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Daylight saving reminder

During the night between Saturday and Sunday (28-29 March), the time is shifted forward by 1 hour to GMT+2. Days get longer, evenings get lighter and spring is slowly arriving to Stockholm and Sweden. Do not forget to adjust your watches.

Max Martin wins 2014 Music Export Prize

Music producer and songwriter Martin Sandberg, also known as Max Martin, has been awarded the Government's 2014 Music Export Prize. For decades, Max Martin has written songs to top artists in the world and several of his hits have made it to international charts. The Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg also rewarded Max Martin with the Government's Honorary Award for his "longstanding contribution to Swedish music exports."

Norden - more than Scandinavia

The annual event at Biskops-Arnö, Norden - more than Scandinavia 2015, will take place June 1st. Please save the date, more information will follow.

Gender Equality in Sweden

Sweden ranks as one of the world's most gender-egalitarian countries, based on a firm belief that men and women should share power and influence equally. An extensive welfare system makes it easier for both sexes to balance work and family life. However, the Government recognises that there is still room for improvement in many areas.

Study visit and Security briefing

On 18 February, the Protocol Department together with the Swedish Prison and Probation Service, organised a Study Visit for the Diplomatic Corps to Asptuna Prison. On 19 February, the Protocol Department, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, arranged a briefing on security issues for the Diplomatic Corps.

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