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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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  • Noetic, photo: Bengt Wanselius
    12 Apr 2018
    Scandinavia’s largest contemporary dance company - GöteborgsOperans Danskompani – will be performing the two productions ”Noetic” and ”Icon”, both by Belgian/ Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
  • Ouga Girls
    18 Mar 2018
    A group of young women from the outskirts of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, meet at the feminist education center to study to become car mechanics. “Ouaga Girls” is a poetic coming-of-age story of sisterhood, life choices, and the strife of finding your own path.
  • 07 Mar 2018
    Swedish cellist and bassist Lars Danielsson has played with an almost endless list of international stars like Michael and Randy Brecker, John Scofield and Charles Lloyd. In Zurich Danielsson is going to play “Liberetto” together with French piano player Grégory Privat.

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