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Pentus-Rosimannus is debating climate policy in Madrid with Frans Timmermans

NordenBladet — Member of the European Union Affairs Committee Keit Pentus-Rosimannus is taking part in a high-level climate policy panel in Madrid, where she will present options for introducing Estonia’s technological solutions for the benefit of achieving climate neutrality, and

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EXHAUSTIVE OVERVIEW: who were the ancient Scandinavian origin Vikings and when was the time of the Vikings?

NordenBladet – The Vikings were ancient Scandinavian origin seafarers whose characteristic culture flourished around the 8th until the 11th century (the so called Viking Era). The name “Viking” apparently stems from ancient Nordic word vik that stands for gulf; viking

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Estonia: The Riigikogu passed the Act concerning the reimbursement of the labour costs of medical residents

NordenBladet — At today’s sitting, the Riigikogu passed the Act under which the legal bases for the reimbursement of the labour costs of medical residents from the budget of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund will be created from 2020. The

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Estonia: Foreign Affairs Committee discussed international politics with Finnish colleagues

NordenBladet — At the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Finnish Parliament Eduskunta, the discussion focused on the regional and global political situation. Chairman of the Foreign

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Estonia: The Riigikogu gets an overview of the implementing of EU policies

NordenBladet — During the discussion at the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia), which starts today at 10, Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas will give an overview of the activities of the Government in implementing of the European Union policies. Chairperson

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Estonian delegation participates in the NATO PA Transatlantic Parliamentary Forum

NordenBladet — The Estonian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly participates in the NATO PA Transatlantic Parliamentary Forum in Washington this week. Head of the Estonian Delegation, member of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Oudekki Loone said that practically all

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Estonia: The Bill concerning the rates of the state fees relating to foreign missions passed the second reading in the Riigikogu

NordenBladet — The Bill that will amend the rates of the state fees for acts performed in foreign missions and will establish new state fees for acts which as yet are not subject to a fee passed the second reading

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Norway’s financial authority (Finanstilsynet): Household debt continues to rise

NordenBladet – Norway’s financial authority (Finanstilsynet) is worried about new figures showing how Norwegians’ household debt remains high and keeps rising. The most vulnerable are both young first-time home buyers with large mortgages and senior citizens who’ve borrowed against their

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Norway: Norwegian sells its Argentine subsidiary to JetSMART

NordenBladet – The airline Norwegian is selliing its Argentine subsidiary to JetSMART, according to a press release from the company. “This is an important step in order to be profitable again, writes acting CEO and CFO Geir Karlsen of Norwegian.

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European Environment Agency (EEA): The EU and Norway are missing environmental targets

NordenBladet – Europe will achieve only a small proportion of its environmental targets for 2020, the EU’s European Environment Agency (EEA) states. In a new report, the EEA reviews the status of targets set by EU member states and other

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Norway: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed will not be interviewed when he comes to Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

NordenBladet –  This year’s Peace Prize* winner will not meet the press in Oslo. “The traditional press conference with the Nobel Prize winner has been removed from the program this year. With few exceptions, this has not happened since the

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In Focus: Iceland and the Arctic

NordenBladet – There are a few different definitions of what constitutes the Arctic, but it can essentially be defined as the area surrounding the North Pole. This northernmost part of the planet is home to about 4 million people, about

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Food of Iceland: What is Laufabrauð and how to make it? + Recipe and VIDEOS!

NordenBladet – Laufabrauð (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈløːivaprœiθ], “leaf bread”; sometimes also called “snowflake bread” in English) is a traditional kind of Icelandic bread that is most often eaten in the Christmas season. Originating from northern Iceland but now eaten throughout the

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Iceland: Proposal to build new domestic airport in Hvassahraun

NordenBladet – This weekend, the city of Reykjavík and the Icelandic government signed a contract that will begin an investigation into potentially opening a new domestic airport in Hvassahraun. According to RÚV, each party will invest 100 million ISK to

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Stockholm´s museums: The Viking Museum – tourist info, guides, pictures

NordenBladet  – For those, who are interested in Norse mythology and wish to experience the Viking age, I recommend to visit The Viking Museum in Djurgårdsvägen 48, 115 21 Stockholm. In the exhibition, several guided tours are held daily in

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Finland: Mairéad McGuinness: We need parliamentary cooperation now more than ever

NordenBladet – Ms Maireád McGuinness, the First Vice-President of the European Parliament, participated in the plenary meeting of COSAC in Helsinki on 1 – 3 December. McGuinness appreciated the dialogue in the conference: “People were getting involved, lots of questions,

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