Tag: Greece

  • Denmark is still among the leading countries for knowledge jobs

    Are you stalling?But the clouds may gather ahead. Denmark is one of just three countries (Iceland and Greece are the others) that experienced negative growth compared to 2014. According to the report, the Danes need to implement policy and reduce costs in order to maintain their position at the forefront of the knowledge nations. “The […]

  • The EU extends the travel agreement to Kosovo

    The EU extends the travel agreement to Kosovo

    If approved by the European Parliament, residents of the disputed province would be able to enter the bloc freely for up to 90 days The European Council has adopted a measure to give Kosovo passport holders the freedom to enter the EU without a visa for up to 90 days. The move comes as Brussels […]

  • Letter from HE Deniz Çakari, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey

    Letter from HE Deniz Çakari, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey

    The earthquakes have affected a large area that consists of 10 cities and is home to a total of 13.5 million people, i.e. almost a sixth of the country’s total population. To give you a better idea of ​​the earthquake, the earthquake area is larger than several European countries, such as Austria, Switzerland or Bulgaria, […]

  • Queen Margrethe’s week in the spotlight: Putin revelations, back surgery and her impending death

    It must be quite annoying for Queen Margrethe today to learn that Prince Konstantin Alexios of Greece and Denmark has received new pressure. No, it has nothing to do with the identity of the lucky lady: the still-married British socialite, model and blogger Poppy Delevingne. It is more because tabloids and glossy mags worldwide describe […]

  • Denmark scores highly for driver satisfaction

    High costs for petrol and parkingThe Danes achieved an overall score of 6.06 out of 10 – a result largely driven by the quality of their road infrastructure and low levels of congestion in the capital. However, the country’s ranking was hampered by high prices for off-street parking and the highest price of petrol of […]

  • WTA roundup: Top seeds roll in Dubai

    WTA roundup: Top seeds roll in Dubai

    The top two seeds in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships lost a combined three matches while prevailing in the second round on Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates. No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland, the reigning French Open and US Open champion, beat Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 6-1, 6-1 and No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka of […]

  • Fighter jets, earthquakes, NATO efforts: Are US-Turkish ties on the mend

    Fighter jets, earthquakes, NATO efforts: Are US-Turkish ties on the mend

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Monday came in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that have shattered the Turkish leader’s projection of his country as a regional hegemon. With Turkey turning into a recipient of generous US humanitarian aid, will Ankara play the role of […]

  • Is it ‘Call my agent? Time will tell if tonight’s premiere of a similar Danish show results in ‘Call My Lawyer’

    Has the actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas made a Danish version of the acclaimed French series ‘Dix Pour Cent’ – known in English as ‘Call My Agent!’ – without paying for the rights? ‘Agent’ is co-produced by TV2 and Zentropa and is both written and directed by the well-known star of the popular series ‘Crime’ and […]

  • Blinken calls for NATO expansion during the visit to Turkey

    Blinken calls for NATO expansion during the visit to Turkey

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a visit to Ankara on Monday that the Biden administration supports the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. He also expressed confidence that both Sweden and Finland will soon join the NATO alliance. The US Congress must approve the $20 billion sale of F-16s, which includes […]

  • Blinken supports NATO expansion, fighter jet sales in Turkey visit

    Blinken supports NATO expansion, fighter jet sales in Turkey visit

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the Biden administration supports the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, and expressed confidence that both Sweden and Finland will soon join the NATO alliance, as he visited Ankara for talks with Turkish leaders on the Monday. The US Congress must approve the $20 billion sale of […]

  • Scholz pleads for tank

    Scholz pleads for tank

    Allies who asked Berlin to “free the leopards” have so far failed to deliver on their rhetoric Germany has urged its European partners to keep their promises to supply Ukraine with Leopard tanks. Few countries have stepped up to actually provide the German-made weapon, despite loud calls for Berlin to approve shipments to Kiev earlier […]

  • Scholz votes thanks to the appeal

    Scholz votes thanks to the appeal

    Allies who asked Berlin to “free the leopards” have so far failed to deliver on their rhetoric Germany has urged its European partners to keep their promises to supply Ukraine with Leopard tanks. Few countries have stepped up to provide the German-made weapon, despite loud calls for Berlin to approve shipments to Kiev earlier this […]

  • How investments have changed the way we spend

    How investments have changed the way we spend

    Ranking has a long history, and the exact origin of the concept is difficult to determine. However, there are some early examples of placements in various fields that can be traced back to ancient civilizations. One of the earliest examples of ranking can be found in ancient Greece, where Olympics was held. The ancient Greeks […]

  • Pak Foreign Office orders Pakistani embassies in European countries not to issue visas to Afghans

    Pak Foreign Office orders Pakistani embassies in European countries not to issue visas to Afghans

    Islamabad [Pakistan]February 13 (ANI): Following an alleged visa scandal, Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) has ordered Pakistani embassies in European countries not to issue visas to Afghan nationals until further orders, Pakistan-based ARY News reported. According to ARY News, the Ministry of External Affairs issued instructions to all embassies across Europe to stop issuing visas to […]

