Category: Europe

France to Provide Ukraine with Mirage 2000 Aircraft as Macron Affirms Support

President Macron revealed that Ukrainian pilots would undergo training in France starting this summer, a crucial step in ensuring the effective utilization of the Mirage 2000 aircraft. Additionally, France has proposed to train 4,500 Ukrainian soldiers

Latvian President Proposes’ Wall of Drones’ to Secure NATO’s Eastern Flank

This initiative aims to counteract threats, including Russian President Vladimir Putin's exploitation of migration crises. Rinkevičs shared these plans in an exclusive interview with The Times during his recent visit to the United Kingdom

Norway Closes Border to Russian Tourists Amid Ukraine Conflict

"The decision to tighten the entry rules is in line with the Norwegian approach of standing by allies and partners in the reactions against Russia's illegal war of aggression against Ukraine," Mehl stated

Netherlands Permanently Halts International Adoptions Amid Scrutiny and Scandal

The temporary ban was a response to mounting evidence of irregularities and unlawful practices within the adoption system. In recent years, the practice of adopting children from abroad has already been on the decline

European Union Population Trends: Growth, Decline, and Shifting Densities

While some countries have witnessed substantial population growth, such as France and Spain, which each recorded a remarkable increase of 6.3 million people, others have faced declines

Greece Asserts Stance, Declines to Supply Ukraine with Air Defense Systems

The decision not to supply Ukraine with air defense systems reflects Greece's careful calibration of its foreign policy objectives, weighing the imperative to support allies against the need to protect its own security interests

German Investors Advocate for Hungary to Adopt Euro Amid Forint Volatility

According to a recent survey conducted by the German-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, support for Hungary's integration into the eurozone has surged to its highest level in over a decade, reaching an impressive 73%

EFSA Issues Stark Warning of Looming Bird Flu Pandemic Threat

Despite relatively low numbers of bird flu outbreaks, the evolving nature of the virus presents an escalating risk, prompting fears of heightened threats to both human health and global poultry industries

Griezmann Absence Looms Large as France Prepare for Euro 2024 Friendlies

Griezmann's absence marks a significant departure from the norm, as the seasoned striker has been a consistent presence on the pitch for France since a friendly against England in June 2017

French Alpine Hunters Brave Arctic Conditions in NATO Training: ‘Matching Russian Mastery of Extreme Cold’

Two French Alpine hunters stationed near Suolovuopmi find themselves knee-deep in snow, concealed in combat holes covered with heat-shielding netting

France Shifts Energy Priorities: Abandons Renewables Targets, Embraces Nuclear in New Legislation

The proposed text, scheduled to go before the cabinet next month and later submitted to lawmakers, underscores France's determination to maintain "energy sovereignty" through a sustained reliance on nuclear energy

Putin casts doubt on Russian participation as neutrals in Paris Olympics

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed reservations about the conditions set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Russian athletes participating in the 2024 Olympics

IOC Approves Russian and Belarusian Athletes for Paris Olympics Under Neutral Status

Notably, tennis, swimming, and judo were not included in this initial assessment. The IOC panel's evaluation focused on ensuring that the athletes had not expressed support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine or had affiliations with military or state security services

Ferrari Triumphs Again at Le Mans 24 Hours Amidst Rain, Drama, and Endurance

Navigating through treacherous conditions and intense competition, Nicklas Nielsen, Antonio Fuoco, and Miguel Molina piloted the No 50 Ferrari to the chequered flag, overcoming a grueling 24-hour challenge that tested both man and machine

France Gears Up for Intense Campaign as Mbappé Urges Younger Generation to Vote

France braces for a crucial two weeks of campaigning after President Macron's unexpected call for snap parliamentary elections. This decision follows significant far-right gains in the European Parliament elections, prompting Macron to prematurely dissolve the Assemblée Nationale