Ewa Helena Björling is a Swedish politician and a member of the Moderate Party. She served as Minister for Trade from 2007 to 2014 and as Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 2010 to 2014 in the Swedish Government, she was a member of the Swedish Riksdag for Stockholm County from 2002 to 2014. On 16 October 2014, she submitted her resignation from the Riksdag and announced that she will retire from politics. Ewa Björling is Doctor of Medicine and a docent in virology. Prior to her election to the Swedish parliament in 2002, she worked as a lecturer at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, she was a member of the municipal council in Ekerö Municipality from 1999 to 2006, served as its chairman from 2005 to 2006. She was elected a Member of Parliament in 2002 and served in the parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, she was a substitute in the Committee on the Constitution, the Committee on Education and the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs. She was a member of the board of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency from 2003 to 2007.
She was chairman of the Swedish National Council for Coordination of Efforts Against HIV/AIDS in 2007, Europe's representative in the Inter-Parliamentary Union's working group on HIV/AIDS. Björling has promoted the use of contraception in Malta, a country which maintains solid links to the Roman Catholic Church. In November, 2012 Björling traveled with two Swedish trade delegations to discuss increasing bi-lateral trade between Sweden and war-torn country of Myanmar, despite an existing EU arms embargo against Myanmar. Björling was questioned by the Swedish Parliament regarding the discovery of Swedish made Carl Gustav recoilless rifles found in Myanmar in December, 2012. Following the 2010 general election, Björling took office as Minister for Nordic Cooperation, she made mining one of the areas of Nordic cooperation. In 2006 Björling was awarded with the "Jerusalem Prize" from the Zionist Federation in Sweden; the award is given to persons who has shown "extraordinary support for Israel and Zionism".
Ewa Björling has two children. She lives on the island of Ekerö west of Stockholm. Frihandelsministern, blog Ewa Björling at the Government Offices of Sweden
Lidingö Municipality is a municipality east of Stockholm in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located on the island of Lidingö; the municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm. It is chiefly located on the island Lidingö, but incorporates a few smaller islands in the surroundings, most notably the Fjäderholmarna islands within the Stockholm archipelago. Being an island municipality it has not been amalgamated with any other entities; the small island of Tranholmen has, been transferred to Danderyd Municipality. The rural municipality was made a market town in 1910, a city in 1926 and a unitary municipality in 1971; the municipality always refers to itself. This was a decision taken by the municipal assembly in 1992; the island Lidingö is connected to the city of Stockholm by the two bridges of Lidingöbron. One is for one for the Lidingöbanan suburban tramway and pedestrians; the bridges lead directly to a station on the Stockholm Metro. Lidingö is for statistical purposes divided into three localities: Lidingö, Brevik and Sticklinge udde.
Because of the strait Lilla Värtan separating the island Lidingö from central Stockholm, Lidingö statistically is not counted as a part of Stockholm. Lidingö traces its history from when remains have been found. According to legend, Lidingö was a place where the Vikings would gather before setting sails to eastern areas, however no proof have been found to confirm that theory; when the city arms was to be chosen in 1928 a Viking ship became the motif, in the colors of the Swedish flag. Lidingö was first mentioned in writing in 1328, called Lydhingö when the entire island and the farms were owned by Bo Johnsson Grip. On a map from 1661 the island is called Lijdingeöö; the island itself hosts few industries, a well-known one being AGA AB, which started production on the island in 1912. Much of the populated land area is built with one-family houses. There are quite a number of conference mansions in the northern parts of the island, providing a part of the industry of Lidingö; the island's politics has traditionally been dominated by the centre-right Moderate Party.
