Tag: Lithuania

  • Finland retained the title of the happiest country for the sixth year in a row

    Finland retained the title of the happiest country for the sixth year in a row

    After Finland, Denmark and Iceland are in the top three, and Israel and the Netherlands are in the top five. Other countries in the top ten are Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Luxembourg and New Zealand. Germany fell two places from last year to 16th place, while the US, UK and France ranked 15th, 19th and 21st […]

  • Turkey’s president says he will support Finland’s NATO bid

    Turkey’s president says he will support Finland’s NATO bid

    ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday his government would move forward with ratifying Finland’s NATO application, paving the way for the country to join the military bloc ahead of Sweden. The breakthrough came when Finnish President Sauli Niinisto was in Ankara to meet Erdogan. Both Finland and Sweden applied to become […]

  • USA, Lithuania in talks aimed at China

    USA, Lithuania in talks aimed at China

    Washington – In March 1990, Lithuania became the first republic to break away from the Soviet Union by declaring itself an independent state, a decision applauded by the White House. Thirty-three years later, this Baltic country of about 2.7 million people is making bold moves to counter China, the rising global power of the century, […]

  • Russian prodigy wins music competition in Germany

    Russian prodigy wins music competition in Germany

    12-year-old Elisey Mysin’s triumph comes at a time when other European competitions exclude his nationals Elisey Mysin, a young Russian pianist, has been awarded the first prize in her age category of the International Robert Schumann Competition in Düsseldorf. The event was organized at the end of February. Russia’s pianist won the jury’s affection by […]

  • Russian piano prodigy wins prestigious prize in Germany

    Russian piano prodigy wins prestigious prize in Germany

    The triumph for 12-year-old Elisey Mysin comes as other European competitions exclude his nationals Young Russian pianist Elisey Mysin has been awarded first prize in her age category at the International Robert Schumann Competition in Düsseldorf, Germany. The event was organized at the end of February. The 12-year-old Russian musician impressed the jury by first […]

  • Parliament approved the NATO proposal with 184 votes in favor and 7 against

    Parliament approved the NATO proposal with 184 votes in favor and 7 against

    Finland’s membership is therefore in the hands of only two member states whose application has not yet been ratified, Hungary and Turkey. On Wednesday, six members of the Left Alliance voted against. Veronika Honkasalo, Katja Hänninen, Anna Kontula, Markus Mustajärvi, Matt Semi and Johannes Yrttiaho – and Ano TurtiainenThe only member of Power Belongs to […]

  • Japan, other G7 leaders tighten sanctions against Russia

    Japan, other G7 leaders tighten sanctions against Russia

    TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and other Group of Seven leaders adopted a set of additional sanctions against Russia over its war on Ukraine at an online G-7 summit on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the invasion. The leaders renewed their commitment to “intensify our diplomatic, financial and […]

  • EU Envoy, Ukraine Charge d’Affaires commemorates the victims of the war between Russia and Ukraine

    EU Envoy, Ukraine Charge d’Affaires commemorates the victims of the war between Russia and Ukraine

    New Delhi [India]February 24 (ANI): On the one-year anniversary of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the EU Ambassador, Head of Mission of EU Member States and Like-minded Nations, along with Ukraine’s Charge d’Affaires Ivan Konovalov, on Friday held a meeting to honor the victims. The envoys held a minute’s silence to pay tribute to the victims […]

  • Finland makes it clear that it is not waiting for Sweden to join NATO

    Finland makes it clear that it is not waiting for Sweden to join NATO

    foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) told Turkey informed YLE last weekend that Finland has fulfilled the conditions it set for supporting the membership application, but further negotiations are needed with Sweden. President Sauli Niinistö stated In Sweden’s national radio company, Sveriges Radio, that if Turkey ratifies Finland but not Sweden as a member of the […]

  • Bulgaria is second in the EU in the number of people killed on the roads

    Romania and Bulgaria report the highest number of victims in road accidents in the EU in relation to the size of the population, according to data from the European Commission. The countries’ overall ranking by number of deaths has not changed significantly compared to the period before the pandemic – in 2022, the roads were […]

  • Decline in gas consumption in the EU

    Natural gas consumption in the EU has decreased by 19.3% in the period August 2022 – January 2023, the decrease in Bulgaria is below 25%, compared to the average gas consumption for the same months (August – January) between 2017 and 2022. Council Regulation (EU) 2022/1369 on coordinated measures to reduce demand for natural gas, […]

