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02 Apr 2020

Temporary Travel Ban and limited possi­bi­li­ties of obtai­ning a visa to Sweden

On 18 March, the Government decided to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the virus. The decision took effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than necessary. Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that the majority of visa applications will be rejected. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU.

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Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2020

31 Mar 2020

The jury will announce today (31 March) the winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2020, the eighteenth laureate in the Award’s history. The announcement – live from the former home of Astrid Lindgren at Dalagatan 46 in Stockholm – can be seen on the following channel:


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  • Anna von Hausswolff, photo: zvg
    12 Jul 2018
    Anna von Hausswolff explores dark sounds between gothic folk, classical music and drone metal. Her musical work is epic and solemn, chaotic and structured, archaic and industrial.
  • First Aid Kit
    10 Jul 2018
    Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg came to prominence a decade ago when self-shot footage of them singing a Fleet Foxes song went viral. Ten years later the Söderberg-sisters are on their fourth album, following up the gold-selling ‘The Lion’s Roar’ (2012) and ‘Stay Gold’ (2014).
  • Göran Tunström (Foto zvg)
    Göran Tunström: Unsere Insel, Unsere Zeit im Meer (Foto: zvg)
    08 Jul 2018
    Die 19. Ausgabe des „Festivals der leisen Töne“ führt heuer ins Seetal, an diverse andere Orte in der Schweiz sowie über die Grenze: Die Niederlande, Deutschland, Finnland, Schweden, England, Irland, Italien, Österreich sowie die Tate Gallery in London sind die diesjährigen Austragungsorte.

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