Table for one: the Swedish restaurant with an extreme approach to social distancing


The restaurant is located in the forest of Värmland. Photo: Jacque de illiers/imagebank.sweden.se Worried about the risk of infection while eating out? One restaurant in rural Sweden has taken the guidelines on social distancing to the extreme, serving individual diners in an empty field with the meal arriving by zipline. Aptly named “Bord for en”,Continue reading “Table for one: the Swedish restaurant with an extreme approach to social distancing”

Why Sweden isn’t going to run out of toilet paper any time soon


Sweden’s biggest toilet paper manufacturer produces three million rolls every day for the Swedish market alone. So is there really any need to panic buy? It has become emblematic of the countries hit by the coronavirus: pictures of empty toilet paper shelves, of people mounting rolls into their shopping carts or walking the streets withContinue reading “Why Sweden isn’t going to run out of toilet paper any time soon”

Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweeden


Danni Askini, the trans activist seeking asylum in Sweden. Photo: John Victory By:Ruben Dieleman/The Local MY SWEDISH CAREER: Danni Askini, 36, has been in Sweden since July 9th, but she has visited the country ‘some 20 times’ previously. This time however, Askini hopes to stay: she has had to flee the United States after herContinue reading “Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweeden”

How I tackled life in Sweden as an Indian woman


   Vanitha Durai explains how she managed to get Indian women in Gothenburg to form a strong online community. MY SWEDISH CAREER: The Local speaks with Vanitha Durai, an Indian Volvo Cars worker in Gothenburg who started a popular community for Indian women in Gothenburg. From: The Local Sweden So what do you do whenContinue reading “How I tackled life in Sweden as an Indian woman”

Ikea: black Swede is not a fit for the Greek Market?


Photo: Private  From: The Local Sweden UPDATED: A Swedish actor has complained of discrimination after he was told he “can’t be black for the Greek market”, in an e-mail rejecting him for a role in an Ikea advert. But the casting company says he was put forward for the job. Fernando, a Stockholm-based stand-up comedianContinue reading “Ikea: black Swede is not a fit for the Greek Market?”

Sweden Opinion: The fakers’ little lies are eating our brains


File photo not related to the story. Photo: Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix Information is one of the biggest weapons in modern warfare, and as fake news sites lose their power, real news organizations risk being hijacked by the spread of little lies. Journalists and audiences need to fight back. The warning in a Cold War SwedishContinue reading “Sweden Opinion: The fakers’ little lies are eating our brains”

Volvo reveals plans to go all electric… and it’s going to happen sooner than you think


Volvo chief executive Håkan Samuelsson. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT All new Volvo cars will be equipped with an electric motor from 2019, making it the first of the world’s traditional car makers to pull the plug on cars powered only by a combustion engine. “This is about the customer,” said Volvo Cars president and chief executiveContinue reading “Volvo reveals plans to go all electric… and it’s going to happen sooner than you think”

45 Sadness


He is my president, the 45th president of the United States of America.  Like many Americans I  hoped for the best and told myself I would to give him a chance. That was January 20th As of the February 19, I am mortified, embarrassed and sad. Doing a reality check I asked myself, am IContinue reading “45 Sadness”

Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?


The leader of Labor’s youth wing said that Norwegians should be able to identify themselves whoever they want in their passports and other official documents. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX Norway’s Labour Party, the largest party in parliament, will consider backing the introduction of a third gender, broadcaster NRK reported. Labour’s programme committee willContinue reading “Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?”

Stockholm named one of world’s best gay cities


Stockholm is one of the world’s best cities for gay people, according to a new ranking. LGBTQ travel site GayCities collected more than 23,000 votes from its members and named Stockholm as the winner in the Up-And-Coming category. “Sweden has always been a the forefront of the LGBTQ rights movement, so we are proud to provideContinue reading “Stockholm named one of world’s best gay cities”