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Family development aimed at improving in  Sweden as many people get married

Thursday, 14 July 2011
Most Swedes are choosing civil marriage ceremonies today than in any time in the history of the country.

Evidence that things are getting harder for the Swedish economy - transport companies grounding

Monday, 11 July 2011
A direct sign that growth in the Swedish economy is slowing has been identified in the transportation sector. Activities in the sector slowed down in the past months according to latest data.

Denmark's obesity epidemic is out of control - reports

Sunday, 10 July 2011
A record high number of Danish adults are now obese and thus have greatly increased risk of chronic diseases and die prematurely.

Racism growing in Finland and children are the main target – Scary!

Thursday, 07 July 2011

Finnish-American Marc Patterson. Image: Yle
Children and teens are encountering more and more racist attitudes in their daily lives in Finland today than before, according to a new research.

Lithuania doing better than thought

Thursday, 07 July 2011
Lithuania's economy is doing better than expected. SEB's economists raise the issue on Thursday in its forecast for GDP growth to 6.5 percent this year and 5.0 percent next year.

Reasons why more Swedish children are pushed into poverty – blame on governments or parents?

Wednesday, 06 July 2011
One clue: More Swedish families evicted from their homes despite government pledge to support parents and keep children at home not on the Swedish streets.

Lots of rats flushed out from their under Copenhagen den by flood water

Monday, 04 July 2011
The heavy flooding experienced in Copenhagen, Denmark has forced large population of rates both alive and dead to be flushed out of their various dens from under Copenhagen.

Copenhagen brought down by heavy rains

Sunday, 03 July 2011
Copenhagen's motorways and railway lines were bathed in water on Sunday after an intense torrential down pour which has paralyzed the traffic in large parts of the Danish capital.

Train cancellations due to lack of train drivers hit western Sweden. Traveller warned to be cautions about journey plans

Sunday, 03 July 2011
Nearly 70 regional and commuter trains in western Sweden were forced to be cancelled making commuters to remain stranded over the weekend. Most of the cancellations are being blamed on lack of drivers.

400,000 older Danish people have never used the Internet

Wednesday, 29 June 2011
44 percent of 65-89 year olds in Denmark have never used the internet.

Handouts in Sweden have become less important to families as poverty increase

Wednesday, 29 June 2011
The myth that Sweden was a welfare heaven had died long ago despite the country still keeping the title as a lavish welfare paradise. Poverty in expanding despite the economy making wealth

The Danes are hiding weapons at home in anticipation of burglars that are not there

Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Although Denmark is seen as one of the world's safest countries, the Danes have been found to have bats, knives and pistols beside their easy reach on the nightstand.

A shocking rise in child poverty in Denmark mocking the value to the Danish Scandinavian welfare model

Tuesday, 28 June 2011
The number of poor children in Denmark increased between 2002 and 2009 by 51 percent, according to an analysis from the Danish working-class Labour Council (AE). This means that there are currently around 65,000 children in Denmark who grow up in poverty.

Danish Doctors are not allowed to accept gifts from the pharmaceutical industry

Monday, 27 June 2011
A new ethical code of conduct for Danish Doctors forbids physicians to receive any gifts from consultants from the pharmaceutical industry.

Evidence that Sweden is not a great place for economic migrants from developing economies. Remittance extremely low compared to other developed countries: study

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Is Sweden getting swamped with criminal gangs? Well, it depends on who one asks.

Friday, 24 June 2011
Compared with other countries, according to internationally comparable data, Sweden continues to remain very peaceful place and hold some of the best qualities of life. That is acceptable on paper but on the ground here, as we go about our businesses in Sweden, it is observed that things are changing and the security situation of the country being eroded.

Criminal aliens to be thrown out of Denmark as from today after Voting on Friday confirms

Friday, 24 June 2011
Today Denmark voted through Integration Minister Soren Pind’s bill to send all non-Danish citizens sentenced to prison be deported, no matter how much punishment they have been sentenced to.

Record number of Swedish dollar millionaires

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
The number Swedish dollar millionaires rose last year to a record 60,900. Good stock market and increased savings in Sweden, is said to be among the reasons to the explosion of the wealthy Swedes.

Danes getting richer as 44,000 Danes are confirmed dollar millionaires

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
The Danish economy is not so good at this moment but the Danish people seem to be getting richer of maybe the Danish rich are just getting richer while the poor gets poorer.

Pierced Swedish pupil banned from getting a school place

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
A 13-year-old girl was denied space on a private school in Örebro because she had pierced her nose. Now the Swedish Schools Inspectorate is investigating whether the school violated the law.

“Children should not be suffering in Finland. But they do.” United Nations

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
United Nation Committee on the Rights of the Child has in a recent report criticizes Finland for making custody disputes on children for being too long and for placing children in places that are not fit for their efficient development.

Alienation Sweden: How police in a Swedish city design patrols based on cultural and ethnic origins

Monday, 20 June 2011
Local police in Huddinge sent out an email to residents, engaged in the project, neighbourhood warning them of people of certain nationalities as leading criminals. Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman  is being referred the matter.