They run the municipality in coalition with the Christian Democrats and with the Lidingö Party. Chairman of the municipal executive board is Anna Rheyneuclaudes Kihlman from the Moderate Party. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 10 065, or 21.33% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 6 422, or 15.59% of the population. On 31 December 2017 there were 47 185 residents in Lidingö, of which 8 265 people were born in a country other than Sweden. Divided by country in the table below - the Nordic countries as well as the 12 most common countries of birth outside of Sweden for Swedish residents have been included, with other countries of birth bundled together by continent by Statistics Sweden. Lidingö is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Sweden, with the fourth highest median income per capita; the share of educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education, three years or longer, is 46.0% – the fourth highest in the country.
In 1942, Lidingö created a committee to provide support for the people in Lohja in the southern part of Finland who suffered badly during World War II. An orphanage was opened in Lidingö and money was collected and sent to Lohja; the orphanage was closed in 1943 as most of the children had returned to Finland. The money, left over was used to provide food for the children in Lohja. Lidingö and Lohja still maintain a close relationship. Another sister city is California; the initiative came from Alameda in 1959 and was part of U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's people-to-people-movement; the purpose was to develop better understanding between people from different countries after World War II. Both Alameda and Lidingö are islands with a bridge connecting them to a big city; as the Baltic states were liberated from the Soviet Union in 1990-1991, Lidingö looked for a new sister city in the area. Saldus in Latvia was selected. During the years, a number of environmental and other projects have been accomplished.
Lidingöloppet, cross-country running, 30 km. Round Lidingö Race, sailing race round Lidingö counter clockwise, 13,5 M Millesgården is an art museum and sculpture garden, located on the island of Lidingö, created by Carl and his wife Olga Milles. List of islands of Sweden Lidingö Municipality - Official site
Carolina Gynning Nilsson is a Swedish glamour model, author, jewelry designer and television presenter. She started her career as a model at age sixteen, she emerged as the winner of that season. Gynning has since made a career as a television presenter on TV4 and Kanal5, as an artist and author of several books. Gynning has participated in several television shows after Big Brother such as I huvudet på Gynning, as a celebrity dancer in season one of Let's Dance. Gynning was born in Helsingborg and lived in Höganäs for a short time, but spent most of her early years in Falsterbo, she changed when she reached her teens. She attended high school in Lund. At sixteen she was discovered by a fashion photographer while waiting at a bus stop in Falsterbo, during her high school years she did some modelling assignments on the side. After a while, she landed modeling jobs in international shows in Athens and Paris, she lived and worked abroad for ten years as a glamour model. During this time she underwent breast implant surgery to enlarge her breasts.
After a few years working as a glamour model, Gynning was approached by producers of the Swedish version of the reality show Big Brother and entered the house in January 2004, becoming the season's eventual winner. In 2006, she entered Let's Dance as a celebrity dancer, she appeared on Season 1 of the show, broadcast on TV4. Her dance partner was Daniel da Silva and she was eliminated in the second round. During late 2006 she worked for Viasats Formula 1 show Studio F1 along with Tore Kullgren and was one of five hostesses for the TV4 show Förkväll. During 2007, Gynning hosted the audition part of Idol 2007 along with Carina Berg. During 2008, Gynning hosted her own show, I huvudet på Gynning, broadcast on Kanal5. During late 2008 she and Carina Berg hosted the TV4 show Stjärnor på is the Swedish version of Stars on Ice. In 2009 Gynning hosted Hjälp! Jag är med i en japansk TV-show on TV4 and in the summer of that year hosted Sommarkrysset along with Berg. In 2013 she was one of the celebrity hosts of the radio show Sommar i P1.
In 2014, Gynning will be one of the judges in the new season of Talang Sverige 2014 on TV3. A few months before Gynning participated as a housemate in Big Brother, she appeared in the French film Happily Ever After starring Johnny Depp, playing the character "Zoe". In the Jesper Ganslandt-produced film Blondie, Gynning played the leading role alongside actors such as Marie Göranzon, Helena af Sandeberg and Alexandra Dahlström. On 8 February 2008 Gynning released her first music single, "Allt jag tar på blir till guld". In her first television show, I huvudet på Gynning, the viewing audience got to see her working on the music video for the song. In the show Gynning created the perfume "Perfect", launched a commercial for it. In the last episode it was revealed. In September 2009, Gynning released her new scent "Go Girl!", becoming the first Swedish woman to have her own perfume and scent. In 2005, Gynning released her autobiography, Ego Girl, in which she tells how she was discovered as a model at age sixteen and lost herself in a world of sex and drugs before finding herself again.
