SwedenScandinaviaRegistries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.EuropeIncidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.DenmarkNorwayRadioactive Waste: Liquid, solid, or gaseous waste resulting from mining of radioactive ore, production of reactor fuel materials, reactor operation, processing of irradiated reactor fuels, and related operations, and from use of radioactive materials in research, industry, and medicine. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)FinlandCohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.

Respiratory symptoms and long-term risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other causes in Swedish men. (1/5980)

BACKGROUND: Depressed respiratory function and respiratory symptoms are associated with impaired survival. The present study was undertaken to assess the relation between respiratory symptoms and mortality from cardiovascular causes, cancer and all causes in a large population of middle-aged men. METHODS: Prospective population study of 6442 men aged 51-59 at baseline, free of clinical angina pectoris and prior myocardial infarction. RESULTS: During 16 years there were 1804 deaths (786 from cardiovascular disease, 608 from cancer, 103 from pulmonary disease and 307 from any other cause). Men with effort-related breathlessness had increased risk of dying from all of the examined diseases. After adjustment for age, smoking habit and other risk factors, the relative risk (RR) associated with breathlessness of dying from coronary disease was 1.43 (95% CI : 1.16-1.77), from stroke 1.77 (95% CI: 1.07-2.93), from any cardiovascular disease 1.48 (95% CI : 1.24-1.76), cancer 1.36 (95% CI : 1.11-1.67) and from any cause 1.62 (95% CI: 1.44-1.81). An independent effect of breathlessness on cardiovascular death, cancer death and mortality from all causes was found in life-time non-smokers, and also if men with chest pain not considered to be angina were excluded. An independent effect was also found if all deaths during the first half of the follow-up were excluded. Men with cough and phlegm, without breathlessness, also had an elevated risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and cancer, but after adjustment for smoking and other risk factors this was no longer significant. However, a slightly elevated independent risk of dying from any cause was found (RR = 1.18 [95% CI: 1.02-1.36]). CONCLUSION: A positive response to a simple question about effort related breathlessness predicted subsequent mortality from several causes during a follow-up period of 16 years, independently of smoking and other risk factors.  (+info)

Socioeconomic inequalities and disability pension in middle-aged men. (2/5980)

BACKGROUND: The issue of inequalities in health has generated much discussion and socioeconomic status is considered an important variable in studies of health. It is frequently used in epidemiological studies, either as a possible risk factor or a confounder and the aim of this study was to analyse the relation between socioeconomic status and risk of disability pension. METHODS: Five complete birth year cohorts of middle-aged male residents in Malmo were invited to a health survey and 5782 with complete data constituted the cohort in this prospective study. Each subject was followed for approximately 11 years and nationwide Swedish data registers were used for surveillance. RESULTS: Among the 715 men (12%), granted disability pension during follow-up, three groups were distinguished. The cumulative incidence of disability pension among blue collar workers was 17% and among lower and higher level white collar workers, 11% and 6% respectively. With simultaneous adjustment for biological risk factors and job conditions, the relative risk for being granted a disability pension (using higher level white collar workers as reference) was 2.5 among blue collar workers and 1.6 among lower level white collar workers. CONCLUSIONS: Socioeconomic status, as defined by occupation, is a risk factor for being granted disability pension even after adjusting for work conditions and other risk factors for disease.  (+info)

Oral contraceptive use: interview data versus pharmacy records. (3/5980)

BACKGROUND: If women tend to forget and underreport their past oral contraceptive (OC) use, but the recall among cases is enhanced by the presence of disease, recall bias may explain some reported health effects of OC use. METHODS: Two different sources of information on lifetime OC use were compared for 427 (84%) of a community-based sample of 511 women aged 20-34: (i) structured interviews, using a life event calendar and picture display as memory aids, and (ii) a register of all prescriptions dispensed by pharmacies in the county since 1970. RESULTS: Interview data and pharmacy records showed high levels of agreement for any OC use, current use, time since first and last use, total duration of use, and for duration of use in different 'time windows'. But there was a tendency to under-report specific kinds of OC used in the past. CONCLUSION: Underreporting of OC use among non-cases would usually introduce little or no bias (as compared to pharmacy records) for this kind of interview and women. However, it may be preferable to use interviews for current OC use, and pharmacy records for specific kinds of OC used in the past.  (+info)

