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Finland and Sweden: Baltic Sea Ice Grabs Vessels, Disrupts Ferry Service

Date: March 10th, 2010 | No Comments

Some 50 vessels were trapped by ice in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden March 4, including passenger ferries carrying more than 1,000 people. All vessels were rescued by ice breakers, but maritime authorities advised shipping companies to avoid the icy patches north of the Stockholm Archipelago. Freezing winds blew ice caps near the [read more]

Estonia: Racially-Motivated Attacks in Tallinn

Date: June 20th, 2007 | No Comments

A naturalized American citizen originally from Liberia was attacked outside a nightclub at 3 a.m. in Tallinn’s Old Town June 10 in what is believed to have been a racially-motivated assault. In the past two years numerous incidents of such harassment have been reported to the U.S. Embassy and two similar assaults have occurred. The [read more]

Baltic States and Scandinavia

Date: November 2nd, 2004 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department warned that it had received reports of possible terrorist attacks in the Baltic States or Nordic countries, and advised travelers or resident Americans to remain vigilant, especially “in centers of ground-based mass transit” and to avoid “large shopping areas and transportation hubs.” Government officials in Finland and Denmark said they knew [read more]

Estonia: Second Anniversary of “Bronze Soldier” Move Could Lead to Protests

Date: April 8th, 2009 | No Comments

April 26-27 is the second anniversary of the relocation of the “Bronze Soldier” statue from a central square in Tallinn to a military cemetery in the city, an event that produced two days of the worst rioting Tallinn has ever seen. In 2008, groups both for and against the move gathered but their demonstrations were [read more]

Estonia: Medical Workers’ Strike

Date: January 18th, 2007 | No Comments

A strike by medical workers was averted Jan. 16 when union officials agreed with government negotiators to continue talks to solve the dispute. The strike would start Jan. 22 if an agreement was not reach by Jan. 19 and would occur nationwide. The strike may include all physicians, dentists, nurses, mid-wives, radiologists, ambulance technicians, dental [read more]

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