  • Icelandair introduces scheduled flights to Crete

    Icelandair introduces scheduled flights to Crete

    Icelandair has announced a new destination which is Crete, Greece. The flight from Keflavík airport to Chania airport in Crete will be once a week, on Fridays. Icelandair previously flew to Crete on charter flights, and now scheduled flights will be offered for the first time. The first flight is scheduled for May 26, 2023 […]

  • Trkiye denies the connection between the F-16 agreement and Nordic NATO bids

    Trkiye denies the connection between the F-16 agreement and Nordic NATO bids

    Ankara hopes to buy 40 new Lockheed-produced jets, but the deal has opponents in Washington Turkey’s proposed purchase of F-16 fighter jets from the US and its gatekeeping for NATO as Finland and Sweden seek to join the US-led military bloc are “not related,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has insisted. The arms sale would […]

  • F-16 deal dependent on Turkey’s support for NATO expansion, Syria

    F-16 deal dependent on Turkey’s support for NATO expansion, Syria

    Washington – Turkey’s request for F-16 fighter jets from the US and the possibility of another Turkish military operation in northern Syria are expected to top the agenda during talks in Washington when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets with Foreign Minister Antony Blinken on Wednesday. Analysts say any F-16 deal would be tied to […]

  • Funeral is held for Greece’s former King Constantine

    Funeral is held for Greece’s former King Constantine

    European royalty from Britain to Spain have gathered in Athens for the funeral of Greece’s last monarch, Constantine the Second. Among the royals in attendance is Britain’s Princess Anne, daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II and cousin of Constantine through her father, the late Prince Philip. King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, as […]

  • US senator aims to block $20 billion deal with NATO member

    US senator aims to block $20 billion deal with NATO member

    Bob Menendez has spoken out against selling F-16 fighter jets to Trkiye, saying Ankara must act as a “reliable ally” Plans by President Joe Biden’s administration to approve a $20 billion sale of US-made F-16 fighter jets to Turkey have hit a potential roadblock, as a key member of the Senate has vowed to block […]

  • Banned pesticides still widely used: How EU Member States misuse emergency authorizations

    Banned pesticides still widely used: How EU Member States misuse emergency authorizations

    Report “Banned pesticides are still in use in the EU” shows that many of these toxic substances were still in widespread use in recent years. This is done using an emergency loophole in the law. We analyzed the emergency permits for 24 pesticide active substances from 2019–2022. These pesticides have either been proven to be […]

  • These Germans were in charge of the diplomacy of the Russian Empire

    These Germans were in charge of the diplomacy of the Russian Empire

    Today, diplomacy is considered a closed field where foreigners are not allowed. But in the Russian Empire, the situation was different: foreigners, who were in Russian service, as well as their descendants, often became the country’s representatives. In the middle of the 19th century, 80% of the posts in the Foreign Ministry were occupied by […]

  • Whitecaps transfer D Derek Cornelius to Swedish club

    Whitecaps transfer D Derek Cornelius to Swedish club

    The Vancouver Whitecaps announced the transfer of defender Derek Cornelius to Sweden’s Malmö FF on Thursday. Cornelius, 25, scored a goal in 35 games (28 starts) with the Whitecaps in 2019-21. The Ontario native was on loan at Panetolikos FC in Greece from July 2021 to 2022, making 47 appearances. “This agreement made sense for […]

  • Hussein Hussein has returned to Iceland

    Hussein Hussein has returned to Iceland

    Hussein Hussein, an Iraqi asylum seeker, and his family have returned to Iceland. The Reykjavík District Court declared their deportation from Iceland to Greece illegal. Albert Björn Lúðvíksson, a lawyer at Claudia & Partners, confirmed that the family had arrived in Iceland. “The grounds for deportation were not lawful. According to the Immigration Appeals Committee, […]

  • The Finnish MEPs were shocked by the European Parliament’s corruption scandal

    The Finnish MEPs were shocked by the European Parliament’s corruption scandal

    According to him, the Parliament has long been aware of inappropriate foreign attempts to influence certain legislators, but the scandal has done something about it that can no longer be ignored. – Parliament must take up the issue and not leave it aside, he emphasized. Hautala said that MEPs are obliged to disclose their business […]

  • EU countries multiply trade with Russia RIA

    EU countries multiply trade with Russia RIA

    Some member states have increased trade turnover by more than 200%, the news agency says Three quarters of EU member states increased their trade with Russia in the first eight months of 2022, RIA Novosti reported on Saturday, citing data collected from the bloc’s various national statistics departments. Russia’s trade with Bulgaria and Greece reportedly […]

  • Danish News Round-Up: Historic increase in economic inequality

    Danish News Round-Up: Historic increase in economic inequality

    The gap between rich and poor has never been greater in Denmark – or at least it was the case last year, when the economy boomed, reports Denmark’s statistics. The results are based on the increase in the Gini coefficient – a measure of income inequality in a country. In a country where everyone is […]

