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Who's running the country? Your questions about the Swedish election
Everything (or at least some of the things) you want to know about the Swedish election but are too cool to ask.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:20:48 +0100)

Swedish word of the day: sonderingsperson
Today's word should help you understand Swedish politics a little better.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:19:24 +0100)

How to escape Brexit and get citizenship in Sweden
Around 20,000 British citizens currently live in Sweden but do not hold Swedish citizenship. If you're one of them, here's a guide on how to apply for Swedish citizenship before Britain leaves the EU.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:21:54 +0100)

Swedish parliament rejects centre-right PM candidate Ulf Kristersson
Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson has become Sweden's first prime ministerial candidate in modern history to be voted down by parliament – including by two of his own allies.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:39:28 +0100)

UK warns of 'increased' terror threat in Sweden
The British foreign ministry has increased its level of travel warning for Sweden related to the threat of terrorism.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:32:01 +0100)

Guide: How to take the best pictures of Scandinavia's northern lights
With winter approaching, the Northern Lights season is just beginning, and perhaps a trip to northern Sweden to photograph the phenomenon is on your bucket list. Taking these pictures is an art itself and requires preparation, so The Local spoke to an expert to find out how to take awe-inspiring snaps of the Northern Lights.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 +0100)

EU's 'no-deal' Brexit plan spells out bad news for British travellers
The European Union on Tuesday published further contingency plans for a "no-deal" Brexit, piling pressure Prime Minister Theresa May by warning that Britons will lose a host of travel rights from recognition of driving licences to lower credit card fees and no mobile roaming charges.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:00:38 +0100)

Stockholm to hike public transport fees – and crack down on fare dodgers
The cost of a monthly travel card in Stockholm is set to increase by 30 kronor from the start of next year. And on Tuesday, county council transport bosses outlined plans to double the number of ticket controls.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:43:52 +0100)

'I feel no hate': Kim Wall's mother in new book
"I feel no hate for the man," Ingrid Wall, the mother of talented Swedish journalist Kim Wall, writes of the moment her daughter's killer Peter Madsen was jailed for life.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:35:11 +0100)

Swedish word of the day: hemsk
Hemsk is a word whose meaning has changed a lot over the years, and it's a useful one to have in your vocabulary.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:59:11 +0100)

Sweden essentials: the best winter driving tips to stay safe on the road
Winter is coming, and navigating the icy, slippery, and snow-covered Swedish roads is nothing less than a challenge. But it's not just a different sort of driving you need to get used to: you also need to winter-prep your car, and learn how to manually manipulate systems that might have been knocked out by the cold.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:11:47 +0100)

Sweden in Focus: How did the political situation get to where it is today?
More than two months have passed since Sweden went to the polls, and the first concrete step towards finding a government will take place this week. But the prime ministerial candidate faces likely defeat – for the first time in modern Swedish history. The Local takes a look at how we got to this position, and what the next steps might be.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:08:42 +0100)

Forecast: How Stockholm's population will change over the next decade
The population of Stockholm has grown rapidly in recent years, but by the year 2027, more people are predicted to move from than to the Swedish capital.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:48:16 +0100)

Harder for Sweden's foreign-born entrepreneurs to get business loans
Entrepreneurs with a foreign background have more difficulty getting business loans than native-born Swedes, according to a study from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket).
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:59:59 +0100)

Swedish striker Zlatan named Newcomer of the Year in US soccer
Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the Los Angeles Galaxy was named on Monday as Major League Soccer Newcomer of the Year, defeating England's Wayne Rooney among others for the award.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:32:59 +0100)

Word of the day: höstrusk
Höstrusk is about as Swedish as a Swedish word can get, and doesn't just describe an undesired autumnal weather condition, it also encompasses the mood and feeling that goes with it.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:26:08 +0100)

'Astonishing findings' in new Swedish report on extremism and organized crime
A new Swedish report on extremism and organized crime paints a completely new picture of what the stereotypical offender behind those types of crimes looks like. 'We've been totally astonished by the findings,' the head author of the study told The Local.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:49:05 +0100)

Man at centre of Swedish Academy scandal appeals rape conviction
Jean-Claude Arnault, the Frenchman jailed two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize, was set to appeal his verdict on Monday.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:21:41 +0100)

Swedish conservative leader to face prime minister vote with minority coalition
Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson will try to form a government with the Christian Democrats, but without their other two centre-right Alliance partners. But his coalition looks likely to fail.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:22:32 +0100)

Snap election would cost Sweden millions of kronor
If Sweden fails to form a new government, a snap election could set the country back by quite a few million kronor.
(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:27:05 +0100)