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  • Railway fatalaties on the rise in Sweden

    The Local
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Even though Sweden's Traffic Agency has drastic plans to reduce the number of people killed by trains in Sweden, a new report shows that figures are on the rise.
  • Facts and figures 2013 - Swedish Government Offices Yearbook

    News from the Swedish Government
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    An English version of the Yearbook is available, presenting statistical data about the Government Offices of Sweden in 2013. The purpose of the Yearbook is to present facts and figures about the organisation, duties and activities of the Government Offices for English-speaking readers. In addition to statistical material it contains a brief presentation of Government ministers in 2013 and a section on sources of information and contacts at the Government Offices. Facts and Figures 2013 - Swedish Government Offices Yearbook Office for Administrative Affairs, 08 July 2014
  • Assault with iron pipe no hate crime police

    Sweden News latest RSS headlines - Sweden News.net
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:34 am
    Police in southern Sweden have concluded that a man who was beaten with an iron pipe for hanging an Israeli flag in his window was not a victim of a hate ...
  • Sweden’s krona rushes to three-week high

    News
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    Swedish retail sales rose 0.5 percent in June. 
  • Jumblatt: Christians, Druze facing extinction

    Sweden News
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    Progressive Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblatt says the Sunni leadership's moderation does not change the fact that the Sunni grass-roots are slipping into extremism.
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    The Local

  • Railway fatalaties on the rise in Sweden

    1 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Even though Sweden's Traffic Agency has drastic plans to reduce the number of people killed by trains in Sweden, a new report shows that figures are on the rise.
  • Woman finds Ikea bags stuffed with 80 skeletons

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    UPDATED: A woman in southern Sweden is furious after stumbling upon scores of skulls and human bones inside Ikea bags in a church. The man who dug up the bones, however, says it's not as bad as it looks.
  • Swedish Wikipedia jumps to second biggest

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    There are now more Swedish Wikipedia entries than any other language in the world, besides English. And there's one Swede who's largely responsible.
  • Assault with iron pipe 'no hate crime': police

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Police in southern Sweden have concluded that a man who was beaten with an iron pipe for hanging an Israeli flag in his window was not a victim of a hate crime.
  • AstraZeneca hikes earnings outlook

    1 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    After fighting off a fierce takeover bid from Pfizer, Swedish-British drugmaker AstraZeneca raised its 2014 earnings outlook and posted rising second quarter sales on Thursday.
 
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    News from the Swedish Government

  • Facts and figures 2013 - Swedish Government Offices Yearbook

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    An English version of the Yearbook is available, presenting statistical data about the Government Offices of Sweden in 2013. The purpose of the Yearbook is to present facts and figures about the organisation, duties and activities of the Government Offices for English-speaking readers. In addition to statistical material it contains a brief presentation of Government ministers in 2013 and a section on sources of information and contacts at the Government Offices. Facts and Figures 2013 - Swedish Government Offices Yearbook Office for Administrative Affairs, 08 July 2014
  • New economic forecast

    4 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    The Swedish economy is expected to continue its gradual recovery after the longest and deepest recession Sweden has experienced since the crisis of the 1930s. This is the picture presented by the Ministry of Finance's new economic forecast. The recovery has been sluggish because of the continued subdued state of the global economy. Little by little, growth will pick up in the years ahead. The public finances will strengthen as the economy returns to normal. Press release: Sluggish recovery gradually strengthening Ministry of Finance, 04 July 2014
  • UN resolution a Swedish success for internet freedom

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:08 am
    On 26 June, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on human rights on the internet. The resolution, entitled 'The promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet', was adopted unanimously. Article: UN resolution a Swedish success for internet freedom Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 27 June 2014
  • Government newsletter: Have a good summer!

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:47 am
    Many people will be travelling during their holidays this summer. Although some will travel abroad, there is also considerable interest in holidaying in Sweden, among Swedes as well as tourists from other countries. You can read more below about what the Government is doing to make your holiday easier - in Sweden and abroad. Government newsletter: Have a good summer! The Government, 24 June 2014
  • Government newsletter: Sweden a leader in environmental policy

    11 Jun 2014 | 7:22 am
    Sweden has been a pioneer in introducing financial policy instruments to improve the climate and the environment. This is stated by the OECD in its review of Swedish environmental policy in 2004-2012. Read more in the Government newsletter The Government, 11 June 2014
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    Sweden News latest RSS headlines - Sweden News.net

  • Assault with iron pipe no hate crime police

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:34 am
    Police in southern Sweden have concluded that a man who was beaten with an iron pipe for hanging an Israeli flag in his window was not a victim of a hate ...
  • AstraZeneca hikes earnings outlook

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:34 am
    After fighting off a fierce takeover bid from Pfizer, Swedish-British drugmaker AstraZeneca raised its 2014 earnings outlook and posted rising second quarter sales on ...
  • Swedish defender Mellberg retires

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:04 am
    Former Sweden internatonal Olof Mellberg announced his retirement from club football on Thursday.Centre-back Mellberg, 36, ended his career at Copenhagen after playing in the top flights in England, ...
  • Fire in KSRTC’s Volvo bus none injured

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    A Volvo bus operated by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), caught fire on the Bangalore–Mysore highway near Gejjalagere on ...
  • Jonathan names Abba new Inspector-General

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday named an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, the new Inspector-General of Police. Abba, who until his appointment, was the AIG in charge of ...
 