In 2007, a mail correspondence between Gynning and Alex Schulman was released as a book. At the end of 2008 Gynning, together with writer Ingrid Carlqvist, wrote the book Ego Woman, a follow-up to Ego Girl; the book was released by the company Tivoli in 2009. In 2011, she debuted as a book author herself with the book Laura - flickan från havet, released by Bladh, she got the idea for the book after meeting with author Jens Lapidus. Gynning stated, she has described the book as a "dirty crime" book. In 2012 the continuation book, Vanessa - flickan i glaskupan, was released. Gynning has had several exhibitions of her artwork. In April 2009, she hosted a vernissage at Ystad Saltsjöbad; the exhibition was well-received and 15 pieces were sold for between 1 and 2 million, according to Gynning. Two of the prominent pieces were named Cat Power, she has worked with glass and designed a glass collection for the Cervera stores. She had an art exhibition at Gothia Towers on 21 November 2013, along with her mother Agneta Gynning.
She has opened an art studio with her mother under the name Studio Gynning, has been planning a celebration to mark her ten years anniversary as a professional artist. She is a jewelry designer, she has revealed in a newspaper interview that motherhood has affected her art. Her paintings, she has said, are not as dark now as and although in the past she drew portraits, she now paints the whole body, she attributes this to her having become a mother and to her sense that she is now a more complete person. Gynning won tabloid Aftonbladet's TV-award in 2007 for Best Female Television Personality of the Year. In 2008, Swedish Aftonbladet listed Gynning amongst the most powerful people in Sweden, placing her at number 37. In January 2007, Gynning declared to the media that she would remove and sell her breast implants, as she wished to downsize her breasts. In early February 2007, she underwent surgery to remove the implants and Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin took photos of them; the implants were sold on the auction site eBay.
Gynning comes from a artistic family. She is the daughter of Agneta Gynning, an artist, her grandfathe
Danderyd Municipality is a municipality north of Stockholm in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. It is one of the smallest municipalities of the most affluent, its seat is located in Djursholm. The "old" rural municipality Danderyd was split up during the early 20th century, when Djursholm and Stocksund broke away in 1901 and 1910 respectively. Since 1971 Danderyd Municipality is reunified in the old boundaries; the four districts making up Danderyd are: Danderyd, Stocksund within Stockholm urban area and Enebyberg. The European route E18 stretches through the municipality, from the road bridge over the Stocksundet sea strait, north towards Norrtälje Municipality. Danderyd is served by the Stockholm public transport system through SL. There are two stations on the Stockholm metro red line: Mörby centrum. There are several stops on the narrow gauge Roslagsbanan suburban railway as well as an extensive bus network including a large bus interchange at Danderyds sjukhus; the population in Danderyd Municipality is among the most affluent in the country, having the highest median income per capita.
One of the reasons for this is the high price on real estate, which in turn is due to a restrictive policy on new developments by the municipality council. The high income of the population has enabled the municipality to maintain a low rate of taxation, but a government redistribution scheme intended to transfer money from municipalities with a better than average economic situation is one factor that has forced the local government to raise the municipal income tax somewhat in the last few years. Danderyd Municipality has the highest share of educated persons in the country. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 6 402, or 19.47% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 4 512, or 15.16%. On 31 December 2017 there were 32 888 residents in Danderyd, of which 5 394 people were born in a country other than Sweden, divided by country in the table below - the Nordic countries as well as the 12 most common countries of birth outside of Sweden for Swedish residents have been included, with other countries of birth bundled together by continent by Statistics Sweden.
