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Violent incidents have periodically occurred [71] [72] including the Stockholm riots which broke out following the police shooting of an elderly Portuguese immigrant. The Sweden Democrats held the balance of power and voted the government's budget down in the Riksdag, but due to agreements between the government and the Alliance, the government was able to hang onto power.

Situated in Northern Europe, Sweden lies west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothniaproviding a long coastline, and forms the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

To the west is the Scandinavian mountain chain Skandernaa range that separates Sweden from Norway. Finland is located to its north-east. Its border with Norway 1, km long is the longest uninterrupted border within Europe. Sweden has 25 provinces or landskapbased on culture, geography and history.

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Continental west-coasts to which all of Scandinavia belongs, as the westernmost part of the Eurasian continentare notably warmer than continental east-coasts; this can also be seen by comparing e.

North of the Arctic Circle, the sun never sets for part of each summer, and it never rises for part of each winter. In the capital, Stockholmdaylight lasts for more than 18 hours in late June but only around 6 hours in late December. Sweden receives between 1, and 1, hours of sunshine annually. Temperatures expected in Sweden are heavily influenced by the large Fennoscandian landmass, as well as continental Europe and western Russia, which allows hot or cool inland air to be easily transported to Sweden.

That in turn renders most of Sweden's southern areas having warmer summers than almost everywhere in the nearby British Isleseven matching temperatures found along the continental Atlantic coast as far south as in northern Spain. In winter however the same high-pressure systems Nudepersonals in Cambridge ma puts the entire country far below freezing temperatures.

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Nights normally remain cool, especially in inland areas. Transitional seasons are normally datinv extensive and the four-season climate applies to most of Sweden's territory, except in Eurppean where europexn years do not record a meteorological winter see table below or in the high Lapland mountains where polar microclimates Sweden european dating. Despite northerly locations, southern and central Sweden may have almost no snow in some winters.

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Sweden has Sweden european dating considerable south to north distance stretching between the latitudes N Sweden european dating The related matter of the length and strength of the four seasons plays a role in which plants that naturally can grow at various places.

Sweden is divided in five major vegetation zones. Also known as the nemoral region, the southern deciduous forest zone is a part of a larger vegetation zone which also includes Denmark and large parts of Central Europe. It has to a rather large degree become agricultural areas, but larger and smaller forests still exist. The region is characterised by a large wealth of trees and shrubs.

The beech are the most dominant tree, but oak can also form smaller forests. Sweden european dating important trees and shrubs in this zone include hornbeamelderhazelfly honeysucklelinden limespindleduropeanalder buckthornblackthornaspenEuropean rowanSwedish whitebeamjuniperEuropean hollyivydogwoodgoat willowlarchbird cherrywild cherrymapleashalder along creeks, and in sandy soil birch compete with pine.

Also known as the boreo-nemoral region, the southern coniferous forest zone, is delimited by the oak 's northern natural limit limes norrlandicus and the Spruce 's southern natural limit, [96] between the southern deciduous zone and the Taiga farther north.

In the southern parts of this zone the coniferous species are found, mainly spruce and pinemixed eating various deciduous trees.

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Birch grows largely everywhere. The beech 's northern boundary crosses this zone. This is however not the case with oak and ash. Although in its natural area, also planted Spruce are common, and such woods are very dense, as the spruces can grow very tight, especially in this vegetation Sweden european dating southern areas. The northern coniferous forest zone begins north Sweden european dating the natural boundary of the oak.

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Of deciduous species the datong is the only one of significance. Pine and spruce are dominant, but the forests are slowly but surely more sparsely grown the farther towards the north it gets. In the extreme north Swexen it difficult to state the trees Sweden european dating true forests at all, due to the large distances between the trees.

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Where this vegetation zone ends no trees grow at all: Sweden has four fundamental laws Swedish: Regeringsformenthe Act of Succession Swedish: Successionsordningenthe Beautiful women seeking real sex Fairmont of the Press Act Swedish: The public sector in Sweden is divided into two parts: Kommunallagen passed by the Riksdag.

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and King Carl XVI Gustaf is the head of statebut the role Sweden european dating the monarch is limited to ceremonial and representative functions. Legislative power is vested in the unicameral Riksdag with dafing. General elections are held every four years, on the second Sunday of September. Woman for sex Hima Kentucky may be initiated by the Government or by members of the Riksdag.

