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Sweden 500- A year of Celebration
What’s in a number? Why plenty, if you ask us! 2023 truly is a jubilee year for Sweden, as the country boasts 500 years worthy of a celebration. It’s a year with more than one Swedish milestone, featuring everything from royals and opera to rollercoasters and the Nobel Prize Banquet. But at the heart of it all is independence and democracy. Intrigued? Then hop along as we take you through the numbers. Sweden's Independence So, you’ve done your math and have rewound to 1523. What exactly happened then? That year, on 6 June to be exact, Gustav Vasa was elected King of Sweden. With Gustav Vasa elected, Sweden left the so-called Kalmar Union with Denmark and Norway, and once again became independent. The historic place where Gustav Vasa was elected? Strängnäs, 59 kilometres west of Stockholm. Under King Gustav Vasa, the Protestant Reformation was introduced and the church was nationalised. During King Gustav Vasa’s reign, Sweden would also lay the foundations of the strong central governance it would develop over centuries to come. 2023 also marks 50 years on the throne for King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden’s current monarch. As head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf is the country’s foremost unifying symbol. According to the constitution, he has no political affinity or formal powers, and his duties are mainly of a ceremonial and representative nature. He became King of Sweden on 15 September 1973, following the death of King Gustaf VI Adolf. Fast-forward to today, and King Carl XVI Gustaf can boast the title as the longest reigning monarch in Swedish history, with more than 80 state visitsabroad. All set to follow in his footsteps is Crown Princess Victoria. In 1980, the Succession Act was made gender-neutral, which turned Princess Victoria – the oldest of Carl Gustaf’s three children – into Crown Princess Victoria. As a celebration of his 50 years on the throne, King Carl XVI Gustaf is paying visit to all 21 of Sweden’s regions during the course of the year, together with Queen Silvia. Hosted by the respective governors, these visits are an opportunity to meet with the people. Click to read more. PHOTO: THRON ULLBERG/KUNGL HOVSTATERNA
Open Hours June 6, 2023
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday, June 6, 2023. For contact information, please visit our website. Link in bio! Credits: Astrakan/Scandinav/
Key Update: New Dutch Pension Legislation Decoded in Just 6 Minutes! (Video)
Noteworthy changes are headed your way with the newly approved Dutch pension legislation. Swe-Cham member Montae & Partners have simplified the essentials into a 6-minute video guide. With this comprehensive yet concise overview, you'll navigate the new pension landscape confidently and make informed decisions that could impact your organization's future. Stay informed and ahead - watch this insightful overview today!"  
Patron Member Benefit- The Young Professionals welcomes 3 young colleagues from your company to join our YP community!
The Young Professionals is our sub-organization for people between 21-36 years old, who have an interest in/connection to the Swedish-Dutch Business Network. It is a vibrant community where we meet up for various interesting events and fun after works, often in collaboration with our Swedish Chamber member companies. Our network has been described as a unique platform for meeting like-minded people, creating valuable connections, and learning something new.   Patron members have 3 Young Professional Memberships included in their Patron Membership. We welcome 3 young colleagues from your company to fill in the member application form below, to join our Swedish-Dutch YP Community for free!