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Thank you Maria Karlström!
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Maria Karlström Director Business Support and Marketing & Communications at Scania BeNeLux for her inspiring contribution to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Maria Karlström has been a member of the Swedish Chamber Board of Directors since 2017 and she is ending her activities at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce due to a new assignment on a new market. On behalf of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, we wish Maria lots of success with her new challenge.
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Who will be Sweden’s new best EU friend after Brexit?
Sweden and the UK have traditionally agreed on many European issues. But when Sweden's best friend leaves the EU, the country needs to seek new partners.  Sweden's new EU Minister Hans Dahlgren, of the ruling centre-left Social Democrat party, on Tuesday, met Michael Stibbe, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's closest EU adviser. The meeting in The Hague was Dahlgren's first bilateral foreign trip of this kind. "The UK has in the past been the country with whom we have had the closest contact, in the sense that it is the country that has voted most like Sweden in the EU. We now have to look for allies in several other countries and the Netherlands is among the top of the list ," Dahlgren told Swedish newswire TT.   Click here for more information. Source: The Local Sweden  
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Member Company Flokk at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair.
At this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, Member Company Flokk offered visitors a unique glimpse into the world of sustainable design, and unveiled for the very first time, a brand new design update on one of their bestselling chairs. The concept was a great success, drawing interest not only from the design fair attendees but also the organisers of the event. Flokk was one of four nominee’s for the E.  
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Snoop Dogg becomes a shareholder in Klarna and transforms into Smoooth Dogg
Stockholm, January 17, 2019 – Klarna, a leading global payment provider and bank, joins forces with rapper and global pop culture icon Snoop Dogg in order to bring the company’s communication concept of “Smoooth” to the next level. The collaboration entails Snoop Dogg becoming Smoooth Dogg and the face of a major campaign called “Get Smoooth”, as well as Snoop Dogg becoming a minor shareholder in Klarna. As a communicative concept, “Smoooth” encapsulates Klarna’s strategy as well as its promise in a single word, meaning: removing friction from the world of pay later payments. To make this effort abundantly clear, the company now teams up with Snoop Dogg, arguably the smoothest man alive, on his journey to become even smoother, in the campaign “Get Smoooth”. For Snoop Dogg, this is part of his European investment strategy.  
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