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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.

Illegal immigrants welcome for free similar high quality care in Sweden as the rest.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Known as hidden, undocumented migrants or illegal migrants, they are all welcome to receive the same care as those living in Sweden, a new government inquiry later on Tuesday suggested.

New Danish - German border control put on hold for long blamed on administrative factors
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
The enhanced customs control on the Danish border crossings would not begin as planned on 1 June.

Sweden's king denies all accusations as he comments on accusations and allegations

Monday, 30 May 2011
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has finally commented on the revelations that have been going on for days about his private life in a recent interview. In the interview King rejects all the allegations and accusation such as that he visited a strip club and contact criminals.

Foreigners get a different type of ID cards in Finland – differentiated by colour

Monday, 30 May 2011
Foreign citizens in Finland, from June this year will have a different colour ID cards than Finnish nationals. The new cards for foreign nationals will be brown, while the Finns will be blue.

Tolerance of homosexuals  is increasing in many countries led by Denmark

Monday, 30 May 2011
Tolerance of homosexuals is increasing seemingly around the world and Denmark is at the top.This is contained in a study by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, in the USA.

Explosion of rapes in the Stockholm area as the weather improves

Sunday, 29 May 2011
It looks like the rape season in Sweden has finally arrived as the good weather has opened the door for predators to the streets on the country’s big cities.

Swedish king could abdicate after scandals and intense falling support

Saturday, 28 May 2011
The pressure in the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf is getting stronger and there are already talks that he might give in and abdicate the throne. More Swedish people have lost confidence in him and his popularity has never been low.

Swedish teens prefer drugs over alcohol
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Cannabis has now led alcohol among young people in Sweden especially in Stockholm. New figures from the organisation Maria Ungdom (Maria Youth) shows for the first time that more young Swedish people choose to consume cannabis as their main drug and are shying away from alcohol.

Sweden continues to grow a new research assessment shows

Thursday, 26 May 2011
There is continued good momentum in the Swedish economy. Swedish National Institute Economic research’s (NIER’s) overall economic indicator for the Swedish economy rose in May after a decline in April.

Low ash concentration over Sweden

Thursday, 26 May 2011
Today, Thursday, the level of Volcanic ash concentration over Sweden has lessen indicating that the Grimsvotn volcanic eruption has eased. It may also indicate that it has changed the nature of eruption in which it sends out something else.

How the Work Community Readily Pigeonholes Immigrants in Finland

Wednesday, 25 May 2011
A classic form of prejudice against immigrants is to view them as a group cast all in the same mould, says Olga Silfver, a planning officer in the immigration department of the city of Helsinki. This bias has an impact on their employment prospects.

Failed attempt to register a Finnish Nazi party in Finland
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
The success of the Truefinns party in Finland has made some people think that Finland is now a racist state and as a result more extreme far right groups are emerging. The latest to arrive is the attempt to register a Nazi party in Finland.

Finnish secondary school students top statistics of the most crowded classes

Wednesday, 25 May 2011
The Finnish high school students are among the most crowded in the world, according to a new statistics collected in the PISA study.

How more youths with immigrant background should plan to spend most of their lives in permanent unemployment in Sweden.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Despite a record number of vacancies in Sweden as their economic recovery has started creating jobs, and despite the cried from various industrial organisations that there are skill shortages in Sweden, it turns out that there are lots of skills available to fill positions in Sweden but Swedish employers don’t like them because of their immigrant background.

OECD verdict on the Swedish economy: Growth on the way down in the growth league

Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Despite all the heavy talks of the Swedish economic growth and the Swedish tiger economy, it looks like there are other countries that are growing faster that Sweden according to latest comparisons.

It is crazy that Norway needs non western immigrants.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011
A Norwegian official, Jens Ulltveit-Moe, who is the boss if the Umoe Group, a Norwegian energy and service company has called the need for increased immigration to fill positions in Norway as “nonsense that Norway needs immigrants”.

Norwegian economy picks up somewhat growth

Tuesday, 24 May 2011
The Norwegian mainland economy grew slightly less than expected in the first quarter. GDP growth was 0.6 percent compared with the fourth quarter, according to the Norwegian National Statistical Office.

More trains from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Monday, 23 May 2011
The rapid Allegro trains have led to more people taking the train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. In late May, the number that travelled this way doubled and thus train frequency increased to four per day in both directions.

The Chinese want the Swedish pig ears

Monday, 23 May 2011
Chinese people love pig ears and pig tails. It is abundant in Sweden where many people don’t eat it, so it goes to waste.

Danish municipalities to earn money on immigrant they persuade to leave the country

Friday, 20 May 2011
Danish municipalities will receive a cash injection of the equivalent of Skr30 000 for each immigrant they persuade to leave the country.

Four colleagues of Villard investigated for possible tax evasion

Friday, 20 May 2011
Four workers at the law firm Vinge, where renegade former AMF chairman Bertil Villard is a partner, are being investigated by the Swedish Tax authority for the same type of tax planning that brought down Villard.