Economic consequences of the progression of rheumatoid arthritis in Sweden. (4/5980)

OBJECTIVE: To develop a simulation model for analysis of the cost-effectiveness of treatments that affect the progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The Markov model was developed on the basis of a Swedish cohort of 116 patients with early RA who were followed up for 5 years. The majority of patients had American College of Rheumatology (ACR) functional class II disease, and Markov states indicating disease severity were defined based on Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) scores. Costs were calculated from data on resource utilization and patients' work capacity. Utilities (preference weights for health states) were assessed using the EQ-5D (EuroQol) questionnaire. Hypothetical treatment interventions were simulated to illustrate the model. RESULTS: The cohort distribution among the 6 Markov states clearly showed the progression of the disease over 5 years of followup. Costs increased with increasing severity of the Markov states, and total costs over 5 years were higher for patients who were in more severe Markov states at diagnosis. Utilities correlated well with the Markov states, and the EQ-5D was able to discriminate between patients with different HAQ scores within ACR functional class II. CONCLUSION: The Markov model was able to assess disease progression and costs in RA. The model can therefore be a useful tool in calculating the cost-effectiveness of different interventions aimed at changing the progression of the disease.  (+info)

Evidence of space-time clustering of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in Sweden. (5/5980)

We have examined 645 recorded cases of childhood acute lymphatic leukaemia (ALL) in Sweden during 1973-89 to identify space-time clustering by using the close-pair method of Knox. The records included date of birth and of diagnosis as well as addresses at birth and at diagnosis. There was a significant excess of case pairs close in date of birth and place of birth in the 5- to 15-year age group.  (+info)

Immunologic proliferation marker Ki-S2 as prognostic indicator for lymph node-negative breast cancer. (6/5980)

BACKGROUND: Proper treatment of lymph node-negative breast cancer depends on an accurate prognosis. To improve prognostic models for this disease, we evaluated whether an immunohistochemical marker for proliferating cells, Ki-S2 (a monoclonal antibody that binds to a 100-kd nuclear protein expressed in S, G2, and M phases of the cell cycle), is an accurate indicator of prognosis. METHODS: We studied 371 Swedish women with lymph node-negative breast cancer; the median follow-up time was 95 months. The fraction of tumor cells in S phase was assessed by flow cytometry, and tumor cell proliferation was measured immunohistochemically with the monoclonal antibodies Ki-S2 and Ki-S5 (directed against the nuclear antigen Ki-67). A combined prognostic index was calculated on the basis of the S-phase fraction, progesterone receptor content, and tumor size. RESULTS: In multivariate analyses that did or did not (263 and 332 observations, respectively) include the S-phase fraction and the combined prognostic index, the Ki-S2 labeling index (percentage of antibody-stained tumor cell nuclei) emerged as the most statistically significant predictor of overall survival, disease-specific survival, and disease-free survival (all two-sided P<.0001). In the risk group defined by a Ki-S2 labeling index of 10% or less, life expectancy was not statistically significantly different from that of age-matched women without breast cancer, whereas the group with a high Ki-S2 labeling index had an increased risk of mortality of up to 20-fold. CONCLUSIONS: Cellular proliferation is a major determinant of the biologic behavior of breast cancer. Prognosis is apparently best indicated by the percentage of cells in S through M phases of the cell cycle. Measurement of the Ki-S2 labeling index of a tumor sample may improve a clinician's ability to make an accurate prognosis and to identify patients with a low risk of recurrence who may not need adjuvant therapy.  (+info)

Is there a relationship between abdominal aortic aneurysms and alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (PiZ)? (7/5980)

