The unusual way Sweden once solved its housing crisis and boosted living conditions
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The unusual way Sweden once solved its housing crisis and boosted living conditions

In the first half of the 20th century, Sweden implemented an unconventional campaign to transform it from a country with the lowest standards of housing in Europe to one of the highest in the world.

The tree that was there when Sweden changed for good

The tree that was there when Sweden changed for good

Scandal-hit Frenchman ‘groped Sweden’s Crown Princess’

Scandal-hit Frenchman ‘groped Sweden’s Crown Princess’

VIDEO: Sweden’s Princess Victoria gives a running tour of her royal palace

VIDEO: Sweden’s Princess Victoria gives a running tour of her royal palace

Swedish king has no plans to step aside for popular daughter

Swedish king has no plans to step aside for popular daughter

BLOG: Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria turns 40

BLOG: Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria turns 40

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria on solo trip in Japan

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria on solo trip in Japan

Royals record their perhaps most Swedish Christmas video to date

Royals record their perhaps most Swedish Christmas video to date

Sweden’s party princesses enjoy royal birthday show

Sweden’s party princesses enjoy royal birthday show

Swedish royals name the date for baby Oscar’s baptism

Swedish royals name the date for baby Oscar’s baptism

Swedes cheer birth of baby Prince Oscar in Stockholm

Swedes cheer birth of baby Prince Oscar in Stockholm

Is this our last glimpse of Swedish royal’s baby bump?

Is this our last glimpse of Swedish royal’s baby bump?

Swedish princesses show off double royal baby bumps

Swedish princesses show off double royal baby bumps

New Swedish royal in focus at birthday show

New Swedish royal in focus at birthday show

Swedish royals’ gender equal parenting praised

Swedish royals’ gender equal parenting praised

New royal Sofia makes Victoria Day debut

New royal Sofia makes Victoria Day debut

Half of Swedes want Victoria on the throne

Half of Swedes want Victoria on the throne

Catalans pan Ryanair deals to south Sweden

Catalans pan Ryanair deals to south Sweden

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Madde shows shrinking violet Daniel the way

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Rumours of Swedish royal wedding reach fever pitch

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Victoria ?the clever one? among Sweden?s royals

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Sweden’s royals reflect on year that ended in tragedy

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Royal squeezes kept out of the family

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Victoria: I’d choose the throne over love

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Man crashes into palace ?to get noticed by princess?

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Victoria learns the art of diplomacy

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Victoria expresses peace hopes in Jordan

‘Give throne to Victoria’- poll

‘Give throne to Victoria’- poll

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The lowdown on… Crown Princess Victoria

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Packed schedule for Victoria’s 30th birthday

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A flat-screen TV and a monkey fit for a princess

Sweden’s National ‘Sunny’ Day

Sweden’s National ‘Sunny’ Day

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Princess admits to kissing a frog

Crown Princess’s boyfriend moves closer to Royals

Crown Princess’s boyfriend moves closer to Royals

‘No concrete global warming proof in polar region’

‘No concrete global warming proof in polar region’

Royal birthday overshadowed by engagement controversy

Royal birthday overshadowed by engagement controversy

Sweden’s Crown Princess booed on Indian airliner

Sweden’s Crown Princess booed on Indian airliner

Sweden ‘excited’ for royal wedding

Sweden ‘excited’ for royal wedding

Profile: Popular Crown Princess Victoria

Profile: Popular Crown Princess Victoria

German media welcomes royal engagement

German media welcomes royal engagement

Wedding will ‘boost Sweden’s monarchy’

Wedding will ‘boost Sweden’s monarchy’

One third of Swedes want King to abdicate

One third of Swedes want King to abdicate

Victoria and Daniel name the day

Victoria and Daniel name the day

Stockholm hotels in royal demand

Stockholm hotels in royal demand

Sweden gifts palace to Victoria and Daniel

Sweden gifts palace to Victoria and Daniel

Princess Victoria on climate change visit to Greenland

Princess Victoria on climate change visit to Greenland

Prince-to-be named Sweden’s hottest country bumpkin

Prince-to-be named Sweden’s hottest country bumpkin

Crown Princess in surprise Afghanistan trip

Crown Princess in surprise Afghanistan trip

Swede slams English use for royal wedding bash

Swede slams English use for royal wedding bash

Swedes back pensioner king to carry on

Swedes back pensioner king to carry on

Madeleine made to wait for royal wedding

Madeleine made to wait for royal wedding

Royal court releases wedding details

Royal court releases wedding details

How the French Revolution gave Sweden its royals

How the French Revolution gave Sweden its royals

A prince of the people?

A prince of the people?

