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Evacuation from a Norwegian North seas oil platform

Friday, 31 May 2013
63 people were evacuated from the platform, Island Innovator in Askøy outside Bergen on Friday after it started moving uncontrollably.

Alfa Laval acquires provider of niche heat transfer products to the U.S. energy market

Thursday, 30 May 2013
Swedish based heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, company, Alfa Laval  said it has acquired U.S. based Niagara Blower Company (NBCo), a manufacturer of energy-efficient niche heat transfer solutions.

Loomis wins prestigious cash handling business in Turkey

Tuesday, 28 May 2013loomis
Loomis announces that its Turkish subsidiary has signed a three-year agreement with HSBC Turkey for cash handling services across Turkey.

How the British TV channel 4 gave a different picture of the Swedish fashion house H&M

Monday, 27 May 2013H&M-bangladesh
In an exclusive news report, the British TV channel 4 known for its in-depth investigative news reports has exposed in a first hand view of how worker in Bangladeshi sweatshop factories work.

Former Saab boss,  Jan Ake Jonsson forced leaves Vattenfall

Monday, 27 May 2013Jan-Ake Jonsson
Accused of tax fraud while CEO of Saab automobile, Jan-Ake Jonsson leaves Vattenfall's board, not on his own though, but pushed by the Minister for Financial Markets, Peter Norman  who confirmed its.

Norwegian tipped to grow above SAS within 5 years in the Nordic air market

Monday, 27 May 2013
The Norwegian budget airliner, Norwegian has been tipped to become the biggest Nordic airliner, surpassing SAS with 5 years.

Electric Car Company, Better Place goes bankrupt

Monday, 27 May 2013
The famous electric car company Better Place has changed its final battery. On Sunday, the company left the Danish Chamber of commerce and filed for bankruptcy request writes various the media sources. Company suspends its activities in Denmark and initiates insolvency proceedings. Read more from Sydney Morning Herald

Question surrounding Victor Muller's consultancy fees as Saab automobile craved money in the last minutes before bankruptcy

Friday, 24 May 2013
Question have continued to be asked seeking clarification about where all the money within the Swedish automaker, Saab automobile went to just a few months before the company went under. It is being claimed that the last bastion of money that was left was signed over by the CEO and Chairman, Victor Muller in a buzzard and controversial fashion

Nissan Recall thousand of cars for fear  of faulty steering

Thursday, 23 May 2013
The Japanese carmaker, Nissan Motor recalls 841,000 cars worldwide due to problems with the control system.  Not known how many will be recalled from Sweden, Denmark, Norway or Finland. Details from SkyNews

The extent of Ericsson's bribery practices exposed a new report says

Thursday, 23 May 2013
Telecoms giant Ericsson gave a Swiss agent a heavy plastic bag, which was handed over in a park.

Swedish financial service authority penalised Forex Bank and given them a warning

Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Forex Bank in Sweden has been warned and penalised to pay Skr 50 million for failing to handle its financial operations with a failed financial services organisation Panaxia, by the Swedish Financial Authority, Finansinspektionen (FI).

New information that has throw hot water on the dodgy nature TeliaSonera's business in Uzbekistan - A culture of bribery and corruption

Wednesday, 22 May 2013
New information on TeliaSonera's controversial business in Uzbekistan has emerged in which various Swedish media sources are reporting that the company negotiated as recently as last August with Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the country's dictator for exclusive business access.

Ericsson laying off over 350 workers - Two localities affected

Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Swedish telecom giant, Ericsson has decided to discontinue the manufacturing of telecom cables and put a notice to cut 318 services in Hudiksvall and 36 services in Stockholm. Details from Bloomberg

Capacity cuts to take place in September in Holmen

Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Timber company, Holmen which previously announced closures of PM 3 at Hallsta Paper Mill and PM 51 at Braviken Paper Mill says that will take place towards the end of September.

Three people in Saab's management suspected of economic crimes

Monday, 20 May 2013Saab
Three people from Saab Automobile's former management is suspected of serious evasion of tax for the period 2010 until 2011. Two persons have been arrested.

