Monthly Archives: January 2011

Swedes may be forced to register as Norwegians

Approximately 28,000 Swedish border commuters might be forced into becoming Norwegians. This after the introduction of new, stricter rules. According to the new rules, those Swedes who live and work in Norway more than 183 days in a year must … Continue reading

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Allsvenskan Notebook

Elfsborg lands player from English Premier League and also released three of its players to play for Norrköping… Allsvenskan Notebook

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Ålagillen and äggakaka now also wine!

Wine from Skåne? Yes!Would you like a glass of “Skåne” / Scanian wine? “Absolutely!” Oz Clarke, the British wine expert, exclaims euphorically after a visit to Europe’s northernmost wine district. After having tried some 30 wines, he wrote the following: … Continue reading

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A Swedish owned California winery with a truly ‘Nobel’ story

A recent success of one of the San Francisco Swedish American Chamber of Commerce’s members caught the eye of the world this December: The Nobel Committee’s wine panel selected California’s Sonoma-based West Wines’ West Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005 as the … Continue reading

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‘Medelsvensson’ – The Swedish Average Joe

The state of ‘Medelsvensson’ – Medelsvensson, the Swedish equivalent of Average Joe/Jane, has become a bit overweight, but s/he is better educated than s/he used to be. According to a fresh study from Statistiska Centralbyrån (Swedish Statistics), among the Swedish … Continue reading

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A Secret History of the Swedish Cottage

Many know of the brown house that sits in Central Park with a flagpole that flies the Swedish flag? How did it get there? Why? The Swedish Cottage in Central Park, New York, hosts one of the few public marionette theater … Continue reading

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Swedish companies demand SAAB again

During the auto industry crisis few Swedish companies dared buy Saab as official company cars due to the risk of the car manufacturer going bankrupt. This has changed, and more and more companies are ordering Saab cars again. Company cars … Continue reading

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