  • Finland and Sweden are still striving for NATO together, Haavisto assures

    Finland and Sweden are still striving for NATO together, Haavisto assures

    “Together with Billström, we have decided that despite all these objections, Finland and Sweden will continue their joint journey to NATO. We are working together to take action so that both countries can have their membership ratified and we will become NATO members at the same time, he said. quoted saying YLE in Parliament. He […]

  • NIB finances the Green Chemistry R&D Park in Finland

    NIB finances the Green Chemistry R&D Park in Finland

    The EUR 40 million loan will partially finance approximately 3,100 square meters of rentable office space, 8,600 square meters of rentable laboratory space, 730 square meters of rentable meeting space and the first phase of the restaurant project. The building will comply with the BREEAM environmental certificate, and the goal is to get at least […]

  • DNA reveals large migration to Scandinavia during the Viking Age

    DNA reveals large migration to Scandinavia during the Viking Age

    We often think of the Vikings as the ultimate explorers, bringing their culture to distant lands. But we may not usually think of Viking Age Scandinavia as a hub for migration from all over Europe. In a study published in Cell, we show that this is exactly what happened. The Viking Age (late 8th century […]

  • Life expectancy in the US drops to lowest in a generation

    Life expectancy in the US drops to lowest in a generation

    The combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and high levels of opioid overdose deaths reduced life expectancy in the United States for the second year in a row in 2021, with a child born that year expected to live 76.4 years, the lowest since 1996. according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and […]

  • Zelenskyy requests more military aid after recent Russian attacks

    Zelenskyy requests more military aid after recent Russian attacks

    At a meeting with Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) leaders in Latvia on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy immediately requested more military and defense support. “Russian aggression can and must fail. And our task now is to accelerate it. Now – at this summit – I urge you to do everything to accelerate the defeat of […]

  • Britain announces new major artillery package for Ukraine

    Britain announces new major artillery package for Ukraine

    London – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will announce a major new artillery package for Ukraine on Monday during a meeting with Nordic, Baltic and Dutch counterparts in Riga. Sunak will arrive in Latvia on Monday for the meeting to discuss ongoing efforts to counter Russian aggression in the Nordics and Baltics with other members […]

  • Three world records fall at the FINA World Short Track Championships

    MELBOURNE, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) — The 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) on Saturday saw three world records fall at the Melbourne Aquatic and Sports Centre. Australia dominated the women’s 4x50m medley relay, lowering the world record to 1:42.35, beating the 1:42.38 set by the USA in 2018. The USA took silver, 0.06s behind, and […]

  • This is how Putin’s war affects Russian speakers in the Baltics

    This is how Putin’s war affects Russian speakers in the Baltics

    In Conflict this week heads David Rasmusson and Carina Holmberg out on a trip to Estonia. Latvia and Lithuania. Three countries that have gone through the cracks in support for Ukraine. At the same time, they have pushed for ever tougher EU sanctions against Russia, despite the fact that it also damages their own economies. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Iran will compete at the IBSA Goalball World Championships

    Iran will compete at the IBSA Goalball World Championships

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Six para-athletes representing Iran will travel to Portugal on Sunday for the 2022 IBSA Goalball World Championships. – Sports News – Brazil are the reigning men’s champions and Russia the current women’s world champions, after victories at the recent World Goalball Championship in Malmö, Sweden in 2018. Iran have been drawn in […]

  • US approves yet another missile sale to NATO hope

    US approves yet another missile sale to NATO hope

    The move comes amid a wave of proposed arms deals with European allies in recent weeks The US State Department has approved another multimillion-dollar missile sale to Finland, the third in the past month, agreeing to send hundreds of axis-launched munitions to the Nordic country as it seeks membership in the NATO alliance. The Defense […]

  • NATO strengthens defense throughout Europe

    NATO strengthens defense throughout Europe

    NATO foreign ministers are to meet for two days in Romania’s capital Bucharest from Tuesday to pledge their continued support to Ukraine against Russia’s invasion. At a press conference on Monday, after a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg asked the alliance to increase its support in the region. “Investing […]

  • NATO will discuss strengthening defenses across Europe

    NATO will discuss strengthening defenses across Europe

    NATO foreign ministers are to meet for two days in the Romanian capital Bucharest, starting on Tuesday, to pledge their continued support to Ukraine against Russia’s invasion. At a press conference on Monday, after a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg asked the alliance to increase its support in the […]