More tourists and visitors head to Finland this year

Monday, 20 June 2011
Finland is again attracting more visitors. The number of tourists to the far north is on the rise but not yet at the level before the current economic downturn. Visitors from Russia remain the largest single group, accounting for 40 percent of the total. Last year Finland received some 6.2 million visitors.

Danish Border controls forge ahead and will be in place next week

Saturday, 18 June 2011
Despite intense criticism, the Danes are determined to implement border controls next week as planned. This follows the 24 June  agreement between the Danish government and immigration sensitive party, the Danish People’s party.

Spain the next attractive spot for Swedish home buyers – Property ownership there increased by 105 percenty

Tuesday, 14 June 2011
The Swedes have been spending on Spanish property more that before. Last year, the level of spending by Swedish people buying properties in Spain increased by 105 percent according to latest data from the country's housing authority.

Harder to buy a gun now in Finland as tougher gun laws descend on the country

Monday, 13 June 2011
Finland had promised changes in its gun law and this became a reality on Monday that is today.

Roma Beggars clamped down and chased away from Helsinki

Monday, 13 June 2011
City Board of Helsinki has decided to evict a set of Roma beggars from camps they put up without permission.

Severe flooding costing Norway big time

Monday, 13 June 2011
Heavy rain and melting snow have led to severe flooding in central Norway. The cost of damage is estimated at around €25 million. The financial industry's organization, FNO has estimated the compensation to damages to houses and other private property could stretch for more than EUR 1.6 billion.

Calls for the withdraw of child-caring allowances to minorities so as to increase integration in the Swedish society

Monday, 13 June 2011
Integration of minorities in Sweden is very depression and increasingly, international organisations and observers have been putting more pressures on the Swedish authorities to do something about the alienation that exist in the Swedish society. Now steps are being taken to reduce hand outs to minority families s as to improve integration.

HIV infection should be investigated in gay clubs

Saturday, 11 June 2011
To get an idea of the spread of syphilis and HIV among men who have sex with men (guy men) Swedish Institute for Disease Control, Smittskyddsinstitutet will use the help of the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights known as RFSL and to visit gay clubs in Stockholm to carry out such investigation.

A new Swedish invention tracking HIV

Saturday, 11 June 2011
Swedish researchers have developed new, highly sensitive measuring equipment, among other things can provide quick answer if someone is infected with HIV.

Intense flood takes over Central Norway

Saturday, 11 June 2011
The turn around of weather in Norway is causing chaos in the central part of the country as an unprecedented flooding is taking place.

Secret wiretapping is increasing rapidly in Sweden but authorities say criminals are the target.

Friday, 10 June 2011
Swedish police continues to watch and listen to what its citizens do. If you are making phone calls in Sweden or even sending emails or texts, note that you might be watch, listen to or that your stuff is being read. But the authorities say that they are targeting criminals and that normal people need not worry as civil liberties remain the ultimate.

Iceland’s News constitution to be drafted thanks to social media network

Friday, 10 June 2011
Iceland is evolving after being brought to its knees a few years ago by an economic crisis that caused its top banks to collapse. But now the economy is evolving and with the help of social media, it wants to design a new constitution.

Swedish football star,  Marcus Allbäck suspected of involvement in Gothenburg corruption

Thursday, 09 June 2011
Former Swedish National team football start and now working as part of the national team management, Marcus Allbäck, is suspected of crimes relation to corruption in Gothenburg, state prosecutor said

Norway adjusts GDP forecasts and paints a brighter future for its economy

Thursday, 09 June 2011
Norway's statistics agency raises its forecast for the Norwegian GDP growth in 2011 to 2.3 percent, up from 2.1 percent in an earlier estimate in February.

One in five children takes no holiday or has access to holiday home

Thursday, 09 June 2011
More than six out of ten children took a holiday trip last year. Many children also had access to a holiday home. However, one in five, or about 400 000 children, live with a family that neither took a holiday trip nor had access to a holiday home.

Erik Paulsson, and the mayor of Solna Lars-Erik Salminen and other big wigs prosecuted for bribery

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Billionaire Erik Paulsson, Lars-Erik Salminen, the Mayor of Solna, Sweden as well as other sleazy officials have been arraigned and are now being prosecuted for aggravated bribery in connection with the construction of the a new football Arena in Solna, near Stockholm Sweden.

Iceland economic crisis: the government embark on its first impeachment of former PM

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Impeachment case against former Prime Minister of Iceland Geir Haarde was opened on  Tuesday in the capital Reykjavik, according to reports.

Shortages of immigration officials create difficulties to access badly needed foreign workers

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
In Sweden right now, there is the talk of increased skills shortages in certain key sectors of the economy. As such, many industries are crying out for foreign workers. And interest to work in Sweden is also great. But the trouble is that the Swedish immigration is finding it hard to deal with the growing influx because they have skill shortages themselves.

Child poverty growing in Sweden - increasing despite the strong economic growth and impressive low public debt

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
The issue of child poverty in Sweden has been raised again. It is now accounted once more that there is a growing problem of child poverty in Sweden today that is the proportion of poor families has increased from 8-9 percent a decade ago, to 15 percent today.

