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Green Sweden to get its first energy self-sufficient village
A village in southern Sweden is set to become the first energy self-sufficient settlement in the country thanks to a trial of a new local energy system.
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:24:26 +0100)

Countdown to Jokkmokk's Sami market under way
Fewer than 3,000 people live in Jokkmokk, north of the Arctic Circle. But in just a fortnight, more than 40,000 visitors are expected to descend on the town for the annual winter market. The Local spoke to Birgitta Nilsson, who leads the team organizing the four-century-old event.
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:17:00 +0100)

Why Stockholmers will join over a million in the Women's March
On January 21st, thousands are expected to walk in Washington DC's Women's March in favour of equality, women's and human rights. On the same day, hundreds of other cities including Swedish capital Stockholm will hold "sister marches" in solidarity, with the number of people registered to participate across the global network now over the 1.3 million mark.
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:06:07 +0100)

Campaigners hail change in rules for foreign postgrads in Sweden
Campaigners have hailed a rule change in Sweden which should make life easier for foreign postgraduates in the country, who have previously lived in an uncertain situation caused by short residence permits.
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:33:25 +0100)

Swedish Moderate leader's power play backfires leaving opposition divisions exposed
An attempt to put pressure on the Swedish government may have turned into a political own-goal for Sweden's Moderates, whose threat to topple the coalition government by putting forward a joint opposition Alliance budget proposal was quickly shot down by two of the other centre-right parties.
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:51:30 +0100)

Four Swedish companies among world's 'most sustainable'
Four Swedish companies have made the cut in a ranking of the world’s most sustainable businesses, with the country punching above its weight relative to the number of Swedish companies which were eligible for the study.
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:14:27 +0100)

Meet the Swedes' favourite royal: poll
Crown Princess Victoria is by far Swedes' favourite member of the royal family, according to a new survey.
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:36:25 +0100)

Sweden just set an incredible new wind record
Sweden measured its highest wind speeds since records began as a powerful storm swept through the northern regions.
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:40:06 +0100)

INTERVIEW: Why Sweden's role in global health is so important
David Nabarro, one of the nominees for director-general of the World Health Organization, on why Sweden's feminist foreign policy could help improve global health.
(Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:59:59 +0100)

'Equality is the new black': Swedish minister
Step aside orange: equality is the new black, according to Sweden's Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson, who made the remark at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday where she spoke alongside Swedish PM Stefan Löfven.
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:38:15 +0100)

Tired of Brexit and Trump? Move to Sweden, 'most liberal countries' ranking recommends
Feeling disconnected in post-Brexit Britain or a USA soon to be presided over by Donald Trump? Consider moving to Sweden, according to a new list highlighting the "most liberal countries you could move to in 2017".
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:18:51 +0100)

This Swedish ad helps robots get parental leave and work-life balance
An ad campaign for a Swedish trade union confederation has become an unlikely viral hit thanks to its imaginative portrayal of robots demanding better working conditions and parental leave.
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:22:19 +0100)

Revealed: The date Sweden's population will reach ten million
Sweden's population is expected to hit the ten million mark this week, new figures show.
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:14:36 +0100)

The biggest terror threat facing Sweden in 2017
'Lone wolves' pose the biggest terror threat to Sweden in 2017, according to a new national report.
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:01:19 +0100)

'There's great respect for the Swedish model'
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said that the world still has great respect for the Swedish model, despite increasing negative media coverage abroad.
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:13:02 +0100)

Where to find the best international food in Stockholm
We have all been there: looking from place to place in search of food from home that Swedish stores and restaurants just don't carry. We asked our readers to help us put together this list of the best places to find non-Swedish foods in Stockholm.
(Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:59:59 +0100)

How one Swede made a city the world's 'most dangerous' to expose fake stats
A Swede has brilliantly exposed the danger in using online figures as a source without first verifying them by manipulating a crowdsourced database to rank sleepy university city Lund as the most dangerous in the world.
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:41 +0100)

Swedish company rues 'white power' merchandise blunder
A Swedish advertising company has been caught in an embarrassing mix-up after it released a product with the phrase "white power" printed on it as part of a new range of merchandise for a handball team.
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:59:40 +0100)

Increased xenophobia or business as usual? Swedes on life in Brexit Britain
With Sweden's minister for EU affairs describing stories of xenophobia towards Swedes in the UK, and British PM Theresa May detailing Britain's plans to leave the European Union, Brexit is once again in sharp focus.
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:16:10 +0100)

Sweden has the world's third most expensive Big Macs: report
Sweden has the world's third most expensive Big Macs, behind only Switzerland and Norway, the UK's Economist magazine reported in the 2017 edition of its famous global burgernomics index.
(Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:48:12 +0100)