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Readers' tips: Where to find the best of Italian culture in Sweden

Readers' tips: Where to find the best of Italian culture in Sweden

Where to find authentic pasta, cappuccino, cannoli, aperitivo, and much more.

The free service helping foreign companies to establish in Stockholm

The free service helping foreign companies to establish in Stockholm

The Local spoke with Uniqlo’s Tomokazu Yokoyama and WeWork’s Wybo Wijnbergen to hear how they got help with everything from scouting a location to understanding local work culture.

 
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Ten awkward mistakes you must avoid at a Swedish summer party

Ten awkward mistakes you must avoid at a Swedish summer party

Summer's here. The Local's Paul Connolly shares his (sometimes painful) experiences of the things you can't do and say if you're being hosted by Swedes.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Everything you could possibly want to do in Uppsala

INTERACTIVE MAP: Everything you could possibly want to do in Uppsala

From hotels and restaurants to museums and bookshops, this interactive map is the ultimate resource for all visitors to Uppsala.

 
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The absolute best spots for a swim in Stockholm
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The absolute best spots for a swim in Stockholm

Outdoor swimming is one of the best parts of any Swedish summer, and in Stockholm you can do that close to the city centre.

Why moving to Sweden is the perfect time to give your health a check

Why moving to Sweden is the perfect time to give your health a check

The long litany of things to figure out when moving to a new country can be overwhelming. From learning the local language to navigating a new tax system and immigration laws, there are no shortage of things that demand your time and attention.

 
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How to avoid being ripped off when you're renting in Sweden

How to avoid being ripped off when you're renting in Sweden

More and more people who live in second-hand rentals in Sweden are claiming they have been illegally overcharged by landlord.

An insider’s guide to Stockholm’s secret design spots

An insider’s guide to Stockholm’s secret design spots

The Local spent a day with Stockholm-based interior architect Elena Ramirez, exploring the design gems it’s taken her seven years to curate.

 
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Five great beaches in Skåne for when the sun finally shines

Five great beaches in Skåne for when the sun finally shines

This summer may have brought torrential rain, but hey, it's bought some sunshine too. Here are five of the best beaches in Skåne you can rush out to on those cloudless days.

#MySweden: 'Stockholm has reminded me how wonderful living in a diverse place can be'

#MySweden: 'Stockholm has reminded me how wonderful living in a diverse place can be'

The Local has one of our readers take over our Instagram page every week. This time Madeline Tersigni shows us her Sweden.

10 quirks and perks of Sweden's famously casual offices

10 quirks and perks of Sweden's famously casual offices

Get in the know so you don't risk a serious fadäs (Swedish for faux-pas) at work!

 
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How you can use the summer to break into the Swedish job market
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How you can use the summer to break into the Swedish job market

Sweden's quiet summer period can actually be the perfect time to make progress in your job hunt – if you know the right steps to take.

My MBA Diary: Stockholm business students share their learnings

My MBA Diary: Stockholm business students share their learnings

The Local has been following the journey of Executive MBA students at Stockholm School of Economics. Tune in to find out how they are benefitting from the program and how it could be they key to your future career progression.

 
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Malmö to host groundbreaking textile recycling plant

Malmö to host groundbreaking textile recycling plant

The world's first automatic textile recycling facility will be built in Malmö, in a major step forward in the move towards bringing a circular economy to one of the world's most environmentally damaging industries.

Pregnant woman dies hours after being sent home by Stockholm hospital

Pregnant woman dies hours after being sent home by Stockholm hospital

A pregnant woman was sent home from an emergency ward in Sweden with paracetamol after complaining about chest pains. She died hours later from a ruptured aorta.

Swedish word of the day: badkruka

Swedish word of the day: badkruka

Our Swedish word of the day is the kind of insult you really only get here in Scandinavia.

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it’s usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.

 
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Business news: H&M shares rise after surge in early summer sales

Business news: H&M shares rise after surge in early summer sales

Swedish fashion giant H&M looks on track for a budding recovery after a boost in quarterly results sent shares soaring.

Why are so many young people moving to Malmö?

