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Stockholm — Christianity came to Sweden in the person of St. Ansgar (AD 801–865) when he visited Birka in AD 828–829 where he was given permission to build a church. However, the rising alarm and ire against Muslim immigrants has threatened to dislodge Christianity as the foundation upon which ...
Still, many utilities are worried they'll have to reapply for approval now that the new rules are in place. Complicating the matter is that the military is vague on where exactly the low-flying areas are, saying that information is 'classified.' Although the Swedish government is committed to building new sources ...

The Swedish government has introduced new architecture and design targets to make Sweden a more "sustainable, equal and less segregated society". The targets laid out in the Stamped Living Environment Bill aim to make sustainability and quality integral to the design process. Architects and designers ...
Issuing a statement, the Swedish government has revealed that it will seek to publish its entire revamped national gambling policy this Thursday 5 April 2018. This March, the long-awaited legislation passed the EU-wide business conditions/standards set by the European Commission, upon review of ...
The Swedish government has voted to pay compensation to every trans person who was affected when it was mandatory to undergo forced sterilisation before gender reassignment surgery. The law was in place from between 1972 and 2013, with the law stating that people who wanted gender ...
The organisation is also seeking a public apology from the Swedish government. In the early 1970s, Sweden became the first country in the world to allow transgender people to change their sex legally. However, up until 2013, transgender people had to be infertile before their sex change was recognised ...

After long deliberations, the Swedish government finally threw its weight behind a joint Swedish-Finnish railway project in the north, which it hopes will get EU support as part of the ... The Swedish government seeks to extend it by an additional 1,000 kilometers to Haparanda, on the border with Finland.
Sweden's centre-left government said on Wednesday it will cut the country's corporate tax to 20.6 per cent in 2021 from 22 per cent today in a bid to improve conditions for business in the Nordic country. PHOTO: REUTERS. [STOCKHOLM] Sweden's centre-left government said on Wednesday it will cut the country's ...
[STOCKHOLM] Sweden's centre-left government said on Wednesday it will cut the country's corporate tax to 20.6 per cent in 2021 from 22 per cent today in a bid to improve conditions for business in the Nordic country. "This will benefit small- and medium-sized businesses, where much of the new jobs will ...
A Christian asylum seeker in Sweden remains in a legal limbo as the government refuses to reconsider an order to deport her back to her native Iran, where she is said to face the risk of imprisonment, rape and even death because of her faith. Aideen Strandsson, who converted from Islam to Christianity in ...
Taiwanese citizens in Sweden have been protesting to the Swedish government since the announcement was made with an organization called the “Swedish-Taiwanese Friendship Association” creating a petition online and lodging an official complaint with the government. Various online groups have ...
The Swedish government was also recommended to do more to disseminate the country's practices in the decarbonisation of maritime transport on a more global level. 'For instance, Sweden could help improve supply chain efficiency by pushing for more vessel sharing through the use of HELCOM data. Sweden could also ...
in response to the move, Andrew Lee (李憲章), spokesman of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said that the Swedish government decision to change the name was unacceptable and that an immediate correction should be made. Lee told CNA that upon being informed of the move on Saturday ...
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) - Aim-listed mineral exploration and development company Beowulf Mining's CEO Kurt Budge has written to the Swedish government in response to the government's request for final comments in respect of the company's application for an exploitation concession for ...
The Swedish government intends to clamp down on Swedes who have incorporated companies in Malta under the country's low tax regime and intends to remove Malta-based companies from Sweden's Controlled Foreign Corporation taxation White List, Swedish Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson ...
This might not be a coincidence, and the long-awaited visit speaks volumes about the Swedish government's trepidation to engage the controversial U.S. leader. However, this state visit is the opportunity to make a good impression on the president and put Sweden on the map for the Trump administration.
The Swedish government has unveiled a proposal to eliminate the obligation to require a building permit for the installation of a rooftop PV system. This new measure, the government said in a press release, will be implemented through a change in the current building system regulatory framework, and will ...