A new accident in textile factory that produces clothes for H & M

Monday, 20 May 2013
H & M factory collapses in Cambodia signalling the growing problems embedded in factories in  Asia.

Directors in Telecoms company, Ericsson accused of financial swindle

Monday, 20 May 2013
Swedish telecoms company,  Ericsson is accusing three former executives of embezzling over Skr200 million.

Deep-sea mining gradually becoming a reality - reports the BBC

Sunday, 19 May 2013
The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer, according to the BBC

Car theft is dramatically falling in Sweden though car insurance continues to rise

Saturday, 18 May 2013
Since the year 2000, car theft in Sweden has continued to fall but auto insurance in this country has gone the opposite direction. What is going on?

Challenges to the Swedish free school idea  as one of the biggest school providers collapses

Friday, 31 May 2013
The Swedish free school idea, which has been copied by the British government under the leadership of David Cameron and its Conservative party, is heading to a brick wall. JB Group, which is one of the nation's biggest provider of private schools known here as friskolar is shutting down some school jeopardising the future of students

Why are the rich always stingy? Wealthy Embassy refuses to pay tradesmen

Friday, 31 May 2013
The rich country of Kuwait could not pay the poorer workers who work for them  and now the Swedish laws will try to kick in and see if it can prise some money court of them.

Are Swedish business executives giving up on China?

Friday, 31 May 2013

China, with its strong growth has long been extremely attractive for Swedish manufacturing companies. But now the interest is fading as more Swedish business executives start looking at China no longer as a favourable place a place to stake their future growth trajectory.

Stagnant Eurozone record some of the highest unemployment in recent memory in April

Friday, 31 May 2013
The European economic philosophy of massive austerity continues to push many people into the unemployment statistic. This is because the Euro zone unemployment reached 12.2 percent in April a new record.

Sweden LEADS Scandinavian countries in world competitiveness ranking but the USA regained its rightful place as the most competitive country on earth

Thursday, 30 May 2013sweden-facebook
In the IMD ranked of the most competitive economies in world in 2013, Sweden successes to attain a 4th place, one place better than last years while the USA regained its rightful place as the most competitive economy one earth

An extraordinary light spotted over Finland defined as exceptionally large meteor

Thursday, 30 May 2013
A very extra ordinary light that shined over Finland has been defined as an exceptionally large meteor. This comes after hundreds of people in Finland reported a bright light accompanied by a roaring over Finnish skies three weeks ago.

Russian military exercise on docile Swedish military targets was to prepare against possible NATO attacks

Thursday, 30 May 2013
As Sweden military slept on the Good Friday when Russian military forces trained against Swedish targets, the long-term aim of the Russians was actually practising how to hit hard on NATO.

Sweden to send (civilian) more forces to Mali under the UN banner

Thursday, 30 May 2013Karin Enstrom
The Swedish government wants to extend Sweden's participation in the UN mission in Mali, West Africa by sending more troops there according to a proposal from the government presented to the Parliament today.

Britain accused of running secret prisons in Afghanistan - Shocking

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Human rights organisation in the UK, have accused the British government and its military of running secret prisons in Afghanistan.  It emerged today that  between 80 and 90 Afghans are held in as in a secret prison and have not been not been charge of any crime. Read more from the Guardia

Prescription by Anders Borg, Swedish Finance Minister on how Europe could be saved

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
The European economic crisis persists hurting other countries such as Sweden, which is not a member of the Europe zone single currency. As Europeans politicians stumble over each other seeking solutions, the Swedish finance minister thinks that her has some ideas on how Europe could be saved.

Swedish biggest labour Unions LO calls for restriction to labour immigration

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Swedish labour union, LO has called for a severe limit to overseas labour immigration for low grade jobs such as cleaners, construction workers and restaurant employees.

