Vote Friday - Stefan Lofven is the speaker's third candidate
With the support of C, L, MP and V the leader of the social democrats could be elected Sweden's Prime Minister on Friday.  
Science and poetry meet
Swedish Nobel prize laureate Harry Martinson's epic story from 1956, 'Aniara' 

Food in the wintry north
 Sami culinary traditions in Jokkmokk, kaffeost (coffee cheese) in Kangos and food served on ice in Jukkasjarvi. 
S and MP in government supported by C and L  All is far from said and done but it would seem that Sweden could... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
New year, no government  After four months of political deadlock following elections, Sweden entered the new year without... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Lost Larson Limpa
Andersonville, the historically Swedish neighborhood of Chicago, has welcomed the next generation of tradition builders into their midst.  
Unusually Scandinavian
The Wooden Spoon in Plano, TX has historic character, yet homey feel all paired with more than a touch Scandinavian. 
Biking to work in winter
The backside: Since 2008 cyclists are the largest group of severely injured in traffic in Sweden. 

A kudos for volunteers
 Every volunteer, spending time and effort, is a piece of the puzzle that is Swedish America at Christmas. 
Through Sweden by electric car  Sweden is long - close to 1,000 miles from top to bottom. Is it... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Slight increase on home prices  Prices for single-family homes rose two percent over the period August - October compared... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
IKEA express delivery  Ikea is testing to deliver e-commerce goods to smart cabinets from the start up... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Swedish News
The benefits of the candy tax. Swedes go to the source to use less tech. Modified committee to choose Nobel Prize in Literature. Sweden helps secure release of American. 

Find your future in Stockholm
 In one of the best student cities in the world, Stockholm University offers education and research at the highest international level. 
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 »
What happens now?  Sweden is not without governance but positions remain locked among the blocs after the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Our favorite crisp bread
Knaeckebroed - with two umlauts and sounding just the way it tastes is the most Swedish of all breads. 

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. 

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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