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 - Often forget to charge your devices? No worries! These solar powered headphones are self-charging solar powered. ☀️🔋 ...
01/11/2023

- Often forget to charge your devices? No worries! These solar powered headphones are self-charging solar powered. ☀️🔋

Swedish company Urbanista’s headphones use a solar cell material called power foyle, which can transform any indoor and outdoor light into endless energy. Good for you and the planet! 🌏 https://urbanista.com/en-us

 – The concept of a Swedish “Fika” have gained traction around the world. Easily defined as a coffee break with somethin...
01/09/2023

– The concept of a Swedish “Fika” have gained traction around the world. Easily defined as a coffee break with something sweet, the commonly occurring tradition has a much wider cultural significance in Sweden.

Or, as was written recently in Forbes Magazine: “To Swedes, fika is something of a ritual. It does typically involve coffee and a sweet pastry, but just as important is the decision to take a deliberate break from your day with others. It’s a chance to relax and enjoy social connection with family, friends or colleagues.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2023/01/03/swedish-fika-swedens-premium-coffee-break-explained/

Who would you like to have a fika-break with today? 😍

Photo: imagebank.sweden.se

 -  Swedes recycle about 84% of their used plastic bottles and aluminium cans. Everyone who buys a plastic bottle or can...
01/04/2023

- Swedes recycle about 84% of their used plastic bottles and aluminium cans. Everyone who buys a plastic bottle or can has to pay a minor deposit, that the consumers get back when they recycle the empty bottles and cans. ♻️

Consumers take their bottles and cans to a “pantautomat”, sort of like a reverse vending machine, in their local supermarket. There is often the choice of getting the deposit back or donating it to charity. The recycled bottles and cans are then transported to a hub in the city of Norrköping, where they are recycled and turned into new bottles and cans every year.

This sustainable recycling solution is one of Europe’s oldest schemes. Since 1984 for aluminium cans, and since 1994 for plastic bottles. All drink bottles and cans ready for consumption in Sweden must, by law, be included in an approved recycling system before being marketed.

📷: Pantamera

01/01/2023

It's time to pass the baton! As of today, January 1, Sweden 🇸🇪 holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union 🇪🇺.

Every 6 months, a different EU country holds the Presidency — one of two legislative bodies. The transition in Presidency represents unity, fairness, and duty – each EU country gets a chance to lead and execute change for the people of Europe.

Watch👇 as Czech Ambassador Miloslav Stasek handed over the Presidency baton to Swedish Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter here in Washington, DC!

🇨🇿 🤝 🇸🇪
Follow Sweden’s Presidency at www.sweden2023.eu

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Happy New Year! Gott Nytt År! 🎊Thank you for joining us in 2022! 📸: Jann Lipka/imagebank.sweden.se
12/31/2022

Happy New Year! Gott Nytt År! 🎊

Thank you for joining us in 2022!



📸: Jann Lipka/imagebank.sweden.se

Swedes spend a lot of their free time outdoors - even in the winter! 🇸🇪 ❄️Although winter in Sweden can be quite cold, i...
12/29/2022
Advice | In Sweden, embracing the cozy charm of a Nordic winter

Swedes spend a lot of their free time outdoors - even in the winter! 🇸🇪 ❄️

Although winter in Sweden can be quite cold, its snowy landscapes and frozen lakes make it the perfect destination for fun winter activities. From dog sledding to cross-country skiing, from ice skating to ice bathing, there are things for the whole family to do. 🛷 🎿

Washington Post has more on the cozy charm of a Nordic winter 👇

During a Nordic winter break in Sweden, the winter enticements got more intense — and cozier — as we climbed the latitudes.

12/28/2022

- This dump truck is unlike any other truck you’ve ever seen! 👀 The truck – already in use by construction company NCC – is the world’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel 🚚🌱

📷 The world’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel, a dump truck by Volvo Construction Equipment, loads stone, gravel and asphalt in a rock shelter in Södra Sandby in the south of Sweden.

From all of us to all of you - God jul! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! ✨ We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday...
12/24/2022

From all of us to all of you -
God jul! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! ✨ We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

The Embassy will be closed during Christmas, including on Monday, December 26.

