Sweden's 2017 Oscar submission
 The favorite Swedish contender for this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Film, Ruben Ostlund's The Square won the selection. 

Enjoy these local events
 If you're taking that last trip of the summer or live near any of these great events, be sure to add them to your calendar. 
Suspicious death of Swedish journalist   A Swedish journalist is the victim in what’s being called the most spectacular murder... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Time for 'surstromming'
Move over crayfish! Time to throw out the crayfish paraphernalia ... today is the official first day, 'Surstrommingspremiaer' the fermented herring cans can finally be opened (if you dare). 

Peter Carlsson returns to Sweden fully charged
 Northvolt batteries, which recently picked two locations in Sweden as potential future sites for its first factory will help Sweden become carbon neutral. 

An Ode to the Swedish Crayfish
 Nowhere is the crayfish so ardently worshipped as in Sweden. Part of the reason is purely gastronomic. In flavor, the rare Swedish crayfish surpasses its relatives in other countries.  
Master studies in Stockholm
Representatives of Stockholm University are coming to the U.S. this fall to promote their Master's degree programs taught in English. Many American students have studied there, and here are some of their experiences.  
See these exhibits before they're gone
There is a variety of interesting exhibits around Swedish America this summer, but many are in their last weeks. If you are traveling or living near any of these, be sure to add them to your calendar before it's too late.  

Countdown to crayfish
 August 8: Sweden is known for its various seafood specialties, especially in the late summer when certain crustaceans are mature and fresh. Maybe the country takes a month off because its lucky citizens are in a constant cycle of eating various delicacies … and recovering from everything that must be consumed with them. 
A life less ordinary
Legendary fashion photographer Gösta 'Gus' Peterson passed away at 94. 
'Borg/McEnroe' headlines Toronto Film Festival
The world premier of hyped Swedish film opens TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017. 

Johansson and Ygeman leave
 Swedish PM Lofven transforms government after the Alliance parties threatened with a mistrust vote against three of his ministers. 
Don't miss these local events
July and August are relatively quiet in Sweden as well as Swedish America, but there are certainly a few things going on! If you’re traveling to or living on the East Coast, in the Midwest or Pacific Northwest, here are a few events you might want to add ... 
A Swedish icon returns to Chicago
The historic blue and yellow water tower in Andersonville is making a comeback after two years' absence from the museum roof. 

A publicity triumph for Sweden
 The name Trainy McTrainface wins by miles in an online poll among Swedes and becomes world news. 
Chalmers alumni in Atlanta
Annual meeting of the Chalmers Alumni Association of the U.S. brought 'spex' to the hometown of Coca Cola.  
Without a field of their own
The Black Knights are the champions that share space with campers and RVs. 

Summer travel itinerary: Gotland
 The Swedish island qualified for a second place in Lonely Planet's list of places in Europe worth a visit. 

San Francisco Swedish landmark plaque unveiled
 Recognizing the historic status of the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. 
Allemansraetten - Everyman's right
There are certain things that are so Swedish, they could be symbols for the country. And now another is being shared with all of us. #freedomtoroam  
Sweden joins JET   Sweden joins the Joint Expeditionary Force (JET) led by Britain. Joining Denmark, Estonia, Latvia,... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
War games in Sweden
Aurora 17 is the largest military exercise in Sweden since 1993.  
Give peace a chance?   Throughout the decades, Sweden was seen as a country that supported and approved the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

Volvo makes all cars electric in 2019
 As of 2019, all new Volvos will be equipped with an electric engine. 
IKEA 44 in the U.S.
Furniture chain IKEA has come a long way since we covered its first store in Plymouth Meeting just outside Philadelphia in 1985.  

Walkabout Tour of Stockholm I
 .. walk in the city of my youth: Leif Rosqvist goes for a walk through his old neighborhoods in the heart of Stockholm. 
Watch where you park in Stockholm
Driving and parking in Sweden's capital can be a bit of a challenge depending on where you're going. 

Sweden's best beaches
 A west coast beach shares first place with Boda Sand's beach on Oland in a recent SIFO survey. 
Sweden is 'heaven for cloud computing'
Business Sweden reports on Amazon's latest investment in cloud services in the Stockholm area. 
The Swedish-American of the Year 2017   International Swedish diplomat, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Jan Eliasson recognized. Every year since 1960... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
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