Ted Brithen, ice hockey player Hanna Stjärne, CEO, Sveriges Television Christian Lindberg and conductor Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland, former model and reality television contestant, wife of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland, son of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and Christopher O'Neill Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland, son of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland and Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland Helge von Koch and pioneer in fractals Irina Björklund, Finnish actress, born in Danderyd Tove Lo pop musician Benjamin Ingrosso singer Danderyd municipal election, 2002 Danderyd Municipality - Official site
Sweden the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre; the highest concentration is in the southern half of the country. Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats and Swedes and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is forested. Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia; the climate is in general mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence, that in spite of this still retains warm continental summers.
Today, the sovereign state of Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a monarch as head of state, like its neighbour Norway. The capital city is Stockholm, the most populous city in the country. Legislative power is vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag. Executive power is exercised by the government chaired by the prime minister. Sweden is a unitary state divided into 21 counties and 290 municipalities. An independent Swedish state emerged during the early 12th century. After the Black Death in the middle of the 14th century killed about a third of the Scandinavian population, the Hanseatic League threatened Scandinavia's culture and languages; this led to the forming of the Scandinavian Kalmar Union in 1397, which Sweden left in 1523. When Sweden became involved in the Thirty Years War on the Reformist side, an expansion of its territories began and the Swedish Empire was formed; this became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, ending with the annexation of present-day Finland by Russia in 1809.
The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into personal union. Since Sweden has been at peace, maintaining an official policy of neutrality in foreign affairs; the union with Norway was peacefully dissolved in 1905. Sweden was formally neutral through both world wars and the Cold War, albeit Sweden has since 2009 moved towards cooperation with NATO. After the end of the Cold War, Sweden joined the European Union on 1 January 1995, but declined NATO membership, as well as Eurozone membership following a referendum, it is a member of the United Nations, the Nordic Council, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens, it has the world's eleventh-highest per capita income and ranks in numerous metrics of national performance, including quality of life, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality and human development.
The name Sweden was loaned from Dutch in the 17th century to refer to Sweden as an emerging great power. Before Sweden's imperial expansion, Early Modern English used Swedeland. Sweden is derived through back-formation from Old English Swēoþēod, which meant "people of the Swedes"; this word is derived from Sweon/Sweonas. The Swedish name Sverige means "realm of the Swedes", excluding the Geats in Götaland. Variations of the name Sweden are used in most languages, with the exception of Danish and Norwegian using Sverige, Faroese Svøríki, Icelandic Svíþjóð, the more notable exception of some Finnic languages where Ruotsi and Rootsi are used, names considered as referring to the people from the coastal areas of Roslagen, who were known as the Rus', through them etymologically related to the English name for Russia; the etymology of Swedes, thus Sweden, is not agreed upon but may derive from Proto-Germanic Swihoniz meaning "one's own", referring to one's own Germanic tribe. Sweden's prehistory begins in the Allerød oscillation, a warm period around 12,000 BC, with Late Palaeolithic reindeer-hunting camps of the Bromme culture at the edge of the ice in what is now the country's southernmost province, Scania.
This period was characterised by small bands of hunter-gatherer-fishers using flint technology. Sweden is first described in a written source in Germania by Tacitus in 98 AD. In Germania 44 and 45 he mentions the Swedes as a powerful tribe with ships that had a prow at each end. Which kings ruled these Suiones is unknown, but Norse mythology presents a long line of legendary and semi-legendary kings going back to the last centuries BC; as for literacy in Sweden itself, the runic script was in use among the south Scandinavian elite by at least the 2nd century AD, but all that has come down to the present from the Roman Period is curt inscriptions on artefacts of male names, demonstrating th
Lilla Stenby is a locality situated in Ekerö Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 244 inhabitants in 2010
Nacka Municipality is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located at Nacka; the municipality is situated just east of the capital Stockholm and the western parts are considered a suburban part of the city of Stockholm. The present municipality was created in 1971 when the City of Nacka was amalgamated with Saltsjöbaden and Boo; the municipality is situated in two historical provinces, Uppland and Södermanland, but in one administrative county, Stockholm County. The western densely built-up area of Nacka Municipality is a contiguous part of the city of Stockholm. About 50,000 of the municipality's total population live there. There are some more localities in the municipality; the larger ones are: Älta. The area has been populated since the first mountaintops emerged as islands from the sea after the end of the last Ice Age, during the Mesolithic. During the Viking Age the area has been estimated to have been populated by 100 people, they were living by fishing. A Danish sailing description from the end of the 13th century describes the area as a transportation region.