STOCKHOLM, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Sweden will enjoy bigger surpluses in public finances this year and next than previously expected, the minority government said in a forecast published on Wednesday. The public finance surplus was seen at 1.1 percent of GDP this year, compared with a 0.9 percent ...
The Swedish ambassador to Tehran has been summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry over the Swedish government's questionable decision to grant ... “In the meeting, the Islamic Republic of Iran's strong protest was conveyed to the Swedish ambassador over the Swedish government's granting ...
ADDIS ABABA – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a multiyear contribution of US$10.5 million from the Government of Sweden to provide innovative solutions for building resilience of vulnerable populations in Ethiopia. This contribution will enable WFP to work with ...
In what could end up being a landmark moment for the current proliferation of loot crates in games, Swedish minister for public administration, Ardalan Shekarabi, has said to Swedish Radio P3 News that the Swedish government is considering classifying loot boxes as gambling by 2019. “We are working ...
Detained book publisher Gui Minhai on Friday accused the Swedish government of using him as a “chess piece” to make trouble for Beijing, claiming in an interview arranged by Chinese authorities that he did not want to leave the country. Speaking at a detention facility in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, he ...
In a 20-minute media conference arranged by the Chinese government, Gui Minhai, the detained former Hong Kong publisher, warned the Swedish government that if it continued to use him to cause problems for Beijing, he would consider renouncing his Swedish citizenship. Gui, a naturalised Swedish ...
Sweden is the latest territory to announce that they will be investigating loot boxes and and alleged gambling within video games, following recent announcements by Belgium, Australia, and Germany. Sweden will be reviewing their current gaming legislation with a view to any new legislation coming into ...
The Swedish government is pressing ahead with a new rape law that would require people to get explicit consent before engaging in sexual contact. Under current Swedish law, someone can only be prosecuted for rape if it has been shown they have used threats or violence or coercion. The changes to ...
Sweden's government is to push ahead with a new sexual consent law despite questions over whether it is necessary. From July 1st having sex with someone without their explicit consent in Sweden will be illegal (the law will treat consent as possible either through words or clear actions), with the hope ...
The money will help provide a roof for the night for homeless kids. Photo: Fanni Olin Dahl/TT. TT/The Local. news@thelocal.se · @thelocalsweden. 8 March 2018. 07:45 CET+01:00. The Swedish government will give 120 million kronor ($14.57 million) over three years to charities working with homeless ...
Policy must lead to concrete results to be relevant. For us, therefore, it has been a priority to pursue a feminist foreign policy based on action and real change. Government of Sweden 15 Apr 2018, 06:08 AM Views : 2. The Swedish Government is actively working to promote gender-equality (Representative image).
“I know that the Swedish government has been hyping up my case lately,” Gui said, adding that he had written to the Swedish government to ask it to stop issuing statements of concern for him. “The illegal business operations case against me remains open, and I can't leave China until it is closed,” he said, ...
Detained book publisher Gui Minhai on Friday accused the Swedish government of using him as a “chess piece” to make trouble for Beijing, claiming in an interview arranged by Chinese authorities that he did not want to leave the country. Speaking at a detention facility in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, he ...
In what could end up being a landmark moment for the current proliferation of loot crates in games, Swedish minister for public administration, Ardalan Shekarabi, has said to Swedish Radio P3 News that the Swedish government is considering classifying loot boxes as gambling by 2019. “We are working ...
In a 20-minute media conference arranged by the Chinese government, Gui Minhai, the detained former Hong Kong publisher, warned the Swedish government that if it continued to use him to cause problems for Beijing, he would consider renouncing his Swedish citizenship. Gui, a naturalised Swedish ...
An activist has staged a demonstration outside the Foreign Ministry in Sweden protesting the country's “weak” response after Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai was seized from a Beijing-bound train while being escorted by two diplomats last month. Gui was among five Hong Kong-based booksellers who ...
... journalists, organisations and the interested public. Its financial support is primarily drawn from governments and independent philanthropic organisations around the world. SIPRI also receives annual support from the Swedish government in the form of a core grant approved by the Swedish Parliament.
