Northern Europe

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.