Doped horses shake Swedish race track

Thursday, 19 May 2011
A new scandal has broken out on the Swedish horse racing sport which is the talk in various big money places right now. It emerge that three horses under the control of trotting coach Nils Enqvist have been tested positive for doping.

Few Europeans choose Denmark as relaxing holidays destination. It is painful for not being chosen

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Denmark is by no means top of wish list when their European friends plan their vacation.
Actually, Denmark has emerged one of the least desired holiday destinations in Europe, according to a new study by the European Commission.

Hunger strike for Undocumented Iranian workers extended

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
More undocumented Iranians will join a hunger strike at Gustav Adolf's square in central Gothenburg, Sweden and another big tent will be erected there in continuation of a strike that has been going on for a while

Sweden ranks high in recent competitiveness report

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Sweden climbs in the list of most competitive countries and reached 4th place this year. Only 4 big economies are in the top 20.

Shortages of key skill in the Swedish healthcare sector threatens the economy

Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Doctors, nurses and special key healthcare operatives will be in short supply in Sweden in the coming few years. To be specific, Sweden will run out of more than 4000 doctors and 5000 nurses, something that has been seen as one of the key challenges to the Swedish healthcare system and the economy in the coming years.

Positive signs for the Icelandic economy
Monday, 16 May 2011

Credit rating agency, Fitch raises the outlook for Iceland's credit rating from negative to stable.

Moody's fears bank risk on the brink in the Baltics

Monday, 16 May 2011
Moodys, the credit rating agency, feels that the challenges for banks in the Baltic States will, remain for the next 18 months of the future despite massive improvements already observed in the last year.

Finnish nuclear reactors are sake declares STUK after a study

Monday, 16 May 2011
After the accident in Fukushima, Japan the Finnish Employment and the Economy Ministry in Finland asked STUK to study how the Finnish nuclear power stations could cope with extreme weather events and natural disasters.  The study shows that Finnish nuclear power plants are safe.

Higher gang violence and criminality in Sweden than could have been imagined

Sunday, 15 May 2011
According to report from the Swedish Crime Prevention Council (BRÅ), there has been an expansion of deadly violence within various criminal gangs in Sweden since the 1990s. 

Fewer white power groups breeding in Sweden in 2010

Friday, 13 May 2011
Last year, the number of so-called white power groups in Sweden fell from 40 to 29, according to a new counting.

Fortress Denmark: EU raises questions about the Danish border politics

Friday, 13 May 2011
The EU Commission is far from convinced that the new Danish border can be implemented within the Schengen rules which allow for EU free movement.

Advice from Scancomark.se. if you are looking for work: "Without contacts no chances of getting a job" – Swedish example

Friday, 13 May 2011
There is a common ways in which the job market is behaving these days – be it in Sweden, the UK or many other places. Without proper connection, chances are that people with skills remain in the shed of the jobs market.

Bank of Finland Warns Against Escalating Household Debt

Friday, 13 May 2011
The Bank of Finland is concerned about the steady growth in the number of households taking on huge amounts of credit.

Finland’s Grand Committee to decide the country’s stance on EU Bailouts

Friday, 13 May 2011
Finland’s Parliament’s Grand Committee meets on Friday to deal with Finland’s position on the aid package for Portugal. The basis for the discussions will be the Social Democrats’ deal with the National Coalition party on conditions for supporting the bailout.

Finnish inflation rate 3.2 percent

Friday, 13 May 2011
Finnish consumer prices in April rose by 3.2 percent a year earlier. In March, annual change was 3.3 percent.

Less sex protection in Finland as fear of sexually transmitted diseases decline in the country

Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Condom usage in Finland has declined by ten percentage points in the last two years. 25 percent of Finnish people use condoms when they have sex.

Powerful Bomb exploded in central Malmö

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
A powerful bomb exploded in Malmo in Sweden last night. The bomb exploded outside a restaurant in Lilla Torg in central Malmö, shortly before the two am Swedish time last night.

Finland dished out more Finnish Citizenships

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
The number of people receiving Finnish citizenship increased last year.

Danish Immigration Policy affecting business and killing the competitiveness of Danish companies

Monday, 09 May 2011
A number of major Denmark industrial players warn that the image portrayed by Denmark as being a bureaucratic and unfriendly country is killing the country’s business perception.

Norway withdrawing its strike warplanes from Libya

Sunday, 08 May 2011
The Norwegian Government has decided to withdraw almost all its combat aircraft from Libya, said a government source to Norwegian radio NRK.

The Danish family kidnapped by Somali pirates sees their health gradually deteriorating

Sunday, 08 May 2011
The Danish family kidnapped by Somali pirate on the 24 February as they sail their boat around the world are now experiencing intense dangerous deteriorating health situation. 

Finnish right wing party True Finns hold fast Against Portuguese Bailout

Sunday, 08 May 2011
The Finnish far right party, the True Finns have re-affirmed their opposition of supporting a rescue package for Portugal.

Danish farmers decry the dangers of Drought that could cost them dearly

Sunday, 08 May 2011
After a historic winter where the cols and the snowfall were unprecedented, the warm and dry spring weather already being seen can be expensive for Danish farmers. Not just because crops would dry up and the harvest will be worse, but also because farmers risk being dragged into their EU subsidies.

Dramatic increase in gonorrhea among Swedish women as sexually remitted diseases becomes a concern in this country

Saturday, 07 May 2011
Sexually transmitted diseases gonorrhea and syphilis are increasingly common among Swedish women. The number of cases of gonorrhea has shot up by 57 percent last year.

Nearly half of Finnish people support their government aid to Portugal

Saturday, 07 May 2011
Nearly half, 47 percent of Finns want Finland to help European countries that get into financial difficulties.

Swedish support aid flown to Libya

Saturday, 07 May 2011
A plane with 300 tents is to be flown today from Orebro in Sweden to Djerba in Libya in a help consignment at the request of the United Nations Children's Emmergency Fund UNICEF.

The number of Swedish farmers in declines and such decline is growing

Thursday, 05 May 2011
The amount of farming in Sweden decreased from 250.3 thousand in 1886 to 71700 in 2007 according to a new book.

Sweden is not a very great place for immigrant to build and boost a career.

Thursday, 05 May 2011
Sweden is not a very good country for immigrants especially if those immigrants come from the third world or poorer countries. This does not matter whether they have key skills or properly educated, in Sweden. People with background in social science are the most hit.

Google maps now showing real time traffic situation in Sweden

Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Google Maps is now showing real-time traffic flows on Swedish roads making it easier to plan car trips in Sweden.

Solna in Sweden has the best business climate

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Solna in Sweden has been determined to be the best locality with the most progressive business environment in Sweden according to a latest finding.

Where the Swedish summer turns to winter as surprise snow fall in Sweden today

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Officially this was suppose to be the start of Meteorological summer in Sweden according to the met office but surprise people woke up today to find much of the country covered with snowfall.

Norwegian mothers are the best – in a comparison.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Save the Children has compiled some facts about what it means to be a mother in various countries around the world and it shows different results. But the key is that Norway has best mothers.

How expanding Entrepreneurship is transforming the Swedish work ethics

Thursday, 28 April 2011
There is new culture brewing in Sweden these days. It is the culture of entrepreneurship where almost every working person in this country wants to start their worn business. Some have the ideas but have no knowledge on how to take the plunge. Sensitization is the next buzz word on the street of Gothenburg.

Denmark leaders in the fight for antibiotics management

Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Denmark is recognized for its achievements in the fight against Salmonella and now Denmark's leadership role as EU president in the first half of 2012 will be utilized in spreading that knowledge on efficient antibiotic management.

Drop in deadly violence in Sweden- fall in murders

Wednesday, 27 April 2011
The number of murders in Sweden has decreased by about 25 percent in 20 years. The decline is particularly true for alcohol-related cases, according to a new report by the Swedish Council for crime prevetion (BRÅ) which describes the last 20 years of deadly violence in the country.

No ban on begging in Sweden

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
As we wrote recently that begging on the Swedish streets will soon be banned based on proposal by a municipality in Sweden, it turns out that idea was illegal the proposal over turned. It is now okay to beg in Swedish streets.

Norkia organise information meeting all over Finland to educate on expected changes

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Tomorrow, Nokia organizes a number of large information sessions in different parts of Finland to negotiate with worker changes that are expected to take place in the company in the coming months and year.

Cannabis cultivation in Finnish homes, a common cultural evolution

Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Cannabis cultivation at home has become a common practice many homes in Finland.

Finnish Police increased clamp down on growing street prostitution after a period of low activities

Monday, 25 April 2011
Police in Helsinki have increased activities in the area of checking street prostitution after a long period of break in which the business was almost eradicated from the streets.

Finnish Dornier Plane Sent to Mediterranean for EU Border Surveillance Duty

Monday, 25 April 2011
A Dornier plane has today been sent from Finland to the south coast of Italy following a request from the European Agency Frontex for increased resources from member states.
Finns to Have Free Choice of Health Centre in a bid to improve competition for patients.
Monday, 25 April 2011
New healthcare laws to be introduced in Finland in May of this year will grant that Finns will be able to choose which health centre they attend within their home municipality.

Swedish Social democrat leader not a very happy tourist as he mock fellow party members openly and curse at the cost of his drink in turkey

Sunday, 24 April 2011
Swedish Social Democrat leader was spotted in a bar in downtown Istanbul where he was relaxing with his girlfriend, Åsa Lindgren, on Easter Friday but he was very furious about his Skr60 price tag for his martini, overhead mocking his colleagues and read aloud from internal emails from party colleagues, embarrassing? Read more

Social media evolution in Danish work place - use Facebook at work if you like
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Workers in Denmark, who want to use Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn during working hours, are welcome to do so unlike some other work places such as in Sweden or the UK where the usage of social media during working hours not associated with work is discouraged.

