Tag: Kiruna

  • A significant deposit of rare earth metals found in Finnish Lapland

    A significant deposit of rare earth metals found in Finnish Lapland

    Permanent magnets are needed in e.g. electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, consumer electronics and the defense industry. “Europe’s goal is to be a carbon-neutral continent by 2050 [rare earth metals] are essential in realizing the green transition. comment Jani KiuruDirector of raw materials at the Finnish Mineral Group. “The transition from fossil fuels to […]

  • Are there any downsides to our obsession with serial killers?

    Are there any downsides to our obsession with serial killers?

    In today’s program we dig into this serial killer craze. Many serial killers are given a place in the culture in the form of TV series and movies, but could it become a problem that we make them too human? We talk to the director Ali Abbasi, current with the film Holy Spider – about […]

  • NATO negotiator on deadlock, listening party leaders, “City in light”

    NATO negotiator on deadlock, listening party leaders, “City in light”

    NATO talks in limbo Continued talks about the NATO issue with Sweden are pointless in the current situation, according to Turkey. At the same time, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that Sweden is in the most serious security policy situation since the Second World War. What does Sweden’s chief negotiator, the diplomat and […]

  • Europe’s partial victory in Putin’s energy war

    Europe’s partial victory in Putin’s energy war

    Energy panic spread in Europe as Putin turned the gas tap. Prices skyrocketed and in Germany drastic measures were taken to save energy. Europe feared a crisis winter. But even if the situation is difficult in many places and energy poverty has become a concept, fortunate circumstances have meant that Europe is doing better than […]

  • This Swedish city is literally busy moving its site – TheMayor.EU

    This Swedish city is literally busy moving its site – TheMayor.EU

    This Swedish city is literally busy moving its location Kiruna is to be rebuilt further east, one building at a time Kiruna is a small Swedish town located 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, which recently entered the news as the host of the opening event for the Swedish Presidency of the Council of […]

  • The nuclear family is alive, the EU presidency inaugurated, new book by Åsne Seierstad about Afghanistan

    The nuclear family is alive, the EU presidency inaugurated, new book by Åsne Seierstad about Afghanistan

    Hour 1: Turkey opposes Swedish NATO membership – should Sweden stand up more for its democratic principles? The EU presidency inaugurated in Kiruna – foreign foreign correspondents hear about Sweden’s challenges Healthcare crisis in Great Britain – now the nurses are on strike with strong support from the population Fierce fighting in Ukraine – what […]

  • Right now: Press meeting with the Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission

    Right now: Press meeting with the Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission

    Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have a joint press conference about the Swedish presidency during the European Commission’s visit to Kiruna. From 1 January 2023 and six months ahead, Sweden is the chairman of the Council of the European Union, also called the Council of Ministers. Hear Ekot’s […]

  • Swedish mining company finds Europe’s largest deposit of rare earth metals

    STOCKHOLM, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — The largest known deposit of rare earth metals in Europe has been discovered in Sweden, state mining company LKAB said on Thursday. Found near an existing iron mine near northern Kiruna, the deposit exceeds one million tonnes, the company said in a press release. “This is the largest known deposit […]

  • Qatargate – the corruption thriller that shakes the EU

    Qatargate – the corruption thriller that shakes the EU

    It is a scandal of historic proportions, the suspected corruption that is now being unrolled. According to the criminal suspects, among others, Qatar is said to have bribed high-ranking people in Brussels in order to gain benefits. Among the suspects is a high-profile Greek EU parliamentarian, Eva Kaili, and her partner. As recently as November, […]

  • Sweden takes the six-month presidency of the EU Council

    Sweden takes the six-month presidency of the EU Council

    © Provided by Xinhua Sweden will hold the presidency for six months until 30 June 2023. STOCKHOLM, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) — Sweden on Sunday took over from the Czech Republic at the helm of the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). Sweden will hold the presidency for six months until […]

  • Roundup: Sweden takes the six-month presidency of the EU Council

    STOCKHOLM, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) — Sweden on Sunday took over from the Czech Republic at the helm of the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). Sweden will hold the presidency for six months until 30 June 2023. On December 14, 2022, Sweden’s Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson presented the priorities of […]

  • Sixth mass extinction, silenced voices in Belarus and night festival in dark polar night

    Sixth mass extinction, silenced voices in Belarus and night festival in dark polar night

    In the shadow of the ongoing climate crisis, the sixth mass extinction is taking place on our planet. Up to a million species are threatened with extinction. How serious is the situation and why is this crisis not receiving more attention?These days, the UN summit on biodiversity, COP15, is underway, an attempt to reach an […]

  • The crises in the EU that will be Sweden’s challenge

    The crises in the EU that will be Sweden’s challenge

    On January 1, Sweden takes over the presidency of the EU’s Council of Ministers. The period appears to be largely characterized by crisis management as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine and its consequences. The space to put a national stamp on the presidency is small. Much of it is about being a neutral […]

  • This is how we remember Börje Salming

    This is how we remember Börje Salming

    Börje Salming moved early in his career from Kiruna to Gävle and Brynäs where he took part in winning two SM golds, but it was in the Toronto shirt in the NHL that he made the biggest impression. He played in that club from 1973 until 1989. Salming was a Swedish pioneer in North American […]

  • Karin Stöckel

    Karin Stöckel

    Karin Stöckel works as a miner in Kiruna. In 2018, she started Gruvkvinnor, a group for female miners. The group has made a #metoo appeal with stories from the mine and they have also pushed for improvements and changes with women’s issues in focus. Karin Stöckel about her Summer Talk: – I have worked for […]

  • Codename Pam – the secret life of the elite soldier

    Codename Pam – the secret life of the elite soldier

    The code name Pam protects her identity and Petra Malm is the first operator to come forward with her real name. After passing the tough tests, she joins the elite force where she works for ten years. Her story has recently become a book. SOG – Special operations group Within the Armed Forces, there is […]

  • Russian invasion threat, the public disease postcovid and so a city’s soul is moved …

    Russian invasion threat, the public disease postcovid and so a city’s soul is moved …

    Time 1: Russian invasion moves closer to Ukraine Postcovid may become a new public disease Festive protests in Ottawa Movie about poverty in Egypt meets criticism – meet the celebrated actor Chronicle by Göran Rosenberg The panel with Lisa Pelling, Stig-björn Ljunggren and Tove Lifvendahl Time 2: Kiruna moves – but how do you get […]

  • Drone observations reported on Swedish nuclear power plants, palaces

    Drone observations reported on Swedish nuclear power plants, palaces

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Sweden’s security service investigates drone observations reported on important Swedish sites, including nuclear power plants. Observations were reported at three nuclear power plants, as well as over airports and the Royal Palace, but authorities have not speculated on who is responsible. Local media reported that the police and the coast guard search the […]

  • The experts’ best tips for seeing the northern lights

    The experts’ best tips for seeing the northern lights

    In Finland, aurora borealis viewers have helped researchers discover a completely new form of aurora borealis. And nowadays, many people tip each other on social media about when there seems to be a nice northern lights going on. Listen to the experts’ best advice for seeing the Northern Lights, and when there is an extra […]