Tag: Netherlands

  • High content of cocaine found in Copenhagen’s waste water – investigation

    A new study that analyzes drug residues in waste water in European cities has shown that Copenhagen has one of the highest concentrations of cocaine in Europe. However, its levels pale in comparison to those of Antwerp and some cities in the Netherlands. Among other things, it emerged that Copenhagen’s waste water has much higher […]

  • What is the easiest way to send pallets to Denmark?

    Previously, there was a direct crossing between the UK and Denmark, which was often used by UK exporters with customers in the country. But the crossing from Harwich to Esbjerg has not sailed since 2014, which means that another option must be found. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to get pallets from the […]

  • China’s espionage, data theft cause concern for Norway, Netherlands

    China’s espionage, data theft cause concern for Norway, Netherlands

    Oslo [Norway]March 21 (ANI): China’s “state-sponsored” hackers, who did contract work in the service of state espionage, and data theft have become the main problem for Norway and the Netherlands, according to an article on Portal Plus authored by Valerio Fabbri. The hackers use a sophisticated mix of social engineering techniques, including using dating sites, […]

  • 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 […]

  • The hidden surveillance – that’s how it went

    The hidden surveillance – that’s how it went

    Caliber’s review The hidden surveillance from September 2022 was about a feature available in most electric cars of the Tesla brand: the car’s sentry mode, or guard camera, which is there to protect the car from vandalism. But it’s not just when someone gets too close to the car that the cameras start – they […]

  • Denmark is the second happiest country in the world – report

    Happiest is a branch in Denmark. Hardly a day goes by without another headline referring to the Danes as the world’s happiest people. Meik Wiking is one of several writers who have made a career out of it. Not only has he written several bestselling books about the secret behind the Danes’ happiness, he is […]

  • Denmark confirms that the door is closed to Russia in the Nord Stream explosion investigation

    Zelenskyy thanks Denmark for the supportIn related news, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has praised and thanked Denmark for all the recent support it has shown his country. In his daily address to his nation via Twitter1’10 he congratulated Denmark for the way it has sent lots of goods to Ukraine since the start of the […]

  • First Danish tanks ready for Ukraine in May

    First Danish tanks ready for Ukraine in May

    5 billion and countingInitially, the tanks will be used to train Ukrainian troops, while the agreement also includes ammunition packages and spare parts. The joint initiative includes Germany and the Netherlands, but other countries are welcome to join later. Since the start of Russia’s invasion, Denmark has donated DKK 5 billion in weapons and equipment […]

  • Why the mafia believes in Denmark. And how Denmark has made them a fortune

    Reading the news in Denmark is a more cheerful affair than in many countries. Topping happiness metrics, winning the handball, overcoming inequality: it’s all rosy here – not rotten at all. It can also sometimes feel just a little boring. Morten Beiter, the author of ‘Mafiaen Kommer’, a book warning of the Italian mafia’s tentacular […]

  • Copenhagen the world’s sixth best city for studying abroad – survey

    Copenhagen is the world’s sixth best city for studying abroad, according to a new report study conducted by Helpful Professoran online resource for higher education. The survey assessed a number of factors, including the quality and number of universities, the number of international students, the cost of living and perceived levels of freedom, safety and […]

  • The viewers have spoken!  The Danes are the tenth most attractive people in the world

    The viewers have spoken! The Danes are the tenth most attractive people in the world

    Most of us expats – despite rapid globalization and our newborns increasingly having their choice of three or even four passports – still identify with a nationality, although we do our best not to identify as too nationalistic! So when a study comes out showing the world’s most attractive nationalities, we know deep down that […]

  • France seeks ‘pro-nuclear alliance’ for EU energy talks

    France seeks ‘pro-nuclear alliance’ for EU energy talks

    France is planning a meeting in Sweden on Tuesday with 12 other EU countries, with the aim of building an alliance of states to advocate nuclear power in the EU’s energy policy. The meeting, initiated by French Energy Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher on the sidelines of a meeting of EU energy ministers in Stockholm, will focus […]

  • Duplantis breaks the pole vault world record in Clermont-Ferrand

    PARIS, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — Sweden’s Armand Duplantis cleared 6.22 meters to win with a new world record at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meet in Clermont-Ferrand on Saturday. The 23-year-old Olympic champion added a centimeter to his previous best of 6.21m which he nailed at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon last year. […]

