What’s on in Sweden: February 27 – March 5
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What’s on in Sweden: February 27 – March 5

What's on in Sweden: J.Tillman & world class dance in Stockholm; Timo Räisänen in Gothenburg; Frida Hyvönen in Malmö

Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö
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Club and concert tips: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö

Shake off that Seasonal Affective Disorder with a night out in the bright lights of Sweden's best nightclubs.

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Malmö club and concert tips: Saturday, Feb 28

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Malmö club and concert tips: Friday, Feb 27

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

Interior Ministry warns terror camp trainees returning to Germany
Germany

Interior Ministry warns terror camp trainees returning to Germany

Up to 140 people from Germany have attended terrorist training camps and 60 have returned to the country, government officials told Berliner Morgenpost this week.

Recession tightens its grip on labour market
Germany

Recession tightens its grip on labour market

German unemployment rose this month as the country was gripped by its worst recession in six decades – and analysts say worse is to come despite an uptick in consumer confidence.

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Fireworks erupt over prof’s qualifications

The Pirate Bay trial was interrupted several times on Thursday following a heated exchange between a Swedish media professor and record industry lawyers.

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: Saturday, Feb 28

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Gothenburg club and concert tips: Friday, Feb 27

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

Sweden and Norway to make joint bid for Euro 2016
Sweden

Sweden and Norway to make joint bid for Euro 2016

The Swedish Football Association announced on Thursday its intention to join forces with Norwegian football authorities to make a joint bed to host the Euro 2016 football tournament.

Opel workers protest GM cutback plans
Germany

Opel workers protest GM cutback plans

Several thousand Opel auto workers took to the streets on Thursday as part of Europe-wide protests against cutbacks by US carmaker General Motors.

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Stockholm club and concert tips: Saturday, Feb 28

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Stockholm club and concert tips: Friday, Feb 27

The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.

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Proposal to reform Sweden’s student loan system

A special parliamentary committee is expected to propose on Thursday that Sweden trim the standard number of years students can access publicly funded aid for higher education.

A Svensson in the palace? Pass the smelling salts
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A Svensson in the palace? Pass the smelling salts

The engagement of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling has underlined, rather surprisingly, that Sweden is still a society that divides along class lines.

Dresdner drags down Allianz results
Germany

Dresdner drags down Allianz results

The German insurance giant Allianz on Thursday posted a worse-than-expected 2008 loss owing in large part to a huge charge in connection with the sale of its Dresdner Bank subsidiary.

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Volvo approves massive investment in new trucks models

Swedish truck maker Volvo Group plans to make a groundbreaking investment of at least least €1.8 billion ($2.3 billion) to develop of new truck models this year.

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Huge police presence for Israel tennis match

Swedish police are to mobilize up to 1,000 officers in Malmö next weekend in a bid to guarantee the safety of players and functionaries during a Davis Cup match between Sweden and Israel.

Chemicals giant BASF warns of dire 2009
Germany

Chemicals giant BASF warns of dire 2009

The world's biggest chemicals company, BASF, saw business slide in the last quarter of 2008 due to the global economic slump and warned Thursday 2009 could be be equally grim.

Introducing…Heidi Klum
Germany

Introducing…Heidi Klum

Introducing…is The Local's guide to the fabulous world of German celebrity. Know all there is about Germany’s top model Heidi Klum? We shine the spotlight on a Rhineland beauty who’s become a one-woman glamour franchise.

Thousands of Germans addicted to nose spray
Germany

Thousands of Germans addicted to nose spray

Thousands of Germans are addicted to popular over-the-counter nasal sprays, and have trouble getting off the non-prescription drugs that cause a vicious cycle of chronic sinus symptoms, Der Spiegel reported this week.

Illiterate Turkish man denied German citizenship
Germany

Illiterate Turkish man denied German citizenship

A Turkish immigrant who has lived in Germany for some 20 years will be denied citizenship in Germany because he is illiterate, according to a Baden-Württemberg court ruling released on Thursday.

‘Nazi’ signs rile local politicians
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‘Nazi’ signs rile local politicians

A local power utility in the small town of Övertorneå in northern Sweden has riled local politicians with a hate campaign directed at the local branch of the Social Democrat party.

Security police probe Södertälje fires
Sweden

Security police probe Södertälje fires

Three supermarkets were destroyed and a fourth damaged as a wave of arson attacks hit Södertälje in central Sweden in the early hours of Thursday morning.

What’s on in Germany: February 26 – March 4
Germany

What’s on in Germany: February 26 – March 4

Thierse calls €1.30 Kaiser’s cashier verdict ‘barbaric’
Germany

Thierse calls €1.30 Kaiser’s cashier verdict ‘barbaric’

Bundestag Vice President Wolfgang Thierse called a Berlin court ruling that a cashier was rightfully fired after allegedly taking €1.30 in bottle deposits “barbaric,” daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Thursday.

Junk car premium boosts consumers
Germany

Junk car premium boosts consumers

German consumer confidence improved in February thanks to stable prices and the Abwrackprämie – a €2,500-premium for junking an old cars to buy a new one, market research institute GfK reported on Thursday.

Poll: wedding boosts Sweden’s monarchy
Sweden

Poll: wedding boosts Sweden’s monarchy

The engagement of Swedish Crown Princess Victoria to her former gym instructor Daniel Westling has boosted the monarchy's popularity, a new survey from Sifo shows.

Auto parts family Schaeffler worked with Nazis
Germany

Auto parts family Schaeffler worked with Nazis

The German industrialist family Schaeffler, creator of the eponymous auto parts group, collaborated with the World War II Nazi regime in Poland, according to a report in Cicero magazine.

‘World of Warcraft is as addictive as cocaine’: report
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‘World of Warcraft is as addictive as cocaine’: report

The computer game World of Warcraft is the most dangerous game on the market with a high risk of addiction, according to a new report from a Swedish youth organisation.

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Sweden: ‘Palestinian accord part of process’

Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt urged national reconciliation between the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, when he met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday.