Nearly a year into the war in Ukraine, Western allies finally agreed to send Kyiv the battle tanks it says it so desperately needs. The first battalion will have roughly 40 tanks, including newer German Leopard 2A6s, and could arrive by spring. But the broader package pieced together this week
The two Nordic nations continue to work closely together, with Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) meeting his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde in Helsinki on Friday. Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will visit Berlin next week at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. In a press release, the government’s
The Latvian Union of Farmers and Greens (UGF) has announced that it distances itself from its former candidate for the post of the Latvian prime minister, notorious ex-mayor of Ventspils Aivars Lembergs after he voiced his views on Russia’s war against Ukraine days after leaving detention on bail. A representative
Germany has granted Estonia permission to send weapons, formerly owned by the country, to Ukraine, media outlets Die Zeit and Deutsche Welle reported on Saturday. Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has confirmed the news. Estonia sought permission to send 122-millimeter howitzers, previously owned by Germany and Finland, to Ukraine more than
German companies operating in Lithuania have assured the authorities that they will not pull out from the Lithuanian market despite China’s pressure, Asta Skaisgiryte, the president’s chief foreign policy advisor, said on Thursday. The advisor said the businesses had given such assurances before Gitanas Nauseda’s visit to Germany on Thursday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened to expel Finland’s ambassador, along with ambassadors from nine other countries, after they jointly issued a petition demanding the release of a Turkish activist. The ambassadors’ petition called for the immediate release of the Turkish philanthropist and human rights activist Osman Kavala who
Vahvimmilla Saksan tulevan hallituksen muodostajaksi on suurimman puolueen paikan liittopäivillä saaneen sosiaalidemokraattien SPD:n kansleriehdokas Olaf Scholz. Hänen tuekseen hallitukseen lähtisivät vihreät sekä liberaalien FDP. Tilanne olisi historiallinen, sillä vuosikymmenien ajan Saksassa on hallitusta hoidettu vain kahden puolueen voimin. – Toisaalta muutos Saksan linjassa ei tule olemaan hirveän iso. Mitään täyskäännöstä
“It was not proven [in the case] that the swastika flag would send a threatening and offensive message linked to anti-immigration efforts,” the district court said in its decision. The Helsinki District Court on Monday dismissed the criminal charges against five men suspected of incitement against an ethnic group for