Northern Europe

Cycling: Romanian Eduard Grosu stage winner, yellow jersey in Tour of Estonia

Romanian cyclist Eduard Grosu continues his excellent season; he won the first stage of the 2014 Tour of Estonia on Friday, which obviously entitles him to wear the current leader's yellow jersey. His performance came just months after signing his first professional contract with the Italian-Japanese team.

Norway among biggest donors to flood-stricken Serbia

Norway among biggest donors to flood-stricken Serbia

BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has thanked the Kingdom of Norway for being one of the largest donors that are helping with the flood relief effort.

He at the same time welcomed the decision of the Scandinavian country to fund 35 projects for the media and civil society.

Thousands of Latvians Face Unemployment Due to Sanctions on Russia

Economic sanctions imposed on Russia over current crisis in Ukraine may trigger a wave of unemployment in Latvia, according to a top official.

Some 20 thousand Latvian residents may lose their jobs, State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Welfare Ieva Jaunzeme claimed, Monday.

Irish President Begins Historic UK State Visit

Irish President Michael D Higgins has arrived to the UK on the first official state visit by an Irish head of state, Tuesday.

The four-day trip, which comes three years after the Queen visited Ireland, includes an address to Parliament and a focus on the contribution Irish emigrants have made to UK life, The Guardian reports.

Icelanders Protest for EU Membership Referendum

Thousands of Icelanders flocked the streets of the capital Reykjavik on Monday to protest against the government's intention to scrap EU membership plans without a referendum.

The debate on a bill to abandon EU membership plans might be renewed today, but street rallies are also likely to continue in the city, Euronews reports.