Finding student accommodation in Sweden
Sweden

Finding student accommodation in Sweden

Finding the most suitable place to live can sometimes take a small while, so you should give yourself plenty of time to make all the necessary arrangements before leaving for Sweden.

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Sweden

Who can work in Sweden?

Not everyone can move to work in Sweden, but new labour migration laws have made it much easier to move to Sweden from outside the EU.

Doctoral studies in Sweden: how to apply
Sweden

Doctoral studies in Sweden: how to apply

Thinking of applying for doctoral studies in Sweden? Here's how to get started.

How to apply for a Swedish Master’s program
Sweden

How to apply for a Swedish Master’s program

Some 600 master’s degree programs at Swedish universities are taught entirely in English. Here's an easy guide for how to apply.

Apply online to study in Sweden
Sweden

Apply online to study in Sweden

Applying to study in Sweden has never been easier, with a dedicated portal now set up for international applicants.

Learn Swedish – wherever you are
Sweden

Learn Swedish – wherever you are

About 65,000 people outside Sweden take Swedish classes. Here's how you can join in.

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Sweden

Do I need a visa?

Whether or not you need a visa or a residence permit to study in Sweden depends on where you come from. This is what you need to know.

Why should I study in Sweden?
Sweden

Why should I study in Sweden?

It is a big step to study abroad, and the options are almost limitless. So what makes Sweden stand out as a study destination?

Sex harassment claims taint Juholt ally anew
Sweden

Sex harassment claims taint Juholt ally anew

Sexual harassment allegations against Social Democrat foreign policy spokesperson Urban Ahlin have prompted the party’s feminist faction to object to his appointment as chair of party's Riksdag group, delivering yet another blow to Social Democrat head Håkan Juholt.

German victim’s body ‘recovered from ship’
Germany

German victim’s body ‘recovered from ship’

The body of a German man killed on the Costa Concordia cruise ship was found on Tuesday, the Italian media said. Divers have recovered five more victims, bringing the confirmed death toll to 11.

Researchers make malaria breakthrough
Germany

Researchers make malaria breakthrough

German researchers announced Tuesday they had developed a process to make the most effective anti-malaria drug cheaper and easier to produce in large life-saving quantities.

Security cops investigate Islamist threat video
Norway

Security cops investigate Islamist threat video

On the same day Norway’s intelligence service (PST) said hardline Islamists remained the foremost threat to national security, leading government officials and the royal family have been singled out in a threatening online video.

Bra-size name tag ‘outrage’ headed to court
Sweden

Bra-size name tag ‘outrage’ headed to court

A complaint from a former lingerie shop employee upset at being forced to wear a name tag displaying her bra size has prompted a Swedish union to file a discrimination lawsuit against the company that runs the store.

Occupy protestors set up igloo camp
Switzerland

Occupy protestors set up igloo camp

The first opponents of the World Economic Forum (WEF) have arrived at Davos to build igloos they will use as their protest base during the international conference.

35-year-old men ‘lousy’ investors: Swedish study
Sweden

35-year-old men ‘lousy’ investors: Swedish study

Stock market success is impossible to predict but according to new research, certain ‘crystal clear’ trends have been discovered.

Standard & Poor’s slashes Petroplus rating
Switzerland

Standard & Poor’s slashes Petroplus rating

Credit ratings agency Standard and Poor's on Tuesday downgraded its rating for Swiss-based oil refiner Petroplus by three notches due to the increased risk of a default on its short-term debt.

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Norway

Young Libyan refugees begin new life in Norway

A group of 33 child refugees who fled the conflict in Libya last year have been resettled in Norway, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Fiery German heads European Parliament
Germany

Fiery German heads European Parliament

Fiery German socialist Martin Schulz was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, replacing outgoing conservative former Polish premier Jerzy Buzek.

‘Kebab-Murders’ called ‘worst word of 2011’
Germany

‘Kebab-Murders’ called ‘worst word of 2011’

A jury of language experts has picked Döner-Morde (Kebab Murders) as 2011’s most despicable German word, saying that in the wake of racist murders the term reduced a victimised minority community to food hawkers.

Left-wing MP: ratings agencies are ‘charlatans’
France

Left-wing MP: ratings agencies are ‘charlatans’

Arnaud Montebourg, who came third in recent elections to choose the Socialist presidential candidate, has angrily denounced ratings agencies as "charlatans" in an interview.

Quality of Swedish unis ‘too low’: minister
Sweden

Quality of Swedish unis ‘too low’: minister

Sweden’s education minister Jan Björklund has slammed the quality of the country's higher education system as he unveiled plans to revamp the way university quality is monitored.

Plastered arm changes brain: Swiss study
Switzerland

Plastered arm changes brain: Swiss study

People who suffer a broken arm display changes to the anatomy and activity of their brains after just 16 days, Zurich scientists have discovered.

