Metro (Sweden)

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Metro is a free daily newspaper in Sweden, published by Metro International. It is printed in 4 editions: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Skåne and National (Riks), which is distributed in 67 towns and cities throughout the country.

Metro Stockholm was the first version, launched on 13 February 1995 and distributed in the Stockholm Metro.

For a long time, Metro was the sole free newspaper available in the different metropolitan areas. In 2002, the Bonnier group launched Stockholm City in the Stockholm region. City expanded into Gothenburg and Malmö in September 2006 and was followed a few weeks later by the Schibsted-backed Punkt SE in all three cities. City Göteborg was closed down in late 2007. In May 2008, Metro had reached an agreement with Schibsted that meant that Punkt SE would be closed down and Schibsted would buy a 35 percent share of Metro Sweden.[1]


Both the current featured comic strip Elvis, by Tony Cronstam,[2] and the earlier Rocky, by Martin Kellerman, were first published in Metro Stockholm.


  1. ^ "Schibsted acquires 35% of Metro Sweden and closes down Punkt SE" (Press release). Schibsted. May 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ Metro - Serier

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