OBJECTIVE: To determine if the frequency of alpha 1AT deficiency (PiZ) is increased in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and, to investigate whether aneurysmal stiffness and other clinical characteristics differ in AAA patients with and without alpha 1AT deficiency. METHODS: We identified alpha 1AT-deficient individuals by a monoclonal-antibody ELISA technique, in 102 consecutive patients with AAA. Positive ELISA samples were further phenotyped by isoelectric focusing to differentiate between the heterozygosity (PiZ) and homozygosity (PiZZ) state. Aneurysmal diameter and stiffness was measured using echotracking sonography and blood pressure measurements. RESULTS: The frequency of heterozygous alpha 1AT deficiency (PiZ) in patients with AAA was similar to that in the general population (6.8% and 4.7%, respectively, p > 0.3). The frequency of popliteal and femoral aneurysm was similar in male PiZ-carriers and non-carriers with AAA, as were age at diagnosis of AAA, aneurysmal diameter, aneurysmal stiffness, and presence of factors that may be associated with AAA (i.e. smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and family history of AAA). Occurrence of ischaemic heart disease was more frequent in male non-PiZ-carriers than in male PiZ-carriers with AAA (p = 0.03). CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of alpha 1AT deficiency (PiZ) was not increased in our series of patients with AAA and patients in whom the two disorders coexisted did not appear to have different clinical characteristics except for the lower occurrence of ischaemic heart disease among the PiZ-carriers.  (+info)

Rotavirus G-type restriction, persistence, and herd type specificity in Swedish cattle herds. (8/5980)

G-typing of rotavirus strains enables the study of molecular epidemiology and gathering of information to promote disease prevention and control. Rotavirus strains in fecal specimens from neonatal calves in Swedish cattle herds were therefore characterized by using G1 to -4-, G6-, G8-, and G10-specific primers in reverse transcription (RT)-PCR. Fecal samples were collected from one dairy herd (herd A) for 4 consecutive years and from 41 beef and dairy herds (herd B) experiencing calf diarrhea outbreaks. Altogether, 1, 700 samples were analyzed by group A rotavirus enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and 98 rotavirus-positive specimens were selected for G-typing by RT-PCR. The effect of herd type, time, geographic region, and clinical symptoms on the G-type distribution was evaluated. Altogether (herds A and B), G10 was found in 59 (60. 2%) fecal specimens, G6 was found in 30 (30.6%) specimens, G3 was found in 1 (1.0%) specimen, and G8 was found in 1 (1.0%) specimen. Seven (7.1%) fecal specimens were not typeable. Herd type specificity in the G-type distribution was demonstrated in the herds in herd B. In the 6 beef suckler herds, only G6 was detected, while rotavirus strains from the 35 dairy herds were predominantly (54%) G10. The G-type distribution was restricted in herds A and B. Twenty-nine of 30 strains from herd A were characterized as G10. In the vast majority of herds in herd B, a single G-type was identified. The serotype G10 and the electropherotype persisted over time in herd A. No characteristic G-type variation in the geographic distribution of cattle herds in herd B was obvious. There was no difference in the G-type distributions between the strains from clinically and subclinically rotavirus-infected calves in dairy herd A. The results from this study strongly indicate a pronounced stability in the rotavirus G-type distribution in Swedish cattle herds, which emphasizes the importance of continuous preventive measures for control of neonatal calf diarrhea. A future bovine rotavirus vaccine in Sweden should contain G10 and G6 strains.  (+info)

  • BEIJING (AP) - China on Monday urged Sweden to respond to its complaints about the alleged mistreatment of a Chinese family removed by police from a hotel in Stockholm. (ap.org)
  • The foreign ministry and China's embassy in Stockholm have asked Sweden to investigate the case but have yet to hear back, ministry. (ap.org)
  • STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden has become the latest European country to have its political order shaken by a backlash against large-scale immigration, with voters giving a boost to a far-right party and weakening the more established ones. (ap.org)
  • Sweden Kingdom of Sweden Konungariket Sverige CAPITAL: Stockholm FLAG: The national flag, dating from 1569 and employing a blue and gold motif used as early as the mid-14th century, consists of a gold. (bookrags.com)
  • Gustav III ( Stockholm , 24 January [ O.S. 13 January] 1746 - Stockholm , 29 March 1792 Note on dates ) was King of Sweden from 1771 until his death. (princeton.edu)
  • Statistics Sweden, PO Box 24300, SE-104 51 Stockholm. (springer.com)
  • Back in February, ABDZ was traveling to Stockholm, Sweden to cover the launch of the new Volvo V60. (abduzeedo.com)
  • Currently in Sweden, I had the honour to assist earlier today to the World Premiere of the new Volvo V60, right in the heart of Suburbia of Stockholm. (abduzeedo.com)
  • Exciting to share that Abduzeedo will be heading to Sweden, Stockholm to be more precise. (abduzeedo.com)
  • Martin Schmetzer is a designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. (abduzeedo.com)
  • In 1520, the Danish king Christian II conquered Sweden and in the "Stockholm Bloodbath" put leading Swedish personages to death. (factmonster.com)
  • People pick ballot papers at a polling station during a general election in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 9, 2018. (voanews.com)
  • The leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats party, Jimmie Akesson (front l.), and his girlfriend Louise Erixson, wear traditional costumes on October 5, 2010 on their way to a church service at the Stockholm Cathedral in Stockholm ahead of the official opening ceremony of the parliament. (csmonitor.com)
  • STOCKHOLM (AP) - South African soccer club Mamelodi Sundowns says former Sweden coach Erik Hamren has been released from his contract to take over Iceland's national team. (ap.org)
  • Seminarium 25:e jan 2019: Så bygger du en framgångsrik arbetsplatskultur! (eventbrite.com)
  • Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, according to the latest OECD Communications Outlook. (oecd.org)
  • Sweden is a part of The Torne- and Kalix-River Trans-Boundary Commission (across the border with Finland). (un.org)
  • In 1700, a coalition of Russia, Poland, and Denmark united against Sweden and by the Peace of Nystad (1721) forced it to relinquish Livonia, Ingria, Estonia, and parts of Finland. (factmonster.com)
  • The Nordic and Baltic region's only non-aligned countries, Finland and Sweden, have stepped up their military cooperation with the United States following concerns over Russia's increased military activity in northern Europe. (rferl.org)
  • Russia has warned against Sweden and Finland joining NATO, an issue that has been debated in both countries. (rferl.org)
  • However, almost endemic conflict soon followed as Finland became a focus of the expansionist impulses of Sweden and the Grand Duchy of Novgorod alike. (encyclopedia.com)
  • After monarchical alliances with Finland, Denmark, and Norway between the eleventh and nineteenth centuries, Sweden emerged as a modern democracy. (freedomhouse.org)
  • Sweden then included Finland and Estonia, along with parts of modern Russia, Poland, Germany, and Latvia, under King Gustavus Adolphus and later Christina, Queen of Sweden. (wikipedia.org)
  • Statistics Sweden has produced a strategy for operations that extend up until the year 2020. (scb.se)
  • After a two-year hiatus, Sweden announced on Monday that it will re-open a preliminary rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that was dropped in 2017. (gulf-times.com)
  • The Livonian War of 1533 - 1584 ultimately left Sweden in control of the northern coast of Estonia , while Muscovy gained temporary control of Narva, which became the country's leading export port. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Offering everything from deep-blue archipelagos and Northern Lights, to killer fashion, food and design, Sweden is a Nordic dream date. (lonelyplanet.com)
  • Czar Alexis of Russia invaded Livonia, Frederick III of Denmark declared war (1657) on Sweden, and Frederick William of Brandenburg deserted his alliance with Sweden. (encyclopedia.com)
  • By the Treaty of Copenhagen (1660) Sweden regained its four southern provinces from Denmark, and by the Treaty of Kardis (1661) with Russia the two countries returned to the prewar status quo. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Russia renewed its attempts to gain access to the Baltic in the 1650s and attacked Sweden in 1658. (encyclopedia.com)
  • This single-country report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores some of the reasons behind this phenomena in Sweden and the potential of its innovative recent and ongoing reforms. (oecd.org)
  • Sweden POPULATION 8,876,744CHURCH OF SWEDEN 84 percentOTHER CHRISTIAN 5.2 percentISLAM 2 percentOTHER 8.8 percent Country Overview Introduction The Kingdom of Sweden, which shares the Scandinavia. (bookrags.com)
  • Sweden is a highly industrialized country and has one of the highest living standards in the world. (infoplease.com)
  • The country code for Sweden is +46. (klm.com)
  • As a neutral country in the World War II, Sweden did not have to rebuild its economic base. (thenextweb.com)
  • Sweden, which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, is the fourth-largest country in Europe and is one-tenth larger than California. (factmonster.com)
  • When the law went into effect on May 1, Sweden became the fifth European country to gay marriage. (factmonster.com)
  • For a country of less than nine million people Sweden has more than its fair share of multinational companies. (law.com)
  • If you are a citizen of a country which is not a member of the European Union (EU) and wish to study in Sweden for more than three months, you MUST have a residence permit granted and inserted in your passport before you enter Sweden. (mun.ca)
  • If you are a citizen of an EU-country please contact the Embassy of Sweden in Ottawa or the Consulate of Sweden closest to where you live. (mun.ca)
  • Spanning from comets in the south to the termination shock zone in the northern part of the country, The Sweden Solar System is a scale model of the solar system that spans the entire country of Sweden, the largest such model in the world. (kottke.org)
  • Stina Nilsson survived a desperate assault from Norway's Therese Johaug to give Sweden a first ever world title in the women's 4x5-kilometres cross country relay on Thursday. (gulf-times.com)
  • Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) ranked Sweden (tied with Germany and Portugal) seventh in press freedom in the world in its Worldwide Press Freedom Index for 2002. (freedomhouse.org)
  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature went on trial in Sweden Wednesday. (ap.org)
  • Around 1400, an attempt was made to unite Sweden, Norway, and Denmark into one kingdom, but this led to bitter strife between the Danes and the Swedes. (factmonster.com)
  • Sweden emerged from the Napoleonic Wars with the acquisition of Norway from Denmark and with a new royal dynasty stemming from Marshal Jean Bernadotte of France, who became King Charles XIV (1818-1844). (factmonster.com)
  • Denmark ceded to Sweden the provinces of Skåne, Halland, Blekinge, and Bohuslan and also Bornholm and part of Norway. (encyclopedia.com)
  • He established the natural frontiers in Scandinavia , recovering the s provinces of Sweden from Denmark. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Helsingborg is also a great base from which to explore the nearby medieval city of Lund, the oldest city in Sweden, or the spectacular Sofiero Castle and Gardens. (hollandamerica.com)
  • Le Sweden Rock Festival est un festival annuel de musique rock 'n' roll qui a lieu depuis 1992 en Suède , dans le comté de Blekinge . (wikipedia.org)
  • Sweden became a member of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - the World Bank - on Aug. 31, 1951. (worldbank.org)
  • Il prend son nom actuel en 1999 [ 1 ] . (wikipedia.org)
  • Although supportive of a European monetary union, Sweden decided not to adopt the euro when it debuted in 1999 and rejected it again overwhelmingly in a referendum in Sept. 2003. (factmonster.com)
  • An explosion thought to have been a bomb rocked a residential street in the town of Linkoping in southern Sweden on Friday, damaging several buildings and slightly injuring about 20 people, police officials said. (gulf-times.com)
  • According to SD's website, the party rejects 'multiculturalism,' attributes increased crime to immigration, calls for an end to 'public support for immigrant organizations,' adding that 'all other activities aimed at promoting foreign cultures and identities in Sweden should be canceled. (csmonitor.com)
  • By the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), Sweden obtained western Pomerania and some neighboring territory on the Baltic. (factmonster.com)
  • Sweden is an Enhanced Opportunities Partner (EOP) of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and plays an active leadership role on the international stage, from its long-term investments in Afghanistan to its role as a global peacemaker. (state.gov)
  • Few countries are as design literate as Sweden. (lonelyplanet.com)
  • Countries such as Sweden stand to benefit from this. (thenextweb.com)
  • Sweden was one of the first countries to recognize U.S. independence in 1783 and the two countries have maintained a strong bilateral friendship since then, based on shared values and mutual interests. (state.gov)
  • Sweden is not a NATO member but has signed the alliance's Partnership for Peace program launched in 1994 to develop military cooperation between NATO and non-member countries. (rferl.org)
