Monthly Archives: October 2010

San Francisco Bay Area Swedish Achievers Celebrated in Style

October 29, 2010
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San Francisco Bay Area Swedish Achievers Celebrated in Style

On October 22nd, more than 160 Bay Area cultural personalities, businessmen and –women celebrated the winners of the Swedish Bay Area Achievement Awards. The winners were the Swedish-American Library and Archives Committee (Cultural Enrichment), David Nordfors (Most Beneficial Exchange),...

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U.S. Ambassador Promotes Swedish-American Green Alliance

October 28, 2010
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U.S. Ambassador Promotes Swedish-American Green Alliance

Matthew Barzun, the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, talks about the importance of exchanging ideas through telling of stories, in order to develop partnerships that foster alternative energy and low carbon growth. "There is so much going on now between...

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Benny Carlson: Somali, Swedish and U.S. Lessons from Minneapolis

October 28, 2010
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Benny Carlson: Somali, Swedish and U.S. Lessons from Minneapolis

Benny Carlson - a Swedish professor of economic history - reflects on Minnesota's and Sweden's different approaches to economic and social integration of immigrants. He suggests that Sweden should "rethink and re-evaluate 'the Swedish model'” and encourage more independence...

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Sweden’s Central Bank: Our Economy Is Growing Rapidly, But…

October 27, 2010
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Sweden’s Central Bank: Our Economy Is Growing Rapidly, But…

"The Swedish economy is developing well," the Sweden's central bank - the Riksbank - said in a public statement on October 26. The Riksbank expects Sweden's GNP to grow by 4.8 percent in 2010, 3.8 percent in 2011, 2.5...

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Swedes Study Somali-American Entrepreneurship in Minneapolis

October 21, 2010
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A delegation of 23 Swedes recently visited Minneapolis in order to study how immigrants thrive as entrepreneurs. The project could result in setting up bazaars in five Swedish cities with non-Scandinavian immigrants. The Swedish delegation, which represents both local...

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Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm Honored in Sweden

October 21, 2010
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Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm Honored in Sweden

(Updated, 10/22) Michigan’s Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, a Swedish-American, received one of Sweden’s most prestigious awards in recognition for her efforts to promote clean tech and economic relations between Sweden and Michigan. The award – the Insignia of First...

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Swedish Drug Developer Reports Pain Relief in Clinical Trial

October 20, 2010
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Swedish Drug Developer Reports Pain Relief in Clinical Trial

The Swedish company Diamyd Medical, which develops pharmaceuticals for the treatment of autoimmune diabetes and its complications, reports a successful clinical trial involving treatment of chronic pain, like in cancer patients. "This is laying the ground work for our...

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ABC Nightline: Sweden – Land of the Stay-At-Home Dad

October 20, 2010
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ABC Nightline: Sweden – Land of the Stay-At-Home Dad

If Stieg Larsson painted a decidedly dark picture of women's lot in Sweden, most Americans face another country altogether when they pick up their newspaper, read online or watch TV. Here they will meet Sweden as a stand-in utopia...

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New Scandinavian Business Network Launched in Philadelphia

October 19, 2010
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New Scandinavian Business Network Launched in Philadelphia

Five Scandinavian honorary consuls have come together behind a new business group in Philadelphia, PA. “We want to promote regional cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas between Scandinavia and the Greater Philadelphia area,” says Kristina Mattila,...

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Governor Granholm Leads Trade Mission to France and Sweden

October 14, 2010
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Governor Granholm Leads Trade Mission to France and Sweden

Jennifer M. Granholm will once again lead a mission to France and Sweden, as part of her program to attract foreign investments to Michigan. She leaves for Paris and Stockholm on October 14.

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