  • 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, […]

  • Denmark is among the best countries to launch a startup

    Pretty vanilla in ManilaDenmark’s cost of living was also the highest among the countries in the top 10, while its quality of life score was second only to the Netherlands. Other metrics considered in compiling the index included population, GDP per capita. population, economic growth and business taxes. The top of the index was the […]

  • Lapland’s snow-free tourism focuses on the midnight sun and autumn colors

    Lapland’s snow-free tourism focuses on the midnight sun and autumn colors

    The tourism industry’s long-term goal is to increase Lapland’s reputation as a summer destination and improve the accessibility of Lapland’s destinations through new flights. All major tourist areas in Lapland, including Rovaniemi, Levi, Ylläs, Pohjoinen-Lappi and Ruka-Kuusamo, as well as Visit Finland, which promotes international tourism nationwide, are involved in the development of summer tourism. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dutch activist goes ahead with Koran-destroying spree

    Dutch activist goes ahead with Koran-destroying spree

    Edwin Wagensveld was not arrested after agreeing not to burn the Islamic holy book Edwin Wagensveld, head of the anti-Islamic group Pegida, tore down a copy of the Koran in front of the Netherlands’ House of Representatives on Sunday in The Hague, echoing a recent stunt outside the Turkish embassy in Sweden that outraged the […]

  • Pegida leader moves ahead with Koran-destroying spree

    Pegida leader moves ahead with Koran-destroying spree

    Edwin Wagensveld was not arrested after agreeing not to burn the Islamic holy book Edwin Wagensveld, head of the anti-Islamic group Pegida, tore down a copy of the Koran in front of the Netherlands’ House of Representatives on Sunday in The Hague, echoing a recent stunt outside the Turkish embassy in Sweden that outraged the […]

  • The Pegida leader continues his Koran-destroying spree

    The Pegida leader continues his Koran-destroying spree

    Edwin Wagensveld was not arrested after agreeing not to burn the Muslim holy book Edwin Wagensveld, head of the anti-Islamic group Pegida, tore down a copy of the Koran in front of the Netherlands’ House of Representatives on Sunday in The Hague, echoing a recent stunt outside the Turkish embassy in Sweden that outraged the […]

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

    The EU called for increased spending to compete with the US

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

  • No German decision on tanks for Ukraine despite mounting pressure

    No German decision on tanks for Ukraine despite mounting pressure

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

  • Heat pumps boost Europe’s transition to clean energy

    Heat pumps provided just 10% of the world’s heat for buildings in 2021, but a recent report on heat pumps by the International Energy Agency notes that their use is indeed gaining momentum across Europe as countries seek to reduce their reliance on Russian gas imports while cutting carbon emissions. “Heat pumps have the potential […]

  • Heat pumps drive Europe’s clean energy transition

    Heat pumps provided just 10% of the world’s heat for buildings in 2021, but a recent report on heat pumps by the International Energy Agency notes that their use is indeed gaining momentum across Europe as countries seek to reduce their reliance on Russian gas imports while cutting carbon emissions. “Heat pumps have the potential […]

  • Iranian ambassador summoned in wake of executions

    Iranian ambassador summoned in wake of executions

    Sanctions in playRasmussen went on to say that Denmark and the EU could end up sanctioning Iran as a result of the heavy-handed approach the country is using to crack down on protesters. Karami and Hossein are the latest executions carried out by the Iranian regime in response to the widespread protests held following the […]

  • Roundup: European countries slaughter poultry to ward off bird flu

    ROME, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) — Poultry farmers across Europe have been forced to cull their flocks in the latest effort to slow the spread of highly contagious bird flu on the continent. On Wednesday, Swedish authorities announced that they would cull approximately 165,000 chickens on a single farm in the south of the country following […]

  • Heat waves will become more common: Swedish expert

    STOCKHOLM, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) — Heat waves like those that enveloped Europe in recent years will certainly become more frequent and intense, and their effects will be dramatic, a Swedish expert said Wednesday. – It is worrying that we are seeing more dramatic effects than we thought only ten years ago, says Mikael Karlsson, docent […]