📷: imagebank.sweden.se

✨🎄🇸🇪 The Christmas market in Stockholm’s Old Town has been a tradition since the early 1900s. Surrounded by the beautifu...
12/23/2022

✨🎄🇸🇪 The Christmas market in Stockholm’s Old Town has been a tradition since the early 1900s. Surrounded by the beautiful iconic building, the market stalls sell locally produced crafts, food, candy and of course the Swedish mulled wine called ’glögg’ and other delicacies. 😋

12/22/2022

- The future of energy requires green batteries. Meet Professor Daniel Brandell, a future-orientated Swede that explores the portable power source side of life with a keen focus on wireless devices. Daniel’s mission is to develop a new generation of more durable, efficient and sustainable batteries! 🔋

Join Daniel and Sweden to Pioneer the possible and be part of the green transition. 🌍

Happy ! 🌙❄️The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. How do y...
12/21/2022

Happy ! 🌙❄️

The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere.

How do you combat winter darkness? Pls share👇

📷: Jukkasjärvi , Torne River/imagebank.sweden.se

“Your journey to the world’s most delicious saffron buns starts the day before you actually put them in the oven by lett...
12/19/2022
EU Holiday Cookbook: Saffron Buns (Sweden)

“Your journey to the world’s most delicious saffron buns starts the day before you actually put them in the oven by letting the saffron infuse the milk you will use in the sponge. Swedish cuisine has been very influenced by international trade for centuries, so that is why you will see spices from the Silk Road and Asia in our food, like saffron, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.”

To many in Sweden, December means saffron buns! This is our very own Frida Johansson’s take on a traditional saffron bun, and you will love it! 😋

Recipe 👉 https://youtu.be/iEdRMraoczs

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Enjoy this delicious recipe from Sweden! Learn more at euholidaycookbook.org

🇸🇪🇪🇺 Today, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson presented the political priorities of the Swedish Presidency of the Council o...
12/14/2022

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Today, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson presented the political priorities of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Sweden will take over the Presidency from January 1, 2023.

Sweden’s priorities during the Presidency:
🇪🇺 Security – unity
🇪🇺 Resilience – competitiveness
🇪🇺 Prosperity – green & energy transition
🇪🇺 Democratic values and the rule of law – our foundation

Read more about Sweden’s priorities and the Presidency program at 👉www.sweden2023.eu

Happy Lucia day! ✨🕯The annual candlelit Lucia procession on December 13 is perhaps one of the most special traditions in...
12/13/2022

Happy Lucia day! ✨🕯

The annual candlelit Lucia procession on December 13 is perhaps one of the most special traditions in the lead-up to Swedish Christmas. With candles and beautiful songs, the Lucia procession brings light and joy in the dark winter.

Learn more: https://sweden.se/culture/celebrations/the-lucia-tradition

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12/13/2022

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Every year on December 10, the Nobel Prizes are presented in memory of Alfred Nobel who passed away on this day in 1896....
12/10/2022
2022 Nobel Prize award ceremony

Every year on December 10, the Nobel Prizes are presented in memory of Alfred Nobel who passed away on this day in 1896.

Nobel Prizes have been awarded to individuals 959 times and organisations 30 times between 1901 and 2022.

WATCH LIVE👇 The 2022 award ceremony from Stockholm 🇸🇪

https://youtu.be/8NHmfpkxTSw

Join us live in Stockholm for the Nobel Prize award ceremony which takes place at the Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden, on 10 December – the anniversary of Alf...

Is this the world's most famous medal? 🥇✨Today is  day, the day when the Nobel Prizes are awarded to '...those who, duri...
12/10/2022

Is this the world's most famous medal? 🥇✨

Today is day, the day when the Nobel Prizes are awarded to '...those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind'. 👏

Prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, literature and peace have been awarded since 1901, and in economic sciences since 1968.

At the ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo, the Laureates receive a Nobel Prize diploma, a document confirming the Nobel Prize amount (set at SEK 10 million per 'full' Nobel Prize in 2022), and...

...last but not least, a Nobel Prize medal!

✌️5 facts about the medals:

🧔‍♂️ A portrait of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) is on all Nobel Prize medals, but the categories vary in design.

