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In 1658 King Frederik III of Denmark signed the Treaty of Roskilde, handing over the city of Malmö to his nemesis, King Karl X Gustav of Sweden. But, it seems, no one has told the people of Malmö and Copenhagen. Today, many think of Sweden’s third-largest city as a suburb of the Danish capital.

Malmö’s nickname, “København M”, says it all: the two cities now form a single conurbation, combining the low cost of living and relaxed atmosphere of the Swedish city with the higher salaries and employment opportunities of Denmark’s capital. “The citizens…

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