Growing number of young people shying away from watching TV news
Saturday, 23 April 2011
A growing number of youths are shying away from watching TV news and are instead mostly following social activities ion TV. This had ignited calls from researchers warning that traditional media risks losing an entire generation from the news.

Most recent victorious Finnish Populist party, the True Finns wants to the Informal Economy

Friday, 22 April 2011
The True Finns' ascent into government was not driven solely by immigration and opposition to the eurozone bailout. There was widespread dissatisfaction with how the larger parties dealt with a range of issues, including the informal economy that is believed to have infused the Finnish market place in recent years.

Rising Unemployment among women in Denmark – a desperate situation as austerity measure hit them more

Friday, 22 April 2011
While male unemployment in Denmark has declined over the past year, more and more women in Denmark are finding it hard to get a job. At one year, unemployment among women rose from 4.9 to 5.5 percent.

Protesters call for the closure of the Libyan embassy and hoist Rebel flag

Friday, 22 April 2011

Over night development show that six people were arrested after protesters on Thursday night entered the Libyan Embassy in Stockholm. The police said this morning that the situation is now under control.

Burglary or break-in in the Libyan Embassy in Stockholm


Danish F-16-bomber aircraft knock down radar stations

Thursday, 21 April 2011
The Danish F-16-fighters have had three missions in Libya. In the last day they knocked down a radar stations, tanks and a storage area south of Tripoli, according to tactical Air Command.

War against street beggars launched in a Swedish  municipality

Thursday, 21 April 2011
A ban on begging in public places has been introduced in Sala Municipality in Västmanland commune in Sweden. This makes the municipality to become the first in the country to take such action, but there all local political parties have supported the ban.

Soini, True Finn party leader takes swipe at Swedish Media Critics

Thursday, 21 April 2011
True Finns leader Timo Soini says that he has been both saddened and surprised by criticism of himself and his party in the Swedish media. He also warned that extreme criticism may damage relations between Finland and Sweden.

Norway to be overwhelmed by pre – Easter smuggling

Sunday, 17 April 2011
The Norwegian customs are expecting an astonishing bout of smuggling activities across the border with Sweden’s Värmland before Easter. This idea is based on provisional data which shows that already contraband traffic has increased.

Polls open as voting on the way in Finland

Sunday, 17 April 2011
The Finns are at the polls on Sunday to choose their next law makers and a leader. Therefore voting for parliamentary elections is going on today as polling stations opened at eight o'clock Swedish time.

Sweden may be seen as a successful country but Greed and child poverty is exploding
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Child poverty is increasing in Sweden and nothing suggests that the situation is about to improve soon in the coming years.

Nuclear power issues unexpected becomes an election issue in Finland after Fukushima

Saturday, 16 April 2011
The Finnish political campaign for the Sunday votes shifted towards the question of nuclear as a source of power for Finland in an unexpected twist due to the nuclear melt down in Japan.

A bulk of Swedish population is aging creating pension headache in the nearest future

Friday, 15 April 2011
Newborns Swedes have a great chance of reaching their 90th birthdays but the elderly population may lead to reduced pensions as the size of the aging population becomes larger.

Hot atmosphere in Finnish final election debate before vote casting on Sunday
Friday, 15 April 2011
Traditional election issues such as taxes and welfare were the dominant theme in the final debate on the Finnish television held last night in the battle for voters for the parliamentary elections on Sunday.

More Finnish youths develop greater interest in higher education
Friday, 15 April 2011

The interest in studying at universities is increasing in Finland. In Helsinki University more than 26 700 people were examined, which is over 3300 more than last year.

Record number of Finnish people died last year but very low infant mortality rate
Friday, 15 April 2011
The Finns population continued to grow but at very slow rate compared to other countries. As the population growth is being fuelled by immigration more than natural factors, more Finnish people dies last year than the previous ones.

Many people in Sweden willing to sell a kidney

Friday, 15 April 2011
Surprise high numbers of people are willing to sell one of their kidneys for a sum of about Skr300,000 for transplant to others.

More Swedish people positive about receiving refugees and immigrants

Thursday, 14 April 2011
More Swedish people are positive that Sweden is taking in refugees. This view is reflected in the survey carried out by SOM, an Institute of the Gothenburg University that test public opinion on important issues which also provide some knowledge on how the Swedish people think as time passes.

Summary of Swedish Sweden economic situation today and the future accounting to budget proposal on Wednesday

Thursday, 14 April 2011
Economic growth in Sweden is still strong. Unemployment has been declining and the government predicts a surplus in the state budget this year.
No early elections in Iceland after no Icesave vote thumping
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir’s Red-Green coalition government has narrowly survived a vote of confidence in the Icelandic parliament after the Icesave voting thumping.

