Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) believes she is unlikely to be handed the NATO top job because she comes from the alliance’s eastern flank and other countries are seen as more “eligible.” Kallas’ name has been mentioned along with several others, such as the UK’s Defense Secretary Ben Wallace
If the plans go ahead, three hydrogen production plants would be built in Kokkola, Kristinestad and Porvoo, leading to the creation of around 1,000 direct jobs and over 3,000 indirect jobs. The US company Plug Power has announced plans to build three green hydrogen production plants in Finland in a
This winter, the Estonian Defense League (Kaitseliit) conducted a number of training sessions for Ukrainian snipers. Estonia also provided the Ukrainians with weapons and equipment. As some of the trainees had already seen action on the front line, the learning process was something of a two-way street. The training was
It’s a mild winter morning in the Arctic Norwegian town of Alta, but at the Altta Siida kindergarten, it’s a hub of activity. Outside, snowsuit-clad children run and play in the snow. The grounds are dominated by the school’s lavvu, a traditional Sami shelter. Inside, reindeer skins line the ground around
As of the fall, upper secondary schools will be required to offer defense education courses. As a result, the Defense League will have to contribute more to the organization of defense education field programs and for that, raise additional funds, while the government will have to train more defense instructors.
Denmark would like to host a summit in July aimed at finding peace between Ukraine and Russia, but such a meeting would need engagement from India, China and Brazil, Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said Monday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday sought global support at the G7 meeting
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen could become the next NATO secretary general, while Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) is also considered, Politico wrote on Thursday. Mette Frederiksen, the Danish prime minister, has emerged as a likely candidate for NATO leadership, Politico writes; this opinion is sparked by Fredriksen’s offer
Government formation negotiators have agreed to increase Finland’s police force by 500 officers, according to Yle sources. In recent years, law enforcement officials have often cited a need to increase the country’s current 7,500 officers. Previous government administrations have also boost police resources, efforts which helped keep the number of