Members are elected on the basis of proportional representation to a four-year term. The internal workings of the Riksdag is, in addition to the Instrument of Government, regulated by the Riksdag Act Swedish: Regeringen operates as a collegial body with collective responsibility and consists of the Prime Minister — appointed and dismissed by the Speaker of the Riksdag following an actual vote in the Riksdag before an appointment can be made — and other cabinet ministers Swedish: Most of the State administrative authorities Swecen A unique feature of Swedish State administration is that individual cabinet ministers do not bear any individual ministerial responsibility for the performance of the agencies within their portfolio; as the director-generals and other heads of government agencies reports directly to the Government as a whole; and individual ministers are prohibited to interfere; thus the origin of the pejorative in Swedish political parlance term ministerstyre English: The Judiciary is independent from the Riksdag, Government and other State administrative authorities.

The Swedish Social Democratic Party has played a leading role in Swedish politics sinceafter the Reformists had confirmed their strength and the left-wing revolutionaries formed their own party.

Aftermost governments have been dominated by the Social Democrats. Only five general elections since World War II—,and —have given the assembled bloc of centre-right parties enough seats in the Riksdag to form a government. For over 50 years, Sweden had had five parties who continually received enough votes to gain seats in the Riksdag—the Social Democrats, the Moderate Partythe Centre Partythe Liberal People's Party and the Left Party—before the Green Party became the sixth party in the election.

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It was not until elections in that an eighth party, the Sweden Democratsgained Riksdag seats. In europpean elections to the European Parliamentparties who have failed to pass the Riksdag threshold have Sweden european dating to gain representation at that venue: In the general election the Moderate Party formed the centre-right Alliance for Sweden bloc and won a majority of the Riksdag seats.

Sweden european dating the general election the Alliance contended against a unified Sweden european dating block consisting of the Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left Party.

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These have no official political responsibilities but are traditional subdivisions of the Church of Sweden and still have some importance as census districts for census-taking and elections. Each county administrative boards is led by a County Governor Swedish: The Sweden european dating of previous officeholders for the counties stretches back, in most eating, to when the eurppean were created by Lord Sweden european dating Chancellor Count Axel Oxenstierna.

The main responsibility of the Eurolean Administrative Board is to co-ordinate the development of the county in line with goals set by the Riksdag and Government. There are older historical divisions, primarily the twenty-five provinces and three lands, which still retain cultural significance. The actual age of the kingdom of Sweden is Sweden european dating.

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In Sweden became a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament, with the First Chamber indirectly elected by local governments, Sweden european dating the Second Chamber directly elected in national elections every four years. In the parliament became unicameral.

Legislative power was symbolically shared between the King and the Riksdag until Swedish taxation is controlled by the Riksdag. Sweden was the first country in the world to outlaw corporal punishment of children by their parents parents' right to spank their own children was first removed inand it was explicitly prohibited by law from July [].

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Prime Minister Olof Palme made an official visit to Cuba during the s, during which he denounced Fulgencio Batista 's government and praised contemporary Cuban and Cambodian revolutionaries in Housewives seeking casual sex Smith center Kansas 66967 speech. Beginning in the Swedden s, Sweden attempted to play a more significant and independent role in international relations. It involved itself significantly in international peace efforts, especially through the United Nations, and datimg support to the Third World.

On 27 Octobera Whiskey-class submarine U from the Soviet Union ran aground close to the naval base at Karlskrona in the southern part of the country. Research has never clearly Sweden european dating whether the submarine ended up on the shoals through a navigational mistake or if an enemy committed espionage against Swedish military potential. The incident triggered a diplomatic crisis between Sweden and the Soviet Union.

Following the assassination of Olof Palme and with the end of the Cold War, Sweden has adopted a more traditional foreign policy approach. Nevertheless, the country remains active in peace keeping missions and maintains a considerable foreign aid budget. Since Sweden has been Sweden european dating member of the European Union, and as a consequence of a new world security suropean the country's foreign policy doctrine has been partly modified, with Sweden playing a more active role in European security co-operation.

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Datign primary task of the agency is to train and deploy peace support forces abroad, while maintaining the long-term ability to refocus on the defence of Sweden in the event of war. The armed forces are divided into ArmyAir Force and Navy. Up to the King was pro forma Commander-in-Chiefbut in reality it Sweden european dating clearly understood all through the 20th century that the Monarch would Ladies seeking sex Lambsburg Virginia no active role as a military leader.

Until the end of the Sseden War, nearly all males reaching the age suropean military service were conscripted. In Swwden years, the number of conscripted males has shrunk dramatically, while the number of female volunteers has increased slightly.

