Lars Christer Bäckström is a Swedish Left Party politician. He was a member of the Parliament of Sweden 1988–2006. In 2008 he was appointed Governor of Västra Götaland County. Motions to the Swedish Parliament 1999/2000_proposing national support of the Incubator Project_Venture Capital Riksdag: Swedish Parliament'Communists we are no longer, Social Democrats we can never be': The Evolution of the Leftist Parties in Finland and Sweden, Author: Arter D, The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Volume 18, Number 3, September 01, 2002, pp. 1-28
Lerum Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden, situated just east of Gothenburg. Its seat is located in the town of Lerum. In 1969 the municipality got its present size when "old" Lerum was amalgamated with Skallsjö and Stora Lundby. In 2007, Lerum Municipality launched a new logotype to be used instead of its official municipal coat of arms which features the head of an ox and three oak leaves. Municipal officials and PR staff felt the coat "outdated". Although no longer used, the coat of arms still has official status; the new logotype features a multi-coloured weaving pattern. Floda Gråbo Lerum Norsesund Stenkullen Tollered Lerum Municipality - Official site Visitlerum.nu - Official tourist site
Vänersborg Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Vänersborg; the present municipality was created during the local government reform in the early 1970s. In 1971 the City of Vänersborg became a municipality of unitary type and three years it was amalgamated with three surrounding municipalities; the number of original local government entities is eight. Brålanda, 1,500 inhabitants Frändefors, 600 Katrinedal, 300 Nordkroken, 400 Vargön, 5,000 Vänersborg, 22,000 The following cities are twinned with Vänersborg: Arsuk, Greenland Åland Islands, Finland Eiði, Faroe Islands Herning, Denmark Lich, Germany Husby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Kangasala, Western Finland, Finland Siglufjörður, Eyjafjörður, Iceland Holmestrand, Norway Räpina, Põlva County, Estonia Vänersborg Municipality - Official site The local newspaper Article on Swedish Wikipedia Article Vänersborg - From Nordisk familjebok
Gothenburg Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Gothenburg; the major part of the Gothenburg urban area is situated within the municipality, but there are some other localities as well as rural areas. When the first Swedish local government acts were implemented in 1863 the City of Gothenburg and chartered in 1621, became a city municipality with an elected city council, its territory has since been added through amalgamations in 1868, 1906, 1922, 1931, 1945, 1948, 1967 and 1974. The local government reform of 1971 made the city a unitary municipality, like all others in the country; the municipality prefers, however, to style itself Göteborgs stad, whenever possible. In March 2018 it was reported that the municipality and municipality-owned companies had 236 employees working with public relations, more than Stockholm, to a cost of 400 000 SEK daily or 151 million SEK annually. Billdal Brännö Donsö Gothenburg Hjuvik Nolvik Olofstorp Styrsö Säve Torslanda Vrångö The municipality has a municipal assembly, consisting of 81 members, elected for four years.
There are ten political parties represented in the council elected in 2018: Following the 2018 municipal elections, neither traditional coalition of parties was able to obtain a majority in the municipal assembly. The newly-formed Democrats party, whose primary campaign promise is to stop the construction of the West Link, obtained 14 seats in the assembly, making it the second-largest party; the Green Party and the Left Party announced on 6 November that they would draft their own municipal budget together, along with Feminist Initiative - thus abandoning their traditional cooperation with the Social Democrats. This has been recognized as the three parties forming a local political alliance, referred to as the Red-green-pink coalition; the municipal executive committee has 13 members, representing the six parties from the two major political coalitions who have seats in the assembly. The chairwoman of the municipal assembly is Åse-Lill Törnquist and the chairman of the municipal executive committee is Axel Josefson from the Moderate Party.
Sören Mannheimer, 1985-1988 Göran Johansson, 1988–1991 Johnny Magnusson, 1991–1994 Göran Johansson, 1994–2009 Anneli Hulthén, 2009–2016 Ann-Sofie Hermansson, 2016–2018 Axel Josefson, 2018– In 1990 the municipality was subdivided into 21 stadsdelsnämnder, sometimes translated to boroughs, which they are not. In 2009 the two district boards of Frölunda and Högsbo were joined together, it has been decided that from the start of 2011 many more will be joined together leaving 10 new district boards. The boards carry responsibility for primary school, social and cultural services within their respective areas. In the election of 1998 three boroughs held local referendums on forming their own municipalities, but their petitions were rejected by the government of Sweden. Boroughs: Twin towns: Bergen, Norway Turku, Finland Aarhus Municipality, Denmark Partner cities: Shanghai, China Port Elizabeth, South Africa Lyon, FranceThe cooperation with the South African city of Port Elizabeth is a partnership fostering development of common fields of interest such as solid waste management, public libraries and tourism.
Sister cities: Chicago, United States Kraków, Poland Saint Petersburg, Russia Tallinn, Estonia Rostock, Germany Regional: Oslo, Norway Gothenburg Gothenburg Law Court goteborg.se - Official site for city of Gothenburg goteborg.se/english - Official web page for short English description of the content in city of Gothenburg site international.goteborg.se - Official international site for city of Gothenburg
Tidaholm Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Tidaholm; the municipality is located on the banks of the river Tidan. In the early 1970s a nationwide local government reform was carried out in Sweden. Urban and rural areas were merged into larger unitary municipalities; the former City of Tidaholm was in 1974 amalgamated with the surrounding rural municipality Hökensås and parts of Dimbo and Fröjered. The number of original entities within the present municipality is 20. Many well-preserved medieval churches stand in the municipality; some church sites contain examples of early Scandinavian runestones. Tidaholm Municipality - Official site
Lilla Edet Municipality
Lilla Edet Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Lilla Edet; the present municipality was formed in 1971, when the market town Lilla Edet was merged with Flundre, Inlands Torpe and Lödöse. Population figures from Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005. Lilla Edet Lödöse Göta Nygård Hjärtum Of these localities, Lödöse is nationally known for being the original location of the city of Gothenburg. In the medieval age it was a busy city and hosted an important Swedish harbor, until it was moved to its present location in 1473, little remained. Today it has an interesting museum with many interesting objects; the largest employer in Lilla Edet Municipality apart from the government is the paper mill "SCA Hygiene Products AB Edet Bruk", with some 500 employees. It has been in operation for some 120 years, is best known today for its manufacturing of the toilet paper brand "Edet", available in every store in Sweden. Lilla Edet Municipality - Official site The local newspaper
Kungälv Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Kungälv; the present municipality was formed in 1971 through the amalgamation of the City of Kungälv, the City of Marstrand and territories belonging to four rural municipalities. In 1974 a minor part was transferred to Gothenburg Municipality. Geographically it borders to Gothenburg Municipality, Ale Municipality, Lilla Edet Municipality and Stenungsund Municipality. To the east flows the river Göta älv and to the south, marking the border to Gothenburg, flows the river Nordre älv. On an island in the river, the Bohus Fortress faces the city of Kungälv. Kareby IS, which play their home matches at Skarpe Nord in Kungälv, are the reigning bandy champions for women as of 2016, they won the title in 2011 and 2015. Marstrand, a autonomous island territory as the Marstrand Free Port. It's the location of the stone fortress Carsten. Diseröd Kareby Kode Kungälv Kärna Solberga, where the oldest parts of the church dates back to the 12th century Årsnäs Kungälv Municipality - Official site