The water roads were easier to use than the land roads and this was the main road into the capital Stockholm. Due to these circumstances there were plenty of restaurants along the shores to cater to the travelers. An article by Gunnar Ahlberg describes their busy service. In the 18th century the restaurants closer to the city were transformed from shabby small places to more sophisticated establishments. Here came not only travelers but the citizens of Stockholm for a summer excursion. Many of the artists of the times have documented these excursions in drawings as well as songs. During the wintertime the waterways changes somewhat and instead of taking the sea way the travelers crossed the many lakes with sleighs in order to reach Stockholm; the municipality's name harks back to a 16th-century industrial operation established by the Crown at Nacka farmstead where conditions for water mills are good. That spot is now, not densely populated, the municipal seat is on land that once belonged to Järla farmstead on the other side of Lake Järla.
One of many battles during the Great Northern War took place in the most eastern part of Nacka. In 1719, Russian forces raided the eastern coast of Sweden. Several cities were attacked and all buildings in the archipelago of Stockholm were burned. On their way to Stockholm outnumbered Swedish forces managed to fight off the attacking Russians at the battle of Stäket; the municipality has had a continuous population increase since the 1960s doubling the population. Today it is the third most populous municipality in Stockholm County, after Stockholm Municipality and Huddinge Municipality - and the 20th in Sweden. Due to massive increase in housing supply the population is predicted to grow at an annual rate of more the 3% by the year 2020. Nacka became the location of an experiment in psychiatry in the 1970s, initiated by psychiatrist Bengt Bengtsson, it allowed the inhabitants a local access to psychotherapeutic methods for preventive purposes. The role model was the Community Mental Health system developed in the U.
S. The system has since been implemented in other municipalities; the industry in Nacka is of service nature. Nacka has an extensive commuting traffic to Stockholm City, few major companies are located in Nacka itself. Nacka has 12 nature reserves, two large recreational nature areas, all with a varied landscape of pine forests and lakes; the largest nature reserve is Nackareservatet with an area of 730 hectare. Annie Lööf Karin Dreijer Andersson Olof Dreijer Nicolao Dumitru - football player Christer Gardell - venture capitalist Nicklas Grossmann - NHL hockey player Carola Häggkvist Sebastian Ingrosso - DJ/Producer of House Jessica Landstrom - football player Ulf Lundell Markoolio Those Dancing Days - Indie pop band Mona Sahlin Thomas Bodström Nacka is a municipality whose population has continuously grown over the last 65 years and had by 2017 passed 100 000 citizens. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 25 681, or 25.37% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 16 281, or 21.25% of the population.
On 31 December 2017 there were 101 231 residents in Nacka, of which 19 717 people were born in a country other than Sweden. Divided by country in the table below - the Nordic countries as well as the 12 most common countries of birth outside of Sweden for Swedish residents have been included, with other countries of birth bundled together by continent by Statistics Sweden; the population in Nacka Municipality has the 5th highest median income per capita in Sweden. The share of educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education, three years or longer, is 39.0% and the 10th highest in the country. The following sports clubs are located in Nacka: Järla IF FK Nackasändaren Radio Mast The municipality is twinned with: Keila, Estonia Pyhtää, Finland Jelgava, Latvia Gliwice, Poland Greenwich, United States Santa Rosa del Peñón, Nicaragua Adalar, Turkey The images give a view of how the geography looks, with some hills and some tall houses, streets.
Nacka Municipality - Official site