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What changes about life in Sweden in July 2019?

A number of new laws will come into effect in Sweden on July 1st. These are some of the ones to be aware of.

Brexit: Why won't the EU act to protect the rights of Britons in Europe?

While the British government appears to have cottoned on to the importance of protecting the citizens rights of Brits in the EU and...

IN PICTURES: British marines retake Sweden from 'foreign power' in military exercise

The UK's Royal Marines have made a landing on the Swedish coast north of Kivik, and are trying to take a beachhead as part of a multinational...

Is Sweden about to cut taxes for pensioners?

Sweden wants to cut taxes for pensioners – here's what that means.

Immigration: Sweden rolls back strict rules on family reunification

The Swedish parliament has voted in favour of a law change that will make it slightly easier for migrants to bring their families...

Sweden rolls back strict rules on family reunification

The Swedish parliament has voted in favour of a law change that will make it slightly easier for migrants to bring their families...

Swedish word of the day: semester

This word might mean the exact opposite of what you'd expect.

Can Sweden cope with another summer heatwave?

Sweden's summer of 2018 caused an unprecedented spate of wildfires, destroyed forests and forced farmers to send animals to emergency...

UK appoints new ambassador to Sweden

The United Kingdom is set to get its first female ambassador to Sweden.

Weather forecast: Sweden set for lagom Midsummer holiday

One of Sweden's most hyped weather forecasts of the year is here: Midsummer's Eve.

Helicopters water bomb wildfire outside Stockholm

A fire that broke out at a former shooting range in northwest Stockholm on Monday has not yet been extinguished despite water-bombing,...

Meet the Swedish over-90s who are regulars at the gym

As Sweden's population ages, interest in social activities for the older age groups has soared. The Body Joy gym in Värmdö, outer...

Meet the Swedish over-90's who are regulars at the gym

As Sweden's population ages, interest in social activities for the older age groups has soared. The Body Joy gym in Värmdö, outer...

CRIME MAP: This interactive map shows the explosions in Malmö in 2019

Hopes that a new policing strategy had brought Malmö's problems with gang crime under control took a knock this month when three explosions...

What does Sweden's withdrawal of EU-Cuba bill mean?

The Swedish government has withdrawn a proposal that would have ratified a landmark EU-Cuba deal covering trade and political dialogue,...

Man jailed for luring homeless Romanians to Sweden to beg

A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for luring two homeless men to Sweden from Romania and then forcing them...

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