🥇 The medals are 18-carat recycled gold (an alloy of 750 parts 24-carat gold and 250 parts fine silver), gilded with 24-carat gold.

⚖️ A medal weighs 175-185 grams, with a 66-millimetre diameter.

💸 The medals are valued at around SEK 60,000.

🇸🇪 The 'Swedish' Nobel medals are made in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna.

Photo: Nobel Prize Outreach/Clément Morin. Repost

It’s  week in Sweden! ✨Nobel Week Lights Stockholm is a light festival that takes place during the Nobel Week in Decembe...
12/10/2022

It’s week in Sweden! ✨

Nobel Week Lights Stockholm is a light festival that takes place during the Nobel Week in December, free for everyone.

Directly inspired by Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, works of art illuminate Stockholm’s darkness. These artworks and installations invite visitors to explore the city and the urban environment with new eyes, while learning more about Nobel laureates and their contributions. 💡

More details 👉 https://nobelweeklights.se/?lang=en

We were very glad to welcome 🇸🇪 Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström to Washington, DC on his first official tr...
12/08/2022

We were very glad to welcome 🇸🇪 Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström to Washington, DC on his first official trip this week. The two day visit included a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, a trilateral between Sweden, Finland and the US as well as meetings with senators and think tanks.

Discussions focused on Sweden's upcoming EU Presidency, Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, China and NATO.

📷 and colleagues

Follow the joint press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billström ...
12/08/2022
Secretary Blinken holds a joint press availability -11:00 AM

Follow the joint press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Sweden's Foreign Minister Tobias Billström and Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto after their trilateral meeting in Washington, DC today. 🇺🇸🇸🇪🇫🇮

⏰ December 8 at 11 AM (ET) https://lnkd.in/erpnX_Vz

Secretary Blinken holds a joint press availability with Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström and Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, on December 8,...

12/08/2022

We're very glad to welcome 🇸🇪 Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström to Washington, DC! The visit will include a ...
12/07/2022
Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström visiting Washington DC on 6–8 December

We're very glad to welcome 🇸🇪 Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström to Washington, DC! The visit will include a meeting with 🇺🇸 Secretary of State Antony Blinken, a trilateral between Sweden, Finland & the US as well as meetings with senators and think tanks. Additional details 👇
https://government.se/press-releases/2022/12/minister-for-foreign-affairs-tobias-billstrom-visiting-washington-dc-on-68-december

Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström is visiting Washington DC on 6–8 December for a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinke...

Big congrats to White Arkitekter - winner of the Government’s 2021 Cultural and Creative Industries Export Prize 🎉Since ...
12/06/2022

Big congrats to White Arkitekter - winner of the Government’s 2021 Cultural and Creative Industries Export Prize 🎉

Since 1951, White Arkitekter has helped shape Swedish society. With a genuine knowledge of sustainable urban development, the architectural practice has won numerous international projects and brought Scandinavian design to the world.

White Arkitekter has long been at the forefront of circular architecture and sustainable living environments with the vision that all projects will be climate neutral by 2030. In 2021, White Arkitekter distinguished itself with three spectacular and climate-neutral wooden buildings: Sara Cultural Centre in Skellefteå, Nodi in Hovås and Magasin X in Uppsala.

White Arkitekter has continually created new and innovative designs of high quality, while shining a light on the ability of architecture to drive the green transition for a sustainable future.

It's Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden 🇸🇪 and Oslo, Norway 🇳🇴 with several seminars and public events with this year's  la...
12/05/2022

It's Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden 🇸🇪 and Oslo, Norway 🇳🇴 with several seminars and public events with this year's laureates.

The Nobel Prize is considered the most prestigious award in the world in its field. It is awarded to ‘those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.’ Prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace have been awarded since 1901, and economic sciences since 1968.

Many of the events during the week will be available online through 👉 https://www.nobelprize.org/ceremonies/nobel-week-2022 and Nobel Prize.

Credits: © Nobel Media AB 2015. Photo: Alexander Mahmoud

The global performance project ‘We Hear You—A Climate Archive’ at the recent COP27 with  Climate Forward program! 🌎 From...
12/03/2022

The global performance project ‘We Hear You—A Climate Archive’ at the recent COP27 with Climate Forward program! 🌎

From Nov 8 – 10, We Hear You performed a series of climate stories at in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Our storytellers Ashanee Kottage and Caitlin Nasema Cassidy offered tales of ocean optimism, the lavender plant, and the places they call home. They invited audiences, too, to share about their connections to earth.