  • US approves another missile sale to NATO claimants

    US approves another missile sale to NATO claimants

    The move comes amid a wave of proposed arms deals with European allies in recent weeks The US State Department has approved another multimillion-dollar missile sale to Finland, the third in the past month, agreeing to send hundreds of axis-launched munitions to the Nordic country as it seeks membership in the NATO alliance. The Defense […]

  • The Russian conscientious objectors in Sweden

    The Russian conscientious objectors in Sweden

    Conflict hits several Russian men in Sweden who fled Putin’s Russia after the war started and sought asylum here. Dmitry from Saint Petersburg left after the mobilization and the choice, as he sees it, “to kill or be killed”. Sergei Nazarenkov from Murmansk he also left for fear of being mobilized, but the former elite […]

  • This is how close the outside world is to being dragged into Putin’s war

    This is how close the outside world is to being dragged into Putin’s war

    Two people are dead after an anti-aircraft drone landed in a Polish village near the Ukrainian border on Tuesday. It is the first time that the war has spilled over – into a NATO country. The G20 summit in Bali turned into a crisis meeting and both NATO and the UN Security Council held special […]

  • Live: China urges ‘calm’ after missile strike in Poland

    Live: China urges ‘calm’ after missile strike in Poland

    China on Wednesday called for “calm” following a deadly missile strike on a Polish village near the border with Ukraine. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). 9:27am: NATO holds emergency talks after missile lands in Poland Ambassadors from the 30 NATO nations gathered in Brussels Wednesday […]

  • Eastern European countries support more refugees from Ukraine

    Eastern European countries support more refugees from Ukraine

    Eastern European countries such as Slovakia and Hungary are bracing for an increase in the number of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine in the coming months as winter approaches. Russia has targeted power and heating plants in Ukraine in recent months. Temperatures drop below zero Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), with minus 20 degrees Celsius […]

  • NordBalt electrical connection announces scheduled maintenance shutdown

    VILNIUS, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) — The NordBalt submarine cable connecting the power grids of Lithuania and Sweden will be temporarily shut down next week for annual maintenance, Litgrid, Lithuania’s electricity transmission system operator, said on Friday. The interconnection will be offline from 07.00 on November 7 to 18.00 on November 13 local time. Maintenance work […]

  • President Niinistö promised to extend the Russian visa ban

    President Niinistö promised to extend the Russian visa ban

    Sauli Niinistö was on a working visit to Lithuania.

  • Vote for your favorite art!  79 artists compete in the international NOBA Award competition

    Vote for your favorite art! 79 artists compete in the international NOBA Award competition

    The competition collects the best works of BA and MA graduates from five art academies (Estonian Academy of Arts, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Latvian Academy of Arts, Vilnius Academy of Arts and Helsinki University of Art) on the NOBA.ac online platform, promotes the art academy. graduation shows and brings international attention to graduating students […]

  • The Rail Baltica project signs a grant agreement of more than 353 million euros with the European Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and the Environment

    The Rail Baltica project signs a grant agreement of more than 353 million euros with the European Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and the Environment

    The agreement is signed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), the Estonian Ministry of Economy and Communications, the Latvian Ministry of Transport and the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications, and the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS. . We are currently living in times of financial uncertainty caused by […]

  • The training helps older workers learn digital skills

    The training helps older workers learn digital skills

    “Older workers with digital skills have much better employment opportunities, earn higher wages and cannot be replaced as easily by technology,” says Oliver Falckdirector of the ifo Center for Industrial Organization and New Technologies. “Policy makers should therefore encourage companies to offer more training to older people,” continues Falck. This is because older workers in […]

  • Latvia: refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained, tortured and forced to “voluntarily” return to their countries

    Latvia: refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained, tortured and forced to “voluntarily” return to their countries

    Many faced beatings and electric shocks with tasers, including on the genitals. Some were illegally forced to “voluntarily” return to their homeland. “Latvia has set a cruel ultimatum to refugees and migrants: agree to return “voluntarily” to their countries, or be stuck at the border facing arrest, illegal return and torture. In some cases, their […]

  • Marin: The leaders of the Finnish parliamentary parties will soon meet on the side of the border fence

    Marin: The leaders of the Finnish parliamentary parties will soon meet on the side of the border fence

    The Border Guard Service stated in September that, in its opinion, 130–260 kilometers of the more than 1,300 km border should be fenced off, primarily in the vicinity of the border crossing points. The estimated price tag of the project would be “a few hundred million euros” and it will take three to four years […]