Iceland’s next headache after the repayment vote rejection is possibly to be places on Junk Status

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The credit rating agency Standard & Poor (S&P) may cut Iceland's credit rating to "junk status".

Swedish Minister happy about Swedish global IT leadership

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
For the second consecutive year in a roll, Sweden has been ranks number one of the most competitive digital economy on the world.  Behind the rankings which involved some 138 countries, is the World Economic Forum.

The Swedes have lost interest in the kingdom and Royal family

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Never before has public confidence for the Swedish Royal family been so low. Just a little over a third, 34 percent of the population have confidence in the royal house, according to a new survey.

High cost to Danish tax payers for DSBFirst debt

Monday, 11 April 2011
Danish- British rail company DSBFirst had reported recently that it was going under and that the debt around its neck would see the company offloading many workers. It turns out on Monday that Danish taxpayers are to cover the entire loss if DSBFirst if it is to remain operational to some extent.

Unemployed Danish people must collect garbage

Monday, 11 April 2011
As the weather improves and people enjoy the sun and forget their garbage around, the Danish councils are worried about the extra bills that they will incurred in picking them up. 

Sweden Democrats youth wing are demonstrating and there are clashes on the streets

Sunday, 10 April 2011
The youth wing of the Swedish far right party, the Sweden Democrats were in town on Sunday – in Gothenburg to be more specific. They came to demonstrate and there was lots noise and frenzy around town but the police was at hand to try to cool down excitement from those who did not approve of the far rights. So far, they succeeded to march to central Gothenburg on Sunday.

Power outage at the Stockholm’s Arlanda airport

Friday, 08 April 2011
A major power outage hit Arlanda airport on Friday morning. One of the so-called piers of the airport’s terminal five was completely cut off from electricity supply.

Take down satellite dishes or you’ll be evicted- the tale of how Sweden wants to wipe out satellite dishes

Wednesday, 06 April 2011
The relationship between the Swedish authorities and satellite dishes that make Swedish residents with foreign background watch television programs from abroad and or from their home countries have never been great. There have been intermittent skirmishes between the authorities and the residence but there has been an uneasy calm in recent years. This issue has come up again.

More young girls in Sweden indulge in prostitution.

Tuesday, 05 April 2011
More young girls in Sweden are indulging sex in exchange for compensation and the number of those taking part in this type of action is more that previously thought.

Safe sex Sweden: Only three out of ten young people use condoms

Tuesday, 05 April 2011
Young people in Sweden have ignored advices and directions given to them about sex protection and have indulged in sexual activities without protecting themselves.

Sweden close on banning texting while driving

Monday, 04 April 2011
Texting while driving in Sweden is to be banned soon according to latest proposals. Sweden still remains one of those countries where driving and working with phone hand sets had been allowed. In place such as the UK, talking or texting while driving is heavily clammed on.

Poorer Swedes with African immigrant background suffer from Vitamin D deficiency

Monday, 04 April 2011
Many foreign-born, particularly Africans who are also the poorest among the Swedish population, are suffering from vitamin D deficiency in Sweden, a country which is also generally poor in sunshine.

Rise in Crimes in Finland blamed on Foreigners

Thursday, 31 March 2011
Finland is blaming the rising crimes wave in the country on foreigners. The reason for this is partly due to an increase in the number of foreigners in Finland, but the bigger reason is a more open European border regime.

Swedish international aid organisation Sida in fraud fight

Wednesday, 30 March 2011
The Swedish international aid agency, SIDA has been rocked by a series of corruption scandals in the past few years and seem now determined to start being more transparent in its operation.

More Swedes with immigrant background to be given a second chance of a better life

Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Sweden is a very tight place for immigrants when in comes to getting a career or making a life to scale of typical average Swedish life class. Immigrants who are permanent residents are also constricted by the law which makes their movements limited. But now that might change in a new parliamentary law proposal.

Regrets for selling their organs

Sunday, 27 March 2011
We reported recently that at least 30 Swedes, whom because of shortages of organs for transplants in Sweden and the enormously lengthy queue, have meant that they have been buying organs abroad. As the economic situation and the health of those who sold the organs have not improved, the organs sellers  now regret ever carrying out the acts.

Unknown experimental aircraft forced the Oslo airport to close?

Thursday, 24 March 2011
A passenger plane with 400 passengers was forced to turn around and land at the airport when an unknown aerial vehicle blocked the sky over Gardermoen in Oslo at 16:30 o'clock on Thursday.The vehicle could not be spotted from the ground and the raider system.

How the adage “idle mind is the devil workshop” plays in reality in Sweden.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011
The 32-year-old father of a toddler had four kilograms of dynamite at home in his apartment in Malmo, southern Sweden. By chance the police fell on it and it looks he had a well working explosive factory in his apartment.