The full program is now available to view free online on demand here 👉 https://climate-events.nytimes.com/climate-forward/events/sharm-el-sheikh

is a global performance project exploring youth perspectives on the climate emergency by Dramaten, , , and . ⁠

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. On December 2, 1766, Sweden’s Riksdag passed the world´s first funda...
12/02/2022
Openness in Sweden | sweden.se

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right.

On December 2, 1766, Sweden’s Riksdag passed the world´s first fundamental law on freedom of expression – the Freedom of the Press Act. Free speech, free press and overall openness and transparency are vital parts of Sweden's democratic society.

The world becomes awfully quiet without ! It still needs to be defended globally. 📣 ✍️🎙
https://sweden.se/life/democracy/openness-in-sweden

Free speech, free press and overall openness and transparency are key to Swedish society and vital parts of Sweden's four fundamental laws.

"Warm congratulations to all Laureates. You are now part of a noble group of scientists, authors, and peacemakers".This ...
11/30/2022

"Warm congratulations to all Laureates. You are now part of a noble group of scientists, authors, and peacemakers".

This morning we had the great honor to host our annual Scientific Symposium with four of the 2022 American Laureates in House of Sweden 🇸🇪🇺🇸

In attendance:
-John F. Clauser, The Nobel Prize in Physics
-Carolyn R. Bertozzi, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
-K. Barry Sharpless, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
-Douglas W. Diamond, The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences

Additional speakers:
-Deputy Ambassador of Sweden, Ingrid Ask
-Anna Sjöström Douagi, Nobel Foundation Sweden
-Marcia McNutt, National Academy of Sciences
Moderator: Maria Brogren, Embassy of Sweden

The symposium was hosted in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences.

Job Alert! 🚨 We're looking for TWO NEW colleagues to join our team here in Washington, DC! We’re looking to hire an assi...
11/29/2022

Job Alert! 🚨 We're looking for TWO NEW colleagues to join our team here in Washington, DC! We’re looking to hire an assistant to the political section and a receptionist. Details in Swedish 🇸🇪 here 👉 https://lnkd.in/dv2Ea6K

Join our Scientific Symposium with four of the 2022 American  Laureates LIVE from House of Sweden, Washington, DC 🇸🇪🇺🇸⏰T...
11/28/2022
Scientific Symposium with 2022 American Nobel Prize Laureates

Join our Scientific Symposium with four of the 2022 American Laureates LIVE from House of Sweden, Washington, DC 🇸🇪🇺🇸

⏰Tuesday, November 29 at 9 AM (ET)

In attendance:
John F. Clauser, The Nobel Prize in Physics
Carolyn R. Bertozzi, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
K. Barry Sharpless, The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Douglas W. Diamond, The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences

Hosted in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDzk2vSeaiI

Join the Scientific Symposium in honor of Alfred Nobel and with four the 2022 American Nobel Prize Laureates LIVE from House of Sweden in Washington, DC.In a...

Today is the International Day to End Violence against Women & the world is turning orange to stand against gender-based...
11/25/2022

Today is the International Day to End Violence against Women & the world is turning orange to stand against gender-based violence in all its forms. Let’s ! 🟠

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁📷: Lake Toftasjön in Notteryd Nature Reserve in Småland/Alexander Hall/imagebank....
11/24/2022

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁

📷: Lake Toftasjön in Notteryd Nature Reserve in Småland/Alexander Hall/imagebank.sweden.se

 – sustainability and innovation is important to many! That is why Swedish 🇸🇪 company Ecogain made it possible to measur...
11/23/2022

– sustainability and innovation is important to many! That is why Swedish 🇸🇪 company Ecogain made it possible to measure and report on large companies and their biodiversity.

The 2022 Ecogain Biodiversity Index (EBI) included the 300 largest companies in Europe as well as the 100 largest listed companies in the United States. The report includes the results of both individual companies and industries as well as comparisons between the US and European markets in general —> https://lnkd.in/emyTnYN

Ecogain also help individual companies measure and improve their biodiversity! Is your favourite brand on the list?