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    Sweden News

  • Jumblatt: Christians, Druze facing extinction

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    Progressive Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblatt says the Sunni leadership's moderation does not change the fact that the Sunni grass-roots are slipping into extremism.
  • Sanctions won't stop Russia

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The chattering class may laud the joint actions by President Barack Obama's administration and the European Union member countries, however, the reality of the situation demands far more than sanctions full of loopholes aimed at preserving key interests in Russia.
  • US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    A protestor raises a placard reading 'What if it was your children?' during a demonstration against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in Stockholm, Sweden, on Thursday.
  • Ghanaian defender Sam Mensah nears full recovery from horrific knee injury

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Ghanaian defender Sam Mensah is inching closer to making a full recovery from a horrific knee injury suffered at the start of the Swedish season.
  • Not much better than Bush3:43 pm

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Especially when it comes to addressing the refugee crisis, Obama's Iraq track record doesn't mark much of an improvement over the mess his predecessor made.
 
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    The World According to Pia

  • goodbye july

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Dear July, you've been a fast and hot month. Perhaps not too fast but certainly too hot. With highs and lows you've been an eventful month full of learning and new experiences. And oh the waiting game. Heartfelt laughters and heartfelt tears. Good food, bad food and awesome food. I'm looking forward to your sibling August, please bring less hot days and lots of laughters. More
  • focus on happiness

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Actually no, I didn't buy this T-shirt, but I really adore the print. Simple and oh so important. Here are five things that made me happy today; Instead of the T-shirt above I got me a lovely, cool knitted linen sweater on sales with another fabulous statement - The heart is a compass. From the same line as the stay inspired T-shirt. It'll be perfect for cooler summer evenings and for many
  • favourite breakfast and dessert in krakow - cafe camelot

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    My intention was to write a post about "my three favourite places for vegetarian food in krakow" or such, but I realised that it would indeed be a very long post. So I'll make three posts, one for breakfast (as in this one, which also happens to be the best place for dessert/treat and evening tea), one for lunch and one for dinner (both go equally well for one or the other). Very, very close
  • three prosit peas in a pod

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Just another case of same same but different. Or a case of like cat like owner. And sometimes there's just no time to compose oneself, then this is what happens. True story, just another evening in casa de Pia, two oddities on a sofa. Three Prosit peas in a pod. Or three oddballs and one garden gargoyle.
  • to be overwhelmed with dog joy and other important snippets

    27 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    From the daily weather cat, to the strawberry cake weather report to the daily weather hedgehog, slowly, slowly slightly cooler weather. What can I say, it's easy to be a bit obsessive with weather when you never seem to get a proper night's sleep due to the heat... :: Today I'm contemplating the fact that a year ago today I was part of a really lovely event revolving around something I'm
 
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    Swedish Language Blog

  • 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.
  • Dogs and houses: Swedish gender and articles

    Steve
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Hej! In today’s episode of Swedish with Steve, I discuss the two Swedish genders (common and neuter) and their respective articles, both indefinite and indefinite. Click here to view the embedded video. In Swedish, there are two genders, or genus: common and neuter. The Swedes call these two genders utrum and neutrum, respectively. Many second-language students of Swedish, however, prefer to call them “-n-gender” and “-t-gender”, due to the standard declensions they take on. An example of a word of common gender or utrum is hund, which means “dog”.
  • One of the most important Swedish verbs: vara, “to be”

    Steve
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Hey guys! There are important verbs in every language. One of them is almost always some sort of copula verb, as in the case of Swedish. Vara is a verb you simply cannot go without! In this video I explain how to express “to be” in Swedish. Click here to view the embedded video. The verb vara, “to be”, has many uses. For example, it can be used to give a subject an identity or a property. Rolf är lärare. – Rolf is a teacher. Äpplena är röda. – The apples are red. As you can see in the examples, the present tense of vara is är. While English has three…
  • 15 Swedish Nouns for the World Cup

    Marcus Cederström
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    The World Cup started yesterday in Brazil. There have been protests in the year leading up to the start of the tournament and there are sure to be more. While there is plenty to be said about all that has gone on politically, this post is going to focus instead on the soccer being played. Or at least the Swedish nouns describing the soccer being played. The FIFA World Cup is known in Sweden as Världsmästerskapet i fotboll or Fotbolls-VM. That translates as the World Championship of Soccer/Football. The Swedish men’s team has never won the World Cup, although, the last time Sweden hosted…
  • Driving in Sweden

    Marcus Cederström
    23 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you end up moving to Sweden or even just visiting, you might realize you want the freedom of the open road. Or something like that. If you do decide to drive in Sweden, there are a few things you need to be aware of. Some of these things may differ from your country. September 3, 1967, the day that Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to driving on the right-hand side of the road.  In case you’re planning on doing some driving, here is a short (and absolutely not complete) list of things you should know: Since September 3, 1967, Sweden has been driving on…
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    Photos From Haninge

  • The Coolest of the Cool...