  • Matkamessut 2023 will open in January after a three-year break

    Matkamessut 2023 will open in January after a three-year break

    Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2023 is a day trip around the world for fair guests. In addition to the fair’s special offers and tasting experiences, here visitors can get to know different travel destinations and cultures and get route tips. Greece, already set as a partner country in 2021, will continue as a partner of […]

  • Turkey blamed the Kurdish PKK for the bombing in Istanbul

    Turkey’s interior minister has accused the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) of being responsible for a bombing on a busy shopping street in Istanbul that killed six people and injured more than 80. On Sunday afternoon, a a popular shopping destination for locals and tourists. A suspect was arrested early Monday. “The person who planted the […]

  • Many people in Austurvöllur Square protested against the deportations

    Many people in Austurvöllur Square protested against the deportations

    A crowd of people gathered in Austurvöllur Square to protest against the deportation of applicants for international protection by the Icelandic government. Many condemned the government-organized deportation that took place yesterday evening, when fifteen people were deported from Iceland to Greece at five in the morning. It was planned to transport 28 people, but thirteen […]

  • Mass deportation of asylum seekers

    Mass deportation of asylum seekers

    Last night, a group of asylum seekers in Iceland were detained and deported to Greece early this morning. In total, 15 people were deported from the country. There were 28 people on the deportation list who had applied for international protection on the island, but 13 people were not found. In the statement of the […]

  • Tommy Paul upsets No. 2 Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters

    Tommy Paul upsets No. 2 Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters

    Seven years into his professional career, Tommy Paul claimed arguably his biggest victory on Wednesday, beating second-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the second round of the Rolex Paris Masters. Paul, a 25-year-old native of North Carolina, is ranked 31st in the world and has one ATP Tour Championship in his career. Nadal, […]

  • Denmark is high on the equality index for 2022, but there are also some shortcomings

    Denmark is high on the equality index for 2022, but there are also some shortcomings

    Denmark is again one of the best performing EU nations in the 2022 Gender Equality Index published by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), only after Sweden, although there has been no noticeable improvement since last year. With a score of 77.8 out of 100, it finished well above the EU average (68.6), but […]

  • Behold our most golden queen: Diamond’s eternal immortality beckons

    Behold our most golden queen: Diamond’s eternal immortality beckons

    The timing of the Copenhagen cultural festival Golden Days could not have been better. Coinciding with the month chosen to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s golden jubilee, a full 50 years and eight months after she acceded to the Danish throne in January 1972, Her Majesty visited Kongens Nytorv on September 2, where 50 female icons […]

  • ATP summary: Frances Tiafoe fights back in Stockholm

    ATP summary: Frances Tiafoe fights back in Stockholm

    no. 3 seed Frances Tiafoe won two tiebreaks to complete a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) comeback win over Swedish wildcard Elias Ymer in the second round of the Stockholm Open on Thursday in Sweden. Despite Ymer winning 47 of his 59 first-serve points (80 percent) and holding a 20-11 advantage in aces, Tiafoe controlled […]

  • Media Literacy Index: Bulgaria is the least able to resist fake news

    Bulgaria is the country in the European Union most unable to withstand the negative effects of fake news and most vulnerable in the fight against it. This shows the Media Literacy Index for 2022, prepared in the framework of the European Policy Initiative (EuPI) of the Open Society Institute – Sofia, and assesses the potential […]

  • Number of non-EU nationals asked to leave Italy rises by over 2,000% in Q2

    Number of non-EU nationals asked to leave Italy rises by over 2,000% in Q2

    BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union’s statistics office, Eurostat, said the number of non-EU nationals ordered to leave Italy rose by more than 2,000 percent from April to June, compared with January to March. Eurostat added that in the second quarter Italy ordered 6,020 people to leave its territory, compared with 260 in the first quarter […]

  • Macron’s summit of the European Political Community begins in Prague

    Macron’s summit of the European Political Community begins in Prague

    Leaders from 44 European countries will gather in Prague on Thursday to launch a European political community aimed at boosting security and economic prosperity. Critics say the new forum is an attempt to slow EU enlargement. The meeting in the Czech capital is the idea of ​​French President Emmanuel Macron, with the support of German […]

  • Emmanuel Macron’s summit of the European Political Community begins in Prague

    Emmanuel Macron’s summit of the European Political Community begins in Prague

    Leaders from 44 European countries are gathering Thursday in Prague to launch a European political community aimed at boosting security and economic prosperity. Critics say the new forum is an attempt to slow EU enlargement. The meeting in the Czech capital is the idea of ​​French President Emmanuel Macron, with the support of German Chancellor […]

  • Turkey’s Erdogan renews threats to block NATO’s bid from Sweden, Finland continues threats against Greece

    Turkey’s Erdogan renews threats to block NATO’s bid from Sweden, Finland continues threats against Greece

    By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus] October 3 (ANI): Once again, Turkey’s mercurial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has renewed his threats against Sweden and Finland that he would block their efforts to join the NATO alliance if they do not keep their promises they allegedly made to Ankara and has further escalated Ankara’s bellicose rhetoric against NATO […]

  • EU chief: New gas pipeline Greece-Bulgaria “means freedom”

    EU chief: New gas pipeline Greece-Bulgaria “means freedom”

    SOFIA, Bulgaria: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, chair of the European Union’s executive arm, was in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 1 to witness the opening of a natural gas link between Bulgaria and Greece. Von der Leyen said the importance of the new pipeline was as an example of the EU’s determination to […]

  • Bulgarians leave the family home at the oldest age – Top 5 in the EU

    Bulgaria is one of the countries in the EU where young people leave the family home at the oldest age (30.3 years). This is indicated by current data from Eurostat. Bulgaria also has one of the largest gender gaps after Romania (a difference of 3.5 years), with men leaving their parents at 32.0 years and […]

  • Russian MiG-31 fighter jets violate Finnish airspace

    Russian MiG-31 fighter jets violate Finnish airspace

    Helsinki [Finland]August 19 (ANI): Two Russian MiG-31 fighter jets reportedly violated Finnish airspace near the coastal city of Borgo in the Gulf of Finland on Thursday. The incident occurred as Finland seeks membership in NATO following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The incident of suspected violation occurred at 06:40 GMT on Thursday and the jet was […]

  • The Finnish pole vaulter won the EC gold

    The Finnish pole vaulter won the EC gold

    Finland Wilma Murto won the women’s pole vault European championship in Munich on Wednesday evening and set a new Finnish national record at the same time. His distance of 4.85 meters also matched the EC record previously set by the defending champion Katerina Stefanidi From Greece, who took the silver. The success of 24-year-old Murto […]

  • Finland cuts visa times for Russians in half and gives priority to non-tourist visas

    Finland cuts visa times for Russians in half and gives priority to non-tourist visas

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs announced the decision yesterday after the board meeting held at Säätytalo Pekka Haavisto (Green). He stated that the reduction can be achieved without legislative changes by processing tourist visa applications only on certain days or times. “It would still be possible to apply for a small number of tourist visas,” […]

  • Haavisto: Finland will cut Russian visas by 90 percent

    Haavisto: Finland will cut Russian visas by 90 percent

    The Finnish government decided on Tuesday to significantly reduce the number of tourist visas granted to Russian citizens due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Finland also supports the termination of the visa facilitation agreement with Russia. foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that Finland will limit the number of Russian visa applications it accepts […]

  • French President Macron signed Finland’s NATO membership protocol

    French President Macron signed Finland’s NATO membership protocol

    President of France Emmanuel Macron has signed the membership protocols on the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO, says the press release from the Élysée Palace. "This sovereign choice of the two European partners, Finland and Sweden, strengthens their security in the face of a real threat in their immediate neighborhood and makes a […]

  • Macron says five more EU countries will help France fight forest fires

    Macron says five more EU countries will help France fight forest fires

    As French officials warned Thursday that flare-ups could cause a massive wildfire to spread further in the country’s parched southwest, President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that five more European allies were helping firefighters battling eight major wildfires across the country. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will meet authorities fighting Landiras blaze south of Bordeaux, and further reinforcements […]

  • Number of tourists visiting Cyprus at 75 percent of 2019; industry reports

    NICOSIA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — The number of tourists visiting Cyprus in the first six months of 2022 was 75 percent of the figure for the same period in 2019, Association of Cyprus Tourist Enterprises (ACTE) chairman Akis Vavitis said Monday. A record number of almost 4 million people visited Cyprus in 2019, which was […]

  • The US Senate voted to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO

    The US Senate voted to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO

    A two-thirds majority was required to ratify the accession protocols of Finland and Sweden. Finnish President Sauli Niinistö revealed last night that he had received a call from a person before the vote Mitch McConnellKentucky Republican Senator and Senate Minority Leader. “I thanked him for his unwavering support for Finland’s NATO membership. We discussed the […]

  • 50 Finnish firefighters are going to help fight wildfires in Greece

    50 Finnish firefighters are going to help fight wildfires in Greece

    About 50 firefighters from Finland are leaving for Greece to help the country extinguish wildfires in hot weather. The first group of about twenty firefighters will leave on Monday and they are to stay in the Peloponnese region for two weeks. Then another group of rescue workers of the same size replaces the first. Firefighters […]

  • Germany has lessons to learn about reducing gas demand to preserve EU unity

    Germany has lessons to learn about reducing gas demand to preserve EU unity

    On Tuesday, the EU reached a draft agreement that member states will voluntarily reduce gas consumption by 15 percent from August to March. The load will fall unevenly given that some countries are more dependent than others on Russian gas. But beyond what the text says, analysts say countries that failed to heed warnings about […]

  • Lintilä: Moscow uses energy to break up the EU

    Lintilä: Moscow uses energy to break up the EU

    Voluntary reductions are to be achieved through coordination, fuel switching, temperature limits and information campaigns by the end of March 2023. However, the member states start preparing for next winter by saving gas from August. “Moscow is trying to use energy to break up the EU. Solidarity and unity are the only options in this […]

  • 50 Finnish firefighters are going to Greece to put out forest fires

    50 Finnish firefighters are going to Greece to put out forest fires

    Dozens of firefighters from Finland are leaving for Greece to help extinguish wildfires. About 50 firefighters from Finnish regular and volunteer fire departments will go on the trip. The Finnish delegation is led by the Itä-Uusimaa emergency service located in Porvoo. The first group of Finnish rescue personnel will leave at the beginning of August, […]

  • Europe’s heat wave, forest fires reach Poland, Greece

    Europe’s heat wave, forest fires reach Poland, Greece

    ATHENS, Greece: As firefighters battled wildfires across the continent this week, the heat wave that scorched Europe moved east to Italy, Poland and Slovenia, which issued their highest heat waves. After stopping a major forest fire due to high winds that ravaged areas near Athens for two days, Greece urged Europe to do more to […]

  • Tour operators report strong demand for last-minute summer package tours

    Tour operators report strong demand for last-minute summer package tours

    The recent cool, wet weather has caused many Finns to seek escapes to sunnier climates. Tour operators say this summer’s remaining supply is tight due to high demand as travel restrictions are eased. They report that there are only a few departures left for southern destinations at the end of July. "This summer, the demand […]

  • Danske Nyheder Round-Up: Successful deployment of defibrillator drone to Aalborg bodes well for the possibility of nationwide rollout

    Danske Nyheder Round-Up: Successful deployment of defibrillator drone to Aalborg bodes well for the possibility of nationwide rollout

    A drone with a defibrillator operated by the North Jutland Region was sent on Tuesday for the very first time after a man had had a heart attack in Aalborg. Just seven minutes after the emergency services were notified, the drone arrived at the site of the cardiac arrest. A successWhile an ambulance was even […]

  • Business Round-Up: Cycling leads to fewer sick days and increased savings – Danish Industry

    Business Round-Up: Cycling leads to fewer sick days and increased savings – Danish Industry

    If people in Denmark had to cycle 10 percent more than they do now, it would result in over 235,000 fewer sick days, 12.5 million liters of saved petrol and diesel and DKK 2.5 billion in socio-economic health benefits, according to an analysis of Danish Industry (DI) Transport. But even though Denmark has one of […]

  • Russian cessation of gas supply to Germany could mean economic disaster for certain Danish companies

    Russian cessation of gas supply to Germany could mean economic disaster for certain Danish companies

    The largest single pipeline transporting Russian gas to Germany – the Nord Stream 1 pipeline – was shut down this morning for routine maintenance. But while it is scheduled to reopen on July 21, Germany is preparing for a prolonged shutdown of its energy supply. The work on the 1,220-kilometer-long pipeline is an annual event […]

  • Europe’s greenest country is not good for electric car owners, study claims

    Europe’s greenest country is not good for electric car owners, study claims

    Denmark is one of the worst European countries to own an electric vehicle, claims a new study by Uswitch – the UK-based price comparison service. Despite the fact that more electric vehicles are registered than it has square kilometers of land, the country ranked as number 29 among the 33 countries that were evaluated for […]

  • Australian Labor is not alone.  Left parties are making a comeback

    Australian Labor is not alone. Left parties are making a comeback

    One aspect of May’s federal election has been strangely overlooked: Labor’s gains follow a pattern among the main center-left parties in Europe and comparable countries. Traditional social democratic and workers-based parties are re-emerging and now hold offices (alone or in coalition) in all Scandinavia and in Germany, Spain, Portugal and New Zealand. Where the last […]

  • Russia Info Ops Home In on perceived weak links

    Russia Info Ops Home In on perceived weak links

    WASHINGTON – Russian-influenced traders appear to have diminished their focus as they continue their attempts to sow discord and undermine Western efforts to support Ukraine, according to new research from cybersecurity company Recorded Future. Although traces of Russian influence operations can be found targeting many of the countries that have supported Ukraine with arms, financial […]

  • Live: Historic NATO summit nears end in Madrid

    Live: Historic NATO summit nears end in Madrid

    The NATO summit in Madrid, where the alliance redefined its strategic concept to clearly identify Russia as a threat to its members, ended on Thursday with its leaders stressing its importance. At the same time, Russian forces withdrew from Ukraine’s Snake Island, a strategic outpost in the Black Sea. Follow our live blog for the […]

  • The EU will supply the first batch of monkeypox vaccines to Spain

    The EU will supply the first batch of monkeypox vaccines to Spain

    In mid-June, the Commission purchased 1 09 090 doses of Imvanex smallpox vaccine manufactured by Bavarian Nordic in Denmark and proposed to start deliveries to European Union (EU) Member States and Norway and Iceland by the end of this month. Vaccine doses are distributed proportionally, with countries reporting the highest number of cases prioritized for […]

  • Assassination attempt in Oslo, “NATO’s Achilles heel” Lithuania, fatigue to be vaccinated against corona and the summer before elections

    Assassination attempt in Oslo, “NATO’s Achilles heel” Lithuania, fatigue to be vaccinated against corona and the summer before elections

    Norway in grief and dismay In Oslo, an attack has been carried out on people who were sitting in restaurants, with dead and injured. The security police have declared the highest terrorist warning as a precautionary measure. The arrested suspect is known for Islamist links, but also for mental problems. Swedish Radio correspondent Carina Holmberg […]

  • Flatlining to fabulous: how Eriksen’s Denmark is now among the ten most likely teams to win the World Cup 2022

    Flatlining to fabulous: how Eriksen’s Denmark is now among the ten most likely teams to win the World Cup 2022

    On 12 June, it was a whole year ago that Christian Eriksen collapsed with a cardiac arrest at Parken Stadion during his country’s opening match at the European Championships 2020. In the following hour his life was in balance; a nation’s collective thoughts made him pull through and live. Denmark continued to lose the match […]

  • The most beautiful island monasteries in Russia

    The most beautiful island monasteries in Russia

    During the tsarist period, they were major religious centers and pilgrimages. During the Soviet era, they were converted into prisons, military schools and homes for people with disabilities. Valaam Monastery Kremlin.ru One of Russia’s most famous monasteries is located on the islands in the Valaam archipelago in the northern part of Lake Ladoga. According to […]

  • A Polish official knocks out the national team player for Russia’s decision

    A Polish official knocks out the national team player for Russia’s decision

    Politician accused Maciej Rybus of staying in Russia to play for “blood money” Poland’s State Security Secretary Marcin Przydacz took to Twitter to criticize national team star Maciej Rybus for his decision to stay in Russia. Previously played for his rivals Lokomotiv Moscow from 2017 to 2022, Rybus signed a two-year contract with Spartak Moscow […]

  • More than 70% in the EU support economic sanctions against Russia

    More than 70% of respondents in the EU agree with the introduction of economic sanctions against Russia, and two thirds believe that stricter sanctions should be introduced. Support for economic sanctions is particularly strong in the Scandinavian countries, the Baltic States, Romania, Poland and Ireland. These results are part of a new landmark EU survey, […]

  • 17 states elected to the UN Economic and Social Council for a three-year term

    UNITED NATIONS, June 10 (Xinhua) – Seventeen states were elected on Friday to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the coordinating body for the economic and social work of UN agencies and funds, for a three-year term. The states were elected by secret ballot with a two-thirds majority of the member states present […]

  • 17 countries elected to the UN Economic and Social Council for a 3-year term

    17 countries elected to the UN Economic and Social Council for a 3-year term

    New York [US]June 11 (ANI / Xinhua): On Friday, seventeen states were elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the coordinating body for the economic and social work of UN agencies and funds, for a three-year term. The states were elected by secret ballot with a two-thirds majority of the member states […]

  • Thursday’s newspapers: New Turkish demand, Åland festivals, in cash from us

    Thursday’s newspapers: New Turkish demand, Åland festivals, in cash from us

    Evening News writes that the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is "added to its long list a second requirement that Finland and Sweden must meet before Turkey can accept NATO membership;". Speaking at a joint press conference with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro Erdogan announced on Wednesday that Turkey will not be able to […]

  • Midnight misery in Paris as Holger Rune’s adventure race at the French Open ends

    Midnight misery in Paris as Holger Rune’s adventure race at the French Open ends

    Holger Rune would probably have chosen another opponent for his first grand slam quarterfinal if he could. The Norwegian world number eight Casper Ruud, who defeated Roland Garros 6-1, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 last night to advance to the final four of the French Open, is practically his cousin. As Scandinavians, Ruud, probably more than anyone […]

  • The world does not share the West’s negative view of the Russia survey

    Western countries are more likely to have a bad attitude towards Russia, according to a global survey Negative views about Russia are mainly limited to US-allied Western states, a new global survey conducted by a NATO-linked lobby group has shown. At the same time, the so-called Alliance of Democracies Foundation discovered that Asian countries maintain […]

  • Negative view of Russia limited to survey in some states

    Negative view of Russia limited to survey in some states

    Western liberal democracies are more likely to have a negative attitude towards Russia, according to a global survey Negative views on Russia are mainly limited to Western liberal democracies, a new global survey by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation has found. At the same time, Asian countries maintain strong support for Russia, while Latin American […]

  • Turkey issues a strong warning to Germany and France

    Turkey issues a strong warning to Germany and France

    Ambassadors from the two European countries were called to Ankara due to Kurdistan Workers’ Party meetings Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has summoned ambassadors from Germany and France to issue a protest note over the unhindered activity of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in their countries. Ankara warned all NATO members, and especially Finland and Sweden, who […]

  • One of the suspects in illegal immigration was arrested by the Border Guard

    One of the suspects in illegal immigration was arrested by the Border Guard

    The Border Guard has completed a preliminary investigation into a criminal organization suspected of selling accommodation, transport and false documents to smuggle people through Europe across Turkey. The investigation has led to a suspicion by the Border Guard’s Turku unit of the promotion of illegal Iranian immigration and counterfeiting. He is believed to have played […]

  • International Round-Up: Denmark hits the milestone for vaccine donation, but it has not been easy!