One third of Swedish household wants to scrap the TV license

Tuesday, 22 March 2011
There is nothing as bad as having a failed credit rating just because one could not pay TV licence. This is something the Swedes find unforgiveable and a simple solution for that is to ban the payment of TV licence.

Swedish people increasingly healthier

Monday, 21 March 2011
Swedish people are getting healthier, which is great news for the welfare system as the government would expend to see spending on healthcare reduced.

Statoil threatens to be thrown out of Libya if it does not resume oil production

Monday, 21 March 2011
Libya's Oil Minister Shokri Ghanem has threaten to cancel contracts to Statoil and other Western oil companies if they do not immediately start up oil production in the country.

Norwegian Skii star, Northug donates large to Charity Save the Children

Sunday, 20 March 2011
The Norwegian skiing star Petter Northug has donated more that Skr 1million to the charity Save the Children through a specially written sponsorship notes report various Scandinavian media sources in what the whole aspects of his attitude is being described as completely unique.

Trivial Sweden:  Infidelity site's advertisement Triggers heavy complaints

Thursday, 17 March 2011
An advertisement campaign that calls on married people to have an affair outside their marriage has caused outrage among Swedes. The Swedish advertising Ombudsman has in consequence been bombarded with so many complaints about a campaign that ever seen before.

Danish economy seem unaffected by Japanese earthquake

Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Danish company, Crown ships every week 100 containers of pork to Japan. And despite that the country is currently suffering its worst disaster since the Second World War, there seems the company's exports abattoir were not affected.

Japanese students in Finland offered help in crisis management.

Monday, 14 March 2011
Japanese students studying in Helsinki have been offered assistance from various Health Services arranged on Monday by the University of Helsinki.

The Danes decline moves towards assimilation – prefer integration and multiculturalism

Sunday, 13 March 2011
The European culture war goes on and in Denmark, the Danes feel that their values are under pressure from foreign cultures, but that does not mean that they are afraid that their culture will be eroded. They prefer multiculturalism than mono cultural society despite the spread of fear by far rights

Danish ships to be armed with guards in order to counter violent Somali pirates
Thursday, 10 March 2011
After waiting for three weeks, a Danish shipping company now looks forward to getting a quick permission to protect a ship flying the Danish flag with armed guards according to Danish Justice Minister Lars Barfoed

How the hunt for jobs make jobseekers ending in homelessness in Sweden. How Europe  failed at the wake of China
Sunday, 06 March 2011
More EU citizens are living in misery on the streets of Stockholm. They have used the freedom of movement within the Union to seek jobs. When that fails, there is no safety net for them. This show how Europe failed as China became the world leader in providing its own people a better quality of life

Discrimination so strong in Europe that Night clubs are being 'white people only'
Sunday, 06 March 2011
Persistent discrimination in Europe so strong that white people would not want to see other races in the same night club as them.  It was thought that this was a Swedish tradition given that it was so rife here but it turns out that many clubs in Europe discriminate against guests on the grounds of ethnicity.

British Universities face bankruptcy risks

Friday, 04 March 2011
British universities are facing a very dull future as the British government target them in its austerity program. Fresh report on Friday say that British universities, especially those in England could be put at risk of bankruptcy as a result of cuts and changes to funding, according to the British Audit Office.


Swedish Communes spent Skr12 billion in 2010 on welfare benefits
Wednesday, 02 March 2011
Swedish municipalities last year paid a total of SEK 11.8 billion in welfare benefits and economic assistance, including introductory benefits to refugees.


Millions needed to improve Swedish asylum system
Wednesday, 02 March 2011
The Swedish immigration Service is seeking additional resources from the government to the tune of Skr600 million for the next four years so as to modernise the system as immigration pressure expected to increase.

Denmark sending warship to rescue Danish family captured by Somali pirates
Tuesday, 01 March 2011
The Danish family captured recently by a Somali pirates on 24 February could be saved by a Danish warship being deployed to the region to try and rescue them

Significant amount of problem and vulnerable Swedish youths prostituted for survival
Tuesday, 01 March 2011
Twelve percent of Swedish girls and four percent of Swedish boys who were placed in youth homes last year, has sold sex for money or drugs, according to a new report by the Swedish National Board for Institutional System (SIS)

Sweden:  leader in international cultural integration according to latest comparisons
Monday, 28 February 2011
Sweden a major country providing international protection, recently received more reunited families and international students that most comparative countries. According to the third edition of Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) presented on Monday in Brussels, Sweden can on to again as the most integrated country among the competing countries.

Lithuania wants to cut cord with Russian energy stream by investing in bio energy
Monday, 28 February 2011
Lithuania is investing in bio-energy to become less dependent on Russian gas. Right now a proposal is being considered for a new Lithuanian energy policy which also includes cooperation with Sweden.


