Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the largest city in Scandinavia with almost one million inhabitants. As well as being the cultural, media, political, and economic center of Sweden, it is an important global city.
Stockholm has hosted many of the world's biggest events, including the Olympic Games, the European soccer Championships and the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies. In April 2017, the city was hit by a terror attack that claimed several lives. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Stockhom.
10th December marks the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death - and the honouring of the year's Nobel prize winners. It's a lavish event, with lectures, fine food and a formal presentation of prizes by the Swedish King in Stockholm. But what do the winners actually get? Alongside money, a diploma and life-long recognition, they also receive a medal. And it's made in Sweden.
A former steel town about an hour from Stockholm has found a way to address the problems of consumption and waste at their source and final destination — the shopping mall and the landfill. In an effort to reinvent the Swedish town of Eskilstuna after industry moved out in the 1970s, residents turned to upcycling. Locals and tourists alike are flocking to this town to see what it has to offer.
Survivors and relatives had been seeking millions in damages against a German shipbuilder and the French agency which had certified the ferry as seaworthy. Instead they were ordered to pay the companies' costs.
Will world peace ever be a reality? We certainly don't seem to be on course for it. Swedish research institute SIPRI says over the past five years, worldwide imports and exports have RISEN by 7.8%. The US tops the list of global arms dealers: providing at least 98 countries with combat aircraft, short-range cruise and ballistic missiles and guided bombs.