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News about what is going on in the continent of Europe from a mission’s perspective.

The coronavirus pandemic has stressed many nations financially, especially more poverty-stricken countries like Moldova. In 2020, the European Union gave Moldova–who is not an EU member–more than 127 million euros in grants to help ease some of the financial burden. Recently, the EU has announced that a 600 million euro recovery plan will be given...
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We are in Albania. God is working in the lives of a young couple, Benjamin and Patricia Broyles. They are praying about serving God here. We are excited to see what God will do! There is a great need here as there is in all the world. Here are a couple of street views. Check...
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Since the Albanian general elections took place in April, the parliament has been considering attempting to impeach the president, Ilir Meta. It was recently decided that the parliament will hold a session on June 9 to investigate his actions and decide if he violated the constitution. The argument is that he has a constitutional duty...
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In many western countries, a trend is unfolding that is pushing paper money by the wayside: digital currency. Sweden is a leader in this new economy, with only 3% of all transactions taking place in cash. An evolving mindset concerning currency, as well as new payment technologies, have paved the way for many countries to...
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Russian authorities are strongly considering banning Twitter due to it’s refusal to remove banned content. Russian authorities allege that the site contains illegal posts that have not been removed by the social media giant. The illegal content includes not only 2,500 posts encouraging child suicide, but also child pornography and drug information. In the past...
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In late 2020, a pastor in Bremen, Germany, was fined for “inciting hatred” against homosexuals in a highly publicized trial. The pastor, Olaf Latzel, addressed the biblical definition of marriage in a private Bible study group for couples in his church. The court system’s decision to fine Mr. Latzel for his remarks at a private...
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Last week, eight people were injured in a stabbing attack in Vetlanda, Sweden that could be terror-related. A twenty year old man reportedly used a knife to attack people in the town which is 210 miles south of Stockholm. Sweden is a country of over 10 million people with very few missionaries. Please pray for...
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On Saturday, nearly 2000 people participated in a march in the city of Wohlen, Switzerland near Zurich. They were protesting ant-coronavirus measures put in place by the Swiss government. Though the measures in Switzerland have been quite moderate compared to other countries, some citizens are clearly not happy with the restrictions. Switzerland is a country...
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After World War 2, the Soviets took over Serbia and combined several countries into what was called Yugoslavia. In the 90s, parts of Yugoslavia broke away and the country was reformed as Serbia and Montenegro. Finally, in 2006, Serbia became its own independent country again. Serbia is completely landlocked and surrounded by the countries of...
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A recent study revealed that Estonians marry less now than they used to 20-30 years ago. In 2018, there were only 6 marriages per 1000 adults which is about half what it used to be in 1988. The average age a woman had her first child in 2017 was 27 years old while the average...
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