Iceland referendums on repayment pushed forward
Monday, 28 February 2011
Iceland is to hold another referendum on the repayment of lost saving to the UK and Netherland has been moved from Monday the 9th of April.

Sex abuse of children rife in Swedish Catholic church
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Swedish Catholic Church confirms that three priests abused children for sex between the years of 1940 and 1970.

UK economy shrank by more revised GDP figures show
Friday, 25 February 2011
The UK economy shrank by more than previously thought during the last three months of 2010, revised figures show.


Swedish Democrat politician prefers thee hydrogen bomb than Islam
Thursday, 24 February 2011
A politician of the Swedish far right political party, Sweden democrat has done it again. Victoria Wärmler Ohlson, a councillor of the Sweden Democrats party in the municipality of Grums is central western Sweden posted on Facebook that she rather a "big fat nuclear bomb" than to be involved with Islam.

Two Swedes arrested for child sex crimes abroad
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Two Swedish men are being charged with child rape crime carried out abroad.

Discrimination in Sweden! Foreign – born  more often denied sick pay
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
People born in the Middle East, North Africa or Turkey are often more than twice denied sick pay and sickness benefits than Swedish citizens.

Swedish population is approaching 9.5 million
Friday, 18 February 2011
At the end of 2010 Sweden's population was 9 415 570. Compared to 2009, the population has increased by 74 888 persons.

Swedish school monitors students with up to 80 cameras during the day
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
A school in Malmo, southern Sweden carries out intense surveillance of its students with the use of up to 80 cameras fully planted in its premises.

Denmark tough on crime: Record number of person incarcerated and banged up
Sunday, 13 February 2011
The Danish prison have never had these amount of this many inmates such that the Prison Service fears that the country’s prison system will crash, if more are not constructed.

Fewer Swedish people own legal weapons
Friday, 11 February 2011
Well, the amount of people arming themselves with guns and similar ammunitions in Sweden has dropped in the year to year assessment. By January 2011, 615 000 Weapons holders and 1.981 million valid licenses for weapons and weapons parts had been shown to be registered in Sweden.

The Swedes are peeling bananas for Norwegians as prospects for jobs in booming Sweden is no were to be found
Wednesday, 09 February 2011
Young and energetic Swedes, able body workers needed to continue driving the economy can’t find work in Sweden and are forced to Norway to do what other migrants do – mean jobs.

Muticulturalism has failed in the UK. At least the tried how about Sweden
Sunday, 06 February 2011
Since the German chancellor Angela Merkel walk boldly and said that multiculturalism has failed in Germany many western European leader put their heads under the pillow waiting to hear that there is an immediate race riot outside their back garden. But as such did not happen, the UK head shouted yesterday that the UK has also failed.


Norwegian secret police unearthed
Saturday, 05 February 2011
A secret Norwegian spy organization called E or 14 'section for special collection,' in the past 10 years have operated on three continents, writes the Norwegian newspaper VG.


Stockholm's economy stronger than in ten years
Thursday, 03 February 2011
Sweden’s political capital shows its economic prowess. Economic activity in the city of Stockholm and its immediate county (of Stockholm) is very strong.

Sweden: Many computer and telecommunications cables unprotected
Wednesday, 02 February 2011
Many computer and telecommunications cables in Sweden are vulnerable to sabotage, which at the weekend led to blockage in the mobile telephony in the country. And the current rules on how such components are supposed to be protected are no longer current.

"Jihad Jane" plead guilty to terrorist and murder plans to kill  Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks
Tuesday, 01 February 2011
An American woman, Colleen LaRose, who called herself "Jihad Jane", has pleaded guilty to the murder plans against Swedish Mohamed cartoonist Lars Vilks.

Swedish Discrimination Ombudman, Katri Linna get fired
Tuesday, 01 February 2011
The Swedish government has decided to move the Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) Katri Linna to another post in the Cabinet Office after Egyptian-style protest.

Fraud Scandal at the Swedish student loan and grant (CSN) applications. Police notified.
Tuesday, 01 February 2011
The Swedish student loan organisation, CSN has reported to the Police  29 people for serious crimes relating to study grant applications falsification and loan fraud with reference to studies at a British university.

Several refugees travel home voluntarily
Monday, 31 January 2011
Many refugees in Denmark, some 370 refugees and immigrants chose last year to voluntarily return home, against only 138 in 2009.

Sweden now advises against travel to Egypt
Sunday, 30 January 2011
The Swedish foreign ministry has tightened its travel advice for Egypt and now advises against travel to all Egypt.

Danish ship rescues two from pirates
Saturday, 29 January 2011
The Danish warship Esbern Snare has rescued two crewmen who had fled from pirates in the Indian Ocean, reports the Danish Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre SOC.

Swedish Private health care system embedded with suspected fraud
Friday, 28 January 2011
Something which looks like fraud has been uncovered in the Skåne region in southern Sweden that private care are paid but patients end up not having the care. The fear now that there might have been a strong fraud network operation within the healthcare sector in that part of the country.