  • Denmark woke up to its warmest January temperatures ever on New Year’s Day

    Denmark woke up to its warmest January temperatures ever on New Year’s Day

    Denmark experienced its warmest January temperatures ever on New Year’s Day – or at least since records began in 1874. And even more bizarrely, the new record of 12.6 degrees, measured at Abed on Lolland, was recorded at 04:50 in the middle of the night! The previous record of 12.4 was set in Sønderborg in […]

  • Thor the walrus ruins the New Year’s celebration

    Thor the walrus ruins the New Year’s celebration

    The massive sea mammal forced a British port city to cancel fireworks The arrival of a huge walrus in the British port city of Scarborough on the North Sea has scuppered the New Year’s celebration plans of the local authorities. The huge animal was spotted resting in the harbor area on Friday. The young walrus […]

  • What major events does 2023 have in store

    What major events does 2023 have in store

    From King Charles III’s upcoming coronation at Westminster Abbey to the first ever Africa Super League and commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death, FRANCE 24 looks ahead to the new year and shares some of the major events coming up in 2023. Croatia adopts the Euro and joins the Schengen Area More than […]

  • 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 […]

  • US Considers Teaching Ukrainians About Patriot Use At Home Politico

    US Considers Teaching Ukrainians About Patriot Use At Home Politico

    The anti-missile system will reportedly not be sent to Ukraine for several months, until it has operators ready The United States may begin training Ukrainian troops on its soil for the first time since hostilities with Russia broke out, US officials cited by Politico indicated. Officials quoted by the outlet said it made sense to […]

  • Chinese delegations rush to strengthen business ties in Europe

    Chinese delegations rush to strengthen business ties in Europe

    © Provided by Xinhua Representatives of the Shenzhen delegation said that Ireland’s advantages in biopharmaceuticals, financial services and science and technology are very compatible with Shenzhen’s industrial development strategy to vigorously develop advanced manufacturing and promote the integration of advanced manufacturing and modern service industries. Almost 30 Irish companies were operating in Shenzhen at the […]

  • Roundup: Chinese delegations rush to strengthen business ties in Europe

    BRUSSELS/HANGZHOU, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) — As the world’s second-largest economy has optimized its response to Covid-19 and pledged stronger support for economic growth, many Chinese provinces and cities have sent trade delegations to Europe to strengthen business ties with their European peers. RE-LAUNCH OF FACE-MO-FACE EXCHANGE Nanjing, an eastern city that served as China’s capital […]

  • 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 […]

  • Knowledge Smart City will be built on 5,000 hectares in UP at a cost of $42 billion

    Knowledge Smart City will be built on 5,000 hectares in UP at a cost of $42 billion

    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]December 18 (ANI): Team Yogi (Government of Uttar Pradesh), which has been successful in garnering foreign investment for the state through its road shows abroad, has signed an MoU with Austin University in San Francisco, USA, to build a Knowledge Smart City at the cost of $42 billion (about Rs 35,000 crore). […]

  • All Time: FIFA World Cup Final Results

    DOHA, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) — The following are the results of all FIFA World Cup finals: 1930 Uruguay 4 Argentina 2 1934 Italy 2 Czechoslovakia 1 1938 Italy 4 Hungary 2 1950 Uruguay 2 Brazil 1 1954 West Germany 3 Hungary 2 1958 Brazil 5 Sweden 2 1962 Brazil 3 Czechoslovakia 1 1966 England 4 […]

  • FIFA World Cup Final Results

    DOHA, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) — The following are the results of all FIFA World Cup finals: 1930 Uruguay 4 Argentina 2 1934 Italy 2 Czechoslovakia 1 1938 Italy 4 Hungary 2 1950 Uruguay 2 Brazil 1 1954 West Germany 3 Hungary 2 1958 Brazil 5 Sweden 2 1962 Brazil 3 Czechoslovakia 1 1966 England 4 […]

  • The Ethics Council is considering new abortion recommendations

    The Ethics Council is considering new abortion recommendations

    Recommendations are due in 2023Women in Denmark who want an abortion after the 12-week limit must visit an abortion council, where a case manager, psychiatrist and gynecologist approve or reject each individual case. Last year, 803 people applied for a late-term abortion, and only 53 were refused. Denmark has stuck to the 12-week limit for […]

  • 5 things the British DISCOVERED from the Russians

    5 things the British DISCOVERED from the Russians

    What do sea mines and buttercream have in common? For Englishmen, they were both “brought” from Russia. 1. Furs George III and Queen Victoria dressed in Russian furs Public domain When English merchants established contacts with the Moskian Tsardom in the 16th century, fur soon became the most important, expensive, and handsome commodity they would […]

  • Right now: Netherlands-Argentina in WC semi-final

    Right now: Netherlands-Argentina in WC semi-final

    19.00-22.00 approx FootballWorld Cup quarter-finals men20.00 Netherlands-Argentina (Christian Olsson and Johan Elmander) Hosts: Linn Nenzén and Samuel Sillén

  • Culture Round-Up: Bjarke Ingel’s designer car collector’s house inspired by ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

    Culture Round-Up: Bjarke Ingel’s designer car collector’s house inspired by ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

    Star architect Bjarke Ingels has designed a home to showcase Danish entrepreneur Mads Peter Veiby’s vintage car collection – and the inspiration is a classic American film about high school students who truant! Located among some rare Danish hills on the outskirts of Aalborg, it may well be the most expensive house ever built in […]

  • Official: Bulgaria and Romania outside Schengen, Croatia is included

    Croatia has received approval to join Schengen from January 1, 2023, Croatian officials said, quoted by Reuters. However, Bulgaria and Romania remain outside the Schengen area, it became known from a statement by EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson.” The final step is complete! The Council’s decision has been adopted – it is now officially […]

  • Countries in the Middle East have the world’s most powerful passports

    Countries in the Middle East have the world’s most powerful passports

    The United Arab Emirates has risen to the top of the rankings for unrestricted access to countries around the world UAE nationals now use the world’s most powerful passport and have easy visitor access to all but 9% of the world’s countries, according to the latest Passport Index rankings by Canadian financial advisory firm Arton […]

  • 5 Dutchmen who nobly served Russia

    5 Dutchmen who nobly served Russia

    As born sailors and shipbuilders, the Dutch made a huge contribution to the creation of the regular Russian navy. As captains they gave that honor on more than one occasion with their victories in battle. 1. Franz Timmerman Franz Timmerman. Adriaan Schoonebeek At the end of the 1680s, Tsar Peter I, who in the following […]

  • Right now: Argentina vs Australia

    Right now: Argentina vs Australia

    Saturday 3 December 10.44-12.00 in P3 BiathlonVC – Kontiolahti10.45 Sprint men (Bengt Skött and Uschi Disl) At 12.03 drop into P4 Extra SkisVC – Lillehammer12.00 Sprint freestyle ladies and gentlemen (Dag Malmqvist and Hanna Falk) Around 1:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in P4 BiathlonVC – Kontiolahti13.45 Sprint ladies (Bengt Skött and Uschi Disl) Ice hockeySHL15.15 Färjestad-Timrå (Mats […]

  • Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive ‘bloody packages’

    Ukrainian embassies across Europe receive ‘bloody packages’

    Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry called the “bloody packages” a “well-planned” campaign of intimidation and terror. A spokesman for Ukraine’s foreign ministry said the packages were received at the embassies of the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Italy and Austria, as well as the consulates in Naples and Brno in the Czech Republic. Yevhenia Voloshchenko, a Ukrainian official […]

  • Right now: The USA and the Netherlands are playing for a quarterfinal spot

    Right now: The USA and the Netherlands are playing for a quarterfinal spot

    Saturday 3 December 10.44-12.00 in P3 BiathlonVC – Kontiolahti10.45 Sprint men (Bengt Skött and Uschi Disl) At 12.03 drop into P4 Extra SkisVC – Lillehammer12.00 Sprint freestyle ladies and gentlemen (Dag Malmqvist and Hanna Falk) Around 1:45 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in P4 BiathlonVC – Kontiolahti13.45 Sprint ladies (Bengt Skött and Uschi Disl) Ice hockeySHL15.15 Färjestad-Timrå (Mats […]

