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2012-05-07 19:50:42

Political leaders such as Barack Obama and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt may be popular among Swedes. However, they are not as popular as Swedish Crown Princess Victoria, according to the results of the latest SOM survey - University of Gothenburg, Sweden - which were presented Tuesday during the seminar Focus on the Leaders. Although Swedes' confidence in the Swedish Royal Court is at a record low, it turns out that Crown Princess Victoria is the most popular of all royalties...

2009-07-29 13:26:51

A Swedish man said he discovered a bag containing about $60,000 in the back seat of a car loaned to him by a repair shop. The man, whose name was not released, said he was given the loner car while repairs were being made to his own vehicle at the shop in Gothenburg and noticed the black and beige bag in the backseat as he was driving away, The Local reported Wednesday. The bag contained Swedish kroner equaling about $60,000. There were packs of 100 kronor notes in plastic bags. It's not...

2009-05-25 12:20:08

A plurality of Swedes is in favor of ditching the kronor and adopting the euro as the nation's currency, a poll indicates. The survey by the polling firm Novus on behalf of the Liberal Party was published in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper Monday. It indicated that 47 percent of Swedes backed a move to the euro with 44 percent against it, the Swedish news agency TT reported. The poll showed male voters more strongly in favor of the euro with 50 percent in favor and 42 percent against, while the...

2009-01-27 08:50:31

A research report in Sweden said the Scandinavian country would benefit by joining the European Union and trading with the euro rather than the kronor. The Swedish Center for Business and Policy Studies report says Sweden's unemployment and inflation rates would not have changed significantly had the country adopted the euro 10 years ago, the Tidningarnas Telegrambyra news agency reported Tuesday. Interest rates at Swedish Riksbank and the European Central Bank have also followed similar...

2009-01-02 12:12:04

Local leaders in a Swedish tourist town say their decision to adopt the euro as a co-official currency could spur its adoption nationwide. The town of Hoganas this week made it legal for residents to pay their rent and other bills in either euros or the national kronor and will also be able to draw euros from ATMs. We have developed a Eurocity logo, which we think will become a standard across Sweden and we believe that almost all the counties will follow suit within a couple of years, said...

2008-11-23 00:27:15

The head of the Swedish post office has agreed to go without pay for his entire time in the position, repaying anything he has already been paid. Lars Nordstrom had come under fire after the newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported that he was being paid twice as much as his predecessor as chief executive officer of Posten, The Local reported. Nordstrom, who receives more than $500,000 in an annual pension from his years as head of a state-owned bank, and other income from directorships, was being...

2005-08-18 18:43:14

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- This year's Nobel Prizes will be worth the equivalent of $1.3 million each - a drop of $200,000 from last year because of currency fluctuations, the Nobel Foundation said Thursday. Although the prize amount is the same in Swedish currency - 10 million kronor - it works out to less in dollars and euros because both currencies have risen against the krona. The 2004 prizes were the equivalent of $1.5 million. The first prize to be awarded this year will be in...


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