Over the next few months, around half of the population of Sweden will receive a tax refund, adding up to an estimated 36 billion kronor.
Head north instead of south when you touchdown at Stockholm Arlanda and in less than 20 minutes you’ll arrive in Uppsala. Sweden’s fourth-largest city is around 30 minutes by train from Stockholm but shouldn’t be dismissed as a second-rate satellite city.
Brussels said on Monday it had completed its preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit on April 12th as it emerged British travellers to the EU will need to get their passports stamped if the UK crashes out of the EU without an agreement.
Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.
Hate tax return season? These nine tips should make the process less painful.
Populism, fake news, cybercrime and climate change. Just four of many anxiety-inducing terms that dominate the daily news.
When The Local asked our readers for practical measures Swedish institutions and companies could take to make the country a better place for international workers, you had plenty of suggestions. Here are ten key ways foreign workers in Sweden think things could be improved.
David Griffith-Jones is the first one to admit that it sounds like a tired cliche, but he says he just can’t help it. His first encounter with Gothenburg “was love at first sight”.
Police in Sweden have released a video recorded by the electronic sights of the hunter who shot a 75-year-old jogger last November.
Imagine a destination that delights your every sense. One that presents a beautiful array of natural landscapes, where life's stresses and strains melt away in the heat of the golden sun.
Here's a word that's fairly common in Swedish and has a fascinating history, but be careful how you use it.
London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.
Applying to an exchange programme can be truly stressful, considering each application and country has its own set of unique requirements. For those coming to Sweden from a US university, here are the key things to bear in mind when wading through the administrative parts of the application.
Writer Paul Connolly explains why Sweden’s High Coast is home to the ‘Swedish dream’ and how moving there can help you to find life’s Swede spot.
Every week a new reader takes over The Local's Instagram to show us their Sweden. Today, James Brown from the United States shows us his part of Stockholm.
Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr talks about her vision for the city's future, why she wants more girls to play chess and what makes Stockholm 'A Woman's Place'.
A group of nuns and their allies have lost a court challenge against the British mining startup ScandiVanadium's plans to drill a series of bore holes in the picturesque holiday region of Österlen.
Frankfurt isn’t as diverse as Berlin? It’s too sleepy to rival Hamburg’s raucous nightlife? It can’t rival Munich’s great outdoors? The German finance capital is often characterized as provincial. But a closer look shows that it has great things to offer.
Whether you're in tech, media, or a different industry entirely, it's increasingly common to work as a freelancer these days, and internationals coming to Sweden are no exception. Struggling to get set up and navigate the country's system? Read our guide for some help with the basics.
Copenhagen and Stockholm are undeniably trailblazers within the New Nordic cuisine movement. Not to mention both capitals are home to ethnic restaurants catering to every taste. But an argument could be made that Scandinavia’s ultimate destination for dining may, in fact, be Malmö.
When Malmö mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh and a group of local politicians stepped off a specially chartered train in the troubled district of Rosengård in December, she made big claims for the new ring line she was launching.
A couple of beers made us realize we might never exactly "fit in" in Sweden. But in our third year here, we have come to terms with being different.
The Local delves into the history behind the names of ten cities and towns across the country.
A scheme aiming to give more foreigners a 'fast-track' into the Swedish job market is more problematic than it seems, and ignores many of the issues non-Swedes face on the job market, writes The Local reader Princess Jimenez in this opinion piece.
Swedish YouTube blogger PewDiePie said he was "sickened" after hearing that the gunman behind Friday's New Zealand mosque massacre had promoted his videos before opening fire.
Swedes tuck into waffles on March 25th in celebration of national Waffle Day (Våffeldagen), but did you know that the whole tradition is the result of a mispronunciation?
From historical figures to contemporary icons, Swedish women have broken boundaries around the globe.
From Madrid to Rome, via Berlin, Amsterdam and Prague, the headlines across Europe summed up the feeling of despair with the Brexit process with Le Monde calling it a "Shakespearean tragedy".
The number of people in Sweden living with insecure rental contracts has risen significantly over the past decade, a new study from Swedish radio shows.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea announced on Tuesday that it was recalling frozen chocolate-covered marshmallow treats that had been labelled improperly and may pose an allegory risk.
Charles Lindbergh's 1933 visit to Sweden helps tell the story of how his grandfather fled the country 74 years earlier.
Lawmakers in the European parliament voted on Tuesday to end the traditional changing of the clocks in spring and autumn from 2021. That could mean permanent summer – or winter – time in Denmark.