  • Greta Thunberg is suing Sweden

    Greta Thunberg is suing Sweden

    The eco-activist has joined a class-action lawsuit against the state over its alleged flawed climate policy A group of over 600 Swedish youth, including the environmental activist Greta Thunberg, has sued the country’s government for its insufficient efforts to tackle the climate crisis. On Friday, a demonstration called by the youth organization Aurora marched through […]

  • Right now: Ecuador and Senegal are playing for a playoff spot in the World Cup

    Right now: Ecuador and Senegal are playing for a playoff spot in the World Cup

    16.00-18.00 approx FootballWC men’s group stage16.00 Netherlands-Qatar (Jonas Enarson and Simon Thern)16.00 Ecuador-Senegal (Per Kahl) Program manager: Alexander Lundholm 20.00 FootballWC men’s group stage20.00 Wales-England (Andreas Matz and Johan Elmander)20.00 Iran-USA (Jonas Enarson and Simon Thern) Program managers: Johan Bengts and Gustav Jakobsson

  • 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 […]

  • WC 2022: Big screens and best bars

    WC 2022: Big screens and best bars

    To be fair, this article is as much for voyeurs as it is die-hards who want to know the best places to watch 2022 World Cup matches in November and December. Of course, I’m not implying that half of our readership is sitting at a rear window watching Ironside/Perry Mason (yes, the same actor killed […]

  • Germany’s ATES technology offers important savings in building emissions

    Germany only has two Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) systems in operation, one in Bonn and one in Rostock, but a new study of the climate-friendly ATES technology shows that more than half of the country could benefit from it in the future . An ATES system relies on shallow groundwater sites to transfer and […]

  • Right now: Senegal vs Netherlands in the World Cup

    Right now: Senegal vs Netherlands in the World Cup

    17.00-22.00 approx FootballWC men’s group stage17.00 Senegal-Netherlands (Susanna Andrén and Johan Elmander) Program manager: Linn Nenzén and Gustav Jakobsson

  • More and more Christmas tourists arrive in Lapland on scheduled flights

    More and more Christmas tourists arrive in Lapland on scheduled flights

    This can be seen in the willingness of airlines to start regular scheduled flights to Lapland. The scheduled flights reflect well the demand potential and attractiveness of the area. For those living in Lapland, scheduled flights mean direct and fast connections to destinations in Europe,” he says Jonna PietiläFinavia VP Lapland airports. According to preliminary […]

  • Sweden will probably refuse to accept Bulgaria in Schengen

    The Swedish government’s proposal to accept Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia in the so-called Schengen agreement will likely be rejected by the parliament in Stockholm. The reason is that the Social Democrats and the Sweden Democrats do not agree on the situation in the fight against corruption and organized crime in these countries. This means that […]

  • Denmark’s muted black shirt one of the best selling football shirts in the world

    Denmark’s muted black shirt one of the best selling football shirts in the world

    The black shirt is a hit – and not only in Denmark. The controversial national team strip has caused many reactions around the world. In September, the kit manufacturer Hummel toned down Danish jerseys for the 2022 World Cup in protest against Qatar’s repeated human rights violations. One of three subdued shirts is completely black: […]

  • These Portuguese served Russia nobly

    These Portuguese served Russia nobly

    Until the 18th century, these two great powers at opposite ends of Europe knew basically nothing about each other. However, this did not stop some Portuguese nationals from making careers at dizzying heights in Russia. Antonio de Vieira In 1697, during his Grand Embassy – an extended tour of European countries – Tsar Peter the […]

  • Art museums face protective measures after protests in the media

    Art museums face protective measures after protests in the media

    Institutions in Germany and Sweden have reportedly taken measures to increase security, such as banning bags and jackets After a rash of widely publicized attacks by climate change protesters on iconic works of art such as Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” and Monet’s “Les Meules”, museums have begun tightening security, SVT reported on Wednesday. Some museums in […]

  • Supporters of Russia’s sanctions are some of its biggest NYT buyers

    Supporters of Russia’s sanctions are some of its biggest NYT buyers

    Several countries opposed to Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine have increased Russian imports since February, data cited by the New York Times show A number of countries have dramatically increased their average monthly import volumes from Russia since the start of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine compared to the previous five years, according to trade […]

  • RLI: Bulgaria at the bottom of Europe in terms of the rule of law

    Bulgaria has improved its results on the rule of law, moving up two positions to 60th from last year’s 62nd place among 140 countries, according to The World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index (RLI) for 2022. The country of Bulgaria has 55 points (1 more than last year) out of a possible 100. […]

