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“Two-state solution only path to sustainable peace”
Opinion piece of 5 December 2023 by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Energy, Business and Industry Ebba Busch, Minister for Employment and Integration Johan Pehrson and Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström.

Sun, 10 Dec 2023 20:34:07 +0100

Why Human Rights Are Still Essential
Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Sun, 10 Dec 2023 09:30:08 +0100

“Climate transition strengthens Sweden’s competitiveness and increases our growth”
Opinion piece of 30 November 2023 by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Energy, Business and Industry Ebba Busch, Minister for Climate and the Environment Romina Pourmokhtari and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell.

Thu, 07 Dec 2023 16:44:23 +0100

International cooperation to triple global capacity of nuclear energy
On Saturday 2 December at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, French President Emmanuel Macron and the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry – together with heads of state and government, ministers and industrial leaders from some 20 countries – launched a declaration for strengthened cooperation in the area of civil nuclear energy.

Thu, 07 Dec 2023 11:37:36 +0100
Ingrid Bergman was born at the end of August 1915, one year after the start of WWI, grew up as Europe was descending into chaos, and was a young adult during WWII.

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Iran accuses jailed Swedish EU diplomat of conspiring with Israel
Iranian authorities have accused a Swedish EU diplomat, held in a Tehran prison for more than 600 days, of conspiring with Iran's arch-enemy Israel, the judiciary said Sunday.

Sun, 10 Dec 2023 16:32:06 +0100

Why do the Nordic countries light candles on each Sunday of Advent?
The tradition of lighting candles during Advent in the Nordics has a rich history that stretches back centuries.

Sun, 10 Dec 2023 08:56:00 +0100

Can my Swedish boss force me to work over Christmas?
Sweden's labour laws are famously generous when it comes to holidays, but does that mean it's always OK to clock off over Christmas and New Year's?

Sun, 10 Dec 2023 08:46:12 +0100

Card, status, or permit? The different types of permanent residence document in Sweden
There are multiple types of permanent residence documents in Sweden, which can lead to confusion about residency status. The application processes and rights granted depend on your citizenship and what you're doing in Sweden.

Sun, 10 Dec 2023 08:45:07 +0100

Essential Sweden: Lucia, Christmas goats and bank accounts
In this week's Essential Sweden article, we have our guide to the Lucia holiday, our best Christmas market tips, whether you can lose your citizenship if you've never lived in Sweden, and a look at how your money is protected in your Swedish bank account.

Sun, 10 Dec 2023 08:43:20 +0100

Inside Sweden: The Lucia recipe that's even better than saffron buns
The Local's editor Emma Löfgren writes about the biggest stories of the week in our Inside Sweden newsletter.

Sat, 09 Dec 2023 08:33:39 +0100

What's going to happen to the Swedish economy in 2024 – mortgages, cost of living and salaries
Things could start looking brighter for Sweden on the economic front in the latter half of next year, new economic forecasts predict.

Sat, 09 Dec 2023 08:33:06 +0100

'Networking is the key to everything in Sweden'
This week: Gävle’s famous Christmas goat, a leaked report linking Russia to anti-Islam demos in Sweden, Social Democrats self-critical on integration, calls for tougher checks on permanent residency permits, major new staff cuts at Spotify, and what newcomers need to know about life in Sweden.

Sat, 09 Dec 2023 08:31:24 +0100

Is Sweden going to follow Denmark in banning Quran-burnings?
At the beginning of December, Denmark passed legislation criminalising the "inappropriate treatment" of religious texts, effectively banning Quran burnings. How likely is it that Sweden will do the same?

Fri, 08 Dec 2023 15:32:28 +0100

IN DATA: How many residency permits has Sweden recalled?
Sweden's Migration Agency has hit back at criticism of "severe shortcomings" in its work recalling residency permits, claiming to have become much better at uncovering when people no longer meet the criteria.

Fri, 08 Dec 2023 14:09:26 +0100

Turkey links Nato ratification of Sweden to F-16 fighter jet sale
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday made Turkey's ratification of Sweden's stalled Nato membership application conditional on the US Congress "simultaneously" approving Ankara's request for F-16 fighter jets.

Fri, 08 Dec 2023 13:47:05 +0100

Which Swedish banks are lowering their mortgage rates?
Many banks in Sweden are starting to lower their interest rates on mortgages again following the Riksbank central bank’s decision not to raise its policy rate in November, the first time since May 2022. Which banks are lowering their rates and by how much?

Fri, 08 Dec 2023 11:32:12 +0100
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Sweden when the snow covered the ground before the apples were picked from the trees. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p0808

I visited Sweden in 1990, 1993, twice, and 1994. What brought me there, in the summer of 1990, was a histological technique that was used in a lab at the Sweriges Lantbruk Universitet that was testimony to the constancy of a Swedish scientist, Yvonne Ridderstrale.

Dr Ridderstrale had set up her lab around a technique for measuring carbon dioxide movement on thin slices of tissues. You can grind up tissues all you want and measure carbon dioxide movement in parts from all over the body - which I did - but until you can see what is happening, and where, you really are only guessing.

I saw Dr Ridderstrale's beautiful pictures for the first time during a conference in Manhattan, and then again in London at a conference I helped organize 5 years later when I was 7 months pregnant. The next conference, in Spoleto, in Italy, which I attended with my baby and my husband: that was when I decided I needed to go to Sweden and hang out in Dr Ridderstrale's lab for some weeks or months.

In 1990, I helped organize the scientific program of a conference in Hannover, Germany, drove my 3 sons and a babysitter to the airport in New York City, and spent the summer hopping around the United States and Europe. My sons and husband were in Freiburg-im-Breisgau, the most beautiful area of Germany, where my husband worked as a physicist and in his spare time, marathon skied and cycled, and invented scores of devices and techniques. His brilliant formula for predicting the stock market, well, that is another story. It didn't work.

I flew to Sweden and spent a week with Dr Ridderstrale in early August. Out of the lab, saunas, swims naked in lakes. Oh! I was pregnant, but a vigorous bicycle ride with my 3 sons up, up a mountain in Germany ended that dramatically in the flight home to New York.

However, in Sweden, we laid the groundwork for my return, and in 1992, the day after Bill Clinton was elected president, I heard from Sweden that the government had granted me some tens of thousands of dollars to return to Sweden to work with Dr Ridderstrale on diabetic cows.

We had fun, I worked hard, I gave lectures on carbon dioxide, I traveled by ferry to Finland and back overland by ice that looked like it was on fire.

I had returned to Sweden the day after my birthday in early October, when the snow was 2 feet deep and the apples were still on the trees.

I had conceived not long before I got on the train for the 24-h train ride to Sweden, and in Sweden Dr Ridderstrale made me get a pregnancy test, and for fun, got me an ultrasound in the animal radiology department.

My daughter was born the following July, in New Jersey, after visits from several members of the Swedish physiology department.

Not long after that, the huge strains of being a single parent to 4 children with my husband in Germany and my ex-husband taking me to court once or twice a year while holding me hostage in the United States: I left the laboratory, swallowed whole every book on grammar that I could find, broke up with my husband, and re-invented myself as a medical writer.

Sweden always was kind to me, always believed in me. A good country. A blessed country. But damned cold.