Last GM crop developer leaves German soil
Germany

Last GM crop developer leaves German soil

BASF, the last firm still developing genetically modified crops in Germany is stopping its work, admitting defeat in the face of widespread European opposition to to the idea.

Islamists main threat to Norway: intelligence
Norway

Islamists main threat to Norway: intelligence

Radical Islamists pose the biggest threat to Norway even though it was a right-wing extremist who carried out the twin attacks last July that killed 77 people, Norwegian intelligence service PST said on Tuesday.

Sweden knew Wallenberg probe ‘blocked’ by KGB
Sweden

Sweden knew Wallenberg probe ‘blocked’ by KGB

The Soviet secret police and its Russian successor actively blocked a probe into the fate of Swedish Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg and Sweden was informed, researchers say, citing a recently unearthed document.

Freezing nights and frosty days this week
Germany

Freezing nights and frosty days this week

Those hoping that winter had given up on Germany this year should reach for their gloves – temperatures are set to plummet over the coming few days, resulting in frost and ice even in more protected areas.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Geneva celebrates unloved son
Switzerland

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Geneva celebrates unloved son

Geneva once condemned Jean-Jacques Rousseau and burned his books, but is now preparing to celebrate his birth 300 years ago with pomp.

Swedish apartment prices suffer steep drop
Sweden

Swedish apartment prices suffer steep drop

Apartment prices in Sweden plummeted 11 percent in December, ending a year marked by flat or declining real estate prices across the country, according to new statistics.

Norwegian mother and child found dead
Norway

Norwegian mother and child found dead

Swedish police have launched a murder investigation after a 38-year-old Norwegian woman and her baby daughter were found dead on Monday in an apartment in Arboga in central Sweden.

Fall lands Swedish tennis great Wilander in hospital
Sweden

Fall lands Swedish tennis great Wilander in hospital

Former world number one Mats Wilander was taken to hospital on the eve of the Australian Open in Melbourne after falling and lacerating a kidney, his company said on Tuesday.

Airports still stingy with their wireless internet
Germany

Airports still stingy with their wireless internet

German airports are slowly offering more free internet access, but progress is slow, with only Cologne Bonn Airport providing unlimited free surfing.

VW and BMW recall half a million cars
Germany

VW and BMW recall half a million cars

Volkswagen and BMW issued recalls on half a million cars this week – with VW warning that fuel lines in their most modern diesel engines can leak, and BMW saying their Minis could catch fire due to electrical problems.

Caregiver threatened to kill dementia patient
Sweden

Caregiver threatened to kill dementia patient

A nursing home employee in southern Sweden has been dismissed after it was discovered that she lost her temper and threatened to kill one of her 90-year-old dementia patients.

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France

Minister: foreigners to blame for burglary rise

Government figures will show a 16 percent increase in household burglaries in 2011 despite an overall drop in crime.

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Switzerland

Swiss to give Greeks back BC-era silver coin

Athens has asked Switzerland to return a 480 BC silver coin sold in a Zurich auction for €80,000 ($102,000), a newspaper reported on Monday.

Man tells court it was dog who strangled wife
Germany

Man tells court it was dog who strangled wife

A German man suspected of strangling his wife has pointed the finger at the family dog instead, saying the Labrador could have smothered her to death by accident.

Snake on the loose on high speed train
France

Snake on the loose on high speed train

Passengers on a train from Paris to Marseille had little idea that a boa constrictor was slithering around them on Saturday evening.

Eurovision song to be recorded this week
France

Eurovision song to be recorded this week

France's entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, to be sung by Indonesian-born singer Anggun, will be recorded this week.

Prices plunge as China turns sour on top Bordeaux
France

Prices plunge as China turns sour on top Bordeaux

Speculators and China's super-rich have turned sour on Bordeaux's most prestigious, investment-grade wines, causing a deep dip in prices, year-end figures have revealed.

Sweden ‘not ready’ to recognize Palestine: Bildt
Sweden

Sweden ‘not ready’ to recognize Palestine: Bildt

The time is not right for Sweden to recognize the Palestinian state or make any promises to upgrade the country’s status in the UN, said foreign minister Carl Bildt on Monday after the Centre Party recently made a u-turn on the issue.

France facing key bond test after downgrade
France

France facing key bond test after downgrade

France is to issue long-term bonds on Thursday in the first test of its market credibility in the wake of Standard & Poor's decision to strip the country of its cherished triple-A rating.

Germans ‘stole’ Auschwitz personnel files
Germany

Germans ‘stole’ Auschwitz personnel files

Polish authorities are hunting two Germans who are said to have dug up three crates of documents from the Auschwitz death camp and made off with them rather than handing them in.

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Sweden

Juholt remark sparks political squabble

Social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt once again landed himself in hot water after saying that the government had “pushed through” defence policies with the help of the Sweden Democrats.