  • Live: EU proposes new Russia sanctions including oil price cap

    Live: EU proposes new Russia sanctions including oil price cap

    The EU’s executive on Wednesday proposed a new round of sanctions on Moscow over its latest “escalation” in Ukraine, including an oil price cap and ban on Russian exports worth seven billion euros ($7 billion). Follow our liveblog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 7:10pm: US announces $1.1 billion in new […]

  • 1st LD Writethru: 4 believed dead in private jet crash over Baltic Sea

    RIGA/STOCKHOLM, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) — All four on board are believed to have been killed when a private jet crashed into the Baltic Sea on Sunday night, according to media reports from both Sweden and Latvia. “There is no hope that we will find survivors,” Sveriges Television quoted a spokesperson at the Swedish Joint Rescue […]

  • Ghost plane crashes in the Baltic Sea

    Ghost plane crashes in the Baltic Sea

    A private jet with four on board reportedly flew over half of Europe without anyone in the cockpit, according to the media Swedish authorities have launched a major search and rescue operation after a private jet crashed in the sea off the coast of Latvia, Swedish and German media report. The jet, which took off […]

  • The Baltic States must increase the capacity for offshore wind power seven times by 2030

    COPENHAGEN, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) — The leaders of nations bordering the Baltic Sea agreed on Tuesday to sevenfold their offshore wind power generation by 2030, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told reporters here after hosting the Baltic Sea Energy Security Summit. Alongside Denmark, the declaration was also signed by Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden […]

  • Final sprint in the election campaign, cut in the firewood market, Kyiv Independent

    Final sprint in the election campaign, cut in the firewood market, Kyiv Independent

    One hour: The election campaign is entering its final week. Who is the best at sprinting, and how much do the final days matter? Tomas Ramberg, domestic political commentator at Ekot, about the political situation a week before election day. When electricity becomes record expensive, another energy source is having a renaissance. Firewood has become […]

  • EU approves visa ban for Russian citizens

    EU approves visa ban for Russian citizens

    During an official EU meeting in Prague, it has been decided that Russians will no longer be able to freely visit Europe on holiday as long as the war in Ukraine continues. Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod told TV2 that he is happy with the agreement: “It sends a clear signal to Vladimir Putin that his […]

  • Business Round-Up: House prices will fall, economists predict

    Business Round-Up: House prices will fall, economists predict

    Data from Boligsiden reveals that the price of villas and townhouses fell by 1 percent in July due to high inflation, while the price of apartments fell by 1.5 percent. Economists expect further declines in autumn and winter. When seasonally adjusted, this is the biggest decline in more than a decade. According to Jeppe Juul […]

  • Russian ambassador to Denmark outraged by visa restrictions being considered

    Russian ambassador to Denmark outraged by visa restrictions being considered

    In response to Finland and Estonia’s calls for the rest of the EU countries to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens, Denmark has debated whether it should follow their example. However, the Russian ambassador sees the possible visa restrictions as a violation of human rights. “It is clear that human rights in the West […]

  • Russia warns EU state of Soviet debt

    Russia warns EU state of Soviet debt

    Talk of “compensation” over Soviet rule could lead to Latvia owing Moscow money rather than the other way around, diplomats said The Russian embassy in Riga has scoffed at Latvian media reports that a government commission is working to determine “reparations” from the Soviet “occupation” of the Baltic state, which is now a member of […]

  • The Russian embassy warns the EU state that it could end up in debt

    The Russian embassy warns the EU state that it could end up in debt

    Talk of “compensation” over Soviet rule could lead to Latvia owing Moscow money rather than the other way around, diplomats said The Russian embassy in Riga has scoffed at Latvian media reports that a state commission is working to set up “damages” from the Soviet Union “occupation” of the Baltic state, which is now a […]

  • The NATO state is considering closing the Baltics to the Russian navy

    The NATO state is considering closing the Baltics to the Russian navy

    Estonia and Finland discussed missile plans that would close the Baltic Sea to Russia, Tallinn says Tallinn and Helsinki have discussed the integration of coastal robotic batteries that would enable the two NATO members to block the Russian fleet in the Gulf of Finland, Estonia’s defense minister announced on Friday. This would turn the Baltic […]

  • NATO states are considering closing the Baltic Sea to the Russian navy

    NATO states are considering closing the Baltic Sea to the Russian navy

    Estonia and Finland discussed missile plans that would close the Baltic Sea to Russia, Tallinn says Tallinn and Helsinki have discussed the integration of coastal robotic batteries that would enable the two NATO members to block the Russian fleet in the Gulf of Finland, Estonia’s defense minister announced on Friday. This would turn the Baltic […]

