Sweden

December 4, 2022

Advent Calendar 2022: Sweden's many, many, many words for snow

In the next article of our 2022 Advent Calendar, we share Sweden's many words for snow.
December 4, 2022

Tabloid words, Vikings and childcare: Essential articles for life in Sweden

Naked shock and other tabloid words, Viking kings inspiring new technologies, what to do if you get arrested, coordination numbers, cost of childcare and investing in Sweden... here are six must-reads from The Local about life in Sweden.
December 3, 2022

EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about investing in Sweden

More than ten percent Sweden's population owned shares in 2021, with that number skyrocketing if work pension schemes are included. But knowing how to invest in Sweden can be tricky if you're not used to the system. Here are the basics.
December 3, 2022

Sweden extradites outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party member to Turkey

Sweden has extradited a convicted member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to Turkey as Ankara presses Stockholm for further steps in return for its membership in NATO, state media reported on Saturday.
December 3, 2022

Next week's forecast: Snow and sub-zero temperatures expected in almost all of Sweden

Next week will likely be both white and cold in almost all of Sweden.
December 3, 2022

LISTEN: Why Swedes and foreigners clash in love (and how to make it work)

This week we discuss Christmas dinners and markets, Irish people in Sweden, an odd Swedish EU vote, work permits and coordination numbers, intercultural relationships, and we test our panelists with a seasonal quiz.
December 2, 2022

Why are so many rural Swedes obsessed with the American South?

Residents of Sweden's major cities who have not spent much time in more rural areas of Sweden may not be aware of the 'raggare' subculture, with key elements including American cars, Confederate flags and Swedish rockabilly music.
December 2, 2022

Sweden's a-kassa unemployment system offline after cyber attack

Every one of Sweden's a-kassa unemployment funds have closed down their systems after one of them was hit by a suspected cyber attack.
December 2, 2022

What do we know about Sweden's first census in more than 30 years?

Sweden's new right-wing government wants to lay the ground for the first national census in more than 30 years. What do we know about the plans, and when is it likely to actually happen?
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