  • Information: China operates a “contact center” from a hotel in western Stockholm

    Information: China operates a “contact center” from a hotel in western Stockholm

    China has a secret liaison center in Stockholm that will monitor Chinese in exile, TT reports. In a report from Safeguard Defenders, which maps human rights violations in China, there are about 50 so-called “contact centers” in roughly 30 countries. The Stockholm office is to be located in a hotel in the western parts of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Meet Rayhan Asat, whose fight for his brother became a fight for Uighurs

    Meet Rayhan Asat, whose fight for his brother became a fight for Uighurs

    Peking [China]October 23 (ANI): Rayhan Asat, who started his fight for his brother in captivity, is now a leading figure in the campaign against Chinese genocide in Xinjiang, an American media publication reported. Rayhan Asat, who belongs to the Uyghur community, grew up in Xinjiang with his brother. But while pursuing her passion by graduating […]

  • 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 […]

  • Insolvencies increase sharply when state support ends

    Insolvencies increase sharply when state support ends

    Globally, the number of defaults has increased this year as governments wind down their pandemic support programs. Due to this, the number of payment defaults has been increasing, especially in many Western European countries and in Australia and Canada. We expect the number of insolvent companies to increase strongly from last year, particularly in the […]

  • Finland joins a growing group of countries that restrict international oil and gas financing, so Norway is the only Nordic country that does not do so.

    Finland joins a growing group of countries that restrict international oil and gas financing, so Norway is the only Nordic country that does not do so.

    At the COP26 summit in November 2021, 39 countries and financial institutions, including Finland, signed the Glasgow Declaration On international public support for the clean energy transition, in which signatories commit to ending direct international public funding of fossil fuels by the end of 2022, except in exceptional circumstances, and to fully prioritize their public […]

  • Bulgaria is negotiating the purchase of used fighter jets

    Bulgaria is looking for an interim solution for fighter jets while the US F-16 project takes off. Negotiations are ongoing with Sweden and several other countries, President Rumen Radev announced after the meeting with the European political community in Prague. Radev recalled that at the NATO summit he emphasized “our country’s need for fighter jets […]

  • Ukrainian forces break through Russian lines in key Kherson advance

    Ukrainian forces break through Russian lines in key Kherson advance

    Ukrainian forces on Monday achieved their biggest breakthrough in the Kherson region since the war began, bursting through the Russian front and advancing along the Dnipro River to threaten Russian supply lines. In Zaporizhzhia, the UN nuclear watchdog said the head of the Russian-occupied nuclear power plant had been released. Read our live blog to […]

  • European citizens arrested in Iranian authorities

    European citizens arrested in Iranian authorities

    The nine people had participated in anti-government riots or ?planned in the background? said the Ministry of Intelligence Iran has detained nine foreign nationals from European countries for the role they played in recent protests over the death of a young woman in police custody, the country’s intelligence ministry said on Friday. According to the […]

  • Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including guard chief

    Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including guard chief

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Iranian state-linked media reported late Friday that up to 19 people, including a paramilitary Revolutionary Guard commander, had been killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan. It was not immediately clear whether the attack, which took place earlier in the […]

  • ATP roundup: Daniel Evans struck out in Seoul

    ATP roundup: Daniel Evans struck out in Seoul

    Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan toppled fifth seed Daniel Evans of Great Britain 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the first round on Tuesday at the Eugene Korea Open Tennis Championships in Seoul. Evans held a 6-3 edge in aces, saving 10 of 14 break points, but Nishioka won 30 of 43 forehand points to hold on for […]

  • UK boosts training for Ukrainian military Sky News

    UK boosts training for Ukrainian military Sky News

    The length of the British combat course has increased from three to five weeks, British media reports Britain will “significantly expand” its training program for Ukrainian soldiers in a bid to support Kyiv in its ongoing conflict with Russia, Sky News reported on Monday. According to Sky, the British military is extending the course of […]

  • International Round-Up: Denmark donates millions to Pakistan in the wake of floods

    International Round-Up: Denmark donates millions to Pakistan in the wake of floods

