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The Swedish system of government. 2018: After a lengthy process, the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party form a government. 2014: A minority left-of-centre coalition takes over after the Alliance. 2010: The ruling centre-right Alliance beats the left-of-centre coalition, but fails to gain an outright majority. 2006: The non-socialist parties form a four-party coalition government called the Alliance. 2002 and 1998: The Social Democrats remain in office after both elections, but in order to implement their policies are forced to form a parliamentary alliance with the Left Party and the Green Party. 1994: The Social Democrats form a new minority government. Starting from this year, general elections are held every four years instead of three. 1991: A non-socialist minority government of the Moderates, Liberals, the Centre Party and Christian Democrats is formed. 1988 and 1985: The Social Democrats remain in power after both elections.

Sweden elections: Who's who in politics? Three are women, four are under 40, and their skills include welding, writing, and web design. Here is The Local's beginner's guide to the leaders who headed into battle in Sweden's general election. Moderate Party (Moderaterna) Who: Fredrik Reinfeldt Age: 48 Current role: Prime Minister of Sweden since 2006 Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT Background: Born and bred in the Swedish capital, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has been in politics since joining the Moderate Party’s youth wing as a teenager and has a degree in Business and Economics from Stockholm University. Party: Following years as the main opposition party in Sweden, the Moderates broke up decades of dominance by the Social Democrats when they came into power in 2006.

The Moderates are focused on job creation and cutting taxes. Current number of seats: 107 Read The Local's guide to the Alliance's manifesto Social Democratic Party (Socialdemokraterna) Who: Stefan Löfven Age: 56 Current role: Party leader Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT Age: 52. Prime Minister's Office - Stefan Lofven | prime minister of Sweden. HeForShe launched in Sweden - On 18 June, the United Nations global HeForShe campaign for gender equality was launched in Sweden. The objective is to show that gender equality is not a women’s issue, but an issue for women and men alike. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s message was that more men need to take a stand for gender equality and that he will personally take the lead and implement a broad agenda for greater gender equality in Sweden.

The Government is now focusing on three measures in gender equality work: gender-equal working conditions, more women at the top in business and the public sector, and gender-equal health. “Few areas in society have such great potential for development as gender equality. A vital part of Sweden’s success story, its growing economy and Swedes’ personal freedom has been that regardless of gender, people can increasingly work, get an education and make their voices heard. Now it is important for this success story to continue,” says Mr Löfven. Immigration in Sweden | Soccer Politics / The Politics of Football. Back to “Players and Migration” The migration of players throughout the world is affected by both the migration of professional players and their expensive transfers between clubs as well as the migration of populations between nations. One example of the latter comes from Sweden, which has had comparatively loose immigration control, leading to an influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Many of these immigrants end up in the suburb of Rosengård in Malmö, which for decades has been notorious for its crime and its poor economy. In 2007, 21% of the populous was on welfare and 60% of the population was born abroad. However, with the influx of people comes an influx of soccer talent, and this soccer talent emerges as symbolic of the area it came from. “Ajax also struggled to take the ghetto out of the boy. Additionally, he had a tendency to rub people the wrong way. Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn’t Swedish. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Swedish "legend" set for PSG exit.

It is the most Zlatan Ibrahimovic way possible of putting yourself on the transfer market. The Swedish striker's tweet, announcing that Saturday's match against Nantes will be his last for Paris Saint-Germain, leaves people in no doubt as to his intentions, or his view on the legacy he leaves in France. The 34-year-old has won four straight Ligue 1 titles with the French club and seven cup competitions, but success in the European Champions League has eluded him -- PSG failing to make it past the quarterfinals in the last three seasons.

His departure was later confirmed on the club's official website in a statement that also revealed he would return in a "managerial capacity" once his playing career had ended. "I am very proud of the last four years," he said. "I loved every day I spent here. Paris Saint-Germain has become a star club in the world and I played a key role moving it forward. "It is now the right time for me to take a different path. Ibrahimovic will not be short of suitors. Diplomatic Dispatches: The Beauty and Power of Swedish Hockey | PuckBuddys. We, the hockey faithful, clearly are living in the Era of Ovechkin. Years from now, young fans will ask in awe whether you saw ‘The Great Eight’ play…much as I recall asking about ‘Mr. Hockey’ – the incomparable Gordie Howe. Both of them bold, brash…the hero who lifts his team to new heights. But no team soars just by one star.