  • Wednesday’s papers: Russia’s travel tent, Sanna Marini’s appeal and the thunder of the heat wave

    Wednesday’s papers: Russia’s travel tent, Sanna Marini’s appeal and the thunder of the heat wave

    Finland’s decision to significantly reduce the number of tourist visas granted to Russian citizens has caused confusion on the streets of St. Petersburg. Hufvudstadsbladet. Residents of the city told the Swedish-language daily that they found it difficult to understand why the war in Ukraine limited the ability of civilians to travel. HBL met a middle-class […]

  • Basic Finns announced a security policy plan that calls for an end to dual citizenship

    Basic Finns announced a security policy plan that calls for an end to dual citizenship

    The opposition Basic Finns announced its new foreign and security policy program on Tuesday. According to it, the biggest threats to the security of the West are the anti-democratic governments of China and Russia and large-scale immigration from African and Islamic countries. The Basic Finns is currently the largest opposition party in the parliament with […]

  • Finland is considering limiting tourist visas for Russians

    Finland is considering limiting tourist visas for Russians

    The Finnish government will meet on Tuesday to discuss the restrictions on tourist visas for Russian citizens. prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has demanded an EU-wide decision to limit the access of Russian tourists to the Schengen area. He added that he expects the issue to be raised at EU meetings, the first of which […]

  • The murder of Lisa Holm

    The murder of Lisa Holm

    The case receives enormous attention and “Lisa Holm” becomes the most Googled name in 2015. Missing People participates in its biggest effort to date. 15-year-old Julia, who worked with Lisa this Sunday in June, finished just five minutes before Lisa and drove home on her moped. “I’m thinking that it could have been me if […]

  • The Parliament’s website has been hacked

    The Parliament’s website has been hacked

    The Parliament’s website is currently down due to a denial of service attack. According to Yle, a Russian hacker group has announced on its Telegram channel that it is behind the attack. Yle reported that the group responsible for the cyber attack was the Russian hacking syndicate NoName057(16). "We decided to make a “friendly” visit […]

  • Why were Russia and Denmark loyal allies for centuries

    Why were Russia and Denmark loyal allies for centuries

    Sweden was once considered a European superpower. The Russians and Danes did everything they could to bring this glorious period for Sweden to a quick end. For almost five centuries the Danes were one of the most friendly European nations towards the Russians. The reason for the union of the two countries so culturally and […]

  • Minister: The goal of the Finnish government is to tighten the visa rules for Russian citizens

    Minister: The goal of the Finnish government is to tighten the visa rules for Russian citizens

    According to the foreign minister, the Finnish government plans to review its policy on issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens. Pekka Haavisto (Green). He said that the ministry is preparing new measures on the matter, which will be discussed at the meeting of EU foreign ministers at the end of the month. Haavisto said that […]

  • Denmark among the world’s richest nations, but high tax rates limit it to #10

    Denmark among the world’s richest nations, but high tax rates limit it to #10

    Denmark is the tenth best country in the world for acquiring wealth, according to a comparison made by Tipalti. It assessed working environments and benefits in nearly 40 countries, mainly in the OECD, taking into account average annual working hours, average annual wages, tax rates and average pension assets. Top drawer for working hoursDenmark was […]

  • NATO chief: We will welcome Ireland if it wants to join

    NATO chief: We will welcome Ireland if it wants to join

    BRUSSELS, Belgium: NATO has said that Ireland would be welcome to join the European Defense Organization, according to Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Stoltenberg acknowledged Ireland’s military neutrality and noted that NATO would never pressure any country to join the alliance. “It’s always something they do of their own free will,” added Stoltenberg, quoted by the Irish […]

  • The EU removes the last obstacle to Croatia’s adoption of the euro currency

    The EU removes the last obstacle to Croatia’s adoption of the euro currency

    BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Union (EU) has removed the last obstacles for Croatia to adopt the euro currency, the first expansion of the currency bloc in almost a decade. EU finance ministers approved three related laws enabling Croatia to become the 20th member of the eurozone on 1 January. Lithuania was the last country to […]

  • Finland can get a border wall

    Finland can get a border wall

    Helsinki Parliament has adopted legislation requiring increased security along its 1,340-kilometer border with Russia The Finnish Parliament has approved new security measures along the country’s border with Russia, and has adopted legislation that makes it possible to build barriers and for the country to interrupt or restrict migrant traffic in “exceptional circumstances”. The bill was […]