    Hundreds of thousands displacedDenmark’s aid will go to UNHCR, which has distributed critical aid such as tents, sanitation, blankets and sleeping mats to the affected areas. The government said it would support continued aid support and protection for women and children in crisis areas. The UN estimates that 6.4 million people are in need of […]

  • Vitality finishes Group A 5-0 in ESL Pro League Season 16

    Vitality finishes Group A 5-0 in ESL Pro League Season 16

    Team Vitality swept Team Spirit 2-0 on Sunday to complete a perfect 5-0 run through Group A at the ESL Pro League Season 16 in Malta. Fnatic beat Endpoint 2-0 to take second in the competitive group, and Ninjas in Pajamas held off Natus Vincere 2-1 to limit NaVi to third. The $835,000 Counter-Strike: Global […]

  • 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 […]

  • Eurowings and Air France will start direct flights from Düsseldorf and Paris to Kittila in December

    Eurowings and Air France will start direct flights from Düsseldorf and Paris to Kittila in December

    – We are happy that both Air France and Eurowings are expanding their flight offer to Kittilä! Last year’s lively winter season and 2019’s higher number of charter flights showed that tourism in Lapland continues to grow, says Jani JolkkonenDirector of Finavia Airport Networks. Airlines have noticed an increase in demand from Central Europe to […]

  • 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 […]

  • New Björk album – Fossor

    New Björk album – Fossor

    Björk announced that it will release a new, tenth album this fall. This information appeared in an extensive interview in The Guardian. The album will be titled Fossor – a feminine version of the Latin word for gravedigger. The album is based on the sounds of bass clarinet and the musical style of gabber – […]

  • Play Scrabble with pride!

    Play Scrabble with pride!

    As Copenhagen Pride prepares for the Parade tomorrow afternoon, the capital is lit up in the colors of the rainbow to celebrate and shine a light on the LGBTQ+ community. Scrabble will contribute to this by showing words of love and inclusion in both English and Danish at Arbejdernes Landsbank in Copenhagen. This will be […]

  • Denmark rated one of the best countries in Europe for cycle paths

    Denmark rated one of the best countries in Europe for cycle paths

    It has undoubtedly been a great cycling summer for Denmark: the spillover effect of Jonas Vingegaard winning the Tour de France and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig winning the Tour of Scandinavia has led a record number of young people to join cycling clubs. For example, Holstebro Cykelklub now has 35 youth members compared to fewer than […]

  • International Round-Up: Denmark earmarks millions to help solve potential oil spill disaster

    International Round-Up: Denmark earmarks millions to help solve potential oil spill disaster

    The ship FSO Safer has long been stranded about eight kilometers from the coast of Yemen and threatens to become one of the world’s biggest environmental disasters and further worsen the dire humanitarian situation in the country. The UN carries out an operation to empty the abandoned ship and Denmark supports the operation with 7 […]

  • Russians buy last items from H&M, IKEA when stores wind down

    Russians buy last items from H&M, IKEA when stores wind down

    MOSCOW – Russians are snapping up Western fashion and furniture this week as H&M and IKEA sell off the last of their stock in Russia and continue their exit from the country after it sent troops to Ukraine. Sweden-based H&M and Netherlands-based IKEA had paused sales in Russia after the military operation began and are […]

  • Scientists agree: World can reach 100% renewable energy system by 2050 or earlier

    Scientists agree: World can reach 100% renewable energy system by 2050 or earlier

    Hundreds of scientific studies have shown that 100% renewable energy systems can be achieved at global, regional and national levels by 2050 or earlier. The number of published studies has grown by 27% annually since 2010 and continues to grow every year. “A rapidly growing number of researchers conclude that the demand for the entire […]

  • Finland helps train Ukrainian volunteers in Great Britain

    Finland helps train Ukrainian volunteers in Great Britain

    The Finnish Defense Forces (FDF) is sending about 20 conscripts to Britain to assist in the training of Ukrainian Armed Forces volunteers. The UK has asked partner countries to support the UK-led training programme. It plans to provide basic military training to up to 10,000 Ukrainian volunteers this year. Senior official of the Ministry of […]

  • New test center for Empire State-sized turbines may be located in North Jutland

