- Wife of Swedish Citizen Threatened with Iran Execution Appeals to EU
The wife of Iranian-Swedish citizen Ahmadreza Djalali accused of espionage and threatened with execution in Iran, on Saturday called on the European Union to secure her husband's release. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 22 May 2022 07:25:32 -0400.
- Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland in symbolic move as it announces willingness to join Nato
Russia halted gas exports to neighbouring Finland on Saturday, a highly symbolic move that came just days after the Nordic country announced it wanted to join Nato - and marked a likely end to Finland's nearly 50 years of ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 22 May 2022 17:30:00 +1200.
- Erdogan calls on Sweden to stop supporting terrorist organizations
"The president pointed out that Sweden should stop providing political, financial support and delivering weapons to terrorist organizations," Erdogan said
Tass. Sat, 21 May 2022 17:37:47 +0300.
- Norway Set For Cruise Travel Record In 2022
Four million cruise passengers are expected to visit Norway during 2022 on more cruise ships than ever before.
By David Nikel, Senior Contributor. Forbes. Sat, 21 May 2022 09:29:31 -0400.
- Russia blocks ALL energy going to Finland after country applied to join Nato
Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had 'completely stopped gas deliveries' as it had not received ruble payments from Finland's state-owned energy company Gasum
Daily Mail. Sat, 21 May 2022 09:35:45 +0100.
- Russia halts gas supplies to Finland
Finland has refused to pay for gas in roubles but also angered Moscow by applying to join Nato.
BBC News. Sat, 21 May 2022 06:17:15 GMT.
- Russia Stops Gas Flow To Finland Over Refusal To Pay In Rubles
Russia's Gazprom has halted natural-gas exports to neighboring Finland, Finnish state-owned energy company Gasum said, the latest escalation of an energy payments dispute with Western countries.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 20 May 2022 19:20:13 +0000.
- Russia to cut natural gas supplies to Finland days after Helsinki applied to join Nato
Finnish energy company Gasum says customers will not be affected
Rory Sullivan. The Independent. Fri, 20 May 2022 18:01:42 GMT.
- Sweden in NATO: Prepared from day one
Sweden has increasingly become a serious military, headed in the right direction with its reforms and capable of working with the United States.
Gary Schmitt and Craig Kennedy, Opinion Contributors. The Hill. Fri, 20 May 2022 17:30:00 +0000.
- UK, Denmark agree to collaborate on Type 31 frigate introduction to service
The British and Danish navies have signed a co-operative agreement to work together to bring the UK Royal Navy's (RN) Type 31 Inspiration-class frigates into service.
Janes 360. Fri, 20 May 2022 15:50:28 Z.
- Ukraine war: US fully backs Sweden and Finland Nato bids, Biden says
Both countries submitted their applications to be part of the Western defence alliance this week.
BBC News. Fri, 20 May 2022 02:16:11 GMT.
- Finland wants to avoid overreactions in security, says president
It wants to stay flexible about Nato joint exercises and bringing new military equipment into the country.
Straits Times. Fri, 20 May 2022 06:13:10 +0800.
- Biden says the growth of NATO should not be a threat to Russia
US President Joe Biden backs Finland and Sweden bids to join NATO
Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 20 May 2022 07:11:36 +1000.
- Biden backs Sweden, Finland joining NATO as Turkey threatens to block bids
"The bottom line is simple, quite straightforward," President Joe Biden said Thursday. "Finland and Sweden make NATO stronger."
ABC News. Thu, 19 May 2022 13:05:17 -0400.
- Strongmen in Turkey and Hungary Stall Unity in NATO and the E.U.
Russia benefits as Turkey slows down Swedish and Finnish applications to NATO and Hungary continues to block an E.U. embargo on Russian oil.
Steven Erlanger and Matina Stevis-gridneff. New York Times. Wed, 18 May 2022 20:19:18 +0000.
- Newest Ocean Ship in Viking's Fleet Named by the Countess of Carnarvon of Highclere Castle
The Norwegian-Flagged Viking Mars Named in Malta on Norway Day.
Travel Industry Wire. 2022-05-18 13:29:53 EST.
- NATO Talks for Finland, Sweden on 'Good Track'
Talks to overcome Turkey's misgivings about the expected NATO membership bids of Finland and Sweden were on a "good track," Croatia said Sunday, as several members of the alliance eye swift accession for the Nordic states. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 15 May 2022 05:51:59 -0400.
- Russians stymied in Ukraine; Finland favors joining NATO
Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faced a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO and a defending country buoyed by its win in a hugely popular pan-European music competition Sunday.
Oleksandr Stashevskyi, Ciaran Mcquillan. Washington Times. Sun, 15 May 2022 02:01:38 -0400.
- Turkish leader Erdogan pours cold water on NATO membership for Finland, Sweden
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he opposed plans by Finland, and possibly Sweden, to apply to join NATO - an application which must be unanimously endorsed by the 27 countries of the Western military alliance to be approved.
David R. Sands. Washington Times. Fri, 13 May 2022 11:18:51 -0400.
- Equinor (EQNR) to Divest Stake in Norway Fields to Sval Energi
Equinor (EQNR) will receive $1 billion in cash and additional contingent payments linked to oil and gas prices for 2022 and 2023.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Thu, 12 May 2022 14:33:00 GMT.
Facts About Scandinavia
The Scandinavian countries of northern Europe include Norway, Sweden,
and Denmark, as well as Finland and Iceland. For more news and
official information about the nations of Scandinavia, please visit
the national government websites highlighted below.
The Kingdom of Norway's
capital city is Oslo, and its currency is the Norwegian Krone.
Norwegian is the official language of Norway, and in 2020, the estimated
population of Norway was 5,421,241.
The Kingdom of Sweden's
capital city is Stockholm, and its currency is the Swedish Krona.
Swedish is the official language of Sweden, and in 2020, the estimated
population of Sweden was 10,099,265.
The Kingdom of Denmark's
capital city is Copenhagen, and its currency is the Danish Krone.
Danish is the official language of Denmark, and in 2020, the estimated
population of Denmark was 5,792,202.
The Republic of Finland's
capital city is Helsinki, and its currency is the Euro.
Finnish is the official language of Finland, and in 2020,
the estimated population of Finland was 5,540,720.
The Republic of Iceland's
capital city is Reykjavik, and its currency is the Krona.
Icelandic is the official language of Iceland, and in 2020,
the estimated population of Iceland was 341,243.
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