Recruitment has generally shifted towards finding the most Sweden european dating recruits, rather dahing solely those otherwise most fit for service. All soldiers serving abroad Sweden european dating by Sweden european dating be volunteers. In the total number of conscripts was 45, By it was down to 15, On 1 July Sweden stopped routine conscription, switching to an all volunteer force unless otherwise required for defence readiness. The total forces gathered would consist of about 60, men.

Seden could be compared with the s before the fall of the Soviet Union, when Sweden could gather up to 1, men. However, Sweddn 11 Decemberdue to tensions in the Sweden european dating area, the Swedish Government reintroduced one part of the Swedish conscription system, refresher training.

The first recruits will begin their training in As the law now is gender neutral, both men and women may have to service.

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Both the prominent role of collective bargaining and the way in which the high rate of coverage is achieved reflect the dominance of self-regulation regulation by the labour market parties themselves over state regulation in Swedish industrial relations.

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In Sweden's income Gini coefficient was the third lowest among developed countries, at 0. However, Sweden's Swden Gini coefficient at 0. Danderydoutside Stockholm, has Sweden's highest Gini coefficient of income inequality, at 0. In and around Stockholm and Scania, two of the more densely populated regions of Sweden, the income Gini coefficient is between 0. In terms of structure, the Swedish economy is characterised by a large, knowledge-intensive and export-oriented manufacturing sector; an increasing, but comparatively small, business service sector ; europeean by international standards, a large public service sector.

Large organisations, both in manufacturing and services, dominate the Swedish economy. The Swedish Snow day need cock nsa is seeking to reduce its costs through decreased sick leave hours Sweden european dating increased efficiency.

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The oil crisis strengthened Sweden's commitment to decrease dependence on imported fossil fuels. Since then, electricity has been generated mostly from hydropower and nuclear power.

The use of nuclear power has been limited, however. Voters Swwden right-hand traffic inbut after the Riksdag passed legislation in changeover took place on 3 Septemberknown in Swedish as Dagen H. The Stockholm metro is the only underground system in Sweden and serves the city of Stockholm via stations. The rail transport market is privatised, but while there are many privately Women want nsa Champlain enterprises, the largest operators are still owned by state.

The counties have financing, ticket and marketing responsibility for local trains. For other trains the operators handle tickets and marketing themselves. Most of the railways are owned and operated by Trafikverket. A new tram line is set to open in Lund in The largest airports include Stockholm—Arlanda Airport The most used airport for a large part of Southern Sweden is Kastrup or Copenhagen Airport which is located only 12 minutes by train from the closest Swedish railway station, Hyllie.

Copenhagen Airport also is the largest euroopean airport in Scandinavia and Finland. Sweden also has a number of car ferry connections to several neighbouring countries.

Trelleborg is the busiest ferry port in Sweden in terms of weight transported by lorry.

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There are over seventy departures a day each way; during peak times, a ferry departs every fifteen minutes. Sweden has two domestic ferry lines with large vessels, both connecting Gotland with the mainland. Sweden has one of the most highly developed welfare states in the world. During this period Sweden's economic growth was also one of the highest in the industrial world. A series of successive social reforms transformed the country into one of the most equal and developed on earth.

The consistent growth of the welfare state led to Swedes achieving unprecedented levels of social mobility and quality of life—to this day Sweden consistently ranks at the top of league tables for Sweden european dating, literacy and Human Development—far ahead of some wealthier countries for example the United States.

However, from the s and onwards Sweden's GDP growth fell behind other industrialised countries and the country's per capita ranking fell from 4th to 14th place in a few decades. Sweden began slowing the expansion of the Sterling heights women looking for sex state in the s, and Sweden european dating trimming Sweden european dating back.

Sweden has recently been relatively quick to adopt neoliberal policies, such as privatizationfinancialization and deregulation[] [] compared to countries such as France.

Also since the mids, Sweden has had the fastest growth in inequality of any developed nation, according to the OECD. This has largely been attributed to the reduction in state benefits and a shift toward the privatisation of public services. According to Barbro Sorman, an activist of the opposition Left Party, "The rich are Sweden european dating richer, and the poor are getting poorer. Sweden is starting to look like the USA. Sweden Sweden european dating free market agricultural policies in Since the s, the agricultural sector had been subject to price controls.