Why are so many young people moving to Malmö?

Malmö’s population is expected to rise to 500,000 within 30 years with young people anticipated to comprise much of that growth. The Local investigates how Sweden’s third-largest city is planning ahead for the swell in numbers.

 
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Brexit: Why won't the EU act to protect the rights of Britons in Europe?

Brexit: Why won't the EU act to protect the rights of Britons in Europe?

While the British government appears to have cottoned on to the importance of protecting the citizens' rights of Brits in the EU and EU citizens in the UK, Brussels appears reluctant to act. Five million people living in limbo are in need of action.

The Stockholm restaurants where Sweden's top chefs eat

The Stockholm restaurants where Sweden's top chefs eat

Sweden's top chefs have chosen their favourite Stockholm restaurants, from Michelin-starred culinary blow-outs to some of the best-kept secrets across the entire city. Here we present an exclusive sneak peek into the glory of the some of our best chefs’ favourite and funkiest Stockholm food lairs.

 
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Students: Tell us about your residence permit experience

Students: Tell us about your residence permit experience

Whether you came to Sweden on a student permit, or applied for permanent residence following your doctoral studies – The Local wants to hear your story.

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Malta may be a small island but size can be deceiving. From an entire ‘village’ full of cats to a neolithic necropolis, there’s much more to Malta than meets the eye.

 
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Can a new action plan help prevent stillbirths in southern Sweden?

Can a new action plan help prevent stillbirths in southern Sweden?

Sweden's most southerly county is to launch a stillbirth action plan after 71 babies were born dead in the county in 2018.

 ‘Why we marched with Greta’: Sweden’s students speak

‘Why we marched with Greta’: Sweden’s students speak

At Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL), a bilingual boarding school just north of Stockholm, the lush grounds and nearby Lake Mälaren provide vivid reminders of not only the immense natural beauty of Sweden but also the need to protect it for future generations.

 
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OPINION: Integration is in actions, not words – here's how Almedalen could be more open

OPINION: Integration is in actions, not words – here's how Almedalen could be more open

When recent master's graduate in political science Alyssa Bittner-Gibbs had a chance to attend Sweden's Almedalen festival, she jumped at the chance to experience an event calling itself "the democratic meeting place for everyone". But her experience only highlighted some of the main barriers to political integration, she writes.

'We are working in an industry that is coming to reality as we speak'

'We are working in an industry that is coming to reality as we speak'

MY SWEDISH CAREER: Over the past three years, Lorenzo Consoli has been learning how to navigate Sweden's startup world, while setting up a business which he hopes will help the half a billion people around the globe suffering from respiratory conditions.

Swedish sect murder case set to feature in HBO documentary

Swedish sect murder case set to feature in HBO documentary

HBO Nordic is reportedly working on a documentary about the Knutby sect murder case, a killing in a small town which gripped the country at the time.

Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

Ring to bind: Will Malmö's new rail line fight segregation?

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.

Waffling on: A tradition of mispronunciation

Waffling on: A tradition of mispronunciation

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?

Swiss agree to extradite Chinese 'pharma spy' to US

Swiss agree to extradite Chinese 'pharma spy' to US

Swiss authorities said on Tuesday they have agreed to extradite a Chinese national to the United States where he is wanted on charges of corporate espionage in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

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Swedish opposition leader calls for limited right to interpreters

Swedish opposition leader calls for limited right to interpreters

The Moderate Party has proposed that foreigners with permanent residency in Sweden should not have an automatic right to subsidized interpreters.

Seven must-do activities to add to your Swedish summer bucket list

Seven must-do activities to add to your Swedish summer bucket list

Wondering how to fill those long summer days? Here are seven suggestions of things you simply must do if you want to enjoy the warmer season like a Swede.

IN PICTURES: Legendary Swedish actress Bibi Andersson leaves behind 'hole of loss'

IN PICTURES: Legendary Swedish actress Bibi Andersson leaves behind 'hole of loss'

Swedish actress Bibi Andersson has passed away aged 83. Let's take a look at some of her best-known work, which doesn't just include Ingmar Bergman movies.


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