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    Avicii fans in Stockholm can be first to hear posthumous release

    Avicii fans in Stockholm can be first to hear posthumous release


    Stockholm-based fans of Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii can be amongst the first people in the world to hear the late artist’s new album...

    Stockholm-based fans of Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii can be amongst the first people in the world to hear the late artist’s new album ‘TIM’.
    EU vote faces new covert digital threats: report

    EU vote faces new covert digital threats: report


    New players are exploiting internet lawlessness to disrupt democracy at this week's European elections, says a new report that points a finger at far-right populists and cyber...

    New players are exploiting internet lawlessness to disrupt democracy at this week's European elections, says a new report that points a finger at far-right populists and cyber militias.
    Youths rally across Europe in pre-vote climate protest

    Youths rally across Europe in pre-vote climate protest


    Hundreds of thousands of young climate activists rallied across Europe Friday ahead of EU Parliament elections as part of protests worldwide demanding action against global...

    Hundreds of thousands of young climate activists rallied across Europe Friday ahead of EU Parliament elections as part of protests worldwide demanding action against global warming.
    Firecrackers thrown at Sweden Democrat rallies

    Firecrackers thrown at Sweden Democrat rallies


    A loud firecracker was thrown near the crowd at a political rally with Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats. It's the second such incident in two...

    A loud firecracker was thrown near the crowd at a political rally with Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats. It's the second such incident in two days.
    Malmö to host international conference against anti-Semitism

    Malmö to host international conference against anti-Semitism


    Key figures of the international community are expected to attend Sweden's international conference against anti-Semitism next...

    Key figures of the international community are expected to attend Sweden's international conference against anti-Semitism next year.
    Swedish word of the day: ludd

    Swedish word of the day: ludd


    Here's a word that's popped up in the news this week but is always handy to know, especially if you want to avoid communal laundry room drama. Intrigued? Read...

    Here's a word that's popped up in the news this week but is always handy to know, especially if you want to avoid communal laundry room drama. Intrigued? Read on...
    Sweden top in Europe for patent applications

    Sweden top in Europe for patent applications


    Sweden files more patent applications in Industry 4.0 than any other European country, according to a study by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office...

    Sweden files more patent applications in Industry 4.0 than any other European country, according to a study by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV).
    Here's what Sweden is talking about ahead of the EU elections

    Here's what Sweden is talking about ahead of the EU elections


    With the EU elections taking place on Sunday in Sweden, what are the key talking points? The Local takes a look at the stories and issues dominating the Swedish election...

    With the EU elections taking place on Sunday in Sweden, what are the key talking points? The Local takes a look at the stories and issues dominating the Swedish election campaign.
    European elections: A beginner's guide to the vote

    European elections: A beginner's guide to the vote


    Who gets a vote, what are they voting for and why does it matter? Political scientist Tatiana Coutto explains everything you need to know about the EU...

    Who gets a vote, what are they voting for and why does it matter? Political scientist Tatiana Coutto explains everything you need to know about the EU elections.
    Why Benny Andersson from Abba is joining the fight against a new prison

    Why Benny Andersson from Abba is joining the fight against a new prison


    Benny Andersson from Swedish legend pop group Abba has thrown his weight behind a campaign to vote down plans for a major new prison in Svedala, the leafy area outside...

    Benny Andersson from Swedish legend pop group Abba has thrown his weight behind a campaign to vote down plans for a major new prison in Svedala, the leafy area outside Malmö.
    Secret romance! Fire inferno! The story of Stockholm's Gröna Lund

    Secret romance! Fire inferno! The story of Stockholm's Gröna Lund


    In the 1930s, a devastating fire and a secretly kindled romance threatened to permanently engulf Gröna Lund Tivoli in...

    In the 1930s, a devastating fire and a secretly kindled romance threatened to permanently engulf Gröna Lund Tivoli in Stockholm.
    Swedish court rejects appeal for father of Stockholm terror victim

    Swedish court rejects appeal for father of Stockholm terror victim


    The Supreme Court, Sweden's highest court of law, will not grant a second appeal by the father of an 11-year-old girl killed in the 2017 Stockholm terror...

    The Supreme Court, Sweden's highest court of law, will not grant a second appeal by the father of an 11-year-old girl killed in the 2017 Stockholm terror attack.
    Five reasons why the European elections really do matter

    Five reasons why the European elections really do matter


    The 2019 elections are a mammoth democratic exercise with profound consequences for European citizens and the global role of the EU. This article from The Conversation spells out five things to look out for that could shape the future of Europe, and the...

    The 2019 elections are a mammoth democratic exercise with profound consequences for European citizens and the global role of the EU. This article from The Conversation spells out five things to look out for that could shape the future of Europe, and the world.
    Deported sales engineer wins work permit case against Sweden's Migration Agency

    Deported sales engineer wins work permit case against Sweden's Migration Agency


    Iranian sales engineer Ali Omumi, who was forced to leave Sweden over a former employer's error and then blocked from returning, has won his appeal in...

    Iranian sales engineer Ali Omumi, who was forced to leave Sweden over a former employer's error and then blocked from returning, has won his appeal in court.
    Swedish parents jailed for almost starving vegan child to death

    Swedish parents jailed for almost starving vegan child to death


    A court in Sweden has sentenced a couple to three months in jail for gross negligence causing bodily harm, after their 18-month-old child was reportedly so undernourished she was close to...

    A court in Sweden has sentenced a couple to three months in jail for gross negligence causing bodily harm, after their 18-month-old child was reportedly so undernourished she was close to death.
    What's all that fluff you've been seeing everywhere?

    What's all that fluff you've been seeing everywhere?


    No, it is not snow in May. But what is that white cotton-like fluff that has blanketed Stockholm and other parts of Sweden this week? Here's your...

    No, it is not snow in May. But what is that white cotton-like fluff that has blanketed Stockholm and other parts of Sweden this week? Here's your answer.
    Deported work permit holders may have to wait years before returning to Sweden

    Deported work permit holders may have to wait years before returning to Sweden


    If a foreign worker's permanent residence in Sweden is rejected, they could face several years of waiting before they are allowed to return to Sweden on a new work permit, according to new guidelines by the Migration...

    If a foreign worker's permanent residence in Sweden is rejected, they could face several years of waiting before they are allowed to return to Sweden on a new work permit, according to new guidelines by the Migration Agency.