Friday, March 1, 2024

Sweden

The accidental harm-reduction champion

Sweden is set to become the world’s first officially smoke-free country. This will save lives, reduce health costs, and improve the quality of life...

How nuclear can help the planet achieve net-zero

Nuclear power offers the world an abundant future if it is embraced, said speakers at an event jointly organised by the New Nuclear Watch...

EU-US mobilise further support for Global Methane Pledge

Ahead of the UN climate summit in Glasgow, European Union Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, who leads the EU's international negotiations on climate, and Special...

The end of the internal combustion engine

With the EU’s Fit for 55 legislation package, the internal combustion engine is set to disappear: From 2035, all new registered vehicles in Europe...

MEPs slam EU food companies over caged confinement of animals abroad

In a strongly-worded letter released on May 15, members of the European Parliament called on food companies to end the caged confinement of animals in their global supply...

Chernobyl and the hope for a safer and more sustainable future

The accident that took place 35 years ago on April 26, 1986, at the Chernobyl nuclear power station remains one of the worst man-made...

The business of sustainability: A Swedish success story

From popstars to flat-pack pioneers, the Swedes are no strangers to global domination, but today the flag they fly is not so much blue...

Northvolt acquires US battery technology company Cuberg

European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, Northvolt, announced on March 10 the acquisition of US-based battery technology company Cuberg delivering high-performance...

No human rights without the right to know

Access to information legislation was first seen in Sweden in 1766, with parliamentary interest to access information held by King Adolf Frederick. Finland followed...

Brussels warns six EU countries against travel restrictions

Ιn a letter sent to Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary and Sweden, the European Commission has urged the countries to respect the travel restrictions...

Germany, Poland, Sweden expel Russian diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Germany, Poland and Sweden on Monday announced a coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats in their countries, in response to a similar move by Moscow...

Russia reportedly expels three EU diplomats amid Borrell-Lavrov talks

Russia has expelled three European diplomats, from Germany, Poland, and Sweden, on grounds they attended illegal rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei...

Sefcovic hails milestone for EU Battery Alliance

A second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research and innovation in the battery value chain complies with EU state aid...

UK court blocks WikiLeaks founder Assange’s extradition to US

WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US to face espionage charges due to concerns over his mental health and risk of...

Poland wants to catch the wind of Baltic Sea

In an effort to boost energy independence and reduce carbon emissions, Poland has initiated a joint project to harness the potential of the Baltic...

Gulf nations have been quick to prevent economic downturn and Europe must do the same

From the outset of the novel coronavirus outbreak, it became clear that its repercussions would go far beyond public health. As countries have scrambled...

China jails Swedish book publisher for 10 years

Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai, who holds Swedish citizenship, has been sentenced by a Chinese court to 10 years in jail for "illegally providing...

Yemen is the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, Commissioner for Crisis Management Lenarčič says

"Yemen is the world's biggest humanitarian crisis," declared Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, on Wednesday, prior to a Senior Officials Meeting on the...

Does Trump’s peace plan make the EU less relevant?

The Peace to Prosperity plan that the Trump administration rolled out as a “Deal of the Century” on January 28 offers the prospect of a future Palestinian...

EU backs nearly-zero-energy affordable housing in Sweden

The European Union is backing the construction of rental property to reduce the current housing shortage in Sweden’s largest cities. The European Investment Bank...

Swedish government criticised for not covering terrorist housewives in new law

The Swedish parliament has recently passed a bill that criminalises conspiracies with terrorist organisations. The country faced criticism for not responding on time, as...

Nordic countries disagree with EU over minimum wage

Nordic nations were not happy about the European Commission’s plans to introduce an EU-wide minimum wage framework. As they do not have a minimum wage,...

US sanctions may be too late to stop Nord Stream-2 construction

US sanctions against the controversial Nord Stream-2 pipeline from Russia to Germany are unlikely stop the project’s construction but may prevent Russian gas monopoly...

Nord Stream 2 gas project strives to fill EU’s import gap

DUSSELDORF – Ukraine can still be a transit gas country to Europe even after the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany is...

EU hesitation puts Arctic plans on ice

BRUSSELS – The European Union needs to play an active role in the Arctic instead of simply observing the developments in the region, European...

Finns Say Russian-Supplied Nuke Reactor Adds Energy Independence

BRUSSELS – Finland’s plan to build a nuclear reactor supplied by Russia’s state-owned Rosatom will lessen the Nordic country’s dependence on imported energy supplies, Fennovoima’s Project Director...

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