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FM Wallström skypes with LSE students

On Monday the foreign minister Margot Wallström was interviewed over skype by the women’s rights activist Zainab Salbi at the LSE conference: What next for the UK’s women, peace and security agenda?

The focus of the interview with Wallström was the Swedish feminist foreign policy. This quickly turned into a fascinating discussion on the role of women in promoting…

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The crime drama The Bridge is back

Get prepared for BBC 4’s forthcoming screening of the third series of The Bridge on Saturday 21 November at 9 pm. If you thought series one and two were great then you will be pleased to know that series three is absolutely outstanding. This is a “a powerful, intriguing and unpredictable tale of crime, played out by fascinating and complex…

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Swedish Prime Minister in London

On Monday the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited London for talks with the British Prime Minister David Cameron. The talks focused on the EU referendum and migration. Löfven’s key message was that Sweden wants the UK to stay in the EU. Sweden and the UK are closely aligned on a number of issues and it would be very bad…

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The Nordic Cook Book

Fäviken is one of the most innovative restaurants in the world and has been run by the famous Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson since 2008. Last week Nilsson presented his second book – The Nordic Cook Book – at the Swedish residence in London. This is most definitely the comprehensive guide to Nordic cooking. The Nordic Cook Book is most certainly…

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London to host Nordic Culture Festival

It was wonderful news that Nordic Ministers for Culture decided to select the Southbank Centre in London as the main host of a new joint venture for Nordic art and culture in 2017. This cultural venture will take the concept of “play” as its starting point and will continue throughout 2017. The Southbank Centre project has been selected from a…

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Wallenberg Place in London

It is wonderful that there is now a Wallenberg Place in London. It also happens to be very close to the Swedish embassy. It is the crescent fronting the Western Marble Arch Synagogue and the Montcalm Hotel in London’s West End that has been renamed Wallenberg Place in honour of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands…

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Swedish chef Björn Frantzén at Selfridges

Selfridges in London is currently hosting a series of exceptional dining experiences with some of the brightest stars of Nordic cuisine. I had the opportunity to to take part in in a press luncheon with the Swedish chef Björn Frantzén. It was a lunch inspired by his Gastro Pub Flying Elk menu. The food was more than delicious – in…

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Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt at OFM Awards

The Observer Food Monthly Awards 2015 is the evening when chefs and foodies gather to learn more about the latest trends and find out who has received the awards for among others best restaurant, best personality, best cook book, best blog and best market. This year’s OFM awards was quite special as we were served the Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt’s…

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Chatham House Prize 2015

Last week I was honoured to attend a gala dinner to celebrate the awarding of the 2015 Chatham House Prize to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), in recognition of their work in combating the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. MSF admitted 7,400 people to its Ebola treatment centres during the outbreak.

The International President of MSF Dr Joanne Liu gave…

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Women in the World Summit

The first Women in the World Summit in London was a great success. The line-up was very impressive. There were activists, artists, entrepreneurs, political leaders, journalists and peacemakers. All of them had fascinating and sometimes rather disturbing stories to tell. We enjoyed a beautiful ballet performance by Sierra Leone war orphan Michaela Deprince. Jordan’s Queen Rania talked about the impact…

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