Reports by Jens Ummethum

Unusual Guests: Václav Klaus, Pope Francis and Killer Clowns Pay Visit to Sweden

Sweden, 11 Oct - 07 Nov 2016

Sweden Democrats' event in Stockholm sparks controversy ++ “Killer clowns” invade Sweden ++ Pope Francis visits Sweden. by Jens Ummethum
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Music Stars Visit Sweden but Car Fires & Audit Office Spoil the Party

Sweden, 19 Jul - 15 Aug 2016

Music rules – Stars come out to play ++ Car fires on the rise ++ National Audit Office in trouble. by Jens Ummethum
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Sweden Wins Seat in the UN Security Council while Swedish Golfer Makes Sports History

Sweden, 21 Jun - 18 Jul 2016

Golfer Stenson makes history ++ Sweden voted into UN Security Council ++ Effects of Brexit-vote felt ++ Almedalen fills the political summer break. by Jens Ummethum
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Eurovision-Fever In Stockholm With Record-Breaking Audience

Sweden, 27 Apr - 23 May 2016

Eurovision-fever in Stockholm ++ Green Party in crisis ++ Former Social Democrats’ leader Mona Sahlin under pressure. by Jens Ummethum
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A New Prince for Sweden!

Sweden, 01 Mar - 28 Mar 2016

Princess Victoria gives birth to Prince Oscar ++ 'Frans' to represent Sweden at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest ++ Terrorist shot in Brussels had connections to Sweden. by Jens Ummethum
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Foreign Minister Wallström and Police Both under Fire for Alleged Missteps

Sweden, 05 Jan - 01 Feb 2016

Stockholm Police under fire for hiding sexual harassment cases ++ Minister of Foreign Affairs under pressure ++ Worker at refugee centre stabbed by teenager. by Jens Ummethum
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Threat of Terror and Storms keeps Sweden on the Edge

Sweden, 10 Nov - 07 Dec 2015

„Helga“ and „Gorm“ spread chaos ++ Wave of migrants forces new measures ++ Threat of terror attack is now higher according to the Security Service. by Jens Ummethum
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Xenophobic Killings Shock Sweden – The Dark Side of Immigration?

Sweden, 13 Oct - 09 Nov 2015

Deadly school attack leaves two dead ++ More and more refugees arriving in Sweden ++ Swedish football champions crowned. by Jens Ummethum
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Refugees Welcome! Sweden, a popular Destination

Sweden, 18 Aug - 14 Sep 2015

Sweden experiences high influx of refugees ++ Stock market crash in China spills over to Sweden ++ Infamous criminal attacked. by Jens Ummethum
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Hundreds of Thousands of Swedes celebrate Stockholm Pride Parade

Sweden, 21 Jul - 17 Aug 2015

Stockholm Pride sets new record ++ City of Malmö struggling with violence ++ Sweden’s swimmers deliver at the World Championships. by Jens Ummethum
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Historic Success for Swedish Football

Sweden, 23 Jun - 20 Jul 2015

Swedish Under-21 team wins European Championship ++ Almedalen Week brings out the politicians ++ Sweden faces a higher risk of espionage. by Jens Ummethum
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Government and Opposition Clash over Dispute with Saudi-Arabia

Sweden, 03 Mar - 30 Mar 2015

Swedish-Saudi dispute sparks government-opposition clash ++ Thousands of passengers affected by labour conflict ++ Brutal murder shocks the country ++ Swedish entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest decided. by Jens Ummethum
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Minority Government Falls Already – New Elections to Come

Sweden, 15 Nov - 14 Dec 2014

Budget fails in parliament – new elections announced ++ Near mid-air collision heightens tension between Sweden and Russia ++ Green Party member wants to give asylum to Edward Snowden in Sweden. by Jens Ummethum
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25 Years Later – What Young Germans Think about the Fall of the Berlin Wall

09 Nov 2014

How do young Germans think about German reunification 25 years after the Berlin Wall fell? We asked our editors. Here are some of their thoughts on the 9th of November 1989. by Daniel Rätz, Jens Ummethum, Peter Sawicki
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20 Years later: Sweden Remembers the Estonia Victims

Sweden, 20 Sep - 03 Oct 2014

Estonia disaster remembered ++ Sweden supports fight against IS ++ New government formed. by Jens Ummethum
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Election Aftermath: No Majorities in Sight as Sweden searches for a new Government

Sweden, 06 Sep - 19 Sep 2014

Social Democrats face difficult task to form a new government ++ Swedish football back in Champions League after long absence ++ Crisis in Ukraine remains prominent. by Jens Ummethum
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Sweden Hit by Worst Wildfire in Modern Times

Sweden, 26 Jul - 08 Aug 2014

Devastating wildfire hits Central Sweden ++ Stockholm Pride attracts record crowds ++ Terror threats against neigbouring Norway. by Jens Ummethum
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Sweden celebrates National Day & Baptism of Princess Leonore

