The ball is now in Lofven's corner
Stefan Lofven has been given the assignment to pursue the formation of a government as prime minister after Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson, who was named as the first candidate, failed to reach the support needed.  
Events in Swedish America
See what's happening near you - or close to where you may be traveling this week. 

The great Moja
 A day trip in the northeastern most area of Stockholm archipelago - much closer than you think. 
Famous performers come to Andersonville
 A unique exhibit is the new home for hundreds of tiny performers from the world-renowned Kungsholm Miniature Grand Opera.  
Swedes are more connected than ever
The dividing line is no longer between those who use the internet and those who don’t but between frequent and rare users.  
Nordic online sales on the increase  In the Nordic region, online sales increased 11 percent over the same period last... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
30% European on Netflix  The European Parliament voted in favor of a proposal for new regulations that force... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Harvesting light  Swedish startup Epishine, founded in 2016, is working to produce cheap, scalable and climate-smart... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

The Nobel Prize Announcements
 The 2018 Nobel Prize Laureates are being announced this week, and there are many Americans among them. 
What happens now?  Sweden is not without governance but positions remain locked among the blocs after the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

From the heart, made by hand
 Treasures from the Women of Sweden exhibit depict conditions in Sweden of the 1930s. 

An exhibition steeped in art opens in Minneapolis
 The exhibition on acclaimed Swedish clothing designer/entrepreneur Gudrun Sjoden is open until Oct. 28 at the American Swedish Institute. 
Our favorite crisp bread
Knaeckebroed - with two umlauts and sounding just the way it tastes is the most Swedish of all breads. 
Hasse Persson Photography in DC: Studio 54
An exclusive glimpse into life at the end of the 1970s at the decadent Studio 54 in New York. 
U.S. Air Force selects Saab and Boeing
With Boeing as the primary contractor the Swedish company will share in an order worth $9.2 billion over years to come. 
Political turmoil in Sweden  Since the two competitors about the Prime Minister's post - Stefan Lofven and Ulf... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
The Wife
Filmed in Sweden, the new movie has its share of surprises.  
SACC-NY opens Gateway X Epicenter
As reported in our June issue, the Swedish American Chamber of commerce, NY offers new services beginning this fall. 

Learning (and teaching) Swedish
 As we work on offering you more opportunities to practice your Swedish, we had the opportunity to hear from a teacher of Swedish in Sweden.  
China to boycott Swedish goods?  A diplomatic predicament between China and Sweden has led to calls for a boycott... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
The Swedish election 2018
The mandate, which bounced between parties during the week, is after the final count distributed in the same way as after the preliminary results. 
There's no such thing as bad weather ...
Nature is a critical part of school and growing up for Scandinavians. Education occurs inside and out at the Scandinavian School. 

Travel in Sweden, top to bottom
 Whether you want your holiday to provide you with a rush of adrenaline, a bit of peace and quiet, an enriching cultural experience or a combination of the three, the old country might just be the ideal destination.  
Blue and yellow: the Swedish national costume
We wanted to offer a little history on nationella draekten, the national costume, and in our research we discovered there is more to the blue and yellow than meets the eye. 
The Swedish Vessla
Move over Elon Musk - a Swede has developed a stylish electric scooter that saves the world from fossil fuels. 

Swedes and citrus in the Sunshine State
 They're a symbol of the Sunshine State. When you think oranges in the United States, you think Florida. You certainly don't think Sweden.  
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