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How many people became Swedish in 2019, and who were they?

Thousands of people became Swedish citizens in 2019, so here's a look at who they are, and how the figure has changed over time.

Sweden summons Chinese ambassador over threats to media

Sweden has summoned China's ambassador after he threatening the Swedish media for its coverage of the dissident Bookseller Gui Minhai...

Suspected hackers show porn on Swedish station billboard

Commuters in a southeast Swedish city were briefly roused from their wintry routines by a public display of pornography at a bus stop...

Greta Thunberg protests in Lausanne ahead of Davos meet

Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg joined several thousand protesters in the streets of Lausanne on Friday, ahead of the Davos...

Sweden warns of sharper than expected economic slowdown

Sweden's government has worsened its economic outlook, bracing the country for slowing growth and rising unemployment.

'I want to build a bridge between newcomers and Swedish society'

His life took him from a small village in Rwanda, via education and work in China, to Swedish Karlstad. This is the story of D'amour...

How did reported crime rates change in Sweden last year?

A total of more than 1.5 million crimes were reported in Sweden in 2019, representing only a very slight overall change from the previous...

Sweden reveals tentative plans for overnight trains to several European cities

Swedish transport bosses have proposed Malmö to Cologne as a route for the first night trains from Sweden to the rest of Europe. But...

The Swedish city of Örebro just broke temperature records – again

The Swedish town of Örebro has broken weather records again – less than a week after it recorded the highest January temperatures...

Quiz: Do you know what these Swedish words really mean?

How good is your Swedish? Challenge yourself in The Local's quick but difficult quiz.

How a Swedish military man forged his CV and landed a job at Nato's HQ

A Swedish man rose through the ranks of the military over the course of more than a decade. But what no one knew is that he had forged...

This Stockholm street just became the first in Sweden to ban old diesel cars

From today onwards, some cars will no longer be allowed to use one of southern Stockholm's main thoroughfares.

Today in Sweden: The Stockholm street that just banned old diesel cars

From today onwards, some cars will no longer be allowed to use one of southern Stockholm's main thoroughfares.

Brits living in Europe warned of post-Brexit 'consequences'

'Concrete consequences' will follow for EU and UK citizens as Britain does away with freedom of movement, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator...

Brits and EU citizens warned of 'consequences' after Brexit transition

'Concrete consequences' will follow for EU and UK citizens as Britain does away with freedom of movement, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator...

Swedish word of the day: mums

Today's word is a false friend for English-speakers.

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