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Sweden is the third best in the EU at 'digital performance'

Sweden was given an overall score of 0.67 (with 1.0 being the maximum score possible) in the European Commission's annual report on digital services in Europe, the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), down from its second place in the survey last year.

Neighboring country Denmark topped the rankings, with an overall score of 0.68. A graph published on Twitter shows Norway, which is in Europe but not a member of the EU, is a close second. The Netherlands, Finland and Belgium also made it into the top-five. 

As last year, Sweden was praised for making fixed broadband available to 99 percent of homes, even in rural parts of the country – "a remarkable outcome given Sweden's geographical configuration", said the report.

Welcome Prince Oscar Carl Olof!

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have had a son! King Carl XVI Gustaf announced that the prince will be assigned the Duchy of Skåne.

Weight: 3,655 grams
Length: 52 cm

Welcome Prince Oscar Carl Olof!

Swedish actress brings home prestigious Oscar


During the 88th Oscar Academy Awards the Swedish actress, Alicia Vikander, walked home victorious after winning the prestigious "Best Supporting Actress". We and every other Swede are very proud of the Swedish actress and we predict a bright future for her. Congratulations Alicia!

SCA

PHILADELPHIA – SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company with North American headquarters in Philadelphia, has announced that Don Lewis has been named president of the company’s Away from Home (AfH) Professional Hygiene Business Unit. SCA is the global leader in the AfH Professional Hygiene and SCA’s Tork brand is the global leading AfH brand.

In his new role, Lewis will be responsible for SCA’s AfH Professional Hygiene business in North America and Europe. SCA is active in AfH in 100 markets under the Tork brand with products which include dispensers, paper towels, bath tissue, napkins, skin care, and industrial and kitchen wipers. The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Lewis also serves as a member of the company’s global executive leadership team.

Previously, Lewis served as president of SCA Americas since 2012. He oversaw all of SCA’s businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America, including a number of consumer and business-to-business brands the company makes and sells throughout the Americas. He will remain a member of the board of directors of Productos Familia S.A., the Colombian joint venture between SCA and the Gomez Family.

Lewis has nearly 29 years of paper industry experience. In a previous role with the company he served as president of SCA’s tissue business in North America. 

Prior to joining SCA, Lewis was with Encore Paper, which SCA later acquired, and Fort Howard Paper Company. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Youngstown University.

He is a board member to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New York and the Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania.

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