Tag: Germany

  • Savola: Finland participates in the international supply of tanks to Ukraine

    “Finland’s contribution cannot be too great in light of our defense capabilities. We are not yet a member of NATO, and we cannot compromise on our own defense, Savola said. He estimates that Finland could offer training and maintenance services to Ukraine in addition to tanks. Although decisions on the details of the support package […]

  • Germany’s hesitation about the tanks splits the arms alliance

    The German-made Leopard tank has increasingly come to be portrayed as the holy grail of Ukrainian defense. Finland, Poland and Latvia have said they want to send parts of their leopard stocks to Ukraine, but Germany has continued to hesitate and withheld clear statements. Hear about how charged the issue is in Germany and what […]

  • Suomen Swappie is considering the fate of up to 290 jobs as part of a reassessment of operations

    The negotiations are part of a plan to reorganize the renovation activities and to focus the renovation activities outside of Finland, for example in Estonia and Germany. “We are now focusing on supporting our talented employees in this process, and for this reason we will not make any related statements for the time being”, wrote […]

  • EU approves new arms package for Ukraine

    The bloc’s foreign ministers agreed to give Kyiv nearly $550 million worth of arms EU foreign ministers approved a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine on Monday, Swedish officials have said. The arms bonanza is worth $542 million, but does not include the German tanks that Kyiv and its allies are hoping for. The […]

  • Why can’t the West agree on how much military aid to send to Ukraine?

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been under enormous pressure to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine. The government in Kyiv has long argued it desperately needs them to retake territory seized by Russia in its 2022 invasion, and to protect the rest of Ukraine from the Kremlin’s looming spring offensive. So far, Berlin has refused, and […]

  • The EU called for increased spending to compete with the US

    Leaders of the bloc will meet next month to discuss possible responses to what they see as unfair measures Germany and France have called on the EU to increase support for domestic industry and unleash massive investment to avoid falling behind US companies in light of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which they say […]

  • Finland delivers more than 400 million euros of defense equipment to Ukraine

    Minister of Defense Mikko Savola (Centre) said on Friday that Ukraine still needs support to defend its territory against Russian attacks. “The current package is clearly the largest so far,” he emphasized news release. He stated that the package contained heavy weapons and ammunition and added that the contents were determined based on both the […]

  • Finland delivers more than 400 million euros of defense equipment to Ukraine

    Minister of Defense Mikko Savola (Centre) said on Friday that Ukraine still needs support to defend its territory against Russian attacks. “The current package is clearly the largest so far,” he emphasized news release. He stated that the package contained heavy weapons and ammunition and added that the contents were determined based on both the […]

  • "Finland could send leopards to Ukraine" The defense board says

    Germany has not allowed the re-export of the tanks to other countries.

  • No German decision on tanks for Ukraine despite mounting pressure

    Germany said Friday that no decision had been made on providing battle tanks sought by Kyiv, despite an emotional plea from President Volodymyr Zelensky. Western defence ministers gathered at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for a crucial US-led meeting to hammer out future military aid to Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all […]

  • In Germany, 180,000 more people died during the Covid years than normally expected

    In the age group over 80, the excess mortality was 640 per 100,000 people, and in the age group 60–79 92. In the two youngest age groups, the relative excess mortality was much lower, 12 and 1, respectively. “What’s surprising is that excess mortality accelerated again in 2022,” says Ragnitz. There were approximately 39,000 deaths […]

  • Ready at Ramstein: Denmark pledges aid to Ukraine at the defense summit

    The Minister of Defense will also meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the summit as well as his colleagues Lloyd Austin III (USA), Ben Wallace (Great Britain) and Pål Jonson (Sweden). While a number of other countries – including the US, UK and Poland – have reiterated their intention to donate tanks to Ukraine, […]

  • YLE: Finland is behind other Nordic countries in the recovery of tourism

    Slow recovery is explained by unfamiliarity. “Only 20 percent of the respondents belonging to the target groups of our target market stated that they knew something about Finland. In Great Britain and the United States, familiarity was only 10 percent. Kristiina HietasaariThe director of Visit Finland told YLE on Wednesday. Finland also did not make […]

  • Finland’s food exports exceed 2 billion euros for the first time

    “The growth opportunities of the food industry in Finland are limited. With the growth of exports, the capacity of the food industry can be increased, which also strengthens the domestic market and improves crisis resilience,” says director Esa Wrang. From Business Finland’s Food from Finland program. Food exports are strategically important in terms of Finland’s […]

  • Tourism will return to pre-pandemic levels in some areas in 2023

    Depending, among other things, on the extent of the economic recession, the continued recovery of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region, and the development of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. All areas will be restored More than 900 million tourists traveled internationally in 2022 – double the number in 2021, though still 63% of pre-pandemic levels, according […]

  • The European construction industry sees weaker growth in the future

    After two great years, the outlook for European housing construction has turned much darker. Construction activity as a whole will decrease by almost 3 percent in 2023–2024, but will recover slightly in 2025. In the current year, the volume of new construction will decrease by 2 percent as a result of the economic decline caused […]

  • Greta Thunberg arrested in Germany (VIDEO)

    The police dragged the Swedish climate activist away from a coal mine demonstration Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was arrested in western Germany on Tuesday. Reporters captured the moment Thunberg was taken away by riot police during a protest against the expansion of a coal mine in Luetzerath, North Rhine-Westphalia. Located between Aachen and Dsseldorf, […]

  • Greta Thunberg was arrested in Germany

    The police dragged the Swedish climate activist away from a coal mine demonstration Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was arrested in western Germany on Tuesday. Reporters captured the moment Thunberg was taken away by riot police during a protest against the expansion of a coal mine in Luetzerath, North Rhine-Westphalia. Located between Aachen and Düsseldorf, […]