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

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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The United Kingdom has enjoyed one of the richest Christian histories of any country. Many great Christians, pastors, missionaries, and authors of the past were British. The impact of this spiritual heritage is evident today in the lives of Christians and churches across the country. But there has also been much spiritual decline over the...
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Three people died and three more were injured this past Saturday in two different avalanches. The avalanches took places in the Kamnick-Savinja Alps about 50 kilometres north of Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia. Slovenia is a country of just over 2 million people in Central Europe. It has historically been a predominately Catholic country, but...
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The national unemployment rate of Iceland continues to rise. It is now 11.6% and trending upward. The country now has its highest number of people to ever receive benefits. One part of the country, SuĂ°urnes, has an employment rate as high as 29.1% among women and 24% among men. Please pray for labourers to carry...
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As ice in the Arctic shrinks, various countries like Russia, China, and America have begun exploring the strategic implications of the region. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are under Danish control. In order to keep tabs on activity in the artic, Denmark has agreed to spend more money on defence capabilities there. Denmark is a...
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This past Sunday, President Biden wrote a letter to Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vucic asking him to recognize Kosovo. Kosovo is a disputed state in the Balkans that declared independence from Serbia in 2008 following years of tension and the Kosovo war in 1998 and 1999. Despite President Biden’s letter, the President of Serbia said he...
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A recent survey of 2000 young men found that violence and threats were a regular part of their lives. According to respondents, the most common type are unprovoked attacks by unknown assailants. Finland is a country in Northern Europe with a population of about 5.5 million people. Operation World estimates that about 12% of the...
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In 2006, Montenegro had a referendum to separate from Serbia. In 2019, the government asked the Serbian Church for proof of ownership of assets predating Monetengro’s merger with Yugoslavia in 1918. After being forced to reverse that decision, the President of Montenegro says he hopes that a break from the Serbian church can be possible...
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