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Interest in solar cells is growing rapidly in Scania. The overall capacity of the region increased by 75 percent last year. Solar Region Skåne, a non-profit organisation, estimates that annual production will provide enough electricity for 4,200 families. Across the board "We see that homeowners, farmers and large businesses are investing in solar cells," said Johan Nyqvist, the head of Solar Region Skåne,...
Scania transport company Skånetrafiken is seeking reimbursement from the Swedish state related to the ID and border controls between Denmark and Sweden that have caused delays across the Øresund Bridge and led to a fall in its passenger numbers. The Swedish government has already allocated 139 million Swedish kronor to compensating travel companies such as Skånetrafiken and Denmark's DSB. However, Skånetrafiken now wants the...
Bornholm Municipality is booming, or at least it is according to the increase in its GDP over the last decade. Between 2008 to 2015, it rose by 10.7 percent – the highest rate in Denmark, according to an analysis by Momentum based on figures from Statistics Denmark. Thanks Folkemødet! The analysis attributed part of the growth to Folkemødet, a 'political Roskilde Festival' similar to the Almedal Sveckan...
The number of Britons who applied for Swedish citizenship increased by 244 percent in 2016 compared to 2015. The highest rate was observed in June, the month of the Brexit referendum. And now statistics from the Swedish Migration Board reveal that the rise in applications has continued over the first two months of this year. Some 328 Britons applied to become Swedish citizens...
DSB is doubling the number of trains running between Copenhagen's Central Station and Copenhagen Airport – a move that will reduce delays at the airport ID controls and enable travellers from the Danish capital to reach Malmö 12 minutes earlier than is currently possible. The new timetable, which will kick in on Monday April 24, will include a fast train running between 06:00 and...
CPH Airport was last year's winner in terms of growth compared to other Nordic major airports, but in January 2017, it saw the lowest year-on-year increase. Although it expanded its passenger capacity by 9.2 percent in 2016, welcoming over 29 million passengers for the first time, its January numbers rose by just 5.6 percent. The main airports in Stockholm (13.3 percent – up 5.6...
Companies in the Greater Copenhagen region say their outlook has been negatively impacted by the Øresund Bridge border and ID controls as their interest in grabbing market share across the water, as well as signing co-operations, has decreased by 68 percent. Some 15 percent of 322 companies have been impacted by rising costs due to delays in shipments, meetings and...
According to figures released by SKL in Sweden and Statistik Danmark, there are proportionally more female politicians in Sweden than Denmark. In Sweden, 37 percent of the country's municipalities – including its three biggest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö – have a female leader, compared to just 12 percent in Denmark (12 out of 98). Additionally, 43 percent of Sweden's elected...
The number of inhabitants in Malmö during 2016 grows by 1.8 percent, or 5,920 new inhabitants living in the city. The main reason behind high population growth attributes to rising immigration and newborn babies show statistics from Statistiska Centralbyrån. Population growth in 2016 is exceptional. Except for 2009, the highest growth since 1969, says Peter Karpestam, community strategist at City of Malmö. The...