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  • Farewell To Summer

    Photos From Haninge
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
    Para-gliding is a popular Summer sport/pastime in Sweden. And in Haninge. I often hear them before I see them. One good spot for take off and landings is actually the fields near the old tree. Today is supposedly the last warm day for us. The Summer has been much warmer than usual, and longer. The only bad weather was during the World Cup when people were indoors watching the football. I got this shot earlier in the week on a warm late Summer evening. Shot from the hill at home.
  • Swedish man beats bus in video challenge

    The Local
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    After a video of a man sprinting between underground stops in London went viral last week, a Swedish runner took up the challenge of beating his bus in Sundbyberg in north west Stockholm.
  • Sweden's new PM struggles to break deadlock

    News
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    “I have decided to give Stefan Löfven the mission to sound out the conditions to form a government": Per Westerberg.
  • Autumn Forest

    Photos From Haninge
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:40 am
    I took a walk in a forest at Välsta in Tungelsta yesterday. Before the rain. Autumn colors all around. The fence to the right is because of the horses that you would normally find here.
  • Flood and high wind warning in east Sweden

    The Local
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    After heavy rain broke off the September sunshine in eastern Sweden on Sunday, forecasters warn more bad weather is on the way.
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    The Local

  • Sweden's benefit agency website down

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Sweden's Social Insurance Agency website was out of action on Monday, as officials promised that the technical fault would not delay benefit payments.
  • US runaway forced to keep fake name

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    A US airman who deserted from the military three decades ago and moved to Sweden has failed in his bid to get his old name back, because a Swedish court says he can’t prove his identity.
  • Swedish man beats bus in video challenge

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    After a video of a man sprinting between underground stops in London went viral last week, a Swedish runner took up the challenge of beating his bus in Sundbyberg in north west Stockholm.
  • Flood and high wind warning in east Sweden

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    After heavy rain broke off the September sunshine in eastern Sweden on Sunday, forecasters warn more bad weather is on the way.
  • World car record on Malmö bridge

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    The longest electric car parade on a bridge between two countries was formed on the Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark on Sunday, with environmental campaigners breaking several other world records in the process.
 
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    News from the Swedish Government

  • The Prime Minister has requested to be relieved of his duties

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    Elections to the Riksdag and the municipal and county council assemblies were held on Sunday 14 September 2014. On Monday 15 September, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt visited the Speaker of the Riksdag and requested to be relieved of his duties. Article: The Prime Minister has requested to be relieved of his duties The Riksdag's website The Election Authority's website Prime Minister's Office, 16 September 2014
  • Government newsletter: General election on 14 September

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    The elections to the Riksdag and the municipal and county council assemblies will be held on Sunday 14 September 2014. Elections are the most important means by which citizens can influence politics and at the same time demand accountability for the policies that have been pursued. High voter turnout is a sign of a robust and well-functioning democracy. When more people vote, voter participation is more equal and the election results more accurately reflect citizens' views. Government newsletter: General election on 14 September The Government, 08 September 2014
  • New President of the European Council and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy appointed

    3 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    The EU heads of state and government have appointed Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk as new President of the European Council and Italy's Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Federica Mogherini as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The decision was taken at a special summit in Brussels on 30 August. Article: New President of the European Council and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy appointed Prime Minister's Office, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, 03…
  • New fact sheet on migration policy

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    This fact sheet gives a brief description of the Government's work in the migration policy area at the national, EU and international level. Fact sheet: Migration policy Ministry of Justice, 29 August 2014
  • Minister for Finance Anders Borg gave an account of the economic situation

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    On Saturday 23 August, the Government met at Harpsund, where Minister for Finance Anders Borg gave an account of the economic situation and the conditions for work on the 2015 budget. In connection with this, Mr Borg held a press conference on the economic situation. Ministry of Finance, 23 August 2014
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  • Two hurt in Helsingborg ferry crash

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    A ferry crashed into a pier in the port of Helsingborg in southern Sweden on Sunday night, with two people taken to hospital following the ...
  • Flood and high wind warning in east Sweden

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    Stockholm was the worst affected area on Sunday, with thunder and lightening hitting the city late afternoon, causing delays on the roads. Persistent heavy rain, thunder and high winds are expected ...
  • Waiting game for Social Democrat leader

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    The Social Democrat leader is holding final talks with the Green Party and working on a budget proposal that he hopes a Red-Green coalition can push through parliament later this autumn. He is due to ...
  • Ireland win U21 eventing Europeans

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Ireland's U21 eventing team have won the team gold medal at the European Championships today in Portugal. The team of Elizabeth Hayden, Josh Pim, Jodie O'Keeffe and Harold Megahey saw ...
  • Soccer-Swedish championship results and standings

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Sunday, September 21AIK Stockholm 0 Halmstad 1 Kalmar 0 Djurgarden 4 Malmo 1 Helsingborg 1 Mjallby AIF 1 Elfsborg Boras 0 Saturday, September 20Falkenbergs FF 1 Orebro 3 Brommapojkarna 1 Haecken 5 ...
 
