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Stefan Löfven resigns as PM of Sweden
Yesterday, November 10, Stefan Löfven handed in his resignation as Prime Minister of Sweden, which was quite expected since he stepped down as party leader of the Social Democrats last week. At the party's congress last week, Magdalena Andersson, currently Finance Minister, was elected to replace Löfven as leader of the Social Democrats. This paves the way for her to become the country's first woman Prime Minister if she wins a vote in parliament.   There is no date set for the vote yet.   Read the full article .   Photo: Andreas Bardell
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Reopening of the BIC Moose Club
After a temporary shutdown, the BIC Moose Club is now reopening its restaurant in Zwolle on the 1st of December. At this Scandinavian restaurant, you can enjoy tasty Scandinavian food and drinks. As a promotion, the BIC Moose Club offers vouchers with 10% discount of your bill. For more information and opening times, [pdf-embedder url="https://swedishchamber.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Voucher-heropening-BIC-Moose-Club.pdf" title="Voucher heropening BIC Moose Club"]
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Undutchables Expert Talk Webinar
On November 26, 2021, Undutchables will hold their online webinar Expert Talk 10: "Are remote workers abroad a solution to tackle the war on talent? The Do's and Dont's to take into account when working with remote employees in another country.". The webinar is held via zoom 10.00-11.00 and is presented by Birgit Killens, Manager International Desk & Senior Consultant of Interfisc België, Katja van Leeuwen, Manager Marketing & Communication of Interfisc Group, and their own expert Marjan Stoit, Sales & Recruitment Manager of Undutchables. The webinar will touch upon the following questions:
  • The global workforce exists, remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been more and more embedded, so why not make use of these international talents while they are still abroad?
  • What should we take into account when working with remote employees in another country?
  • How does it work with the formalities, legal, taxes, paperwork, etc.?
  For more information and to sign up for this event,      
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Noviflora, Exclusive Sponsor Flower Arrangements to the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce cordially thanks Noviflora for the flower arrangements for the Swedish Chamber’s 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021. Noviflora is one of the leading floral export companies in Europe and offers an extensive, high-quality assortment of green and flowering indoor and outdoor plants, as well as cut flowers. Noviflora combines their passion for nature with an efficient supply chain and personal customer service: from marketing support to concept creation and category management. For more information, please visit the
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Congratulations from Maria Scharffenberg
Maria Scharffenberg, the Reverend of the Swedish Church in the Netherlands, congratulates the Swedish Chamber of Commerce on their 60th Anniversary. The Anniversary Celebrations will take place on November 18, 2021.   [video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://swedishchamber.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Maria-video.mp4"][/video]   The Innovation & Sustainability Summit is about 21st-century leadership, bringing together business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and academics from both Sweden and the Netherlands, to address the greater trends facing us, from tech to climate change, the future workforce, and global trade.   The Gala Dinner will include a long list of Exclusive Guests, Dinner Speakers, Business Award Ceremony, and First-Class Entertainment. We are looking forward to welcoming you together with your partner, colleagues, and business relations to celebrate our 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021.
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Congratulations from Lukas Joel
Lukas Joel, the former Honorary Consul of Sweden in the Northern Netherlands, congratulates the Swedish Chamber of Commerce on their 60th Anniversary. The Anniversary Celebrations will take place on November 18, 2021.   [video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://swedishchamber.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Lukas-Joel.mp4"][/video]   The Innovation & Sustainability Summit is about 21st-century leadership, bringing together business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and academics from both Sweden and the Netherlands, to address the greater trends facing us, from tech to climate change, the future workforce, and global trade. The Gala Dinner will include a long list of Exclusive Guests, Dinner Speakers, Business Award Ceremony, and First-Class Entertainment. We are looking forward to welcoming you together with your partner, colleagues, and business relations to celebrate our 60th Anniversary on November 18, 2021.   Read more on our  
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Face masks are back, more working at home, as Dutch bring back anti-Covid rules
The Netherlands is bringing in new measures to control coronavirus in a bid to reverse the sharp rise in new cases, and stricter rules are also in the pipeline if there is no progress. Yesterday on Tuesday, November 2, the new plans were outlined by ministers at a press conference, shortly after officials raised the risk level to ‘severe’ since the average number of hospital admissions per day is above 100. From November 6, a valid coronavirus pass will be required on cafe terraces, museums, and amateur sports events for people over 18 years, but Sinterklaas processions will be exempt, Rutte said. Furthermore, people are being urged to spend as a minimum half their working week based at home, as well as to avoid rush hour travel. Approximately 12% of new cases of coronavirus can be traced back to work. Moreover, face masks will also be compulsory in all public buildings and stores, and in railway stations and airports. Students will also be required to wear masks when moving between classes, and also for people working in contact professions. Masks will not be required in places where coronavirus passes are needed. Read more at DutchNews.nl  
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Launch of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program 2021-2022
On November 2, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands launched the Mentorship Program 2021-2022, 21st-Century Leadership - Navigating in a world of change. With the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is supporting the next generation’s leaders by connecting young and ambitious talents with experienced international business professionals from across all fields and sectors within the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The program offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to benefit from an exclusive eight-month program of group workshops and individual mentoring and sharing experiences of successful senior industry professionals and guests speakers. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program was launched in October 2012. Since then, more than 100 Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber have followed the program and benefited from their future personal and professional growth. The many Mentors have benefited to meet the new generation leaders of the future and learning more about their insights and values. This year we are very happy to connect nine Mentors and Mentees to follow the program under the excellent leadership of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Mentorship Program Coach Hendrik Jan Guitink, Managing Partner of AIMS International Netherlands B.V.   Read more about the
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