Thus we in DC are privileged to also be witness to the Age of Backstrom – one Lars Nicklas Bäckström to be exact. If you ever needed convincing of this, our current play-off series with the New York Islanders makes the case abundantly. In the dot, he’s quiet brilliance. And when you are just about to collapse waiting for that last-minute goal that keeps you in the game, or sets you over the top, quietly, like a Nordic snowfall, 19 will make it happen. As Ovi exemplifies the best of Russian hockey, so does Nicky 19 show off the very best of what we might call the Swedish Style of Hockey. Amb. Amb. This is the game in Sweden. Amb. That’s very much the case. Ha! Types Of Swedish Music. Types Of Swedish Music Sweden generally has a reputation of having produced highly regarded musicians in folk and classical music in bygone years, and even to this day. Modern musicians have tended to incorporate a great variety of music styles. Over the years Sweden has produced some famously talented musicians in various genres, which include the following genres of music: •Jazz musicians •Classical composers in Sweden that have become prominently known, include Carl Michael Bellman, Wilhelm Stenhammar, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Hugo Alfvén, Franz Berwald, Lars-Erik Larsson and Allan Pettersson.

Carl Michael Bellman, who lived in the 1700s, was a talented poet, composer, songwriter and performer. To this day his musical songs are still being played. His work has been translated into several languages. Wilhelm Stenhammar lived from the latter half of the 1700s into the early half of the 1800s. For more information, please view: and. Bergman and the Swedish Aesthetic.

Agriculture - Sweden - import, export, average, area, crops, annual, system, policy, sector. Only about 2% of Sweden's labor force earned their living in agriculture in 1999, compared with more than 50% at the beginning of the 20th century and about 20% in 1950. Production exceeds domestic consumption; however, a considerable amount of food is imported. About 6.8% of the land area of Sweden, or 2,790,000 hectares (6,894,100 acres), is classed as land cultivated with permanent or temporary crops. In 2000 there were 76,798 holdings with more than two hectares (five acres) of arable land. Farm holdings are intensively tilled; fertilizers are used heavily and mechanization is increasing. During 1980–90, the agricultural sector grew by an annual average of 1.5%. However, during 1990–2000, it remained essentially unchanged. Most farmers are elderly, and few small farms have a successor waiting to replace the present farmer. Grains (particularly oats, wheat, barley, and rye), potatoes and other root crops, vegetables, and fruits are the chief agricultural products.

Sweden’s Top 10 Exports. A Scandinavian nation in Northern Europe surrounded by Norway to its west, Finland to its east and connected to Denmark via a tunnel that connects its southwest to Denmark, the Kingdom of Sweden shipped US$160.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2019. That dollar amount reflects a 14.7% increase since 2015 but a -3.2% downtick from 2018 to 2019.Based on the average exchange rate for 2019, the Swedish krona depreciated by -12.1% against the US dollar since 2015 and declined by -8.8% from 2018 to 2019. Top 10AdvantagesOpportunitiesCompanies Top 10 The following export product groups represent the highest dollar value in Swedish global shipments during 2019. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from Sweden. Sweden’s top 10 exports accounted for well over two-thirds (71.4%) of the overall value of its global shipments.Pharmaceuticals was the fastest grower among the top 10 export categories, up by 18.8% from 2018 to 2019.

Food in Sweden - Swedish Food, Swedish Cuisine - traditional, popular, dishes, diet, history, rice, famous, main, make. Recipes Sweden is the fourth-largest country in Europe. It is the largest Scandinavian country (the other countries in Scandinavia are Denmark, Finland, and Norway). About 15 percent of Sweden's total area lies north of the Arctic Circle. Because of the effect of warm ocean winds, Sweden has higher temperatures than its northerly latitude would suggest.

Sweden's relatively slow population growth and strong conservation policies have preserved the country's extensive forests. Sweden's climate and location are largely responsible for the development of its cuisine. The Vikings, who inhabited all of Scandinavia more than one thousand years ago, were some of the first to develop a method for preserving foods.

During the Viking era, a.d. 800 to 1050, these ruthless crusaders embarked on raids all across Europe, invading lands possibly as far south as the Mediterranean Sea. Historically, Swedish cuisine has not been as popular as other European fare. Rose Hip Soup Ingredients Procedure Serves 4.