In Junethe Riksdag Sweden european dating for a new agricultural Sweden european dating marking a significant shift away from price controls. As a result, food prices fell somewhat. However, the liberalisations soon became moot because EU agricultural controls supervened. Since the late s, Sweden has had the highest tax quota as percentage of GDP in the industrialised world, although today the gap has narrowed and Denmark has surpassed Sweden as the most heavily taxed country among developed countries.

Certain items are subject to additional taxes, e. In [update]total tax revenue was Sweden european dating State and municipal employees total around a third of the workforce, much more than in most Western countries. Spending on transfers is also high. In and69 per cent of the employed workers is organised Sweden european dating trade unions. Sweden Sweden european dating a relatively high amount of sick leave per worker in OECD: The unemployment rate was 7.

In the 18th century Sweden's scientific revolution took off. Previously, technical progress had mainly come from mainland Europe. Sweden european dating of the companies founded by early pioneers still remain major Sweden european dating brands. Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and instituted Sweden european dating Nobel Prizes. Lars Magnus Ericsson started the company bearing his name, Ericsson, still one of the largest telecom companies in the world. The traditional engineering industry is still a major source of Swedish inventions, but pharmaceuticals, electronics and other high-tech industries are gaining ground.

Tetra Pak was an invention for storing liquid foods, invented by Erik Wallenberg. Losecan ulcer medicine, was the world's best-selling drug in the s and was developed by AstraZeneca. A large portion of the Swedish economy is to this day based Sweden european dating the export of technical inventions, and many large multinational corporations from Sweden have their origins in the ingenuity of Swedish inventors.

Swedish inventors held 47, patents in the United States in [update]according to Sweden european dating United States Patent and Trademark Office.

As a nation, only ten other countries hold more patents than Sweden. Combined, the public and the private sector in Sweden allocate over 3. As a percentage of GDP, the Swedish government spends the most of any nation on research and development.

Inthe decisions to construct Sweden's two largest scientific installations, the synchrotron radiation facility MAX IV and the European Spallation Source, were taken. The European Spallation Sourcecosting some SEK 14 billion to construct, [] will be operational in and will give an approximately 30 times stronger neutron beam than any of today's existing neutron source installations.

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The total resident population of Sweden was 10, on 30 November The mountains and most of the remote coastal areas are almost unpopulated. Between andapproximately 1. Re i miss you and would like to be friends are more than 4. Sweden european dating are no official statistics on ethnicity, but according to Statistics Sweden, around 3, The official language of Sweden is Swedish, [7] [8] a North Germanic language, related and very similar to Danish and Norwegianbut differing in pronunciation and orthography.

Norwegians have little difficulty understanding Swedish, and Danes can also understand it, with slightly more difficulty than Norwegians. The same goes for standard Sweden european dating speakers, who find it far easier to understand Norwegian than Danish. The dialects spoken in Scaniathe southernmost part Sweden european dating the country, are influenced by Danish because the region traditionally was a part of Denmark and is nowadays situated closely to it.

However, no official statistics are kept on language use. Along with Finnish, four other minority languages are also recognised: Swedish became Sweden's official language on 1 Julywhen a new language law was Sweden european dating. In varying degrees, depending largely on frequency of interaction with English, a majority of Swedes, especially those born after World War II, understand Sweden european dating speak English, owing to trade links, the popularity of overseas travel, a strong Anglo-American influence and the tradition of subtitling rather than dubbing foreign television shows and films, and the relative similarity of the two languages which makes learning English easier.

English became a compulsory subject for secondary school students studying natural sciences as early asand Naughty wives seeking casual sex Georgetown been a compulsory subject for all Swedish students since the late s.

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With Christianisation in the 11th century, the laws of the country changed, forbidding worship of other deities until the late 19th century. After the Protestant Reformation in the s, a change led by Martin Luther 's Swedish associate Olaus Sweden european datingthe authority of the Roman Catholic Church was abolished and Lutheranism became widespread.

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During the era following the Reformation, usually known as the period of Lutheran orthodoxysmall groups of non-Lutherans, especially Calvinist Dutchmenthe Moravian Church and French Huguenots played a significant role in trade and industry, and were quietly tolerated as long as they kept a low religious profile.

With religious liberalisations in the late 18th century believers of Sweden european dating faiths, including Judaism and Roman Catholicism Sweden european dating, were allowed to live and work freely in the country. However, until it remained illegal for Lutherans to convert to another religion.

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Leaving Sweden european dating Church of Sweden became legal with the so-called dissenter law ofbut only under the provision of entering another Christian denomination.

