This week in Scandinavia – Measles outbreak confirmed

GOTHENBURG’S Sahlgrenska University Hospital has urged people not to come to hospital unless it is necessary, as a measles outbreak grew to 22 confirmed cases. Health officials urged people who do not require medical attention to stay away from hospital premises, to avoid the highly contagious disease spreading further.

Blood clue to missing woman

ALMOST TWO weeks after a 36-year-old mother of two disappeared from her home in the Norwegian town of Brumunddal in the Hedmark County she is still to be located. Police are still searching for the woman, Janne Jemtland, on a piece of land after traces of her blood were found in two separate places.

Rare vodka found…drunk

EXPENSIVE vodka that was stolen from a bar in Copenhagen has been found at a construction site on the outskirts of the city – empty. The stolen Russo Baltique vodka, reportedly the only one of its kind and worth eight million kroner (€1.1 million), was found by a member of the public.

Boost for foreign workers

DANISH Minister of Employment Troels Lund Poulsen’s recent comments that the government supports improved access for foreigners to the job market has been praised by the Confederation of Danish Industry.Such initiatives are at the top of many companies’ wish lists, and welcome the moves.

Cleaner energy sooner rather than later

FINLAND will be looking at the possibility of phasing out the use of coal in energy production, by 2025, according to Kimmo Tiilikainen, the Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing.Their original target was to phase out coal five years later in 2030.

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