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Sweden to fix rules that lead to deportations over admin slips:

May 24th, 2017

The Swedish government has proposed a change to the country's migration laws that will mean immigrant workers are no longer deported for administrative errors made by their previous employers.

Video: How a Wild West theme park became a home for refugees in Sweden:

May 24th, 2017

The American producers of a documentary on a Wild West amusement park in Sweden that provided housing for 500 Syrian refugees have explained to The Local why they felt the need to return to the park and finish telling its story.

The most 'Instagram-able' spots of Gotland: Europe's (second) best place:

May 24th, 2017

Lonely Planet recently named Gotland second on its 2017 list of the best places to see in Europe. With that in mind, The Local contributor Miriam Bade rounds up some of the prettiest spots on the Swedish island so you can take the perfect picture.

Can a 'bee friendly zone' help save Stockholm's pollinators?:

May 24th, 2017

A new joint initiative from diplomats, businesses and residents in Stockholm hopes to save the city's bees by creating a "bee friendly zone" in the Swedish capital.

Sweden pushes for UN to help investigate murder of expert in DRC:

May 24th, 2017

Sweden wants the UN to help with investigations into the murder of an expert killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), after the African country's attorney general opened a probe into allegations that a former minister played a role in her death.

Nordic fight to host Nordea heats up as rumours of Sweden departure swirl:

May 24th, 2017

A tug of war between Sweden, Denmark and Finland over where Nordic banking giant Nordea should base its head office in the future is beginning to heat up.

The best places to watch the Europa League final in Stockholm:

May 24th, 2017

If you're one of the unfortunate Manchester United and Ajax fans who came to Stockholm in the hope of buying a last minute Europa League final ticket but were unsuccessful, then fear not: here are some of the best places to watch the game in the Swedish capital.

Lego looters on the loose in Sweden:

May 23rd, 2017

Thieves with an unusual speciality appears to be on the loose in Sweden, after a Lego store in one of the country's cities was broken into for two nights in a row.

Why a Swedish billionaire is giving away millions to help save the world:

May 23rd, 2017

What would you do with five million dollars? Buy a football team or a Caribbean island perhaps? László Szombatfalvy, who came to Sweden as a Hungarian refugee in 1959 before becoming a successful businessman and investor, has decided to do something different. He wants his money to save the planet.

Manchester United cancel Stockholm press conference:

May 23rd, 2017

Manchester United's preparations for Wednesday's Europa League final in Stockholm were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

European Commission urges Sweden to tackle housing crisis:

May 23rd, 2017

Sweden must tackle persistent growth in house prices and the continuous rise in household debt if it wants to avoid risks to jobs and economic growth, the European Commission (EC) has warned.

Additional security measures for Manchester United Europa League final in Stockholm already in place: UEFA:

May 23rd, 2017

Heightened security is on the cards for the forthcoming Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax in Stockholm, but not as a consequence of the suicide blast in Manchester, UEFA has explained.

Manchester attack 'breaks the heart of everyone with human empathy': Swedish PM Löfven:

May 23rd, 2017

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has called the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester a "brutal and senseless act that breaks the heart of everyone with any human empathy".

Deregulation and freedom of choice have hurt Sweden's schools: Pisa head:

May 23rd, 2017

Deregulation and freedom of choice have hurt Sweden's schools according to one of the people in charge of the global Pisa education ranking, but it is still possible for the country to turn things around and become a world leader in education, he believes.

15 highlights for summer 2017 in Sweden:

May 23rd, 2017

Wondering what to do this summer in Sweden? Luckily, The Local contributor Miriam Bade has picked out 15 of the absolute highlights across the country.

15-year-old charged with attempted murder in Malmö:

May 22nd, 2017

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a janitor was shot while clearing snow in central Malmö earlier this year.

Swedish-Swiss ABB insists fraud not to blame for auditor switch after 16 years:

May 22nd, 2017

Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB said on Monday it was replacing its auditor Ernst&Young after 16 years, but insisted the shift had nothing to do with embezzlement discovered at its South Korean subsidiary.

Watch the incredible moment wild orcas surprise a Swedish fishing boat:

May 22nd, 2017

A Swedish fisherman has captured a once in a lifetime encounter on camera after a group of orcas swam up beside his boat in the hope of earning some lunch.

Billionaire sells Swedish newspaper for only one krona:

May 22nd, 2017

The billionaire who bought the Swedish version of the Metro newspaper in February has sold his shares and made an over 70 million kronor ($8 million) loss only a few months after the purchase.

Two killed and one kidnapped as Swedish charity guest house is attacked in Kabul:

May 22nd, 2017

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house run by a Swedish charity in central Kabul, officials said on Sunday.

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