Sweden's economy is doing better than expected as GDP unexpectedly grew

Wednesday, 29 May 2013swedens Economic growth
The Swedish economy grew more that expected as the gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the quarter before.If compared with the corresponding quarter of 2012, the growth rate stood at 1.7 percent, which is significantly above the European average, according to Statistics Sweden.

Leader of the Finnish far right party, True Finn, Timo Soini, took part in anti-gay marriage march in Paris - Media reports

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
The leader of the Finnish Far right party, Timo Soini of the True Finns, which is a leading opposition party in the Finnish parliament, said that he participated in demonstrations against same-sex marriage in the French capital last weekend.

Sweden records higher trade surplus than expected

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Sweden's foreign trade as recorded in April 2013 resulted a surplus of 8.8 billion, according to official figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB). That same month last year, the net trade surplus was 3.4 billion, thus the surprise jump

Sweden emerges second happiest country in the developed world

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
When it comes to international comparison of almost everything Sweden is ways classed on the top end. The most recent one is the happiness indicator or the Better life index in which 34 countries of the OECD have been ranked and Sweden emerged Second.

Turmoil in Stockholm cost million, after about 150 request replacement of burnt cars

Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Cars and other assets valued in millions of dollars have gone up in smoke in Stockholm over the past week due to the street riots and vandalism.

More deadly violence against foreign-born women in Sweden as authorities fear to enforce Swedish laws for fear of racial bias accusations

Monday, 27 May 2013Violence-against-woment-in-sweden
Swedish women who have a foreign background are exposed to more violence than Swedish-born women are, in general terms. The type of violence inflicted on foreign-born women is also heavier with fatal outcomes.

Sweden not as frozen though as a vary large solar farm under construction in Västerås

Monday, 27 May 2013
Dobbed the largest solar park in the Nordic region, a giant solar plant for solar electricity harnessing and production will be built along the E18 motorway, outside Västerås in Sweden. The company, Kraftpojkarna (Kraft boys) and the communal energy company Mälarenergi are the two forces behind the project.

Calm return to Stockholm suburbs after a week of intense rioting.

Monday, 27 May 2013
Calm has returned to the suburbs of Stockholm after a week of intense rioting in which youth clashed with police, and which the rioting, which spilled over to other cities, saw cars being burnt and properties vandalised.

Finnish premier, Katainen urge Finland to learn from the Stockholm riots

Monday, 27 May 2013
Finland is also one of the most socially and culturally polarising states in the Nordic region and as Swedish capital went through intense rioting around it suburbs over the whole of last week, Finland fear that such situation can come to its shores.

Swedish veteran Diplomat, Hans Blix urges Britain not to go ahead with its Trident nuclear programme

Sunday, 26 May 2013
The Swedish international lawyer and  former UN weapons inspector who led the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in the lead-up to the Iraq war, tod Britain to that it  will not be more protected if it extends life of Trident nuclear program. More from the Guardian

A new Swedish discovery provide cure for common eye disease

Sunday, 26 May 2013Swedihs-eye-researchers
Swedish  and Ducth researchers have found a change in a particular gene that may be an important contributor to the common and debilitating eye disease AMD, age-related macular degeneration. This is being hailed as a new route to curing eye problems associated with age.

Iceland campaigns to restrict internet porn

Sunday, 26 May 2013
Activists call for introduction of porn blockers – but new centre-right government is far from enthusiastic - details from the Guardian

The Swedish Green party add voice on the social disturbances in Sweden as they close their congress

Sunday, 26 May 2013
Another violent night was observed in Sweden on Saturday as about 16 people were arrested some with weapons. However, compared to the other nights of last week,  where there was intense unrest in the suburb of Stockholm, it was quite low in activity as some though some car fires  and stone throwing was observed.

Seeking political solution to the rioting and violence in Stockholm, Stefan Löfven ask the key question: What is the cause?

Saturday, 25 May 2013
One of the few politicians who visited Husby, the epicentre of the rioting that started last week is the leader of the opposition, Social Democratic party, Stefan Löfven. He went there to try to understand the troubles that have led to this  and started by asking the question "what are the causes of this disdain."

