southernmost county have as many ways of calling someone stupid as the indigenous peoples of the Arctic have for snow (almost).

Sweden's national bank warns of e-currency scam

Sweden's national bank warns of e-currency scam

False information about digital currency is being circulated online in Sweden.

Working parents in Sweden: what you need to know when your child is sick
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Working parents in Sweden: what you need to know when your child is sick

What happens when your child falls ill? In Sweden, there's a social safety net to help you out; here's what you need to know about it.

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

The Local has launched a new travel-focussed Facebook group and we’d love you to share your insights. You’ll also be in with a chance to win flight vouchers.

What getting deported from Sweden (twice) taught me about life and business

What getting deported from Sweden (twice) taught me about life and business

Farzad Ban's life in Sweden has been a series of highs and lows. Despite growing up in the Nordic country and building two successful businesses, he is now being deported – for the second time. Here's what the process has taught him.

How spices have connected Sweden and India since the Viking Age

How spices have connected Sweden and India since the Viking Age

When it comes to appreciation of cinnamon, cardamom and clove, Sweden and India have a lot in common.

Europe

Migrants need better access to health care in Europe: WHO

Migrants need better access to health care in Europe: WHO

Europe must guarantee migrants better access to medical care, the World Health Organization urged Monday, and highlighted massive disparities in access to health services in different countries.

 

Denmark

Eight comforting Swedish Christmas recipes

Eight comforting Swedish Christmas recipes

In Sweden, a big part of Christmas is eating, drinking and merriment, so to help you prepare, The Local has collected eight traditional and popular dishes that are guaranteed to get you into the Swedish Christmas spirit.

Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s

Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s

From a mixed-gender swimming pool to strikes and demonstrations – Sweden was a country transforming into a more modern society in the beginning of the 20th century. Here are ten pictures that show what that looked like.

These were the most expensive properties sold in Sweden in 2018

These were the most expensive properties sold in Sweden in 2018

The most expensive property sale in Sweden last year took place in the Stockholm archipelago municipality of Ekerö, a new list reveals.

English-speakers will soon be able to donate blood in Stockholm

English-speakers will soon be able to donate blood in Stockholm

For the first time, people who speak English but not Swedish will be able to donate blood at a Stockholm clinic from the middle of January onwards.

WHAT'S ON: Events for English speakers in Sweden in January

WHAT'S ON: Events for English speakers in Sweden in January

Here's our list of events geared towards English speakers taking place across Sweden during January. If you have any that you'd like us to add – whether it's language exchanges, social meet-ups or anything else – please let us know.


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