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The Local - 22 apr 20 kl. 06:59

Readers reveal: What's it like moving overseas during a pandemic?



Moving to a foreign country is a combination of excitement, stress, and careful planning at any time. The Local spoke to four women who relocated to Sweden very recently, to find out what it's like undertaking an overseas move during a pandemic..
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The Local - 13 sep 19 kl. 17:05

Readers reveal: The best (and worst) things about life in Gothenburg

We asked our readers what they like and dislike most about life on the west coast. Here's what they told us..

The Local - 11 jul 19 kl. 06:00

Readers reveal: The problems students in Sweden have applying for residence permits

Sweden has welcomed a growing number of international students to its universities in recent years, but how straightforward is the permit process for those coming from outside the EU? The Local's readers reveal their own experiences and some of their main problems..

The Local - 20 nov 17 kl. 16:39

The Local readers reveal their personal number pains in Sweden

The Local is investigating life in Sweden without a 'personnummer' – the ID number that is in many ways the key to accessing services in the country. We asked our readers for their experiences of trying to get by without one, and they responded in droves..

The Local - 06 jun 19 kl. 06:59

The Local's readers reveal what they love most about life in Sweden

Sweden, what's not to love? As the country marks Swedish National Day, we turned to our readers to get a sense of what newcomers most value about their new home..

The Local - 30 jul 19 kl. 10:39

Readers reveal: The best and worst things about life in Malmö, Lund and Skåne

None of Skåne's cities can compete alone with fast-growing, dynamic Stockholm. But taken together, the twin cities of Malmö and Lund offer just about everything the capital can in terms of jobs and cultural fizz, plus some extra benefits. We asked our readers for the best - and worst - things about living and working in the region..

The Local - 27 nov 19 kl. 08:15

Readers reveal: This is Sweden's best Christmas soft drink

Julmust is the festive drink that famously outsells Coca-Cola every year in Sweden. But do The Local's readers agree it's delicious?.

The Local - 22 jul 19 kl. 06:00

Readers reveal: What it's like raising an international family in Sweden

From playgrounds to healthcare, these are the best things about raising a family in Sweden, plus some areas for improvement, from those who know a thing or two about it..

The Local - 21 mar 19 kl. 14:59

Reader voices: What's it REALLY like working in Sweden as an international?

Sweden has been relying on foreign workers to plug its skills shortage for years, and the country is known both for an enviable work-life balance and for bureaucracy that can complicate work permit applications. The Local asked our readers about their experiences in Sweden: the good, the bad, and what the country can do to improve..

The Local - 21 apr 19 kl. 07:59

#MySweden: 'It feels like I have just scratched the surface of this city'

Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagramn. Today, Ines Anic from Zagreb shows us her Sweden..

The Local - 23 apr 20 kl. 13:24

New figures reveal exactly how much Swedes stocked up on toilet paper

Just like in many other countries, Swedes' shopping patterns have changed during the coronavirus crisis, with some items clearly more popular than others..

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The Local - 20 apr 20 kl. 15:35

Watch: Who were the 1.3 million Swedes who once emigrated to the US?

More than 1.3 million Swedes emigrated to the US between 1850 and 1930. This is their amazing story..

The Local - 20 apr 20 kl. 16:04

Coronavirus: Will Sweden ever have a total lockdown?

Sweden has followed a different strategy in fighting the coronavirus compared to many other countries – though the aim of protecting vulnerable groups and reducing social contacts is the same, the Nordic country has stood out for its focus on voluntary measures rather than enforcing a lockdown. Should we expect a change any time soon?.

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 08:07

Sweden to introduce new civics classes for asylum seekers

Sweden is planning to introduce a compulsory civics introduction programme for asylum seekers, as part of a deal between the government and two of its parliamentary partners..

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 09:16

Stockholm shooting: Two men accused of killing 18-year-old woman just days after her wedding

Two men face trial over the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old woman in Sweden. Her husband is believed to have been the intended target..

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 13:59

13 Swedish words we've learned during the coronavirus outbreak

From the scientific vocab we've all had to try to learn to understand what's happening, to the political terms unique to Sweden, here are some of the words that have entered our Swedish vocabularies since the start of the crisis – and which could help you better understand what's going on..

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 16:42

Swedes warned: Vodka won't protect you from the coronavirus

Sweden's state-run alcohol chain Systembolaget has advised customers not to buy its spirits as a substitute for hand sanitiser..

The Local - 21 apr 20 kl. 16:45

Can you keep dating and having sex in Sweden despite social distancing rules?

After Denmark's health chief on Monday gave the green light to dating and casual sex during the coronavirus outbreak, The Local asked Sweden's Public Health Agency for its guidelines..

The Local - 22 apr 20 kl. 10:57

Quiz: How well do you know this Swedish springtime vocabulary?

Like each of the seasons, spring in Sweden comes with its own set of traditions, recipes, and wildlife. Test your knowledge of Swedish spring vocabulary in this quick quiz..

The Local - 22 apr 20 kl. 11:00

Opinion: An American perspective on the Swedish coronavirus strategy

How do we measure the human and social costs of our countries' coronavirus strategies, ask Stockholm-based researchers Andrea M Voyer and Jason J Czarnezki..

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