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How volunteers are helping to fight Sweden's wildfires

As around 50 separate wildfires continue to blaze across Sweden, large numbers of volunteers have mobilized to assist the firefighters battling the flames by proving help in any way they can.

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ANALYSIS: The 'stolen babies' trial in Spain finally shines a light on a scandal that cannot be forgotten

It is June 6 1969 and Spain is living through the final years of Franco’s dictatorship. At a clinic in Madrid, a woman gives birth to a baby girl she will never see again. Little is known about what happened to that mother – but almost 50 years later, her daughter Inés Madrigal has just given evidence in a shocking trial.

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Meet the Italian music entrepreneur who went from being hired to hiring in Sweden

In 2007, guitar-maker Michele Benincaso found himself in the first generation of music tech entrepreneurs moving to Stockholm. Now he’s at the helm of the award-winning startup company, MIND Music Labs, and hiring music tech talent from all over the world just four years after launching.

2 days ago

Denmark / Health insurance

Everything expats should know about Danish healthcare

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Stockholm on a budget: The ultimate guide

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Denmark

Why international relocation can put a strain on relationships - and how 'purpose' can help

Finding a sense of purpose for relocation to a new country is key for happy relationships and good mental health amongst internationals, writes our guest columnist Hanne-Berit Hahnemann.

3 days ago
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What to do if your work permit renewal is rejected

Sweden is home to thousands of foreign professionals dependent on work permits to stay in the country. If you're one of them, here's what you need to know about what to do if your work permit extension is rejected by migration authorities.

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How to save money if you're under 26 in Sweden

Did you know that if you're in your early 20s, you can benefit from a wide range of discounts and special offers in Sweden, from healthcare to days out and even housing? If you're under 26, this article can probably save you money.

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Norway

Norwegians set records for beer consumption during hot summer

Warm weather has coincided with record sales of beer and bottled water in Norway, but fewer soft drinks are being consumed.

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Switzerland

Swiss exports hit new quarterly record

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Italy

The one dessert you have to try in each of Italy's regions

One of the highlights of a trip to a new Italian destination is discovering the local dishes. Tasting the local pastry or dessert, whether it's with a cappuccino at breakfast time or to round off a hearty meal, is a must-do on a trip to Italy, and we've rounded up 20 sweet treats you have to try, region by region.

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WATCH: Elk takes a dip next to startled beachgoers in Sweden

A video of an elk deciding to take a dip in a lake, much to the surprise of everyone else in the water at the same time, has gone viral.

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Ten gorgeous undiscovered Spanish seaside towns

You've heard of the partying capitals in Mallorca or the gastronomic hubs of San Sebastián - but what about the other lovable seaside towns in Spain?

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