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EURO 2012 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Swedish fans brave stark conditions for Euro 2012

Swedish fans brave stark conditions for Euro 2012

'Camp Sweden', based on an island in the middle of the Dniepr River, where as many as 6,000 Swedes will be camping out to watch the Euro 2012 games, leaves a lot to be desired, according to AFP's Stanislas Touchot. READ (2 COMMENTS) »

The Stockholm English Speaking Theatre Company in action

Shakespeare tribute hits Stockholm stages

The Stockholm English Speaking Theatre Company will be bringing the bard to Sweden throughout June and July for a host of summer productions across the city. READ (1 COMMENT) »

Segway Polo World Cup comes to Stockholm

Segway Polo World Cup comes to Stockholm

The Local delves further into the nature of Segway Polo, as the finest teams from across the globe descend on Stockholm for the annual world championships. READ (2 COMMENTS) »

EURO 2012 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sweden's Euro 2012 chances: the lowdown

Sweden's Euro 2012 chances: the lowdown

As Sweden prepares to go into battle at the European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine, The Local's Joe Lynskey asks some of the country's top football writers what fans can expect from its national side. READ (1 COMMENT) »

Highlights from Follow Sweden

Lifestyle in Sweden

  • Meet Sanna, 9 ½ years old

    Sanna is one of 2 million people in Sweden under the age of 18. Sweden is seen as a good place to grow up. The law makes sure children are well-protected and defends their rights and any organizations work with children's well-being. Read more »

  • Swedish House Mafia - what a party

    Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden in nine minutes. Half of the American Grammy nominees for best dance recording 2011 were Swedish. It seems we have a Swedish dance music phenomenon on our hands. Read more »

  • Strindberg, king of drama

    August Strindberg's plays shocked society, dazzled audiences and revolutionized drama. A century after his death, Strindberg, with his powerful, timeless themes, is celebrated around the world. Read more »

  • 10 practical tips when you've moved to Sweden

    Like any other country, Sweden comes with its own laws, tax regulations and social traditions. From getting registered with the right authorities to finding a job, here are 10 things to take care of once you've arrived in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Read more »

What's On in Sweden

What's On in Sweden

Check out The Local's guide to the main attractions and events in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö - in association with DoToday. READ »

Stockholm's Beethoven fest closes with a bang

Stockholm's Beethoven fest closes with a bang

After taking in the final concert of the Beethoven Festival series in Stockholm on Saturday night, ex-orchestral musician Louise Ling gives her review of the performance for experts and run-of-the-mill music fans alike. READ »

2012 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sweden's Olsson looks to shine on Euro stage

Sweden's Olsson looks to shine on Euro stage

After asserting himself in the Premier League, Swedish footballer Martin Olsson now has the opportunity to stretch his legs and prove his worth on the international stage. READ (1 COMMENT) »

Stockholm's Olympic Stadium turns 100 years

Stockholm's Olympic Stadium turns 100 years

Stockholm's "Stadion" commemorates 100 years in operation with a series of celebrations this June, as Stockholm marathon runners finish the race on the stadium's track once again. READ (1 COMMENT) »

British flyer finds lost WWII plane on The Local

British flyer finds lost WWII plane on The Local

An aging WWII veteran who ditched his plane off the Swedish coast in 1943 has been able to share his harrowing tale thanks to an article on The Local about an airman who landed on a cow in a field in southern Sweden. READ (4 COMMENTS) »

SUMMER IN SWEDEN
Swedish summer music festival preview: June

Swedish summer music festival preview: June

With summer just around the corner, Sweden's festival season is only weeks away and The Local's Joe Lynskey provides a round up of the most mouth-watering line-ups in the country. READ (4 COMMENTS) »

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Past Eurovision winners: where are they now?

Past Eurovision winners: where are they now?

