The Swedish neighbor Finland has the happiest population in the world. Rounding out the rest of the top ten are countries that have consistently ranked among the happiest. They are in order: Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada and Austria. The US ranked 19th dropping one spot from last year. The Finnish […]
Houston Film Critics Society, HFCS, nominated the Swedish film Border (Swedish: Gräns) as one of five movies to the Best Foreign Language Film of 2018. Honorary Consul General Astrid Marklund attended the Houston Film Critics award show representing the Swedish film Border that was nominated. Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of […]
Meter Television are searching for Americans with Swedish ancestry for a reality TV-show. A nationwide casting for season 9 is now being conducted. Previous seasons was beyond successful, and broke records in viewings. The search is for Americans who badly want to find out more about their Swedish heritage and come over and be a part […]
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has decided to award the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation”.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes” and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies”.
The Swedish Government offices has published an update on The Government after the election on this homepage government.se. More information about the 2018 election and forming a new government is available on the Riksdag website.
After Harvey – The Consular Corp of Houston visited the Shelter at George Brown Center and donated money to the relief fund.
Are you Swedish, Danish or Norwegian and want to study in the United States? There is now an option to apply for founds from The Scandinavian Scholarship Foundation. Also open for American students in Scandinavian languages. Visit www.scandinavianfund.org to learn more.
The Swedish sisters Astrid, Lena and Sandra have struggled to get along since childhood. Astrid’s predictable world is shaken by the return of her ex-boyfriend Michael, an American who abandoned her—and their infant son—years earlier. The Heart Echoes was the most borrowed book in the Swedish library system the year it came out.
Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence. Read more here.