Monthly archive for July 2012

Great figures on Swedish economy

The Swedish economy is doing better than many expected. Statistics Sweden has just presented figures that indicate that Sweden’s GDP …

Opening ceremony

The breathtaking opening ceremony exceeded all expectations. I can only congratulate Danny Boyle and the British hosts for such a brilliant start…

Let the Games begin

The day we have all been waiting for. Tonight is the opening of the Olympic games and it will be…

Go East

In the spring of 2008 Sweden and Poland took a joint initiative with the aim of strengthening and deepening the relationships with…

Social work worldwide

When 2,500 social workers, educators and social development practitioners from 210 countries gathered in Stockholm recently it was clear that there is…

Tax break for home renovation

It is interesting to follow the British debate about home renovations. It might be useful to know that millions of Swedes have taken…

The final count-down

The last few days before the official opening of the Olympic Games in London the sun is shining on…

European strategy for peace and freedom

In an op-ed in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter the Swedish foreign…

Our neighbour Norway

It is now one year ago that terror struck both in Oslo and at Utøya. Our thoughts are very much with the…

Triumph for the Internet

When the United Nations Human Rights Council recently endorsed…