  • The Parliament approves the amendment of the Border Act to prevent hybrid attacks

    The Parliament approves the amendment of the Border Act to prevent hybrid attacks

    On Thursday, Finnish MPs approved the amendments to the country’s border law, which give the authorities the possibility to close borders or limit the number of border crossing points in exceptional circumstances. The change aims to protect the country from hybrid attacks that could potentially target its eastern border with Russia. Poland and the Baltic […]

  • 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 […]

  • Parliament rejected a last-minute call to reconsider the reform of the Border Guard Act

    Parliament rejected a last-minute call to reconsider the reform of the Border Guard Act

    The ability to limit border crossings is seen as a way to protect against hybrid influence campaigns involving the use of asylum seekers. However, three of the five ruling parties were concerned about whether the decision is in line with international agreements, especially after Lithuanian laws barred illegal migrants from applying for asylum. found to […]

  • The Finnish police suspect a man of animal welfare crimes after transporting the dog that led to his death from Russia

    The Finnish police suspect a man of animal welfare crimes after transporting the dog that led to his death from Russia

    The Helsinki police have started a preliminary investigation, where it is suspected that a 24-year-old man transported 32 dogs to the ground under bad conditions. According to the police, the mode of transport, a small truck, caused unnecessary pain and suffering to the animals. The Border Guard notified the Helsinki police on Saturday that a […]

  • What to expect from the NATO Summit in Madrid

    What to expect from the NATO Summit in Madrid

    NATO leaders will gather in Madrid on June 28-30 for one of the most anticipated meetings the military alliance has held in recent times. As Sweden and Finland aim to free up their path to membership, NATO strengthens its eastern flank, and war-torn Ukraine is desperate for more military support, RFE / RL Europe Editor-in-Chief […]

  • Swimming, artistic swimming waves goodbye on day 8 in the worlds of Budapest

    BUDAPEST, June 25 (Xinhua) – The eighth day of competition of the 19th FINA World Cup said goodbye to two disciplines: swimming and figure swimming, with nine finals competed here on Saturday. Today’s first final was mixed duet free, where China’s duo Shi Haoyu and Zhang Yiyao got 88,4000 points to take the bronze, while […]

  • 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 […]

  • Russia reveals the number of foreign combatants fighting in Ukraine

    Russia reveals the number of foreign combatants fighting in Ukraine

    More than 500 soldiers came to fight for Kyiv from each of Poland, Canada, the United States and Romania, the Russian military claims Kiev’s claims that tens of thousands of foreign nationals have traveled to Ukraine to join its fight against Moscow are exaggerated, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday. It released what it […]

  • Russia claims foreign warriors in Ukraine

    Russia claims foreign warriors in Ukraine

    More than 500 soldiers came to fight for Kyiv from each of Poland, Canada, the United States and Romania, the Russian military claims Kiev’s claims that tens of thousands of foreign nationals have traveled to Ukraine to join its fight against Moscow are exaggerated, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday. It released what it […]

  • Yle: A leaked inspection shows that Nordea has ignored money laundering concerns

    Yle: A leaked inspection shows that Nordea has ignored money laundering concerns

    An internal report issued by Luminor Bank in 2019 points to serious shortcomings in the anti-money laundering practices of Nordea and DNB’s Baltic unit in Norway. Luminor Bank was founded by Nordea and DNB in ​​2017. Yle’s investigation unit MOT found that billions of dubious euros were flowing through the Baltic offices of the two […]

  • Swedish, American troops exercise on the re-militarized Baltic Sea island

    Swedish, American troops exercise on the re-militarized Baltic Sea island

    Visby, Sweden – Having to defend Gotland against a foreign invasion was such a far-fetched notion for Swedish decision-makers at the beginning of the century that they demilitarized the Baltic Sea. Now the Swedish Armed Forces is back, and they are practicing together with American troops not only how to defend the island with a […]

  • Vanhanen: Finland’s NATO membership would increase stability in the Baltic Sea region

    Vanhanen: Finland’s NATO membership would increase stability in the Baltic Sea region

    The Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Matti Vanhanen (Cen), said that Finland’s pending NATO membership will increase stability in the entire Baltic Sea region. "We believe that Finland’s NATO membership would increase the stability of the Baltic Sea region and strengthen security in the transatlantic region." he said, adding that Finland was "security producers, not […]