Sweden may close more of its embassies
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Next year Sweden could close could further its embassies.

Companies in Skåne suffer and live in a zone of intense criminality
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
False invoices, vandalism and burglary are crimes which occur frequently in business. Over half the companies in southern Sweden have been subjected to some form of crime in the last three years, according to a survey from the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

More Swedes working in Norway could be forced to register there
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Thousands of Swedes who do the border commuters to work in Norway might be forced to have a registration in the Norway following a new rule being designed
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A new Pocket Facts 2010 provides key fact about Swedish statistics on integration
Monday, 24 January 2011
The Swedish government today published the document fact and statistics about Swedish integration for 2010.In it contain fascinating acts about Swedish race relations.

"I thought the sperm was safe": Danish Sperm Donor spread rare disease via his sperm

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
One victim of the disease – plague sperm has emerged and spoken to the media in Denmark.  Lone Søgaard-Kristensen's daughter Andrea is two and a half years and is infected with the disease neurofibrimatosis called NF1 which was passed in through a sperm donor that made her

Difficulties of African Food and restaurants to gain a foot hold in Finnish restaurant sector

Monday, 30 May 2011

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Weak economic status of the African and their low entrepreneurial drive are being blamed for the low being observed.

Prayers are not allowed at school closing ceremonies even in church as religion finally leaves Sweden

Monday, 30 May 2011

As graduation period arrives in Sweden, one issue that had been a tradition for years – prayers in school chapels or were church officials officiate religious ceremonies to graduating students is to be barred.

Grimsvotn in Icelandic Volcanic eruption could be worse than last year already Spewing about 2,000 tons of ash  per seconds

Monday, 23 May 2011
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Yesterday, as the Icelandic Grimsvotn volcano started erupting, it was though that the volcanic eruption would quickly die down. But now it seems as if those thoughts we wrong. Those worse seem still in the way.

New Volcanic eruption in Iceland could interrupt flight once more

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Danish director Lars von Trier barred from Canne Film festival after revealing close association with Nazi and showing sympathy to Hitler

Thursday, 19 May 2011
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The Cannes Film Festival has declared that the Danish film director, Lars von Trier is not desirable at the festival, according to various news reports.

Failure in the success of DNA to crack down high burglary rate in Sweden criticised

Sunday, 15 May 2011
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Swedish police’s bid to solve more burglaries using DNA has been a failure. Despite the fact that for the past six years, the police have been entitled to register the DNA of suspected thieves, it has not helped in reducing burglaries. Read more

People with African black background to demonstrate across Sweden for too much racism tailored towards Afro-Swedes.

Monday, 09 May 2011
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On May 12, 2011 there would be a demonstration across Sweden called by the Afro-Swedish community. City areas such as Lund, Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm will see demonstration under the slogan "SHOW YOUR STRENGTH AGAINST RACISM AND HATEFUL ABUSE of African Swedes".

Lithuania is building new nuclear power plants

Friday, 06 May 2011
Nuclear power developments in parts of the world are under review after the Japanese nuclear meltdown but not in Lithuania, where the development of nuclear power in riding on well. A new nuclear power plant will be located at a distance of less than 70 miles to Sweden

Finnish professors criticise the US on Bin Laden and accuses it of carry out propaganda on the war on terror

Wednesday, 04 May 2011

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A Finnish international law expert says that the United States did not want to capture Osama bin Laden but just went with full intent to kill him. They also pour scorn on the US for propagating the war on terror so as to gain international sympathy.

Trouble in Swedish football – new season starts with more than heavy disturbances

Monday, 25 April 2011
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Swedish première football league (soccer) or what is known as Allsvenska has one characteristic that shows that Swedish football is still about 20 years behind strong champions such as Denmark or Norway – if we choose to remain in the Nordic for comparison. Why? Crowd disturbances and hooliganism! This could be one of the main reasons why Swedish clubs never progress anywhere in European and international competitions.

Prize for alienation and hopelessness in a very wealthy and seemingly dream land makes frustrated Swedish youths resorts to vandalism

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
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Sweden is a very difficult place of people with immigrant background to break through into real life.  Statistics and various forms of data will show that Sweden is a very integrated country but it remains bizarre how these statistics are analysed.

Most New Helsinki MPs Would Disperse Immigrants Evenly Between Schools

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
The majority of new MPs elected from Helsinki agree that immigrant children should be distributed equally between the city’s schools.

Norway has bombarded most Libyan target for Nato

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
The Norwegian fighter pilots involved in the war in Libya have released 12 percent of the bombs against Gaddafi forces, reports the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

Finland – EU relation expected to become difficult in the coming years
Monday, 18 April 2011

The Finnish election of yesterday showed exactly what a cross sector of the people wanted – reduced relations with the EU. Therefore with an anti-EU party emerging as a key player in the country’s politics, relationship with the EU in the coming years will be tasty. Read more



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