‘Dagens’ lunch specials – an unexpected window into Swedish society
Sweden

‘Dagens’ lunch specials – an unexpected window into Swedish society

You may already have spotted a few bylines from Becky Waterton, The Local’s new full-time reporter based in Malmö. Here’s a chance for her to introduce herself with an article on one of her favourite topics – lunch.

The perks and quirks of having a baby in Spain
Spain

The perks and quirks of having a baby in Spain

Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?

Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?

OPINION: Italy’s Covid health pass is a necessary step – but what’s next?
Italy

OPINION: Italy’s Covid health pass is a necessary step – but what’s next?

OPINION: Sweden’s Covid travel ban is getting more and more absurd

OPINION: Sweden’s Covid travel ban is getting more and more absurd

OPINION: Sweden’s new migration act will send international talent elsewhere
Sweden

OPINION: Sweden’s new migration act will send international talent elsewhere

Reader question: Will Italy change the rules on travel from the UK at the end of August?
Italy

Reader question: Will Italy change the rules on travel from the UK at the end of August?

OPINION: Is the Swedish administrative system still fit for purpose when lives are at stake?

OPINION: Is the Swedish administrative system still fit for purpose when lives are at stake?

Reader’s story: ‘My daughters and I are safe in Sweden, but I still think of Afghanistan’

Reader’s story: ‘My daughters and I are safe in Sweden, but I still think of Afghanistan’

OPINION: ‘Sweden must step up its efforts to reach Brits as post-Brexit deadline looms’

OPINION: ‘Sweden must step up its efforts to reach Brits as post-Brexit deadline looms’

OPINION: I believe Sweden will regret its approach to Covid in schools

OPINION: I believe Sweden will regret its approach to Covid in schools

OPINION: Bargain homes and fewer crowds – but Italy’s deep south is not for everyone
Italy

OPINION: Bargain homes and fewer crowds – but Italy’s deep south is not for everyone

OPINION: The countryside has the best possibilities for creating a new life in Sweden

OPINION: The countryside has the best possibilities for creating a new life in Sweden

ANALYSIS: Is Venice really about to ban cruise ships from the lagoon at last?
Italy

ANALYSIS: Is Venice really about to ban cruise ships from the lagoon at last?

Friluftsliv, or the reason I moved to Sweden
Sweden

Friluftsliv, or the reason I moved to Sweden

OPINION: Has Sweden’s prime minister paid the price for his passivity?
Sweden

OPINION: Has Sweden’s prime minister paid the price for his passivity?

My first impression of Stockholmers: Who are all these well-dressed dads?

My first impression of Stockholmers: Who are all these well-dressed dads?

Opinion: Backlash over Eid well wishes shows the rise of ‘Culture Wars’ in Sweden

Opinion: Backlash over Eid well wishes shows the rise of ‘Culture Wars’ in Sweden

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?
Sweden

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?

Opinion: One year and one million cases later, Sweden still has a Covid communications problem
Sweden

Opinion: One year and one million cases later, Sweden still has a Covid communications problem

OPINION: No, women in Sweden don’t yet have it all
Sweden

OPINION: No, women in Sweden don’t yet have it all

ANALYSIS: The conservative Swedish news site that crashed and burned

ANALYSIS: The conservative Swedish news site that crashed and burned

Graphs and maps: How is the coronavirus spreading in Sweden?
Sweden

Graphs and maps: How is the coronavirus spreading in Sweden?

ANALYSIS: Has the far-right become normalised in Sweden?

ANALYSIS: Has the far-right become normalised in Sweden?

OPINION: We moved abroad, but we should still get our vote

OPINION: We moved abroad, but we should still get our vote

ANALYSIS: What would it take for Sweden to close shops and businesses?
Sweden

ANALYSIS: What would it take for Sweden to close shops and businesses?

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s five new coronavirus measures
Sweden

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s five new coronavirus measures

How will Italy’s Covid-19 strategy change under the new government?
Italy

How will Italy’s Covid-19 strategy change under the new government?

Opinion: What has changed in Norway since the start of the pandemic?
Norway

Opinion: What has changed in Norway since the start of the pandemic?

OPINION: Denmark’s new race to restrict immigration steals focus from pandemic
Denmark

OPINION: Denmark’s new race to restrict immigration steals focus from pandemic

How the bird in my lobby reminds me of loneliness of life in Stockholm
Sweden

How the bird in my lobby reminds me of loneliness of life in Stockholm

EXPLAINED: How exactly does Sweden’s new Covid test requirement for travellers work?
Sweden

EXPLAINED: How exactly does Sweden’s new Covid test requirement for travellers work?

Why do Italy’s governments collapse so often?
Italy

Why do Italy’s governments collapse so often?