  • Sweden: a history of neutrality ends after 200 years

    Sweden: a history of neutrality ends after 200 years

    Sweden’s application to join NATO in May marks a major shift away from its long-standing position as a neutral state, dating back to 1812. But after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the decision now seems to receive broad political support in the Swedish government, parliament and population. Swedish public support for NATO membership has gradually increased […]

  • Russia warns of growing threats to its security

    Russia warns of growing threats to its security

    Russia will form 12 new military units in its west to meet the growing threat from NATO, Sergey Shoigu has said The United States and NATO have gradually increased their activities along Russia’s western borders in recent years and tensions continue to grow, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said. The minister made the remarks […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Poland ready to build permanent NATO bases

    Poland ready to build permanent NATO bases

    The installations would accommodate? Light infantry units? in the bloc, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said Warsaw is ready to build permanent military installations to house “light infantry units” from the US-led NATO bloc, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday. The Prime Minister called for further military build-up of NATO in Eastern Europe […]

  • Russia’s history in 10 paintings

    Russia’s history in 10 paintings

    These Russian artists have depicted the most vital and dramatic events of Russia’s ten centuries of existence. Vasilij Perov. The first Christians in Kyiv (1880) State Russian Museum Christianity, which comes from the Byzantine Empire, began to spread across Russia long before the country’s official baptism of Kiev’s Prince Vladimir 988. According to some sources, […]

  • Tuesday’s Press: Turkey Demands, NATO Voting and Lions Continue to Win at Home

    Tuesday’s Press: Turkey Demands, NATO Voting and Lions Continue to Win at Home

    President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reiterated on Monday night that it was opposed to Finland’s and Sweden’s membership of NATO, saying that Turkey did not intend to support either country as a member of NATO. Iltalehti tells about it that at the same time Erdoğan showed that it would be pointless for Finland and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Baltic will become a NATO member of the EU

    Baltic will become a NATO member of the EU

    Latvia’s Foreign Minister has accepted Finland’s and Sweden’s plans to join the alliance Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics has said his country approves Finland and Sweden joining NATO, noting that their addition to the US-led military bloc will turn the Baltic Sea into a “NATO sea” in a Friday interview with the Financial Times. Together […]

  • The Baltic Sea will become an EU member of NATO

    The Baltic Sea will become an EU member of NATO

    Latvia’s Foreign Minister has accepted Finland’s and Sweden’s plans to join the alliance Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics has said that his country approves Finland and Sweden joining NATO, and notes that their addition to the alliance turns the Baltic Sea into “a NATO sea” in a Friday interview with the Financial Times. Together with […]

  • The US Army’s refueling plane will fly to Finland more than a day after NATO’s announcement

    The US Army’s refueling plane will fly to Finland more than a day after NATO’s announcement

    The day after Finnish leaders announced their plans to apply for NATO membership, the U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker flew across the country with the intention of refueling four U.S. military aircraft in Finnish airspace. The refueling aircraft set off from the RAF Mildenhall air base in the south-east of England and flew along the Norwegian coast […]

  • Driven NATO expansion Vladimir Putin to war

    Driven NATO expansion Vladimir Putin to war

    The combination of Russia’s decades-old fears of a NATO expansion to the east and its own invasion of Ukraine seems to have had a negative effect: non-aligned Finland and Sweden are strongly considering joining the anti-Russian alliance and increasing tense resistance between Moscow and the West. “A kind of ‘new isolation’ is how the Russian […]

  • Driven NATO expansions Vladimir Putin to war

    Driven NATO expansions Vladimir Putin to war

    The combination of Russia’s decades-old fears of a NATO expansion to the east and its own invasion of Ukraine seems to have had a negative effect: non-aligned Finland and Sweden are strongly considering joining the anti-Russian alliance and increasing tense resistance between Moscow and the West. “A kind of ‘new isolation’ is how the Russian […]

  • Heavy shelling in Odesa places global grain shipments at risk

    Heavy shelling in Odesa places global grain shipments at risk

    Russian strikes continue to barrage the port city of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday, an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and Western weapons shipments critical to Kyiv’s defence. Odesa is a major gateway for global grain shipments, and Ukrainian and Western officials have warned that Russia’s blockade threatens global food supplies. Follow FRANCE 24’s […]

  • Live: Heavy shelling in Odesa places global grain shipments at risk

    Live: Heavy shelling in Odesa places global grain shipments at risk

    Russian strikes continue to barrage the port city of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday, an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and Western weapons shipments critical to Kyiv’s defence. Odesa is a major gateway for global grain shipments, and Ukrainian and Western officials have warned that Russia’s blockade threatens global food supplies. Follow FRANCE 24’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Finland is looking for alternatives as Russia’s gas ban approaches

