U.S. declares Arlanda a “pre-clearance” airport
Sweden is one of nine countries where the United States has recently decided to set up so-called “fast lanes” where, under a pre-clearance system, travelers will undergo customs procedures at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and not upon landing in the U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection service will set up procedures and facilities in Arlanda in the next 18 to 24 months, making it much easier to travel between Sweden and the U.S. “Arlanda was chosen because it meets many of our requirements,” U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski said. The airport has a high technical standard, good administration and support from the Swedish government. “It will simplify travel, reduce waiting times and the pressure in our arrival terminals, and increase security,” he added. The U.S. pre-clearance system is currently in place in only two airports in the EU, both in Ireland.

Indian president's historic visit to Sweden
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is the first Indian head of state in history to visit Sweden. At the invitation of King Carl XVI Gustaf, President Mukherjee spent three days in Sweden with the royals, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Sweden’s leading research establishments and CEOs. Sweden and India have enjoyed "good cooperation" for many years, with more than 150 Swedish companies currently established in India. Sweden's export of goods to India in 2014 amounted to 1 percent of the Scandinavian country's total exports, making India Sweden’s 20th most important market for exports of goods. The president was due to wrap up his visit by delivering a speech at Uppsala University on June 1, and he, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were involved in a car crash en route to Uppsala. They walked away unhurt, but nine people in the four-car convoy were taken to the hospital. No serious injuries were reported and the international meeting continued as planned.