Palace guards in uniform pants appeal

Palace guards in uniform pants appeal

Why Victoria’s gown will be more than just a dress

Why Victoria’s gown will be more than just a dress

Victoria ‘kidnapped’ for her hen party

Victoria ‘kidnapped’ for her hen party

King foots half of daughter’s wedding bill

King foots half of daughter’s wedding bill

Dismay after Victoria asks to be given away

Dismay after Victoria asks to be given away

Who’s who in the extended royal family

Who’s who in the extended royal family

Prince-in-waiting keen to start family

Prince-in-waiting keen to start family

Wedding prompts huge foreign media interest

Wedding prompts huge foreign media interest

King to lead princess to the altar: Royal Court

King to lead princess to the altar: Royal Court

Daniel could be made HRH: report

Daniel could be made HRH: report

New titles for future Prince of Sweden

New titles for future Prince of Sweden

Daniel descended from aristocracy: new book

Daniel descended from aristocracy: new book

Sweden’s popular Crown Princess

Sweden’s popular Crown Princess

Bookies cash in on royal wedding

Bookies cash in on royal wedding

Sweden pulls out the stops for royal wedding

Sweden pulls out the stops for royal wedding

Roxette star among wedding guests

Roxette star among wedding guests

Roxette reunite for royal performance

Roxette reunite for royal performance

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Party underway in Daniel’s home town

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News agencies boycott wedding over rights row

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World’s press hails ‘fairytale romance’

Police thrilled after ‘fantastic’ wedding day

Police thrilled after ‘fantastic’ wedding day

Victoria to keep her wealth after divorce

Victoria to keep her wealth after divorce

Carl Philip steps in to hand out Victoria Award

Carl Philip steps in to hand out Victoria Award

Crowds greet Victoria Day despite royal absence

Crowds greet Victoria Day despite royal absence

Royal couple return home from honeymoon

Royal couple return home from honeymoon

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Politicians say no to free biogas car over bribe risk

Swedish princess goes in search of French roots

Swedish princess goes in search of French roots

Crown Princess Victoria moves into Haga Palace

Crown Princess Victoria moves into Haga Palace

Most Swedes want king to step down: poll

Most Swedes want king to step down: poll

Swedish village prepares for princely homecoming

Swedish village prepares for princely homecoming

Swedes head to the UK for William and Kate protest

Swedes head to the UK for William and Kate protest

Victoria ‘stole the show’ on London red carpet

Victoria ‘stole the show’ on London red carpet

Royal revellers brave birthday downpour

Royal revellers brave birthday downpour

Victoria most beautiful royal bride ever: poll

Victoria most beautiful royal bride ever: poll

Victoria pregnant

Victoria pregnant

‘It’s about time’: royal expert

‘It’s about time’: royal expert

‘Let’s hope everything goes well’: Victoria

‘Let’s hope everything goes well’: Victoria

Royals rejoice over pregnant princess

Royals rejoice over pregnant princess

Princess Victoria: 2011 a ‘very rough year’

Princess Victoria: 2011 a ‘very rough year’

Princess Victoria to give birth in ‘early March’

Princess Victoria to give birth in ‘early March’

Hospital preps for Swedish royal birth

Hospital preps for Swedish royal birth

Victoria to hospital early Thursday morning

Victoria to hospital early Thursday morning

‘She was radiant’: crown princess’ mentor

‘She was radiant’: crown princess’ mentor

‘It’s a girl’: Prince Daniel

‘It’s a girl’: Prince Daniel

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‘This is a joy for Sweden’: archbishop

First pic of new Swedish princess released

First pic of new Swedish princess released

Live Blog: Sweden celebrates new princess

Live Blog: Sweden celebrates new princess

‘Many great monarchs have been queens’

‘Many great monarchs have been queens’

‘Her name is Estelle’: King Carl XVI Gustaf

‘Her name is Estelle’: King Carl XVI Gustaf

Victoria and Daniel thank well-wishers

Victoria and Daniel thank well-wishers

New photos of Sweden’s Princess Estelle released

New photos of Sweden’s Princess Estelle released

Princess Estelle goes for her ‘first walk’

Princess Estelle goes for her ‘first walk’

Royal Court releases new pics of Princess Estelle

Royal Court releases new pics of Princess Estelle

Sweden readies for Princess Estelle baptism

Sweden readies for Princess Estelle baptism

Live Blog: the baptism of Princess Estelle

Live Blog: the baptism of Princess Estelle

Estelle baptized in ‘historic’ ceremony

Estelle baptized in ‘historic’ ceremony

Victoria’s birthday party unmarred by rain

Victoria’s birthday party unmarred by rain

Princess Victoria cancels ‘tough’ Olympic trip

Princess Victoria cancels ‘tough’ Olympic trip

Estelle display prompts new princess pics

Estelle display prompts new princess pics

‘Transparency level is adequate’: King

‘Transparency level is adequate’: King

Princess steals the show at Sweden’s gay gala

Princess steals the show at Sweden’s gay gala

Royal first birthday for Princess Estelle

Royal first birthday for Princess Estelle

Crown Princess birthday pulls in the crowds

Crown Princess birthday pulls in the crowds