In the News: Five ThingsJanuary 15, 2016
Each week, our editors will highlight a handful of Swedish stories that catch our attention.
Sweden to go cash-free?
The New York Times reports that few countries are closing in on a cashless society quicker than Sweden. According to the article, bills and coins represent just 2 percent of the economy, compared to 7.7 percent in the United States.
Border checks causing disruption
Commuters and travelers entering Sweden from Denmark via the Oresund Bridge are expecting significant disruptions because of new border checks. We wrote about the Oresund Bridge last year.
Blackhawks celebrate Julbord
Chicago Blackhawks players Niklas Hialmarsson, Marcus Kruger and David Rundblad took time to celebrate Julbord.
Donald Duck and Christmas no longer a match?
The Local reports that although the Christmas tradition “From All of Us to You” was watched by nearly 3.5 million in Sweden, it’s the lowest figure since 2010.
Sjostrom adding freestyle to swim mix
Swedish sensation Sarah Sjostrom, the reigning world champion and world record-holder in the 100 butterfly, expects to compete against the best freestylers in the world in January as she preps for the Rio Olympics.