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In Sweden, cash is no longer king

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In Sweden, cash is no longer king

When you ask people on the shopping streets of Stockholm when they last paid for something in cash, many have to think a bit. Was it yesterday, or perhaps last week? Digital payments via card or mobile app have become so widely accepted that many Swedes no longer carry cash at all. Indeed, there is such a high level of trust in the digital transaction system, that even children often pay with their debit cards.

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“Others talk, we do!” – towards gender equality in the Swedish film industry

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“Others talk, we do!” – towards gender equality in the Swedish film industry

Voices are getting louder in the global film industry regarding gender inequality. A growing body of research and statistics points to what many have been arguing for decades: women are not represented equally behind or in front of the camera.

The Swedish film industry has certainly been no different. But back 2012, with only 32 percent of Swedish state-funded features produced by women, and women directors and screenwriters underrepresented, Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute (SFI), decided that something needed to be done.

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Sweden a strong force in sustainable fashion

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Sweden a strong force in sustainable fashion

From cutting edge designers to large fashion retailers, Swedish fashion is having a banner year. Swedish fashion export figures were the highest ever for the first 5 months of the year 2013, while the success of the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm proved that Swedish designers are taking their place in the international high fashion scene.

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Importing garbage for energy is good business for Sweden

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Importing garbage for energy is good business for Sweden

Everyone produces waste, and the Swedes are no different. It’s what they do with it that is unusual. Sweden recycles and sorts its waste so efficiently that less than 1 percent ends up in landfills. But perhaps even more interesting, and somewhat controversial, is that Sweden burns about as much household waste as it recycles, over 2 million tons, and converts this to energy. But even with this amount of domestic waste, the country’s 32 waste-to energy (WTE) incineration plants can handle even more. And when Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other countries.

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B-roll: Göteborg (summer)

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B-roll: Göteborg (summer)

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Footage includes:
Brännö archipelago
Brunnsparken, band playing, fountain, trams, waterways
Kungsportsplatsen, kiosk, outside dining, street/people, Avalon hotell, Saluhallen (food hall)
Kungsparken, people sitting on grass.
Feskekorka (“Fish Church” fish market), shopping for fish
Liseberg amusement park; Lisebergshjulet (ferris wheel) entrance, signage.
Lilla bommen (harbour), Boat disembarking, sail boat, full-rigged ship

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Spanking children: 194 countries say it’s wrong. But less than a fourth have made it a crime.

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Spanking children: 194 countries say it’s wrong. But less than a fourth have made it a crime.

In 1966, Sweden became the first country in the world to prohibit corporal punishment of children. Even though almost all countries worldwide have ratified the UN adopted Convention on the Rights of Child, which includes protecting children from physical violence, still only a relative few have put legal measures in place against corporal punishment.

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B-roll: Moving an Arctic city offers the chance for reinvention

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B-roll: Moving an Arctic city offers the chance for reinvention

Moving house can be stressful enough, but what about moving an entire city? Sweden’s northernmost town of Kiruna is doing just that. A city of less than 20,000, yet one of the biggest municipalities in the world in terms of area, Kiruna has been forced to move or risk sinking into the earth. Mining the vast seam of iron ore running beneath the town, the same iron ore on which the city has grown rich, now poses a threat to Kiruna’s survival. As the relocation plan moves into the “operational phase”, Kiruna looks towards the chance for reinvention, attracting new talent, and long term growth.

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Dignity and accessibility: life on equal terms for those with disabilities in Sweden

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Dignity and accessibility: life on equal terms for those with disabilities in Sweden

About 1.5 million people in Sweden have a disability of some kind. The principal goal of Sweden’s disability policy has long been to ensure that people in this group have power and influence over their everyday lives. A subtle yet important shift is happening however, where inclusion in society of those with disabilities is considered a question of democracy and human rights, rather than viewed in terms of social and welfare policy.

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