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2014 World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm 31 August - 5 September 2014. It has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991. It is a platform for over 200 collaborating organisations to convene events about water and development issues. Individuals from around the globe also present their findings at the scientific workshops.

It's crayfish season!

Eating freshwater crayfish in August is one of Sweden's most cherished food traditions. The crayfish is boiled with salt, dill and other seasonings, then chilled and eaten fresh from the shell.

Stockholm Culture Festival

Stockholm Culture Festival fills the city center with all kinds of culture during 12-17 August. From Sergels Torg, over Brunkeberg to Gustav Adolfs Torg there will be samples of all the culture Stockholm has to offer, with performers and guests from all corners of the world. Free admission.

On the façade of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the specially-produced visual extravaganza "Barcekholm 3D" will be projected in 3D.

Please note that access by car to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will be limited during the duration of the festival.

The castle of Strömsholm. Photo: Fredrik Alpstedt, Flickr (CC)

Study trip to the county of Västmanland

The Protocol Department invites Heads of Mission in Stockholm and their spouses/partners to a study trip to the county of Västmanland. The programme includes visits to the company ABB, the castle of Strömsholm, the cathedral of Västerås and the famous Skultuna brass foundry. A copy of the programme is enclosed.

Date: 6th of October 2014

Meeting with the Governor of the Stockholm County

On the 24th of June, the Governor of the Stockholm County, Ms. Chris Heister, invited Ambassadors to visit her residence, the Tessin Palace, situated in the Old Town opposite the Royal Palace.

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