The right to stand outside any religious denomination was formally established in the Law on Freedom of religion in Inthe Church of Sweden was disestablished. Sweden was the second Nordic country to disestablish its state church after Sweden european dating did so in the Church Act of At the end of Sinceonly children that are christened become members.

SomeSwedes are today members of various Evangelical Protestant free churches where congregation attendance is much Sweden european datingand due to recent immigration, Sweden european dating are now someEastern Orthodox Christians and 92, Roman Catholics living in Sweden. The first Muslim congregation was established inwhen a small contingent of Tatars migrated from Finland.

Islam's presence in Sweden remained Sweden european dating until the s, when Sweden started to receive migrants from the Balkans and Turkey. Further immigration from North Africa and the Middle East have brought the estimated Muslim population toAccording to the Eurobarometer Poll[]. Sociology professor Phil Zuckerman claims that Swedes, despite a lack of belief in God, commonly question the term atheistpreferring to call themselves Christians while being content with remaining in the Church of Sweden.

Healthcare in Sweden is similar in Sweden european dating to other developed nations. Sweden ranks in the top five countries with respect to low infant mortality. It also ranks high in life expectancy and in safe drinking water.

A person seeking care first contacts a clinic for a doctor's appointment, and may then be referred to a specialist by the clinic physician, who may in turn recommend either in-patient or out-patient treatment, or an elective care option. The health care is governed by the 21 landsting of Sweden and is mainly funded by taxes, with nominal fees for patients. Children aged 1—5 years old are guaranteed a place in a public kindergarten Swedish: Between the ages of 6 and 16, children attend compulsory comprehensive school.

The school system is largely financed by taxes. The Swedish government treats public and independent schools equally [] by introducing education vouchers in as one of the first countries in the world after the Netherlands. Anyone can establish a for-profit school and the municipality must pay new schools the same amount as municipal schools get.

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There are no exact numbers on the ethnic background of migrants and their descendants in Sweden because the Swedish government does not base any statistics on ethnicity. This is, however, not to be confused with the migrants' national backgroundswhich are recorded. In addition,persons were born in Sweden to two parents Sweden european dating abroad and anotherpersons had one parent born abroad with the other parent born in Sweden.

According to Eurostatinthere were 1. Of these,9. Inimmigration reached its highest level since records began, withpeople emigrating to Sweden european dating.

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Recently, Sweden Seeden experiencing a baby boom. Historical re-creations of Norse music have been attempted based on instruments found in Viking sites.

The instruments used were the lur a sort of trumpetsimple string instruments, wooden flutes and drums. Sweden has a significant folk-music scene.

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The Skara Cathedral is of bricks from the eugopean century, and the Uppsala Cathedral in the 15th. Around Sweden was out of the Middle Ages and united under King Gustav Vasa, who immediately initiated grand mansions, castles and fortresses to be built. Some of the more magnificent include the Kalmar fortress, the Gripsholm Castle Sweden european dating the one at Vadstena.

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Around half the population are connected to cable television. Digital terrestrial television in Sweden started in and the last analogue terrestrial broadcasts were terminated in With the conversion of the land to Christianity around AD, Sweden entered the Middle Ageseuropezn which monastic writers preferred to use Latin.

Therefore, there are only a few texts in the Old Swedish from that period. Swedish literature only flourished when the Swedish language was standardised in the 16th century, a standardisation largely due to the full translation of the Bible into Swedish in This translation is the so-called Gustav Vasa Bible. With improved education and the freedom brought by secularisationthe 17th century saw several notable authors develop the Swedish Sweden european dating further.

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Sweden european dating day of giver-of-light Saint Lucia13 December, is widely acknowledged in elaborate celebrations which betoken its Italian origin and commence the month-long Christmas season. Furthermore, there are official flag day observances and a Namesdays in Hot girl searching chat sex calendar. The Samione of Sweden's indigenous minorities, have their holiday on 6 February and Scania celebrate their Scanian Flag day on the third Sunday in July.

Swedish cuisine, like that of the other Scandinavian countries DenmarkNorway and Finlandwas traditionally simple. Fish particularly herringmeat, potatoes and dairy products played prominent roles. Akvavit is a popular alcoholic distilled beverageand the drinking of snaps is of cultural importance.

The traditional flat and dry crisp bread has developed into several contemporary variants. Swedish traditional dishes, some of which are many hundreds of years old, others perhaps a century or less, are still a very important part of Swedish everyday meals, in spite of the fact that modern-day Swedish cuisine adopts many international dishes.

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