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    Sweden News

  • Axalta Awarded Qualicoat Class 2 Certification For Alesta Super Durable Powder Coating In China

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, received Qualicoat Class 2 certification for production of Alesta Super Durable powder coating in China. Alesta SD is manufactured in Dongguan, the location of one of six powder coating manufacturing plants operated in China by Huajia Chemical Co.
  • Pusha T Sued Over Nightclub Deal

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    Rapper Pusha T is facing legal action from bosses at a Florida nightclub over claims he broke a contract by making an appearance at a rival venue. Executives behind Cameo nightclub Miami have filed suit against the hip-hop star claiming he signed a deal to make an appearance there on 16 August and the contract forbade him from attending events at any other nightclubs within a 30-mile radius within 15 days.
  • Rottneros AB (RROS) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review - New Market Study Published

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The company produces pulp and concentrates on the requirements of its customers. It offers a wide range of sulphate pulp, chemi-thermo mechanical pulp , groundwood pulp and wood for various industries.
  • 'Sexsomniac' cleared of rape

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A MAN who had sex with a woman while he was asleep has been acquitted of rape because he suffers from "sexsomnia". A MYSTERIOUS crop circle has been spotted in an English hamlet founded by medieval order the Knights Templar - and it's the second to be found in the area.
  • Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are recruiting women to marry their fighters and have children, part of a larger strategy of state-building.
 
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    The World According to Pia

  • intimus and other swedish books

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Since I am now a happy owner of a returned reading mojo I thought it appropriate to write a few words on some recent and not so recent read books. This time from Swedish authors only. Most of them I loved, one I certainly didn't (good I picked than one up at a thrift store then). One author being one of my favourite writers, others are great and one not so great at all. Let's begin with the
  • how to not impress a cat

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    'I am not impressed by this grocery shopping. Personally I think there is just too little meat is served in this residence.' The life of a vegetarian/vegan cat owner.
  • big bold balloons

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    for a few days only, before they're moved to a supersized gallery, these supersized balloons from a german artist (whose name escapes me just now) have a little guest appearance in stockholm city.i think they were pretty fun (although i had expected them to be in pastel colours, i think that would have been lovelier actually) and odd. more odd and colourful art (or oddballs!) to the people i'd
  • a grocery surprise of the innocent kind

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    I was recently very pleasantly surprised when I found this in one of my local Coop grocery stores - a few shelves with both innocent smoothies and juices, not only the usual small smoothie bottles. Even though launched in Sweden 2007 already the sightings of innocent smoothies have since then been pretty few and far apart - and the juice bottles I've never seen in Sweden until now actually. I
  • little miss red in a tree

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    this redhead, one half of the prosit sisters, has not been up the tree until now. it's such a nuisance when they realise the tree can actually be climbed in, because the tree is also a way to the neighbours' roofs and a whole other, unsafe world. this mischiveous one was easily shaken down though. like a little furry apple. and no, i don't care that you're superadorable up there, your
 
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    A Swedish American in Sweden

  • Turds, Swedish Politics, and My Mom: Val 2014

    Hairy Swede
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Sweden had an election on Sunday. And the Left won. Kind of. But really, Sverigedemokraterna won. Which means that no one won. People are angry, confused, defiant, deflated, surprised (some people, unfortunately, are also happy). Politicians are refusing to work with SD. Pundits are urging cooperation with SD. And these reactions are legitimate in response to the tide of nationalistic right-wing politics reaching Swedish shores. Many English-language accounts of the election (Bloomberg and The Economist come to mind) seem convinced that Sweden’s change of heart was just out of sheer…
  • Swedish Election 2014

    Hairy Swede
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    There’s an election on Sunday here in Sweden. An important one. For a variety of reasons actually. One because there could be a party with a firmly feminist platform-fittingly known as Feministiskt initiative (Feminist Initiative). If they get in, there are going to be eight parties in parliament plus an extra group of racists under the auspices of being a political party. They call themselves Sverigedemokraterna. Remember them? I managed to stumble over one of their political rallies on only my second day back in Sweden. Another reason is, of course, that the government could swing from…
  • Ten Rules for the Stockholm Subway