    Finland is looking for alternatives as Russia’s gas ban approaches

    Finnish industry is heavily dependent on natural gas, and companies are looking for alternatives Russia is threatening to shut down Finland’s gas supplies. The Russian state gas company Gazprom has demanded that the Finnish gas company Gasum pay for the ruble by 20 May. Russia has cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria because […]

  • The NATO chief outlines security promises for Sweden

    The NATO chief outlines security promises for Sweden

    The alliance said it was ready to deploy additional forces to the Baltic Sea as soon as Stockholm formally requested to join the bloc. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the Western military alliance will carry out new troop deployments near Russia’s borders if Sweden requests to join – even before it is […]

  • Denmark among top countries for press freedom

    Denmark among top countries for press freedom

    Kim has been wrongSweden, Estonia and Finland completed the top five, while Ireland, Portugal, Costa Rica, Lithuania and Liechtenstein made up the rest of the top 10. Other notables included Germany (16), Canada (19), United Kingdom (24), South Africa (35), Australia (39), United States (42), South Korea (43), Japan (71), Brazil (110). ), Indonesia (117), […]

  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurates the seventh edition of Raisina Dialogue today

    Prime Minister Modi inaugurates the seventh edition of Raisina Dialogue today

    New Delhi [India]April 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the seventh edition of Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship multilateral foreign policy and geoeconomics conference today. According to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MEA), the dialogue, which will take place over three days from 25 April to 27 April, will witness the participation of EU […]

  • A Russian nuclear attack in Ukraine: How likely is it

    A Russian nuclear attack in Ukraine: How likely is it

    The threat of Moscow bombing Ukraine is virtually zero? but irresponsible actions by NATO could increase the nuclear threat to Europe The director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, made headlines recently when he answered questions from reporters about the threat posed by Russian nuclear weapons in the context of the ongoing conflict […]

  • How would Canada approach the prospect of war?

    How would Canada approach the prospect of war?

    In the midst of Russia’s ongoing attack on Ukraine, nations have begun re-evaluate their security policy. Sweden and Finland, for example, call for joining NATO in the face of Russian aggression. The war is a visible manifestation of return of great power competition. Both Russia and China cut out what they see as their natural […]

  • Jaishankar meets Argentine FM before Raisina Dialogue

    Jaishankar meets Argentine FM before Raisina Dialogue

    New Delhi [India]April 24 (ANI): Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar met with Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero at Hyderabad House in Delhi on Sunday. The Argentine Foreign Minister is in the national capital to take part in the Raisina dialogue, which is scheduled for April 25-26. Today, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama also arrived in […]

  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurates Raisina Dialogue 2022 on April 25

    Prime Minister Modi inaugurates Raisina Dialogue 2022 on April 25

    New Delhi [India]April 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the seventh edition of the Raisina dialogue on April 25, Foreign Ministry (MEA) spokeswoman Arindam Bagchi said during the MEA’s weekly meeting on Thursday. The dialogue, which will take place over three days from 25 April to 27 April, will witness the participation of […]

  • According to the EU standard, with relatively modest inflation, Finland is no longer so expensive

    According to the EU standard, with relatively modest inflation, Finland is no longer so expensive

    When the single currency, the euro, was introduced more than 20 years ago, the purchasing power of the Finnish people was the weakest in the EU, along with Spain, Portugal and Greece. Since then, relative purchasing power has improved as prices have risen less here than elsewhere, economists say. Since the turn of the millennium, […]

  • Russia says flagship Moskva cruiser of its Black Sea fleet has sunk

    Russia says flagship Moskva cruiser of its Black Sea fleet has sunk

    Russia said late on Thursday that the Moskva, the flagship missile cruiser of its Black Sea fleet, sank while being towed back to port. Ukraine said earlier in the day that its forces struck the Moskva in a missile attack but Russia said the vessel was damaged by an explosion of ammunition on board, making […]

  • Rail Baltica acquisition plan 2022: contract value exceeds EUR 2 billion

    Rail Baltica acquisition plan 2022: contract value exceeds EUR 2 billion

    The design and construction of the Rail Baltica subsystems – electrification (ENE) and control-command and signaling (CCS) – will also be the largest planning and control services in the EU for the remaining strategic section of the main line “Kaunas – Polish border”. is started. The plan also includes group deliveries of noise barriers and […]