  • So far, I have experienced studying in 3 different countries and universities, including the UK, Germany and now Sweden. (kth.se)
  • When you arrive in Sweden, you are coming to one of the most innovative countries in the world. (chalmers.se)
  • Sweden remains outside the euro zone largely out of concern that joining the European Economic and Monetary Union would diminish the country's sovereignty over its welfare system. (forbes.com)
  • This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Sweden. (oecd.org)
  • Sweden supports international efforts to promote human and economic development, reduce poverty, and boost shared prosperity around the world. (worldbank.org)
  • Until 2008, Sweden was in the midst of a sustained economic upswing, boosted by increased domestic demand and strong exports. (forbes.com)
  • Many long-standing institutions find it hard to adapt but Sweden made economic changes after suffering from a financial crisis in the early 1990s. (thenextweb.com)
  • Joining the euro, of which Sweden is not a member, would reduce the country's ability to adapt to asymmetric economic shocks, but would remove one possible source of such shocks: exchange-rate fluctuations. (economist.com)
  • Sweden remains a vocal supporter of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and partners with the United States to promote stability in the Baltic Sea region and sustain transatlantic security. (state.gov)
  • We are consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities and top in Sweden (QS, THE, US News). (idealist.org)
  • The weakening of the Livonian Order created a power vacuum in the eastern Baltic and the basis for renewed conflict between Sweden and Muscovy. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The "Great Eastern Program" was designed to turn Sweden into a pan-Baltic power that could enrich itself by taxing the rapidly growing trade flows between Eastern and Western Europe . (encyclopedia.com)
  • By the middle of the 17th century, the Realm of Sweden had reached its greatest territorial extent and was one of the great powers of Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • News on Sweden continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. (topix.com)
  • GS1 Sweden (earlier EAN Sweden) is part of GS1 international (earlier EAN international). (wikipedia.org)
  • If you are a Canadian citizen and you will be going to Sweden on an international exchange program or within the framework of certain exchange programs, like Rotary, AFS the processing time is shorter, provided that the application is complete. (mun.ca)
  • International human rights groups have criticized Sweden for its immigration policies, which have severely limited the number of refugees admitted annually. (freedomhouse.org)
  • Lund University, Sweden, was founded in 1666 and is one of the largest, oldest and broadest universities in Scandinavia. (idealist.org)
  • Playing their first competitive match since last year's playoff loss to Sweden, the Azzurri required a late penalty to draw with Poland 1-1 at home on Friday in the UEFA Nations League. (ap.org)
  • Today, Sweden is a member of the five institutions that form the World Bank Group. (worldbank.org)
  • Sweden and the World Bank work with other member governments to finance projects, design policies, and deliver programs to end poverty in the developing world. (worldbank.org)
  • Sweden is a member state of the European Union. (usda.gov)
  • Sweden became member of the Council of Europe on 5 May 1949 . (coe.int)
  • Sweden is also a member of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, participates in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and serves as the United States' protecting power in North Korea. (state.gov)
  • Sweden is a member of the European Union (EU). (state.gov)
  • Nevertheless, Sweden is a member of NATO's Partnership for Peace program. (freedomhouse.org)
  • The Socialists were returned to power in the election of 1982, but Prime Minister Olof Palme, a Socialist, was assassinated by a gunman on Feb. 28, 1986, leaving Sweden stunned. (factmonster.com)
  • Ahead of the election, Lofven had warned, 'The haters are mobilizing in Sweden and are egging on people against people. (voanews.com)
  • Sweden knows the drill, and attacking winger Fredrik Ljungberg is expected to return from the hip injury that kept him out of the Argentina match. (latimes.com)
  • The northern end of Sweden is home to the Sami people. (lonelyplanet.com)
  • Working holiday visas, Application for residence and work permit in Sweden for young people from Canada, New Zealand and Australia 155011 It is available under Related Files on this page. (mun.ca)
  • Most major credit cards are widely accepted for payment throughout Sweden. (klm.com)
  • As I fly to Sweden this morning, I'll be humming "Ack Värmeland du sköna," the patriotic folk song Swedes love so much. (artsjournal.com)
  • We would like to share this Interior Design of a stunning lodge called the Get Away Lodge located just outside of village of Åre in Jämtland County, Northern Sweden. (abduzeedo.com)