Sweden Today:
 Swedish job market strongest ever / Dedicated prince bench misspelled / Bruce Springsteen joins Skavlan / 50,000 swedes carry deadly disease / Manifestation for freedom of expression and press . 
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The Crown Princess on official business in New York
As a representative of Sweden, the royal family and as a UN ambassador of the Sustainable Development Goals, HRH Crown Princess Victoria was busy during the opening week of the 71st UN General Assembly. 
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A Man Called Ove
 The movie based on Fredrik Backman's best-selling novel of the same name, Sweden’s official selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, opens on September 30 at theaters in the United States.  
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In the country that’s already considered the most sustainable in the world, Sweden's Social Democrat and Green parties are heading up legislation for tax breaks on repairs to keep more things out of landfills.  A series of new tax breaks for 2017 being proposed include reducing the VAT... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
September 23 in Swedish History
Twenty people trampled to death as the opera singer who may have been the original Christine of the 'Phantom of the Opera' performs in Stockholm. 
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Sweden Today:
Autumn budget officially presented / More expensive drinking water / Opinion poll reveals dissatisfaction / Sweden to accept more quota refugees  
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Sweden Today:
 Supporting peace in Colombia / Sexual harassment increases on buses / Increased police presence / H&M August revenue less than expected /Explosion in Malmö / Afghan women learn to ride a bike. 
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The Kingdom of the Ice Princess
An exhibition of works by Lilian Togelius opens at the Swedish Church, New York, from Sept. 17 through Oct. 12. 
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Swedish journalist status still unknown  (World) A United Nations expert has called on Eritrea’s government to reveal the fate... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Threats from Russia raise security concerns  (National) An increased threat level from Russia has raised security concerns in Sweden, however,... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Prime Minister Löfven in NYC  (World) Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is in New York City for this year's... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

The Vikings sail into New York
 The Draken Viking ship is sailing through New York state, making various stops along the way, with the goal of a celebratory visit in NYC - and you could win a chance to sail, too. 
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Straight outta Lulea - Movits! on U.S. tour
Swingin' Swedish hip-hop group Movits! returns to American soil this month for a 6-show tour. 
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Sweden Today:
Parliament opens with new minister / Saab announces airline venture / Sweden increases aid to Syria / No ban on religious schools / Parliament opens 
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Sweden Today:
 UFO house can be yours / Sweden wins in 2016 paralympic weekend / Increased budget for police / Police dog a champion / Banning religious schools. 
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Jaerv U.S. tour
One of Sweden's most inventive folk bands, Jaerv, will perform at the Swedish American Museum tomorrow, Sept. 16. 
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Government wants more female leadership  (National) The government wants to see an increase of the number of women sitting... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Mattias Berg debut novel described as brilliant  (Culture) Triumph of Death, Mattias Berg’s debut novel, is receiving high marks in the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Trafikverket reduces rail speeds  (Travel) Years of low maintenance has forced the Swedish Transport Administration to reduce speeds... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Sweden Today:
Police crisis in Gothenburg / ISIS recruitment video spreads in Sweden / Castle for sale / Can immigrants better help each other? / ABBA grandchild gets golden ticket. 
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Sweden Today:
Gothenburg continues to seek solution for gang violence / Sweden's most vulnerable areas / Summer heat remains in Sweden / SVT shatters Kristallengalan 2016 / Climate change is affecting Sweden's water. 
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September 7 in Swedish History  1631: the Battle of Breitenfeld takes place, approximately five miles northwest of the walled... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

Liberals seek 200 million to clean up west coast shoreline
 The liberals have submitted a proposal requesting SEK 200 million for West Coast beach clean up. 
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Is it or isn't it   Harmful? Or, actually a harm reducer as one Swedish producer has claimed? One of the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

The story of snus in Sweden and the U.S.
 Historically, only two countries in the world have had a high volume of users of the product. Here’s why: A history of the stuff that's not snuff. 
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September 1 in history  1736: Sveriges rikes lag (the Statute Book of Sweden) comes into effect. It replaces... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Sliders on the grill
Go different this Labor Day: Vegetarian sliders, mini pizza and chef Anders Tegner's best BBQ Tips 
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Borgholm, Sweden's royal summer capital
On August 28, 2016, the only city on Sweden's second largest island will celebrate its 200th anniversary. 
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Nordic hyperloop could offer high speed travel   Hyperloop One, an LA-based startup, released a study early in July saying it's feasible... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Taxi translators speak your language  As taxi companies around the world are forced to compete with Uber, the competition... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Search for anything Nordic or Swedish with new apps
Nordstjernan releases new apps to facilitate the search for Nordic suppliers, products and services or events in the United States. 
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Need something Swedish?
New apps by Nordstjernan allow you to find anything anywhere in the U.S. 
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I scream for ice cream
Swedes have a love affair with ice cream and eat 12-13 liters of ice cream per person per year (that's 3.4 U.S. gallons), but they aren't the biggest consumers in the world. 
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A seat on the UN Security Council  In an exciting vote that was well above the required two-thirds majority, Sweden won... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Sweden paves the way for electric highways   A two-kilometer test stretch for electric vehicles, in an environmentally conscious move toward the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
The 'goodest' nation in the world  Sweden is the country that makes the greatest contribution to humanity, according to the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
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