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swedish politics

Cashing in on cash rounding

If you've ever been to Sweden, you may have noticed we're a country with a coin deficit. As of October 2010, the coin with the smallest denomination in Sweden is 1 krona (approximately 10 Euro-cent or 12 USD-cent). One krona is equal to 100 öre but there are no valid coins which you can use to pay a fraction of a krona any more. But the ö…

Jonas ÖbergJonas Öberg

Swedish media upset about nothing

It happens frequently. Media gets upset, or tries to portray something very normal as something gravely troublesome. I'll quickly run through two so called stories circulating this week. First out is the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, which you would do well not to read in general (though the articles by political commentator Lena Mellin ar…

Jonas ÖbergJonas Öberg