Uzbekistan to open an embassy in Sweden

The President of Uzbekistan has signed a decree on the establishment of the country’s diplomatic mission in Sweden, Trend reports citing Kun.uz. The embassy’s activities will be aimed at developing bilateral …

Nobel Prize hall to become COVID-19 vaccination venue

Stockholm's Blue Hall, where leading scientists, politicians and royalty gather for the glittering Nobel Prize banquet, will be used to vaccinate the Swedish capital's citizens against COVID-19, a city commissioner said on Wednesday. …

Europe introduces lockdown on Christmas

Italy has ordered a nationwide lockdown over much of the Christmas and New Year period in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, BBC writes in the article Covid: Italy latest European country to order Christmas lockdown. The country will be under "red-zone" restrictions over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. Limited home visits will be allowed

Gazprom's appeal in dispute with Naftogaz defeated?

Sweden's Svea Court of Appeal has refused to uphold an appeal of Gazprom against an arbitration's decision in its transit dispute with Ukraine's Naftogaz. "Today's decision means that the court has rejected …

Sweden demands halt to arms sales to Turkey

Following Turkey's military operation in northern Syria, five of Sweden's eight parliamentary parties demanded that Sweden's exports of military equipment to Turkey be stopped. "In a Turkey that is not only …

Swedish artist inspired by Nasimi

Swedish artist Simon Arns presented the portrait of great Azerbaijani painter and thinker Imadeddin Nasimi as part of the workshop at Art Tower Gallery in Baku. The two days workshop was co-organized by Arts …