A right-wing Facebook page used a prank photograph to misrepresent a Swedish government proposal to change the country's consent laws. ... In December 2017, the Swedish government introduced a bill that would mean prosecutors charging someone with sexual assault or rape need only demonstrate ...
On 25 January the Swedish government decided to task the Armed Forces to support the United Nations with gender competence. Sweden is responding to a sought after need within the UN and will thereby continue to be an active partner for gender equality and its development within the UN system.
Last Saturday the department of basic education, Unesco and the Swedish government hosted a high-level policy dialogue on comprehensive sexuality education, attended by delegates from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Swaziland, South Africa, Namibia and Sweden. This followed last week's release of an ...
After a long struggle to boost appalling employment figures among the new arrivals, the Swedish government has presented a new initiative involving menial ... The Swedish government is investing SEK 270 million ($34 million) this year, and SEK 320 ($40) each of the following year two years. "The aim is ...
The Swedish government is preparing a brochure on how to act in wartime due to fears over Russia. Editor's Remarks: The pamphlet is to be sent to 4.7 million homes and will explain how Swedes can participate in a “total defence” during a war and ensure that their basic needs – water, food and shelter – are tended to.
Millions of Swedish homes are about to receive instructions on how to deal with the sudden outbreak of war for the first time in decades, guiding them through the “total defence” of the country in the case of an all-out enemy assault. Russia's military resurgence continues to worry the once-proudly neutral ...
People who abandon domestic animals would face harsher punishment under a new bill put forward by two Swedish ministers. The proposal for an updated animal protection law includes an explicit ban on abandoning cats and other pets, as well as calling for a requirement for pet owners to prove they are ...
The interview kicks off when we ask the Minister about his goals for energy policy in terms of environmental impact and security of supply for companies and households. We also picked up from the conversation that the Government of Sweden's planned energy efficiency measures are both ambitious and ...
STOCKHOLM, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Swedish government is investing heavily in helping Sweden become a global leader in e-health, with the country's National Board of Health and Welfare tasked with ensuring that the government meets this goal by 2025, it was reported Tuesday. "The aim of the mission ...
Sweden is the latest territory to announce that they will be investigating loot boxes and and alleged gambling within video games, following recent announcements by Belgium, Australia, and Germany. Sweden will be reviewing their current gaming legislation with a view to any new legislation coming into ...
The CBI appeal in the Supreme Court on Friday mentions a telephone call made by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to his Swedish counterpart advising the latter to call off the Bofors scam probe at a particular point. The appeal said Mr. Gandhi wanted the Swedish government to stop their investigation on ...
But after 30 years where the pamphlet fell into redundancy, the Swedish government has decided to resurrect it. Sweden is now reissuing the pamphlet—named Om kriget kommer (If War Comes)—to every household in Sweden during the country's Emergency Preparedness Week in the end of May this ...
LEM receives significant support from the Swedish Government through the agency Vinnova, which funds collaborative research between companies, universities, research institutes and public sector. With the initiation of this latest project, the Company is now collaborating in four Swedish government or ...
Eleven midwives from 11 Ugandan sub-regions have been recognized by the Swedish government for their contribution towards the health sector by helping reduce maternal mortalities. These stood out for their resilience in helping mothers deliver safely amidst challenges including poor pay, lack of ...
"Despite the serious subject matter, it's fun to start a revolution," the two women working to coordinate Sweden's #MeToo petitions told The Local. Elin Andersson and Emmy Lilliehorn have been coordinating the dozens of groups calling for change within their own industries, which had their first in-person ...
Eleven midwives from 11 Ugandan sub-regions have been recognized by the Swedish government for their contribution towards the health sector by helping reduce maternal mortalities. These stood out for their resilience in helping mothers deliver safely amidst challenges including poor pay, lack of ...


 

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