Riksbank awarded first prize for best website

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Swedish Riksbank was awarded first prize as best website of the year among the world’s central banks. The prize is awarded by the Central Banking Journal in the category Best Website of the Year 2019. The jury highlighted the website’s efficient navigation structure and accessible content. The Central Banking Journal is…

Finland and Sweden aim for even closer cooperation between the countries

HELSINKI, Finland — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven paid a visit the Finnish capital (Helsinki) where he met with Prime Minister Juha Sipilä on January 29th. Finland and Sweden are both very willing to engage in even closer cooperation in several sectors, including in the bioeconomy and the defence sector. The good relations between the…

44th United States President Barack Obama to Speak in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Canada — Former U.S. President Barack Obama will share his political perspective in Winnipeg, Canada as part of his popular speaker series circuit. Obama will speak to a local audience Monday, March 4 at Bell MTS Place beginning at 6 p.m. He will make four Canadian stops along the tour, including one in Calgary the following…

Ethiopia to host World Economic Forum in 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland — The World Economic Forum (WEF) announaced that Ethiopia will be its host in 2020 — as the Eastern African nation hopes to attract more investment. “In order to enforce our up word trajectory and achieve even more rapid and sustainable growth, Ethiopia has embarked on a comprehensive reform process since last April,”…

76ers, Nets, Patriots partner with Meek Mill, Jay-Z for justice reform

NEW YORK CITY — Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z and the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots came together in New York on Wednesday to announce the launch “The Reform Alliance” which will be led by Van Jones, a CNN host and activist who served as an adviser…

Krisjanis Karins appointed as Prime Minister of Latvia

RIGA, Latvia — Latvia’s parliament on Wednesday backed a new government under Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins of the centre-right New Unity party. His appointment ends months of political deadlock following October’s election. European Council President Donald Tusk sent a letter of congratulations to Krisjanis Karins on his appointment as Prime Minister of Latvia. My warm…

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris Is Running For President In 2020!

OAKLAND, California — California Senator Kamala Harris announced that she will run for President of The United States in 2020 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the campaign theme “For the people.” “My parents were very active in the civil rights movement, and that’s the language that I grew up hearing,” Harris told ABC…

Sweden announces members of Government, Löfven as Prime Minister

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Following his reappointment as Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, presented and announced the ministers that will make up the Swedish Government. The change of government took place at a Council of State at the Royal Palace presided over by Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf. Sweden’s new Government consists of the Prime Minister and…

China Plans $1 Trillion Buying Spree to Reduce US Trade Deficit

BEIJING, China — According to Bloomberg, China has offered to significantly boost its purchase of U.S. goods over a six-year period in an effort to re-balance trade between the two superpowers. Last year, Beijing’s surplus with the U.S. stood at $323 billion. By increasing its annual imports from the United States, Beijing would reduce its…

Stefan Löfven officially reappointed as Swedish Prime Minister

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has officially been reappointed to his title as the Prime Minister of Sweden, after parliament voted on the proposal on Friday. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Speaker’s proposal in the Chamber. President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, sent a letter of congratulations to Stefan…