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Swedish word of the day: sakpolitik
Today's word of the day will be cropping up a lot in Swedish news over the next few weeks: sakpolitik.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:32:54 +0100)

Three men seized for Malmö cyber café shooting
A Malmö prosecutor has called for three young men to be held in pre-trial detention over this summer's drive-by shooting at an internet café in the city.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:22:51 +0100)

Could Centre Party leader Annie Lööf get Sweden a government?
Centre Party leader Annie Lööf will be the next person to lead exploratory coalition talks – after incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson both failed to form a government.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:33:11 +0100)

Swedish Moderate-led council to ban halal meat in deal with populists
A municipality in Sweden has vowed to ban religiously slaughtered meat from school menus after the centre-right Moderate Party formed a coalition government with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:14:19 +0100)

Sweden scraps TV licence – but here's what you need to know about the new tax
Sweden's TV licence will be scrapped from the start of next year – and replaced by a new tax.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:57:04 +0100)

New dad faces deportation from Sweden after 16 years due to holiday pay error
A new father has been ordered to leave Sweden – and his baby son – after 16 years in the country because of a minor mistake made by his employer relating to holiday pay.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0100)

How the long, dry summer has affected Sweden's Christmas trees
Christmas trees grown in Sweden are more vividly green after a summer of extreme drought, but there is also a risk of a shortage of the firs and spruces.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:43:13 +0100)

Swedish search for a prime minister continues amid budget debate
Swedish efforts to find a new prime minister and workable government continue on Thursday after a centre-right government was voted down by parliament.
(Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:25:44 +0100)

Who's running the country? Your questions about the Swedish election
Everything (or at least some of the things) you want to know about the Swedish election but are too cool to ask.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:20:48 +0100)

Swedish word of the day: sonderingsperson
Today's word should help you understand Swedish politics a little better.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:19:24 +0100)

How to escape Brexit and get citizenship in Sweden
Around 20,000 British citizens currently live in Sweden but do not hold Swedish citizenship. If you're one of them, here's a guide on how to apply for Swedish citizenship before Britain leaves the EU.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:21:54 +0100)

Swedish parliament rejects centre-right PM candidate Ulf Kristersson
Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson has become Sweden's first prime ministerial candidate in modern history to be voted down by parliament – including by two of his own allies.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:39:28 +0100)

UK warns of 'increased' terror threat in Sweden
The British foreign ministry has increased its level of travel warning for Sweden related to the threat of terrorism.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:32:01 +0100)

Guide: How to take the best pictures of Scandinavia's northern lights
With winter approaching, the Northern Lights season is just beginning, and perhaps a trip to northern Sweden to photograph the phenomenon is on your bucket list. Taking these pictures is an art itself and requires preparation, so The Local spoke to an expert to find out how to take awe-inspiring snaps of the Northern Lights.
(Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 +0100)

EU's 'no-deal' Brexit plan spells out bad news for British travellers
The European Union on Tuesday published further contingency plans for a "no-deal" Brexit, piling pressure Prime Minister Theresa May by warning that Britons will lose a host of travel rights from recognition of driving licences to lower credit card fees and no mobile roaming charges.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:00:38 +0100)

Stockholm to hike public transport fees – and crack down on fare dodgers
The cost of a monthly travel card in Stockholm is set to increase by 30 kronor from the start of next year. And on Tuesday, county council transport bosses outlined plans to double the number of ticket controls.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:43:52 +0100)

'I feel no hate': Kim Wall's mother in new book
"I feel no hate for the man," Ingrid Wall, the mother of talented Swedish journalist Kim Wall, writes of the moment her daughter's killer Peter Madsen was jailed for life.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:35:11 +0100)

Swedish word of the day: hemsk
Hemsk is a word whose meaning has changed a lot over the years, and it's a useful one to have in your vocabulary.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:59:11 +0100)

Sweden essentials: the best winter driving tips to stay safe on the road
Winter is coming, and navigating the icy, slippery, and snow-covered Swedish roads is nothing less than a challenge. But it's not just a different sort of driving you need to get used to: you also need to winter-prep your car, and learn how to manually manipulate systems that might have been knocked out by the cold.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:11:47 +0100)

Sweden in Focus: How did the political situation get to where it is today?
More than two months have passed since Sweden went to the polls, and the first concrete step towards finding a government will take place this week. But the prime ministerial candidate faces likely defeat – for the first time in modern Swedish history. The Local takes a look at how we got to this position, and what the next steps might be.
(Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:08:42 +0100)