OPINION: Has Sweden’s individualism made us insensitive to death?
Sweden

OPINION: Has Sweden’s individualism made us insensitive to death?

OPINION: Denmark must treat international students equally over residency
Denmark

OPINION: Denmark must treat international students equally over residency

ANALYSIS: Italy’s government survives, but for how long?
Italy

ANALYSIS: Italy’s government survives, but for how long?

OPINION: ‘We should not abandon Raoul Wallenberg’
Sweden

OPINION: ‘We should not abandon Raoul Wallenberg’

Italy’s political crisis: Why now, and what happens next?
Italy

Italy’s political crisis: Why now, and what happens next?

OPINION: Is it just me… or has English taken over Stockholm?
Sweden

OPINION: Is it just me… or has English taken over Stockholm?

Decoding the French: They are not rude, it’s just a big misunderstanding
France

Decoding the French: They are not rude, it’s just a big misunderstanding

ANALYSIS: Why has the number of Covid-19 cases in Denmark increased so quickly?
Denmark

ANALYSIS: Why has the number of Covid-19 cases in Denmark increased so quickly?

ANALYSIS: Is Sweden’s non-coercive strategy enough amid sharp rise in Covid-19 cases?
Sweden

ANALYSIS: Is Sweden’s non-coercive strategy enough amid sharp rise in Covid-19 cases?

What does the first report from Sweden’s coronavirus commission tell us?
Sweden

What does the first report from Sweden’s coronavirus commission tell us?

Opinion: Does Sweden’s ‘grey divide’ explain our Covid-19 crisis?
Sweden

Opinion: Does Sweden’s ‘grey divide’ explain our Covid-19 crisis?

Thanks for supporting The Local – here’s what we’re doing for readers
Sweden

Thanks for supporting The Local – here’s what we’re doing for readers

Hen: What a three-letter word tells us about Swedish culture
Sweden

Hen: What a three-letter word tells us about Swedish culture

ANALYSIS: Is Sweden heading for a national lockdown?
Sweden

ANALYSIS: Is Sweden heading for a national lockdown?

What unites and divides the Nordic countries?

What unites and divides the Nordic countries?

ANALYSIS: Why do Swedish politicians hold back in their criticism of the US?
Sweden

ANALYSIS: Why do Swedish politicians hold back in their criticism of the US?

Read the latest news from Sweden via The Local’s smartphone apps
Sweden

Read the latest news from Sweden via The Local’s smartphone apps

ANALYSIS: What does Sweden’s rise in coronavirus cases tell us?
Sweden

ANALYSIS: What does Sweden’s rise in coronavirus cases tell us?

OPINION: Are Swedish reporters lousy at asking follow-up questions?
Sweden

OPINION: Are Swedish reporters lousy at asking follow-up questions?

OPINION: How coronavirus helped me appreciate Sweden’s tame media
Sweden

OPINION: How coronavirus helped me appreciate Sweden’s tame media

Opinion: Sweden, don’t gamble with patients’ coronavirus symptoms
Sweden

Opinion: Sweden, don’t gamble with patients’ coronavirus symptoms

Swedish researchers recommend use of face masks based on studies
Sweden

Swedish researchers recommend use of face masks based on studies

Thanks for supporting The Local during lockdown – here’s what we’re doing for readers
Italy

Thanks for supporting The Local during lockdown – here’s what we’re doing for readers

Why are Sweden’s coronavirus figures falling so sharply and what does it mean for the future?
Sweden

Why are Sweden’s coronavirus figures falling so sharply and what does it mean for the future?

I became a dad at the start of the coronavirus crisis in Denmark. Now my daughter can finally meet her grandparents
Denmark

I became a dad at the start of the coronavirus crisis in Denmark. Now my daughter can finally meet her grandparents

Opinion: ‘Why Swedish migration policy badly needs an overhaul’
Sweden

Opinion: ‘Why Swedish migration policy badly needs an overhaul’

Explained: Why an overhaul of Sweden’s migration laws could spark a government crisis
Sweden

Explained: Why an overhaul of Sweden’s migration laws could spark a government crisis

ANALYSIS: Is the WHO right to label Sweden a ‘special risk’ country for Covid-19?
Sweden

ANALYSIS: Is the WHO right to label Sweden a ‘special risk’ country for Covid-19?

‘It won’t get better’: Inside the growing Swedish movement that promotes negative thinking
Sweden

‘It won’t get better’: Inside the growing Swedish movement that promotes negative thinking

Opinion: ‘Swedish lagom doesn’t cut it in a crisis’
Sweden

Opinion: ‘Swedish lagom doesn’t cut it in a crisis’

OPINION: ‘Sweden and our mentality is more like a village than a country’
Sweden

OPINION: ‘Sweden and our mentality is more like a village than a country’

Analysis: What does the Olof Palme news actually mean for Sweden?
Sweden

Analysis: What does the Olof Palme news actually mean for Sweden?

‘Only half the story’: The flipside of Sweden’s egalitarian utopia
Sweden

‘Only half the story’: The flipside of Sweden’s egalitarian utopia

Why hasn’t Sweden got its act together on coronavirus testing?
Sweden

Why hasn’t Sweden got its act together on coronavirus testing?

Yuletide greetings from China
Germany

Yuletide greetings from China

The Local presents Portnoy’s podcast
Germany

The Local presents Portnoy’s podcast

Germany’s rules of disengagement in Afghanistan
Germany

Germany’s rules of disengagement in Afghanistan

Thou shalt not shop
Germany

Thou shalt not shop

Opening the door to holiday torture
Germany

Opening the door to holiday torture

A contract for both sides of Germany’s integration equation
Germany

A contract for both sides of Germany’s integration equation

German media roundup: Jung under fire for Afghan air strike
Germany

German media roundup: Jung under fire for Afghan air strike

Germany’s citizens in uniform
Germany

Germany’s citizens in uniform

Opel is not the world
Germany

Opel is not the world

Can Italy really avoid a second lockdown?
Italy

Can Italy really avoid a second lockdown?

OPINION: Watching the US coronavirus response from Denmark is surreal
Denmark

OPINION: Watching the US coronavirus response from Denmark is surreal

Coronavirus survey: What do Swedes really think of the country’s approach?
Sweden

Coronavirus survey: What do Swedes really think of the country’s approach?

Analysis: Five key questions that the coronavirus crisis raises in Sweden
Sweden

Analysis: Five key questions that the coronavirus crisis raises in Sweden

Opinion: An American perspective on the Swedish coronavirus strategy
Sweden

Opinion: An American perspective on the Swedish coronavirus strategy

Coronavirus: Will Sweden ever have a total lockdown?
Sweden

Coronavirus: Will Sweden ever have a total lockdown?

Analysis: How neutral was Sweden really in World War Two?
Sweden

Analysis: How neutral was Sweden really in World War Two?

Between normalcy and state of emergency: The legal framework for Sweden’s coronavirus strategy
Sweden

Between normalcy and state of emergency: The legal framework for Sweden’s coronavirus strategy

What Sweden’s coronavirus crisis law means (and doesn’t mean)
Sweden

What Sweden’s coronavirus crisis law means (and doesn’t mean)

Who’s actually responsible for Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?
Sweden

Who’s actually responsible for Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Sweden’s coronavirus strategy is clearly different to other countries so who should people trust?
Sweden

Sweden’s coronavirus strategy is clearly different to other countries so who should people trust?

My life in the Gothenburg archipelago in times of corona
Sweden

My life in the Gothenburg archipelago in times of corona

What’s missing from Sweden’s coronavirus strategy? Clear communication
Sweden

What’s missing from Sweden’s coronavirus strategy? Clear communication

Why we’re (slightly) changing how The Local covers the coronavirus
Sweden

Why we’re (slightly) changing how The Local covers the coronavirus

How the coronavirus has (and hasn’t) affected the Nordic countries

How the coronavirus has (and hasn’t) affected the Nordic countries

Open Letter: More work is needed on Sweden’s plans for Brits after Brexit
Sweden

Open Letter: More work is needed on Sweden’s plans for Brits after Brexit

The measures Sweden is taking over the new coronavirus
Sweden

The measures Sweden is taking over the new coronavirus

Can Sweden’s cherished ‘right to roam’ survive in 2020?
Sweden

Can Sweden’s cherished ‘right to roam’ survive in 2020?

Explained: Why the killing of Sweden’s prime minister 34 years ago is back in the news today
Sweden

Explained: Why the killing of Sweden’s prime minister 34 years ago is back in the news today

Explained: What you need to know about the Swedish government’s work permit proposals
Sweden

Explained: What you need to know about the Swedish government’s work permit proposals

‘Why Sweden’s Melodifestivalen means so much to me’
Sweden

‘Why Sweden’s Melodifestivalen means so much to me’

Bomb attacks: ‘Sweden is either described as a war zone or heaven on earth’
Sweden

Bomb attacks: ‘Sweden is either described as a war zone or heaven on earth’

Opinion: My new Swedish passport is a small comfort amid the Brexit heartache
Sweden

Opinion: My new Swedish passport is a small comfort amid the Brexit heartache

Why have Sweden’s biker gangs been able to fly under the radar?
Sweden

Why have Sweden’s biker gangs been able to fly under the radar?

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