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Vitalizing the Swedish Democracy – A Political Suicide NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Before Christmas, a proposal for the Swedish Centre Party’s new party programme went public. Loyal party members as well as media went bananas due to the distinct neoliberal tone. The ideas of free immigration, polygamy and flat tax were indeed...
How Fluent Do You Need to Be in Swedish to Clean Toilets? NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Sweden’s performance in several international studies on immigrant employment rates has been less than satisfactory. It’s not only hard to get a job if you were born outside Sweden, it is even more difficult to get an occupation on par &h...
New Small Nokias On Their Way Up NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 15 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
When Nokia announced that thousands of people will have to leave the company in Finland, it sent a panic wave all the way from Helsinki to the polar circle. The Finns thought that the good days were over. But it … Continue reading →...
No More Tears – Enough is Enough NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The former employees at the Finnish flagship company Nokia might just be listening to the classic break up song by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. At the moment there’s not much sunshine in the once so prosperous and dynamic Nokia … Contin...
No More Tears – Enough is Enough NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 20 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The former employees at the Finnish flagship company Nokia might just be listening to the classic break up song by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. At the moment there’s not much sunshine in the once so prosperous and dynamic Nokia … Contin...
Two Political Blocks, Two Visions for Smart Growth NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 19 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
All the European economies are worried about growth and employment in the coming years. For most of the countries, the pressure to save and cut back is intense, without any possibility for investments. The Baltic economies have managed to repair R...
Two Political Blocks, Two Visions for Smart Growth NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 19 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
All the European economies are worried about growth and employment in the coming years. For most of the countries, the pressure to save and cut back is intense, without any possibility for investments. The Baltic economies have managed to repair R...
The Danish EU Presidency – a Shift from Manager to Assistant NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The Treaty of Lisbon changed the role of the rotating EU presidency and a new post was established, the one of President of the European Council. The ongoing Danish EU presidency demonstrates what this has meant in practice. The Swedish … Conti...
The Danish EU Presidency – a Shift from Manager to Assistant NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
The Treaty of Lisbon changed the role of the rotating EU presidency and a new post was established, the one of President of the European Council. The ongoing Danish EU presidency demonstrates what this has meant in practice. The Swedish … Conti...
Will Sweden Go From Best in Class to Below Average? NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
At the moment, Sweden is one of the rare examples in the EU with a stable political climate, great public finances, spending savvy citizens and optimistic enterprises. So far, so good. There is one critical variable though that should be … Cont...
Will Sweden Go From Best in Class to Below Average? NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
At the moment, Sweden is one of the rare examples in the EU with a stable political climate, great public finances, spending savvy citizens and optimistic enterprises. So far, so good. There is one critical variable though that should be … Cont...
A Political Rock Star NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
              The ongoing Finnish presidential election is already historical. Due to the Green Party’s candidate Pekka Haavisto. When Haavisto and Sauli Niinistö from the National Coalition Party went to the second round, it was … Co...
A Political Rock Star NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 2 Years, 6 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
              The ongoing Finnish presidential election is already historical. Due to the Green Party’s candidate Pekka Haavisto. When Haavisto and Sauli Niinistö from the National Coalition Party went to the second round, it was … Co...
The Norway Oslo Shooting Sent Shockwaves In The Nordic Countries NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 3 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The Oslo bombing and shooting in Norway has sent the whole world into a state of shock after one of the worst terrorist attacks in the 21st century. The Nordic countries are in a deep sorrow and united in their … Continue reading →...
The Norway Oslo Shooting Sent Shockwaves In The Nordic Countries NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 3 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The Oslo bombing and shooting in Norway has sent the whole world into a state of shock after one of the worst terrorist attacks in the 21st century. The Nordic countries are in a deep sorrow and united in their … Continue reading →...
Almedalen Week Could Be a European Festival of Politics NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 3 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Olof Palme, a legendary former Swedish party leader and prime minister, was a passionate agitator in Sweden and abroad.  More than 40 years ago, he was standing on a wagon in Visby on the Swedish island Gotland and held a … Continue reading &#...
Almedalen Week Could Be a European Festival of Politics NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 3 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Olof Palme, a legendary former Swedish party leader and prime minister, was a passionate agitator in Sweden and abroad.  More than 40 years ago, he was standing on a wagon in Visby on the Swedish island Gotland and held a … Continue reading &#...
EU2020: Time For The Swedish Municipalities To Make It Happen NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Take a look at the Swedish Budget Bill for 2011 and at the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and you’ve got the Swedish National Reform Programme (NRP) for EU2020 in your hands. In the light of local self-government in Sweden, the … Continue reading...
EU2020: Time For The Swedish Municipalities To Make It Happen NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Take a look at the Swedish Budget Bill for 2011 and at the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill and you’ve got the Swedish National Reform Programme (NRP) for EU2020 in your hands. In the light of local self-government in Sweden, the … Continue reading...
Lipponen: Yokel Uprising Might Even Color the Presidential Election NEW
Northernwille’s Blog 3 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Finland continues to analyze the results of the parliamentary election that was held last week. The former Finnish Prime Minister and former Speaker of Parliament Paavo Lipponen (Social Democratic Party) called the parliamentary elections for a “yo...