    Hairy Swede
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    I spend a lot of time in libraries. In fact, there are four library cards in my wallet now. It’s a little silly to be honest, but I use them all. All that time in libraries has helped me train my inside voice. As an American, it’s something I try to work on while abroad. My inside voice. I’m getting good at the projected whisper. What is surprising though is how useful that projected whisper has become. Especially on the subway. The subway culture in this country fascinates me. The silence. The waiting. The pushing. The awkwardness. It’s all there. And there is very much a proper way…
  • Protests Against Swedish Neo-Nazis

    Hairy Swede
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    At 11:34am on Sunday, August 31, I received the following alert from the US Government:“A large area of central Stockholm will be cordoned off by police on Saturday, August 30, 2014 between 09:00-18:00 hours due to an authorized political meeting being held by the Neo-Nazi “Svenskarnasparti” (The Party of the Swedes). A demonstration againstSvenskarnasparti is expected, estimated at 10,000 people, positioned at Gustav Adolfs Torg, just outside the MFA. The demonstration is scheduled to begin at 14:00 hrs.”Quick aside: the MFA is the Ministry for Foreign Affairs or…
  • Swedish Escalator Etiquette

    Hairy Swede
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Stand to the right. Walk to the left. Always.There are certain rules on escalators in Sweden. Stand to the right. Walk to the left. They’re pretty simple rules. Step onto any escalator in Stockholm and you’ll see the vast majority of people following those rules. It’s both impressive and slightly creepy. So I took a picture. I'll be honest, I felt like I was doing something wrong standing on the left to take this picture. Swedish cultural expectations are strong.Of course, these two rules get broken. Especially on a drunken weekend. Or even when you’re carrying on a conversation with…
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    Swedish Language Blog

  • Voting in Sweden

    Marcus Cederström
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    There’s an election coming up in Sweden on Sunday, September 14. It’s an important one and will help determine who will lead the country for the next four years. Currently, there are eight parties represented in the Riksdag (parliament). Steve did a great job of going through some of this information in his post Left or right? Who knows! The Swedish elections of 2014, so definitely check that out. This post will focus a bit more on voting in Sweden, what it determines, how it is done, and who is eligible to vote. Steve did a great job of listing the parties in order of their current…
  • Left or right? Who knows! The Swedish elections of 2014

    Steve
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Hejsan! Welcome to In Sweden with Steve, a new series where I will occasionally talk about Sweden rather than Swedish. But don’t worry, you language-lovers out there will be introduced to some important practical vocabulary in these videos as well. Click here to view the embedded video. So, the reason for the spontaneity of this series is the approach of a very important event in Swedish history: the general elections of 2014. Mycket står på spel – that is, much is at stake. And there are only 10 days left. Before we begin, I would like to present the 8 political parties currently…
  • Swedish False Friends

    Marcus Cederström
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    A while ago, we talked about some of those words in Swedish that are the same in English in a creatively titled post English Words in Swedish. They’re the ones that make learning a language just a little bit easier. Of course, learning a language is always a challenge, no matter how many cognates there are because you also have false cognates. False friends if you will. We’ve posted a short piece titled Beware False Friends from a while ago. Sometimes those false friends are spelled exactly the same as a word you know in English. Other times, the word might be close, so close, that you…
  • Boxes and hedgehogs: Expressing “there is/are” in Swedish

    Steve
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Tjena! Let me present to you the next installment in the Swedish with Steve series: “Boxes and hedgehogs: Expressing ‘there is/are’ in Swedish”. Click here to view the embedded video. In a previous post, I told you about the Swedish verb vara and its different forms. This time, I’m going to teach you how to say “there is” or “there are”. For this expression, you generally actually don’t use the verb vara. Instead, you use the verb finnas, which, directly translated, means “to exist”. The Swedish equivalent of “there is” or “there are” is…
  • English Words in Swedish

    Marcus Cederström
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Languages change. There’s phonetic change and morphological change and lexical change. Sometimes they’re obvious and other times maybe a bit less so. But, for the most part, these changes do not mean that the language is dying or disappearing. You hear that a lot when people start wondering about the number of foreign words making their way into a language. Like English words in Swedish, for example. There are a whole host of English loanwords that appear in Swedish. And that’s ok. Especially because the vast majority of people in Sweden are still speaking Swedish. Surprising, I know.
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    Photos From Haninge

