Sweden

Country Sweden
Capital Stockholm
Continent Europe
Currency Swedish krona(SEK)
Languages Swedish

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A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

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More Than 80 Cars Burned by Youths in Southern Sweden Overnight - Bloomberg

The Local Sweden

More Than 80 Cars Burned by Youths in Southern Sweden Overnight
Bloomberg
In the Frolunda neighborhood of Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city, 31 cars burned and 35 were damaged as a group of 6-8 masked youths threw stones and started fires, according to the police's website. A further 15 cars were burned by in the ...
Sweden cars: 80 set on fire by gangs in several citiesBBC News
West Sweden car burnings may have been coordinated on social media: policeThe Local Sweden
SWEDEN RIOTS: Masked gangs set FIRE to 80 vehicles in shocking violence weeks before electExpress.co.uk
EUobserver -NEWS.com.au -Daily Star
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Sweden election polls: When is the Swedish election? When are results out? - Express.co.uk

Express.co.uk

Sweden election polls: When is the Swedish election? When are results out?
Express.co.uk
Swedish election polls are pointing towards a victory for anti-immigration supporters as the country starts to decide who will next lead. The Sweden Democrats have been garnering particular support recently, but have found difficulty gaining traction ...



Rubbish to energy as Sweden wages war on waste with incinerators - ABC Local

ABC Local

Rubbish to energy as Sweden wages war on waste with incinerators
ABC Local
Articles claim Sweden "recycles nearly all of its waste" and in doing so "generates electricity and heating". As I've made a bit of a habit of going around looking in people's bins, I'm constantly being told we should be more like Sweden and make our ...

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Sweden election 2018: What is Swexit? Will Sweden LEAVE the EU after election? - Express.co.uk

Express.co.uk

Sweden election 2018: What is Swexit? Will Sweden LEAVE the EU after election?
Express.co.uk
Last night Liberals Party leader Jan Björklund took the stage in Gothenburg to warn Swedes against a so-called “Swexit.” The party recently released a report with 29 possible consequences of a Swedish exit from the EU, which the party believes could ...

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10 things Irish workplaces could learn from Sweden - Irish Times

Irish Times

10 things Irish workplaces could learn from Sweden
Irish Times
While nobody likes criticism, many Swedes seem to have a particularly hard time with giving or receiving negative feedback. A common method is the sandwich method whereby negative feedback is presented between two layers of positive comments.

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Photos: 'Mooing' towards freedom in Sweden's open prison farms - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Photos: 'Mooing' towards freedom in Sweden's open prison farms
Hindustan Times
It's barely 6:00 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home -- he'll be returning to his prison cell, in the Swedish city of Mariestad, located 300 kilometres southwest of Stockholm ...
How Cows Help Rehabilitate Prisoners In SwedenNDTV
Farm animals help rehabilitate prisoners in SwedenThe Local Sweden

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Sweden, is this fur real? Dog's paw print needed to pick up parcel from post office - The Local Sweden

The Local Sweden

Sweden, is this fur real? Dog's paw print needed to pick up parcel from post office
The Local Sweden
You probably know how it works. In Sweden, parcels are usually delivered to the local collection point of postal company Postnord rather than straight to your doorstep. You are then sent a notification which you bring with you when you go to show your ...



Sweden's Princess Sofia Admits She Struggled with 'Hate Storm' Early in Royal Relationship - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.com

Sweden's Princess Sofia Admits She Struggled with 'Hate Storm' Early in Royal Relationship
PEOPLE.com
She opened up about the online bullying she encountered after revealing her relationship with Prince Carl Philip during a new interview with Sweden's TV4. “I was met with an enormous hate storm from people who had opinions about me as a person, about ...
Princess Sofia says she faced a 'hate storm' when dating Prince Carl Philip during her modeling yearsFox News

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Which party leader do people in Sweden trust most? - The Local Sweden

The Local Sweden

Which party leader do people in Sweden trust most?
The Local Sweden
Another party that looks set to improve its 2014 results is the nationalist Sweden Democrat Party which received 12.9 percent of the vote in that election, but is now polling at above 20 percent. However, support does not appear to be as great for its ...



Unemployment drops among immigrants in Sweden - The Local Sweden

The Local Sweden

Unemployment drops among immigrants in Sweden
The Local Sweden
In one year the number of people registered as unemployed decreased by 17,000, bringing the total number to 339,000 last month, according to Sweden's national job agency Arbetsförmedlingen. The unemployment rate stood at 6.9 percent in July, down 0.4 ...