📷: Ecogain

11/16/2022

Electric airplanes were once a vision. Today they are a reality. United Airlines has teamed up with Swedish electric aviation manufacturer Heart Aerospace to add 200 electric airplanes to its fleet. The venture will make US airspace cleaner and help United Airlines meet its pledge to reach by 2050. Truly inspiring. 🇸🇪🇺🇸

Thank you, United Airlines for welcoming Heart Aerospace to your fleet. Let's embrace innovation and aim for the sky. Together, let’s pioneer the possible! 🌍

“We are now sending a record support package to Ukraine, with both humanitarian and military support. The defence of Ukr...
11/16/2022
Government to send record support package to Ukraine

“We are now sending a record support package to Ukraine, with both humanitarian and military support. The defence of Ukraine’s freedom is the most crucial foreign policy task of our time,” says 🇸🇪 Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.

The package is the largest to date and includes military and humanitarian support as well as support for rehabilitation of critical infrastructure.

We 🇸🇪🇺🇦

Find out more: bit.ly/3tAxCbW

The Government is moving ahead on a winter package to Ukraine. The package is the largest to date and includes military and humanitarian support an...

“I have two key messages today - urgency of climate action and the opportunity it brings.”🇸🇪 Minister for Climate & the ...
11/15/2022

“I have two key messages today - urgency of climate action and the opportunity it brings.”

🇸🇪 Minister for Climate & the Environment Romina Pourmokhtari challenged the global community to race Sweden to in her national statement at today.

Full statement ↓
https://government.se/speeches/2022/11/national-statement-to-cop27

11/11/2022

Urgent action is needed to reduce emissions. Innovation is key. 💡🌍

Swedish companies deliver green solutions where they are needed most. The steel industry, for example, is one that emits a lot of carbon dioxide.

To reduce the steel industry’s carbon footprint, LKAB, SSAB and Vattenfall have partnered to launch the project for fossil-free steel production that uses fossil-free hydrogen instead of coal.

Sweden’s 🇸🇪 target is net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. Swedish innovation can help to reduce emissions both at home and globally.

11/09/2022

Gee, imagine a world where delivery trucks are self-driving and run on clean electricity! Soon, this vision will become reality thanks to Einride and GE Appliances.

Helped by Swedish freight mobility company , will launch the first fleet of autonomous and electric trucks in the US.

Thank you GE Appliances for being an innovation frontrunner on our journey to reducing our climate footprint. Together, let’s pioneer the possible! 🇸🇪🇺🇸

11/07/2022

🌍The only way forward is to rewind our environmental impact. Let us use the opportunity that provides to drive the transition that is urgently needed.

As in Egypt is underway, Sweden 🇸🇪 is committed to international cooperation on climate action.

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- Often forget to charge your devices? No worries! These solar powered headphones are self-charging solar powered. ☀️🔋

Swedish company Urbanista’s headphones use a solar cell material called power foyle, which can transform any indoor and outdoor light into endless energy. Good for you and the planet! 🌏 https://urbanista.com/en-us
– The concept of a Swedish “Fika” have gained traction around the world. Easily defined as a coffee break with something sweet, the commonly occurring tradition has a much wider cultural significance in Sweden.

Or, as was written recently in Forbes Magazine: “To Swedes, fika is something of a ritual. It does typically involve coffee and a sweet pastry, but just as important is the decision to take a deliberate break from your day with others. It’s a chance to relax and enjoy social connection with family, friends or colleagues.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2023/01/03/swedish-fika-swedens-premium-coffee-break-explained/

Who would you like to have a fika-break with today? 😍

Photo: imagebank.sweden.se
- Swedes recycle about 84% of their used plastic bottles and aluminium cans. Everyone who buys a plastic bottle or can has to pay a minor deposit, that the consumers get back when they recycle the empty bottles and cans. ♻️

Consumers take their bottles and cans to a “pantautomat”, sort of like a reverse vending machine, in their local supermarket. There is often the choice of getting the deposit back or donating it to charity. The recycled bottles and cans are then transported to a hub in the city of Norrköping, where they are recycled and turned into new bottles and cans every year.

