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In order to reduce the negative impact of climate change on Sweden, the government needs to develop prevention strategies immediately.1 The country is more vulnerable to floods, landslides, and erosion with climate change.2 Ecosystems in the Baltic sea could drastically change and conservation efforts could be needed.3 The water quality in lakes and streams will also decline, putting more strain on the water system.4 According to a study done by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Sweden?s climate will change to become warmer and wetter and wreak havoc on fragile ecosystems.5 However, a positive effect of climate change in Sweden will be the increase in the amount of energy that can be derived from hydropower energy sources.6

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1 http://www.government.se/content/1/c6/09/60/02/56302ee7.pdf
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The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two games in Sweden next season, the NHL's first regular-season games in Europe since 2011. The NHL and NHL Players' Association on Friday announced their new Global Series games Nov. 10 and ... See more..
Irish Independent 
Screengrab of the Swedish Royal Court's Instagram post announcing Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia they are expecting their second child. Picture: Swedish Royal Court/Instagram Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and Princess Estelle of Sweden ... See more..
Business Insider Nordic 
In an interview with Time on Thursday, Trump insists he was right when he controversially suggested a mysterious event had taken place in Sweden "last night", later clarifying he was referring to a Fox News report which incorrectly claimed crimes such ... See more..
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RT 
A trial has begun in Sweden of three men arrested in January on suspicion of gang raping a woman and livestreaming the crime on Facebook. The three men – two Afghans aged 18 and 21, and a 24-year-old Swede – appeared before an Uppsala court on ... See more..
The Local Sweden 
Sweden is to get a new government agency tasked with tackling segregation in Swedish society. The new agency will be charged with helping to improve socially deprived areas and breaking structural inequality, the Swedish government explained. See more..
The Local Sweden 
In Götaland and Svealand it will be just above ten degrees and locally it could be up to 15,” Marie Staerk, meteorologist at Sweden's national weather institute SMHI, told newswire TT. The northern Norrland region, where spring has not yet arrived ... See more..
Breitbart News 
A new report suggests that in cases of gang rape or sexual assaults involving two or more attackers in Sweden, 85 percent of the attackers come from a foreign ... See more..
Business Insider Nordic 
Anyone who has sent money through a money transfer app knows to double-check the name of the receiver before approving the payment. A Swedish man must have missed this when he sent 2000 SEK (~$200) through the application Swish last year. See more..
The Local Sweden 
The children highlighted the long wait to be appointed a legal guardian in Sweden, sometimes taking up to seven months. Half of all of the children who came to Sweden during the height of the refugee crisis in 2015 were without a guardian. In total the ... See more..
Philly.com 
Quicksand, a remarkable new novel from Sweden, takes us into the life of Maja Norburg, who is 18, blessed with beauty, brains, and rich parents - and on trial for mass murder. The novel, arriving here after success in Europe, in some ways recalls The ... See more..
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Geography

Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway
Area

Total 450,295 sq km
Land 410,335 sq km
Water 39,960 sq km

Climate

temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north ;
Natural Resources

iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

ice floes in the surrounding waters, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia, can interfere with maritime traffic
Current Environmental Issues

acid rain damage to soils and lakes; pollution of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea ;

Demographics

Nationality
Swedish
Population
9,119,423 (July 2013 est.)
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Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century, Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits. It has a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a highly skilled labor force. In September 2003, Swedish voters turned down entry into the euro system concerned about the impact on the economy and sovereignty. Timber, hydropower, and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade. Privately owned firms account for vast majority of industrial output, of which the engineering ...See More sector accounts for about 50% of output and exports. Agriculture accounts for little more than 1% of GDP and of employment. Until 2008, Sweden was in the midst of a sustained economic upswing, boosted by increased domestic demand and strong exports. This and robust finances offered the center-right government considerable scope to implement its reform program aimed at increasing employment, reducing welfare dependence, and streamlining the state's role in the economy. Despite strong finances and underlying fundamentals, the Swedish economy slid into recession in the third quarter of 2008 and the contraction continued in 2009 as deteriorating global conditions reduced export demand and consumption. Strong exports of commodities and a return to profitability by Sweden's banking sector drove the strong rebound in 2010, which continued in 2011, but growth slipped to 1.2% in 2012. The government proposed stimulus measures in 2012 to curb the effects of a global economic slowdown and boost employment and growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$399.4 billion (2012 est.); $394.7 billion (2011 est.); $380.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

26.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 27.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 25.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

barley, wheat, sugar beets; meat, milk
Industries

iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles