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  • Continuing Tensions in Swedish Parliament

    Continuing Tensions in Swedish Parliament

    In the wake of the exciting results of the US midterm election… here’s a report about the unclear situation in the Swedish parliament. The confused picture remains in the parliament, even more unclear and wooly than before. After the election the Speaker had one-on-one talks with all party leaders, trying to assess who would have…

  • Shuffling the Cards – the Next Steps in Swedish Parliament

    Shuffling the Cards – the Next Steps in Swedish Parliament

    The September election created a deadlock in Swedish politics. The two traditional blocks have almost the same strength in the parliament: on the right side the Alliance (a constellation of four liberal/conservative parties) has 143 seats, and on the left side there are three parties that have 144 seats. Remaining 62 seats belong to an…

  • Struggle for power in the Swedish Parliament

    Struggle for power in the Swedish Parliament

    As I predicted before the Swedish election, the political situation in the Swedish parliament has come to a standstill, waiting for a solution. Honestly, it wasn’t a difficult prediction: it was clear for everyone with a slight knowledge of Swedish election rules. The combatants There are two candidates for the post of prime minister: on…

  • Swedish Election is a Thriller: There’s a New Kid on the Block

    Swedish Election is a Thriller: There’s a New Kid on the Block

    The election to the Swedish parliament is just one week away (Sept 9). The outcome is unpredictable if you look at recent polls. Negotiations will most likely be long and hard before the newly elected parliament can agree and ask the leader of one party to be Prime Minister and form his own government. Generally…

  • Sweden in Quarterfinals in World Cup 2018

    Sweden in Quarterfinals in World Cup 2018

    Like Sweden? Are you a soccer (or football if you are in Europe) fan as well? Now is the time to tune in to the World Cup being held in Russia this year, as Sweden has made it to the quarterfinals! via GIPHY Sweden is moving on to the quarterfinals after beating Switzerland 1-0.  You…

  • Swedish Interior Design Style in Nine Words

    Swedish Interior Design Style in Nine Words

    You might recognise Swedish style when you see it, but when you actually set out to create your own Swedish style interior, it can be more difficult than you expected. Sure, you can play by the rules, but if you do that, you may end up with a sterile space that doesn’t have much individuality.…