This sustainable recycling solution is one of Europe’s oldest schemes. Since 1984 for aluminium cans, and since 1994 for plastic bottles. All drink bottles and cans ready for consumption in Sweden must, by law, be included in an approved recycling system before being marketed.

📷: Pantamera
The Northern Lights , or aurora borealis, is a natural light display that is frequent during the winter months in northern Sweden. These colourful ribbons of light appear as solar particles collide with gases in the earth’s atmosphere. Stunning isn’t it? 🙌

📷: Stockholm / Jann Lipka/imagbeank.sweden.se
It's time to pass the baton! As of today, January 1, Sweden 🇸🇪 holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union 🇪🇺.

Every 6 months, a different EU country holds the Presidency — one of two legislative bodies. The transition in Presidency represents unity, fairness, and duty – each EU country gets a chance to lead and execute change for the people of Europe.

Watch👇 as Czech Ambassador Miloslav Stasek handed over the Presidency baton to Swedish Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter here in Washington, DC!

🇨🇿 🤝 🇸🇪
Follow Sweden’s Presidency at www.sweden2023.eu

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Happy New Year! Gott Nytt År! 🎊

Thank you for joining us in 2022!



📸: Jann Lipka/imagebank.sweden.se
Swedes spend a lot of their free time outdoors - even in the winter! 🇸🇪 ❄️

Although winter in Sweden can be quite cold, its snowy landscapes and frozen lakes make it the perfect destination for fun winter activities. From dog sledding to cross-country skiing, from ice skating to ice bathing, there are things for the whole family to do. 🛷 🎿

Washington Post has more on the cozy charm of a Nordic winter 👇
- This dump truck is unlike any other truck you’ve ever seen! 👀 The truck – already in use by construction company NCC – is the world’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel 🚚🌱

📷 The world’s first vehicle made of fossil-free steel, a dump truck by Volvo Construction Equipment, loads stone, gravel and asphalt in a rock shelter in Södra Sandby in the south of Sweden.

From all of us to all of you -
God jul! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! ✨ We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

The Embassy will be closed during Christmas, including on Monday, December 26.

📷: imagebank.sweden.se
✨🎄🇸🇪 The Christmas market in Stockholm’s Old Town has been a tradition since the early 1900s. Surrounded by the beautiful iconic building, the market stalls sell locally produced crafts, food, candy and of course the Swedish mulled wine called ’glögg’ and other delicacies. 😋

- The future of energy requires green batteries. Meet Professor Daniel Brandell, a future-orientated Swede that explores the portable power source side of life with a keen focus on wireless devices. Daniel’s mission is to develop a new generation of more durable, efficient and sustainable batteries! 🔋

Join Daniel and Sweden to Pioneer the possible and be part of the green transition. 🌍

Happy ! 🌙❄️

The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere.

How do you combat winter darkness? Pls share👇

📷: Jukkasjärvi , Torne River/imagebank.sweden.se
“Your journey to the world’s most delicious saffron buns starts the day before you actually put them in the oven by letting the saffron infuse the milk you will use in the sponge. Swedish cuisine has been very influenced by international trade for centuries, so that is why you will see spices from the Silk Road and Asia in our food, like saffron, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.”

To many in Sweden, December means saffron buns! This is our very own Frida Johansson’s take on a traditional saffron bun, and you will love it! 😋

Recipe 👉 https://youtu.be/iEdRMraoczs

European Union in the United States
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Today, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson presented the political priorities of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Sweden will take over the Presidency from January 1, 2023.

Sweden’s priorities during the Presidency:
🇪🇺 Security – unity
🇪🇺 Resilience – competitiveness
🇪🇺 Prosperity – green & energy transition
🇪🇺 Democratic values and the rule of law – our foundation

Read more about Sweden’s priorities and the Presidency program at 👉www.sweden2023.eu

Happy Lucia day! ✨🕯

The annual candlelit Lucia procession on December 13 is perhaps one of the most special traditions in the lead-up to Swedish Christmas. With candles and beautiful songs, the Lucia procession brings light and joy in the dark winter.

Learn more: https://sweden.se/culture/celebrations/the-lucia-tradition

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