    International Round-Up: Denmark hits the milestone for vaccine donation, but it has not been easy!

    With a donation of more than 1.2 million COVID-19 vaccines to Thailand, Denmark has fulfilled its goal of donating 10 million vaccines worldwide. The 1,266,000 Moderna-Spikevax vaccines arrived in Thailand last Thursday. According to Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke, Denmark will continue its efforts to find recipient countries for its overdoses. Finding countries to take […]

  • Historical crises where Turkey has been seen as NATO’s black sheep

    Historical crises where Turkey has been seen as NATO’s black sheep

    Turkey joined NATO in 1952 and has the second largest army in the Defense Alliance. Over the years, there have been several occasions where Turkey has ended up on a collision course with other countries in the alliance. When Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974, it triggered one of the worst crises in NATO history and […]

  • Turkey will not allow “terrorist supporters” to join NATO

    Turkey will not allow “terrorist supporters” to join NATO

    Sweden and Finland have not yet addressed Ankara’s security requirements, says President Erdogan Turkey will not approve Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to join NATO until they properly address Ankara’s concerns over their alleged support to terrorist organizations, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, promising not to repeat “past mistakes.” “As long as Tayyip Erdogan is […]

  • Turkey will not allow terrorist supporters to join NATO

    Turkey will not allow terrorist supporters to join NATO

    Sweden and Finland have not yet addressed Ankara’s security requirements, says President Erdogan Turkey will not approve Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to join NATO until they properly address Ankara’s concerns about their alleged support to terrorist organizations, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, promising not to repeat “past mistakes”. “For as long as Tayyip Erdogan […]

  • Turkey will not allow “terrorist supporters” to join NATO

    Turkey will not allow “terrorist supporters” to join NATO

    Sweden and Finland have not yet addressed Ankara’s security requirements, says President Erdogan Ankara will not approve the two Nordic states’ applications to join NATO until they properly address Turkey’s concerns over their alleged support to terrorist organizations, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said and promised not to repeat “past mistakes.” “As long as Tayyip […]

  • The NATO chief mentions conditions for Finland and Sweden

    The NATO chief mentions conditions for Finland and Sweden

    It is unlikely that the two countries will become candidate members if they do not respond to Turkey, says Jens Stoltenberg Finland and Sweden will probably not become NATO candidate members at the upcoming alliance summit on June 28-30 if they do not meet Turkey’s requirements, the bloc’s general secretary Jens Stoltenberg announced during a […]

  • Turkey’s Erdogan criticizes Greece’s prime minister

    Turkey’s Erdogan criticizes Greece’s prime minister

    Turkish leader accuses NATO top official of lobbying Ankara Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the Greek prime minister, saying Kyriakos Mitsotakis “no longer exists for me” because he prefers to deal with honorable politicians “who keep their promises”. “There is no longer anyone named Mitsotakis in my book,” Erdogan said in a television […]

  • Ukraine says investigating some 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Ukraine says investigating some 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Ukraine is probing about 13,000 cases of alleged Russian war crimes, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said Monday. Some 20 countries including Italy, Greece and Denmark announced new security assistance packages for Kyiv during a virtual meeting with allies, according to US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin. Read our live blog to see how all the day’s […]

  • Erdogan says the Greek prime minister does not exist for him

    Erdogan says the Greek prime minister does not exist for him

    Turkey’s president accuses other NATO leaders of lobbying against Ankara Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the Greek prime minister, saying Kyriakos Mitsotakis “no longer exists for me” because he prefers to deal with honorable politicians “who keep their promises”. “There is no longer anyone named Mitsotakis in my book,” Erdogan said in a […]

  • Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Live: Ukraine says investigating 13,000 alleged Russian war crimes

    Ukraine Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said there were about 13,000 cases of alleged Russian war crimes being probed as of Monday. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 6:56pm: Lithuania calls on EU to provide cash for Ukrainian refugees Lithuanian Finance Minister Gintare Skaiste urged the European Union […]

  • Turkey is blackmailing NATO, as it is the only country benefiting from the war in Ukraine

    Turkey is blackmailing NATO, as it is the only country benefiting from the war in Ukraine

    By John SolomouNicosia [Cyprus] May 22 (ANI): Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, acting on the orders of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at least temporarily destroyed what would have been the biggest historic change in European security in decades, blocking the start of NATO membership talks with Finland last Wednesday. . and Sweden. Erdogan has shattered […]