Norwegian bankers call off strike

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Norwegian bankers succeeded to call off their propose strike that was supposed to be raging on now as we reported yesterday.

The cost of mistake or just mistrust? How the choice for U.S. F-35 over the Swedish Gripen jet fighters will cost extra billions to Norway

Monday, 06 June 2011
Norway decided to choose American F35 over Swedish Gripen blamed on cost and efficiency.  But since 2008 that the F35 orders were made,  both the jets and the cost have not met their expectation. The cost keeps going up while production has not even yet started.  

Danish household debt worrying the EU and they will warn tomorrow in a memo

Monday, 06 June 2011
Well, the Danish economy is no the best place for more bad news to emerge from at the moment but one cannot help it if it keeps coming. Danish citizens owe more than almost all other European citizens and this is worrying to the EU officials.

Severed Body parts discovered in Trash Cans in Finnish third largest city

Sunday, 05 June 2011
The third largest city of Finland was rocked by a discovery of severed remains of a human body, uncovered from rubbish bins in the Takahuhti area of the city.

An Islamic Jihad group bragged about Link to Helsinki bomb hoax. Finnish police works quietly to the dismay of the media
Sunday, 05 June 2011

Children injured in tornadoes that ravaged northern Sweden on Saturday

Sunday, 05 June 2011
Sweden had its own natural disaster yesterday, Saturday, as storms scoured the neighbourhood of Ornskoldsvik in Sweden. Two children were injured when storm hit their areas and swept them off their feet.

A black African boy forced by white Swedish classmates to play slave – but ended up being sentenced for assault

Friday, 03 June 2011
A black African refugee boy was forced to play the roles of a slave in a school history drama on slavery and slave trade in a school in Sundsvall, Sweden. The boy was not happy about the role but persistence from his classmates to play the role made him upset and punched a classmate. Then he ended up being sentenced for assault.

World's oldest champagne under the hammer amidst criticisms from some authorities

Friday, 03 June 2011
Two bottles of champagne that was found in a shipwreck off the Åland, in Finland last summer are to be auctioned on Friday, amidst criticism. Estimated Price per bottle is about €15 000.

Persistent political stand off could push Finland in financial problems

Friday, 03 June 2011
Since the last elections, Finland has not yet been able to come up with a government. Political parties continue with protracted negotiations as of who could be in the next government.

Finland’s Gross domestic product grew by 5.5 percent per annum

Friday, 03 June 2011
Finnish Gross domestic product grew in January to March by 5.5 percent over the corresponding period last year.

Increased new companies start-ups in Sweden mostly in Jämtland

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
New company creation increased by 44.3 percent of Jämtland during the first five months of the year which makes it the most company friendly region in the country for new - starts.

Rise in New criminal gangs in Sweden cause more violence despite economic prosperity

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
The numbers of violent criminal gangs are on the increase in Sweden, according to police. Already established groups are now facing competition from new suburban gangs in many parts of the country, which is one of the reasons why the police have seen an escalating violence in these circles in the past two years.

Swedish mid summer celebration looked like communion to crime and death

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Midsummer celebrations in Sweden were very messy in some places in the country such that about 6 people have been reported dead.

Indigenous delegates denied visas to Sweden because they are too poor and can disappear in the crowd

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Several people who would have participated in a international Folks Conference or Conference of Indigenous people in Jokkmokk in Sweden have been denied visa to Sweden on the grounds that they are too poor and that they will disappear in the crowd while here in Sweden.

Ultra Radical far right Party in Sweden organizes summer camp for children

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

An ultra radical far right Party in Sweden, formerly known as the National Socialist Front is organizing a summer camps at an undisclosed locations in southern Sweden and it is recruiting youths and children to attend.

Russia and Norway agrees a deal to divide up their shares of the Barents Sea.

Tuesday, 07 June 2011

Tuesday exchanged Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov documents ratifying the dividing line in the Barents Sea
Norway and Russia stressed that the dividing line provides completely new opportunities for exploration and production of oil and gas in Arctic waters.

Sweden celebrates its National Day today with lots to celebrate and more to reflect on in building a proper utopia

Monday, 06 June 2011

Sweden King at National day/image-Svt
Sweden celebrates national day today with the shaky Royal family in attendance.  Princess Madeleine has returned to Sweden from New York to participate in the celebrations in Stockholm.  On the economic front, Swedish has lots to celebrate and also lots to work on if Sweden is to be the utopia the Swedes crave.

Alcohol consumption in Sweden continues to drop

Sunday, 05 June 2011

The availability of alcohol has never been easy and the cost of obtaining ones has never been this low, especially in Sweden where the product is highly controlled. However, there has been persistent reduction in the alcohol consumption in Sweden in the past months and the issues have created sole searching among scientists who don’t know why.

Rare champagnes sold for thousands bought be a very wealthy Asian

Friday, 03 June 2011

The two bottles of champagne among those that were found in a shipwreck off the Åland, Finland last summer were auctioned on Friday for record rates.



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