  • Autumn Forest

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:40 am
    I took a walk in a forest at Välsta in Tungelsta yesterday. Before the rain. Autumn colors all around. The fence to the right is because of the horses that you would normally find here.
  • Farewell To Summer

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
    Para-gliding is a popular Summer sport/pastime in Sweden. And in Haninge. I often hear them before I see them. One good spot for take off and landings is actually the fields near the old tree. Today is supposedly the last warm day for us. The Summer has been much warmer than usual, and longer. The only bad weather was during the World Cup when people were indoors watching the football. I got this shot earlier in the week on a warm late Summer evening. Shot from the hill at home.
  • Tree Lined Avenue

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    This is one of those places that I always return to with my camera. The tree lined avenue leading op to the 700-year old farm at Nödesta. One or two leaves have changed colors, but green is still the dominating color.
  • A Helping Hand

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:50 am
    Out on a walk near Kalvsvik in rural Österhaninge looking for early signs of autumn I found this plant on a field. A closer look told me that the well dressed plant was comforting his or her friend!
  • Grass straw update

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    I wonder if anyone will believe this. On July 1st I was on my way to old tree for my weekly photo, when I spotted a funny looking grass straw by the side of the path. I had my pancake lens with me and it was windy so it took a while, but in the end I got a real good photo of the straw. Anyway, on my way to the tree 10 weeks later, I noticed that same grass straw! It was still there. And this is it. I didn't know what it was so I asked at a forum called Odla.nu where Sylvia answered my question in just a couple of minutes. It is a Timothy-grass, or Timotej as we call it here.
 
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    Anne's Food

  • Apple Cinnamon Muffins

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    Sweden is having very summery weather, still, despite the calendar showing a fall month. Mornings are misty, but afternoons are almost always sunny and warm. Quite lovely!I made these apple cinnamon muffins the other day, to cheer myself up after a few weeks of very hard work. I found a recipe at Add a Pinch and adapted it to fit my needs. I baked mine in cups rather than in a lined muffin tin, and only dipped the very top of the muffin in the lovely topping - they turned out very delicious and I'm happy that I stashed a few in the freezer for another day.Apple Cinnamon Muffinsmakes…
  • Chewy Rhubarb Cardamom Cake

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    I still have some rhubarb in my garden - a few straggly stalks. I don't want to let them go to waste, so I use them in a delicious, chewy cake. Perfect for afternoon fika sessions. You can also freeze this cake, pre-sliced, and just re-heat for a few seconds in the microwave. Surely that will liven up the gloomiest of fall days to come, don't you think?Chewy Rhubarb Cardamom Cake2 eggs240 g sugar1 tsp vanilla sugar (or extract)1 tsp cardamom seeds, bashed in a pestle and mortar1 tsp baking powder150 g all-purpose flour75 g butter, meltedTopping:rhubarb - about 8 small stalks, probably about…
  • Milk Chocolate Lemon Cookies

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    This type of cookies is called "snitt" in Swedish - translates into "cuts" which is exactly the method for making these. Just like Italian cantuccini, you shape long logs of dough, bake and slice. These are not re-baked like biscotti though, instead they're left to cool and that leaves them crispy on the edges with a soft, chewy middle. These particular cookies are full of milk chocolate and lemon zest. Truly amazing.Milk Chocolate Lemon Cookiesmakes 40 or so150 g butter, softened140 g caster sugar140 g brown sugar1 egg2 tsp vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp extract) 1/2 tsp baking sodapinch of…
  • Homemade Chocolate Shell

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Magic Shell is an ice cream topping I first came into contact with in the US - where else? Well, you can find a version of it in Sweden too, nowadays. Or you can, as I have, make your own!It's essentially a pourable chocolate topping that freezes instantly when poured over ice cream. It hardens into a crunchy chocolate shell. And it's yummy! My version has three ingredients, whereas the commercial obviously has many more. Mine does taste a little bit of coconut, but that's more of a feature than a flaw to me. If you don't like that, seek out a coconut oil with no flavor, there are plenty of…
  • Very promising book

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    I just got Veckans Favoriter ("Weekly Favorites") by Sara Begnér in the mail. I have to say, she is one of my favorite Swedish cookbook authors. Her recipes are easy to make, approachable, no weird ingredients that you can't find at the store, pretty healthy but still fun, playful and very flavorful. This book focuses, as the name implies, on weeknight dinners. Lots and lots of them! I'm seriously stuck in a rut, which is also why I have nothing to blog about, so I'm definitely eager to try some new things. © Anne's Food, all rights reserved.
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