  • Greece is looking for first-class weapons from the United States

    Greece is looking for first-class weapons from the United States

    Athens expresses desire to join F-35 program and lobby against Turkey’s attempt to upgrade its own fleet Greece has confirmed its desire to buy a squadron of F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States, while lobbying against its regional rival Turkey’s attempt to upgrade its air force. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the […]

  • China In Eurasia Briefing: Why The Ukraine War Matters For Asia

    China In Eurasia Briefing: Why The Ukraine War Matters For Asia

    Welcome back to the China In Eurasia briefing, an RFE/RL newsletter tracking China’s resurgent influence from Eastern Europe to Central Asia. I’m RFE/RL correspondent Reid Standish and here’s what I’m following right now. Why The Ukraine War Matters For Asia The ripple effects of the Ukraine war are spreading across the world and already hitting […]

  • Biden praises Greece for leadership after Russia’s invasion

    Biden praises Greece for leadership after Russia’s invasion

    WASHINGTON – On Monday, President Joe Biden thanked Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his country’s “moral leadership” in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the two held talks in the White House on the ongoing conflict. The visit of Mitsotakis comes when he was in Washington to mark a covid-delayed commemoration of […]

  • Greek leader suspended for talks with Biden on Turkey, energy

    Greek leader suspended for talks with Biden on Turkey, energy

    Athens – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis flies to Washington for talks with President Joe Biden on Monday, their first since taking office. Mitsotakis is expected to discuss Turkey and efforts to ease tensions between the two countries and NATO allies. But as the conflict in Ukraine rages, talks will also focus on efforts to […]

  • Become ‘WISE’ about improving your business and increasing its potential

    Become ‘WISE’ about improving your business and increasing its potential

    We are all familiar with motivational calls for “follow your dream” and “pursue your passion”, and right after we get questions like “can you make a living from it”? The world is full of talented people who should follow their passion; the brave go after it, and the wise learn how to do it. Once […]

  • The final of the Eurovision Song Contest is now being decided

    The final of the Eurovision Song Contest is now being decided

    Cornelia Jakobs with “Hold me closer” represents Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest which will be decided in Turin in Italy. Expert commentator and host and reporter on site is Carolina Norén. Here, Swedish Radio collects all reporting on the competition. Starting order Eurovision Song Contest 2022 1 Czech Republic2 Romania3 Portugal4 Finland5 Switzerland6 France7 […]

  • Erdogan is whining about Swedish, Finnish NATO membership

    Erdogan is whining about Swedish, Finnish NATO membership

    ISTANBUL, Turkey – NATO member with veto power Turkey expresses opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the alliance, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telling reporters on Friday that he does not view the countries’ membership application positively. Analysts warn that the Turkish leader’s stance is likely to raise questions about Ankara’s loyalty given its […]

  • Turkey’s Erdogan says he opposes NATO membership for Sweden, Finland

    Turkey’s Erdogan says he opposes NATO membership for Sweden, Finland

    Istanbul – NATO member Turkey, which has a veto, opposes Sweden and Finland joining the alliance, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Friday that he did not view the countries’ membership application positively. Analysts warn that the Turkish leader’s stance is likely to raise questions about Ankara’s loyalty given its close ties […]

  • Turkey may oppose Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO, Erdogan says

    Turkey may oppose Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO, Erdogan says

    Turkey would not support the accession of Finland or Sweden to the NATO alliance, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday citing concerns about attendance "terrorists" in both countries. "We are following developments in Sweden and Finland, but we do not have positive views," Erdogan said and added this "The Scandinavian countries are inns […]

  • EU to help break blockade on Ukraine’s Odesa to free up grain exports

    EU to help break blockade on Ukraine’s Odesa to free up grain exports

    The European Commission said Thursday it would help Ukraine break the Russian blockade on the port city of Odesa, where thousands of tonnes of grain destined for the global market remains trapped. UN and EU officials have warned that Russia’s continuing siege of the southern port risks causing a global food crisis. Thursday’s live blog […]

  • In the poll, Finns stand out for their readiness to accuse Russia of the war in Ukraine

    In the poll, Finns stand out for their readiness to accuse Russia of the war in Ukraine

    On the contrary, only five per cent considered that responsibility should be given entirely or mainly to NATO and four per cent that responsibility should be shared equally between Russia and NATO. At least 70% of respondents also blamed Russia most in Sweden (80%), the United Kingdom (79%), Denmark (79%), Poland (73%) and the Netherlands […]

  • Crazyer than Christmas: Living our lives to the fullest

    Crazyer than Christmas: Living our lives to the fullest

    One of the many amazing things about running an English-language theater in Denmark for 40 years is that many actors and directors have come to work with me, and it is fascinating to see the city and its culture through their eyes. Right now I am performing the one-woman play ‘Shirley Valentine’ at Sorte Hest […]