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Explained: How will you be affected by changes to Swedish coordination numbers?

Sweden on Tuesday announced proposals to overhaul the system of coordination numbers, the identity codes used by many foreigners in...

Swedish Migration Agency to slash up to 146 jobs

More than 100 people could lose their jobs at the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) due to a reduced budget.

Coordination numbers: Sweden to tighten rules on ID codes for foreigners

Sweden is planning to 'restart the system' of so-called coordination numbers – a key identification code for many foreigners who just...

Swedish police appeal for information after Stockholm explosion

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after what was described as "one of the most powerful explosions" damaged cars...

What can the British royals learn from Sweden's royal family?

As the British royal family meets for crisis talks over the futures of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, are there any lessons they...

Stockholm blast 'one of the most powerful explosions' in the capital

UPDATED: Police are investigating after a loud explosion damaged a building in a posh central Stockholm area in the early hours of...

Swedish word of the day: julgransplundring

The word 'julgransplundring' introduces you to one of Sweden's surprising winter traditions.

Loud blast shakes homes in central Stockholm

Police are investigating after a loud explosion damaged a building in a posh central Stockholm area in the early hours of Monday.

Stockholm's cherry trees are in bloom – what happened to winter?

Stockholm's iconic cherry blossoms are starting to bloom – months ahead of schedule – after a mild winter set temperature records...

Sweden stops flights to Iran over safety concerns

Sweden on Friday stopped direct flights to Iran, citing "unclarity" around the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane earlier this week...

How Stockholm wants to be 'the green foodtech hub of the future'

In 2017, the Swedish food retail sector was worth 272 billion kronor. But how can the Nordic nation embrace innovation to make the...

Three Swedish regions hike cost of visiting a doctor

From the start of January, the patient fees for a doctor's visit were increased in three Swedish regions, according to the Swedish...

How do I get money back if I've been paying too much rent in Sweden?

More and more tenants are demanding money back for sky-high rents, after Sweden tightened rules for dishonest landlords. Here's what...

More parents in Sweden suspected of child sickness benefit fraud in 2019

The number of parents required to pay back child sickness benefit increased significantly last year, with some parents asked to pay...

Sweden reaches new wind power record

For the first time ever, Swedish wind power produced more than a terawatt-hour of energy in one week.

Three children among the Swedes reported dead in Iran plane crash

A total of 17 people resident in Sweden were on the Ukrainian flight that crashed in Iran on Wednesday morning, according to Scandinavian...

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