Sweden, 31 May - 13 Jun 2014

Youngest member of the royal family baptised ++ Railroad strike disrupts traffic ++ Voters have most confidence in the Prime Minister, but opposition parties lead in poll. by Jens Ummethum
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An unpleasant Visit – no warm Welcome to Sweden Democrats' Leader in Malmö

Sweden, 05 Apr - 18 Apr 2014

Sweden Democrats Leader’s visit to Malmö sparks strong reactions ++ Opposition attacks the government’s budget proposal ++ Crisis in Ukraine has consequences for Northern Europe. by Jens Ummethum
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From PISA to Sochi: Olympic Games hot, Education Policy not

Sweden, 09 Feb - 21 Feb 2014

New study: Education policy still under fire ++ Tax increases? Finance Ministry aims at alcohol, tobacco and cars ++ Historic success for Swedish Team at Winter Olympics. by Jens Ummethum
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PISA shakes the Swedish Nation

Sweden, 27 Nov - 10 Dec 2013

Bad PISA results questioning education system ++ ‘ ‘Sven' a.k.a ‘Bodil’ wreaks havoc ++ Highly controversial judge re-assigned. by Jens Ummethum
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Sweden vs. Russia, Reinfeldt vs. Löfven… and also Football Qualifiers

Sweden, 02 Oct - 15 Oct 2013

'No gay couples!' – Russia stops adoptions to Sweden ++ Party leaders' debate a preview of politically busy year 2014 ++ Swedish football team qualifies for playoffs for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. by Jens Ummethum
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Famous Boarding School Closed in Wake of Torture Scandal

Sweden, 21 Aug - 03 Sep 2013

Boarding school temporarily shut down after reported abuse ++ Head of Public Employment Service forced to resign ++ Swedish politician shot to death in Somalia. by Jens Ummethum
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War of Words over Gay Rights between Sweden and Russia

Sweden, 24 Jul - 06 Aug 2013

Gay Rights a Hot Topic in Sweden and Russia ++ Weather Extremes Hit Sweden ++ Women’s Football home Euro without happy end for the hosts. by Jens Ummethum
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Euphoria – Swedish Women Advance to the Semifinal as Hosts of EURO 2013

Sweden, 10 Jul - 23 Jul 2013

Football Fever Captures the Country ++ Victoriadagen Celebrated ++ 'Vattenfall in Trouble – Opposition Wants a Commission of Inquiry. by Jens Ummethum
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IKEA Founder Kamprad Returns to Sweden

Sweden, 26 Jun - 09 Jul 2013

A Lost Son Returns: Ingvar Kampra moves back to his native country ++ Almedalen Week in Sweden ++ ''Road pirates'' threatening Swedish roads. by Jens Ummethum
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Sweden Wins Snus-Battle vs. EU

Sweden, 12 Jun - 25 Jun 2013

Snus spit tobacco stays licit in Sweden ++ Swedish boxer seriously injured in fight ++ Bus strike affecting cities. by Jens Ummethum
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Princess Madeleine gets married – Sweden celebrates!

Sweden, 29 May - 11 Jun 2013

Sweden celebrates wedding of Princess Madeleine ++ Tough days for the government of Prime Minister Reinfeldt ++ National Day in Sweden. by Jens Ummethum
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Denmark Triumphant at ESC – Gang Riots Shake Stockholm

Sweden, 15 May - 28 May 2013

Denmark wins Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö ++ Violence and burning cars in the capital ++ Historical decision in Gothenburg. by Jens Ummethum
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Ice Hockey Fever Captures Sweden

Sweden, 29 Apr - 14 May 2013

Ice Hockey World Championship taking place in Sweden and Finland ++ Swedish ministers on Africa tour ++ H&M signs agreement to ensure safety in Bangladesh factories. by Jens Ummethum
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Swedish Air Force Surprised by Russia’s Mock Attack

Sweden, 15 Apr - 28 Apr 2013

Russian jet fighters practising attack on Sweden ++ Terror attack in Boston widely discussed ++ Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be part of Eurovision Song Contest. by Jens Ummethum
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Beyond the Convention - Social Democrats in the Spotlight

Sweden, 01 Apr - 14 Apr 2013

Social Democratic Party convention: Chairman Löfven attacks government ++ Muslim board member of the Social Democrats steps down after just one week ++ Swedish man sentenced to death in Malaysia. by Jens Ummethum
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Spring Cleaning in the Nationalist SD-Party?

Sweden, 18 Mar - 30 Mar 2013

Nationalist Sweden Democrats expel twelve members ++ Cyprus bailout deal is closely followed in Sweden ++ Alleged case of discrimination in bus sparks uproar ++ North Korea again a hot topic. by Jens Ummethum
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Jens Ummethum




Jens studied European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies and Social Sciences (Sociology, Economics, Political Science) in Osnabrück (Germany), Malmö (Sweden) and Saint Petersburg (Russia). Throughout his studies the process of European integration played a major role. In addition, he did several internships, for example in the press office of the Representation of the European Commission in Bonn (Germany). Currently he works in Business Development in Kiev (Ukraine).


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