Photo: Martina Huber/Government Offices

Photo: Martina Huber/Government Offices
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Mini-summit in Sweden

The Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt invited his colleagues the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to his country residence Harpsund on June 9 – 10.

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The Swedish National Day

On Friday we celebrated the Swedish National Day at the Swedish School in London.

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Sea Lion and Women in the Music Industry

The UK has one of the most successful music industries in the world. Less known is that Sweden is the third largest exporter of music in the world after the US and the UK. When ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with “Waterloo,” it marked the beginning of an international Swedish pop and rock era. Since then the…

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Visit to Edinburgh

Over the years I have made several trips to Edinburgh and it was a great pleasure to be back. As a child I was often told stories about Edinburgh as my grandmother was once a student at the Edinburgh Art College.

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Swedish companies create 100,000 jobs in the UK

It was a great pleasure to have John Cridland, Director-General of CBI as keynote speaker at the latest Industrial Forum at the Swedish residence. He gave a most interesting presentation that focused on challenges and opportunities facing UK business.

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Swedish Committee on EU Affairs visits UK Parliament

The contacts and exchanges between the Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen) and the UK Parliament are of great importance. Every year there is a number of visits in both directions covering a variety of issues. Yesterday we had the pleasure of greeting the Swedish Committee on EU Affairs to London. On the programme was a visit to the House…

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Swedish Politicians Meet Home Secretary May

Last week Olle Schmidt, MEP and Johan Pehrson, MP, both representing the Swedish Liberal Party, visited the UK to discuss issues related to justice and home affairs. During their visit they had meetings both in London and in Birmingham. In London they met with the Home Secretary Theresa May.

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Photo:  Jonas Borg

Photo: Jonas Borg
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Myllymäki won Bocuse d’Or 2014

This week the Bocuse d’Or European final took place in Stockholm for the first time ever. It was great news that the Nordic countries did so well in this very high profile gastronomic competition. The Swedish chef Tommy Myllymäki won the competition, the Danish chef Tommy Myllymäki landed in second place and the Norwegian chef Tommy Myllymäki…

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The Cambridge Phenomenon

During a visit to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus I had the opportunity to learn more about groundbreaking biomedical research in the UK. This is an area where there is a lot of cooperation between the UK and Sweden and project Director Jeanette Walker informed me about current developments at the rapidly expanding campus.

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Görel Hanser, ABBA manager - Frida Lyngstad, singer, ABBA band member - Ingmarie Halling, ABBA stylist, curator at ABBA The Museum, author of “ABBA The Backstage Stories” - Pete Waterman, music  producer, radio and club DJ, television presenter - Patrick Woodroff, internationally recognised  lighting designer who worked with ABBA

Görel Hanser, ABBA manager - Frida Lyngstad, singer, ABBA band member - Ingmarie Halling, ABBA stylist, curator at ABBA The Museum, author of “ABBA The Backstage Stories” - Pete Waterman, music producer, radio and club DJ, television presenter - Patrick Woodroffe, internationally recognised lighting designer who worked with ABBA
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ABBA Celebrates 40th Anniversary

It always starts with a good song. 40 years a ago – almost to the day – ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with the song Waterloo. This week the embassy has been celebrating the 40th anniversary and we were very pleased to have Frida Lyngstad- one of the original members of ABBA – with us for an…

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