    New test center for Empire State-sized turbines may be located in North Jutland

    The location of a new 2,800-hectare test center, with eight 450-meter-tall turbines the size of the Empire State Building (antenna and all), will be confirmed by the end of the year. It concerns three locations in North Jutland: Tønder, Esbjerg and one across Brønderslev and Jammerbugt municipalities. The site will be selected by a panel […]

  • How magicians tricked Russian tsars

    How magicians tricked Russian tsars

    Rasputin was, most likely, the only court physician who could truly cure the Emperor and his family. The rest had simply deceived the other Russian Tsars and Emperors. Here are four of the most notorious of them. 1. Eliseus Bomelius The Alchemist (1634). David Ryckaert III Imagno/Getty Images “The Fierce Magus Bomelius,” as Russian sources […]

  • HS: Finland wants to be among the first to try a digital passport in the EU

    HS: Finland wants to be among the first to try a digital passport in the EU

    The preliminary plan is to test digital documents on trips between Croatia and Finland and Canada and the Netherlands. The pilot is financed by the Commission. Mikko VäisänenAn inspector from the Border Guard Agency told Helsingin Sanomat on Friday that the commission asked Finland if it is willing to participate in the trial at the […]

  • World Cup 2022 in Qatar: who are the favourites?

    World Cup 2022 in Qatar: who are the favourites?

    As always in world football, the favorites for the World Cup are familiar names. At the top of the world list, in addition to Brazil, which is naturally at the top of the favorite list, good roles are also expected from Argentina, France and Spain. Along with England and Belgium, there are promising competitors for […]

  • Finland is number one in EU digitization

    Finland is number one in EU digitization

    The maximum score in the DESI comparison is 100. Finland’s score this year is 69.6. The EU average is 52.3. In the digital performance comparison, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden rank after Finland. The ministerial working group for the development of digitality, data economy and public administration is satisfied with the results. Finland’s continued success […]

  • Finland leads the EU digitization comparison

    Finland leads the EU digitization comparison

    Finland ranked first in the European Commission’s annual digital economy and society index (Desi), according to the Finnish government’s joint ministerial statement. Desi regularly monitors and monitors the progress of EU member states in digitization, and Finland has topped the list in recent years, ranking second in 2021 and first in 2019 and 2020. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • Women’s European Championship 2022: Sweden set up SF clash against England after 1-0 win over Belgium

    Women’s European Championship 2022: Sweden set up SF clash against England after 1-0 win over Belgium

    Corduroy [UK]July 23 (ANI): An extension by Linda Sembrant helped Sweden set up a Euro 2022 semi-final tie with England after a 1-0 win over Belgium in the quarter-finals on Friday. Sweden were heading into the match as favourites. The score reading in their favor doesn’t really capture the level of competition in the game […]

  • Europe engulfed by a new covid-19 wave, says ECDC expert

    STOCKHOLM, July 20 (Xinhua) – Europe is engulfed by a new covid-19 wave as the number of new infections has tripled in six weeks, the Stockholm-based European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Wednesday. The wave is mainly driven by the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, which account for 80 percent of […]

  • Ireland closes borders on non-Ukrainian refugees

    Ireland closes borders on non-Ukrainian refugees

    DUBLIN – Ireland has been forced to close its visa-free open borders to refugees after it ran out of beds for Ukrainian refugees last week. Ireland has received more than 43,000 refugees since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February. However, officials said so many beds are now occupied by refugees from other countries that […]

  • Matthaeus, Schweinsteiger join the fan community of German women’s soccer teams

    BERLIN, July 20 (Xinhua) — Ahead of the German women’s team’s last eight rounds, soccer icons such as Lothar Matthaeus and Bastian Schweinsteiger have joined the fan community. Crossing swords with Austria at the European Championships 2022 in England on Thursday night seems to follow with a growing enthusiasm in the country. 2014 world champion […]

  • ATP summary: Top seed Carlos Alcaraz is fighting back in Hamburg

    ATP summary: Top seed Carlos Alcaraz is fighting back in Hamburg

    Seed No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz lost his first set but bounced back to defeat German wildcard Nicola Kuhn 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Tuesday during the first round of the Hamburg European Open in Germany. The Spanish teenager, ranked sixth in the world, won 47 of 63 first-service points (74.6 percent) to advance, even as […]