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    ... bare chested and with the shades on. Out on a Summer ride in the Chevrolet Corvette.
  • Michelle

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    This is Michelle. She enjoys dancing. I met her on a very warm and sunny day a while back. She was on her way to my favorite beach, Årsta Havsbad, with her mother, Mayra whom you met here on the blog yesterday.
  • Posing For The Photographer

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The last two weeks have been warmer than usual. It was on one of those hot days that I met Mayra. I had just made a pit-stop at a grocery store and was cooling down on the bike, enjoying an energy drink when she came walking towards me with her daughter. They sat down on a bench, so I walked over and asked if I could take a few portraits. Turns out Mayra who lives in Brandbergen enjoys having her photo taken, which I can understand as she has a great figure. She works as an esthetician and when we met she was on her way to the beach to work on that tan.
  • Wanna go for a ride?

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    You can probably not afford to buy your own Italian Supercar. But for just 895 SEK you can go for a ride in this Ferrari.
  • Cash is King

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    I met Desiree in Västerhaninge. It was the butterfly tattoo on her neck that made me look one extra time. She is a bit camera shy but with the sunglasses on it was okay with a portrait. She likes street dancing and tattoos. She used to be a "raggarbrud" or Greaser Girl. She likes the Rock'n'roll of years gone by, but her all time favorite is probably Johnny Cash and that is why she has the King tattooed on her hand.
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    Anne's Food

  • Licorice-glazed Duck, Figs in Port, Sunchoke Purée

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    A post long over-due. I made this for our 13-course dinner. In January. Well, yes. My backlog is almost empty now, so I guess that's good news... :-)  Anyway. This dish was made with the idea to incorporate licorice in a non-sweet dish, and it turned out very well. Different, yes - but fun, too. And still tasty.Licorice-glazed Duck2 duck breasts2 tsp licorice powder1 tsp whisky1/2 tbsp runny honey1 tbsp japanese soy sauce1 tbsp olive oil3 tbsp sweet chili sauceScore the duck breasts, and brown, skin side down, until golden. Stir together all ingredients for the glaze and bring to a boil.
  • Folkets Falafel, Malmö

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    We're still in skåne, having a great time. Today, we've been to Folkets Park in Malmö which has a great playground. And just outside, on Trelleborgsgatan, is one of Malmö's many falafel & kebab restaurants, Folkets Falafel. You can't get this sort of fast food better anywhere else in Sweden - Malmö is outstanding. I had a wrap with falafel - basically spiced chickpea fritters - and fried Halloumi. It was also stuffed with salad, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and parsley, and a mild garlic sauce. So amazingly yummy. And at a mere 30:-, a fantastic…
  • Crock-Pot Ricecooker

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    I've always wanted a good rice cooker. I've eyed those expensive Japanese ones, and I've really wanted one of those, but they're not easy to get here and besides, they're SO expensive. We bought a super cheap one a few years ago, and hated it. Then a few weeks ago, we were browsing at a kitchen-stuff store and decided on a whim to get this one. It's pretty nice! I like that it has a steam basket on top so you can steam something while cooking the rice, or just use it for steaming.Still, I need to work on the rice. Maybe use a specific type of rice? First try came out way too soft and mushy.
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    I hate posting without photos, but.. I have losing recipes, too. So before I forget, let me just post this one...Hazelnut Chocolate Trufflesabout 30200 g hazelnut chocolate (Swedish Schweizernöt is ideal)80 g dark chocolate100 ml cream1 tbsp butter, at room temperatureFinely chop the chocolate. Heat the cream until boiling, and pour over the chocolate. Let sit for a minute, add the butter, and stir until smooth. Pour into small foil cups, and chill.© Anne's Food, all rights reserved.
  • Ystad: Söderberg & Sara

    27 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    We're vacationing in Skåne, in southern Sweden, for a week. We've rented a house, and are exploring the surrounding towns and sights. Today, we're in Ystad. Very quaint town! We had lunch at Söderberg & Sara, a café & bakery that made into White Guide. We bought some bread to take home, and tried the pulled pork burgers for lunch. They came with a really delicious cole slaw and on brioche buns. Very yummy! Per also tried the coffee - strong and excellent - and Titus had a lovely fluffy cinnamon bun. Do visit if you can! http://www.soderbergsara.se©…
 
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