As Sweden's Loreen basks in Eurovision glory, The Local looks back at the fates of some of the contest's former winners and reveals that her place in European pop spotlight may not stand the test of time. READ (8 COMMENTS) »

Experts divided over Zlatan's successes

Experts divided over Zlatan's successes

Until mercurially talented Swedish footballer Zalatan Ibrahimovic delivers on the international stage, he will continue to divide experts' opinions, argues AFP's Barnaby Chesterman. READ (6 COMMENTS) »

THE LOCAL LIST
Ten signs that you've 'gone native' in Sweden

Ten signs that you've 'gone native' in Sweden

After having lived in Sweden for a certain number of years, many ex-pats start asking, “Am I going native or what?” Check out The Local's guide to tell-tale signs that you may be more integrated into Swedish society than you first realized. READ (30 COMMENTS) »

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Highlights from Follow Sweden

What does your Sweden look like?

Discover Sweden through a selection of disparate YouTube clips about Swedes, Sweden and our funny language. What does your Sweden look like? Have your say on the Sweden.se Facebook page. Read more »

Battlefield biggest Swedish export hit since ABBA

Battlefield, Minecraft and Just Cause are three of the world's most popular computer games. But few players know that their favorite games have been developed by a number of high-tech firms in Stockholm, all within walking distance from one another. Read more »

 

Blog Update: Boston Blatte

14 June 00:59

Colbert Nåtion: Operation Artificial Swedener »

"So Colbert wants to twitter for @Sweden! I say HELVETE JA… let’s get him on board. (see TL article) Ask him to come to Sweden, record his report from Sweden and twitter about his experience while doing it. Sweden couldn’t ask for a better form of marketing exposure. According to Colbert, he’s got a following of..." READ »

Highlights from Follow Sweden
Did you know that...
... Noomi Rapace, who played Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish version of the Millennium trilogy, is one of the lead actors in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
Highlights
'Swedishness can't only be about herring and potatoes'
OPINION »
Immigration would be helped by a sense of shared "Swedishness" argues contributor Jasenko Selimovic.
Manu/Wikipedia (File)
SOCIETY »
Swedish mum owns up to forest sex bunker
Photo: Sergei Grits/Scanpix
LIFESTYLE »
Swedish fans brave stark conditions for Euro 2012
Ulf Lundin/imagebank.sweden.se; Pawel Flato/Regeringen
OPINION »
Migration minister Tobias Billström explains why working in Sweden should be an obvious choice for every global citizen
Shakespeare tribute hits Stockholm stages
LIFESTYLE »
Shakespeare tribute hits Stockholm stages this summer
Marianne Lindberg de Geer
SOCIETY »
Robyn slams minister over 'racist' cake cutting
Photo: Kowitz/Flickr (file)
LIFESTYLE »
The Local delves into the nature of Segway Polo, as the finest teams from across the globe descend on Stockholm.
The Local Street Style - Stockholm
GALLERY »
Street Style - The Local asks for the best place to go shopping in Stockholm.
Fredik Sandberg/Scanpix (File)
LIFESTYLE »
Joe Lynskey asks Sweden's top football writers about Sweden's prospects at the Euro 2012 tournament
DoToday
LIFESTYLE »
What's On: The Local's guide to upcoming attractions and events in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
Wikipedia (File)
NATIONAL »
Norway PM 'hated Sweden' for Nazi help
British flyer finds lost WWII plane on The Local
LIFESTYLE »
British flyer finds lost WWII plane on The Local
John Wallsten/Peace & Love (File)
LIFESTYLE »
Swedish summer music festival preview: June
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How Swedish research allows doctors to 'see pain'
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Saxony with InterRail: a gateway to central Europe
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Ten great reasons to travel this summer
Photo: Jan Videgren
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How Bergman blazed a trail for Swedish film
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Moving made easy: Top tips for your international move
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Ken Lennaárd Gets Sweden’s First Cash in the 2012 World Series of Poker
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Swedish university traditions make foreigners feel at home
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Forex trading – how to make sure your money is secure
Highlights from Follow Sweden
Swedish word of the day

lång

adjective

Lång means long, tall and can be used for height, distance or time.

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New book about Sweden – get to know the country

Sweden – Up North, Down to Earth is a book about Sweden today. A country of natural beauty and open space, and a society focused on equality, human rights and sustainability. Meet regular and astonishing Swedes, supercars and indie rock bands, vampires and royalties.

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