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One month from now, Sweden is going to the polls for national, regional and local elections. For foreigners enjoying a long, relaxing summer, there is probably a tendency to downplay the event – after all, most of us don’t have the right to vote, in…
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  Swedish firms turn backs on Iran Swedish firms reduce their Iran activities after Washington reintroduces its sanctions against Tehran, Dagens Nyheter writes. Truck manufacturer Scania has already cancelled its Iran orders and counts on heavy losses in…
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The Mundus Brief is our monthly summary of Swedish news and current affairs The top stories in July   What began in May as a gloriously warm Spring, has just kept on going. As the world press has come to report, it’s not just a Swedish or Scandinavian…
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Sweden heads to the polls on 9 September and the polls indicate that Sweden is heading towards another hung parliament.  Following the election day in September, Sweden could be forced to resolve a more complex government formation than in a very long…
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With 47 days left until the election both the Sweden Democrats and the Left Party have taken strides forwards shows a recent opinion poll conducted by Skop writes Dagens Industri. The Sweden Democrats today have 20.7% of support, making them the 2nd…
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Telia has announced it will acquire Bonnier Broadcasting, which includes TV4 – effectively making the state the main owner of most broadcasted TV.  Telia is focused on supplying a full range of mobile, fixed line and TV operations in the Nordic- and…
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In February’s edition of the Monthly Policy Review, Mundus wrote about Folk and Försvar conference. The security environment has changed and Sweden is now raising defence budgets and increasing military capabilities. Russian aggressions and increased…
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Sweden climbed to second place in the latest Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) – an index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. 95% of Swedes are…
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The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, visited Stockholm on Tuesday for a meeting with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S), ahead of the European Council next week. A battle is being fought on asylum policy and Löfven was pessimistic after the…
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On 1 July, politicians, companies and organisations will gather once again in Visby, on the Baltic island of Gotland, for the Almedalen Week (Politikerveckan i Almedalen). For one week a year, the normally rather quiet park of Almedalen is at the absolute…
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