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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.

The Almedalen Week 29 June-6 July

The Almedalen Week (Almedalsveckan) is an annual event taking place in week 27 in and around Almedalen, a park in Visby, Gotland. With speeches, seminars and other political activities, it is considered to be the most important forum in Swedish politics. During the week, representatives from the major political parties in Sweden take turns to make speeches in Almedalen. In recent years, the event has grown larger, with hordes of journalists, lobbyists, local and national politicians and representatives of non-governmental organisations all coming to Visby to meet, discuss politics and socialize.

The Nordic Way: Openness and Mobility

On the 16th of June, diplomats in Stockholm were invited by the Norden Association to a seminar on Nordic cooperation at the island of Biskops-Arnö, located in Lake Mälaren 60 km west of Stockholm. The seminar was supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway.

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In mid-June, school is out and nature has burst into life. It seems like the sun never sets. In fact, in the north of Sweden it doesn't, and in the south only for an hour or two. This calls for celebration! Friends and family gather for the most typically Swedish tradition of all: Midsummer.

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