Rioting in Stockholm spread to other cities as extreme right wing groups join in to maintain order and provoke

Saturday, 25 May 2013
The unrest that has rocked Stockholm, the Swedish capital for the past week now continued last night. The situation looks like it is now gradually degenerating into a race war for the far-rights have been spotted stepping in a more provoking manner.

Trouble in British Skies: 

Why did the Pakistan Flight PK709 Diverted To Stansted? Two Men 'Repeatedly Tried To Enter Cockpit' - Huffington Post reports

Friday, 24 May 2013Pakistani-airlines
Image: BBC tv footage
The two men arrested at Stansted Airport after their flight was diverted from Manchester and escorted by an RAF fighter jet had repeatedly tried to enter the cockpit of the plane, according to report, as Huffington post elaborates.

Swedish economic growth turned to be weaker than normal - NIER

Friday, 24 May 2013
Swedish economic growth has turned out to present a weaker that normal performance, according to the Swedish National Institute for Economic Research (NIER) in its monthly economic assessment.

Democracy triumph in Gothenburg as congestion charge policy put in a referendum

Thursday, 23 May 2013
Democracy has won in Goteborg, Sweden second largest city, which instituted amidst consternation from the public congestion charge zones.

The social democrats and its Alliance getting ready of the Swedish office - New opinion polls say

Thursday, 23 May 2013
The Swedish Social Democrats and its opposition coalition  are doing well when it comes to the political feelings among voters. New opinion poll shows that they are surely on their ways to the Swedish governing office if the polls where to be believed.

Amnesty International criticises Finland again for its action of refugee

Thursday, 23 May 2013
Finland is not treating asylum seekers in a way expected of a country of its statue. This is the view of the human rights organisation, Amnesty International in its annual report on Finland.

Finnish income gap lower than European average according to a new analysis

Thursday, 23 May 2013
Income differences in Finland are below the average in Europe, according to Statistics Finland. The gap between richest and poorest is largest in Latvia and Bulgaria and smallest in Norway and Iceland.

Denmark agrees to assist Afghan interpreters and to grant then refugee status

Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Denmark will assist the interpreters and other local employees who worked for the Danish forces in Afghanistan, the Danish Minister of Defence announced today.

More violence in Stockholm suburb for the third night in a row

Wednesday, 22 May 2013
There has been unrest in several places in Stockholm during today's evening. Masked young men have thrown stones in the locality of Hagsätra and Rågsved and a police station was set on fire.
In Hjulsta, there has been car fires and in Husby, there have been stoned throwing whereby five people have been arrested, suspected of conspiracy to arson.

Denmark getting ready to receive one months of rain in a few hours - More weather conundrum

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

British economy ticked down by IMF. The Shadow chancellor Bulls emerging as intelligent to handed the economy than Osborn

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Expected falls in investments in Swedish industrial sector

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Dozens of fires light up the dark Stockholm Suburbs as more youths descend on the streets for a third night of carnage

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Former CEO of Saab automobile, Jan-Ake Jonsson arrested for serious economic offenses or various financial improprieties

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Softening of stance in favour of democracy: Conservatives agree on referendum in Goteborg congestion zone saga

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

One in five Norwegians of working age not working blamed on Doctors

Monday, 20 May 2013

Swedish Green party move a step forward while Christian Democrats shifting toward extinction - New Opinion poll

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sweden assess time bomb in sewers pipes giving way- must be replace else...

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Different laws in taxes and fees from the open EU threatens threatens Swedish firms

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sweden hosts Eurovision song contest won by Denmark on Saturday

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Which are the countries in EU where homosexuals are harassed most?

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Norway to cut aid to Tanzania by 2025 but to increase it to impoverished Malawi

Friday, 17 May 2013

Norwegian counties are banning the Niqab in schools - First step towards country wide ban?

Friday, 17 May 2013

Swedish Research: New findings may stop the early aging disease Progeria

Friday, 17 May 2013

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