Tuesday Newspapers: Belarusian response, old villas and rain on the way | News

EU leaders agreed to several measures on Monday evening.

Opposition activist Roman Protasevich in a video released by Belarusian police. He was arrested after the Ryanair plane he was traveling in was forced to land in Minsk following a bomb hoax. Image: Reuters

Belarus has been at the center of international controversy since it forced a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius to land in Minsk so KGB agents could arrest an opposition activist Roman Protasevich on Sunday.

On Monday, Belarus released a video of Protasevich allegedly confessing to crimes carrying a fifteen-year prison sentence.

Finland’s response was firm: Foreign Minister on Monday Pekka haavisto (Green) condemns the actions of the Belarusian authorities.

Yesterday, EU leaders agreed on a series of measures at a summit in Brussels. They asked EU airlines to avoid flying over Belarus, banned Belarusian national airline from EU airports, demanded the release of Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia sapega, and said he would consider introducing new sanctions against Belarus.

“During the meeting, we underlined the need for joint actions of the whole Union and a common policy towards Belarus,” said Marin.

“In my opinion, the measures are necessary. The union’s reaction is strong, as it should be.

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Detective of the villa

Helsingin Sanomat short a story (siirryt toiseen palveluun) about a retiree from Kauniainen who traces the houses built by the master builder Emil Nordqvist in the first half of the last century.

The small municipality is today one of the wealthiest places in Finland with a low municipal tax rate and a leafy suburban atmosphere, and the roots of this prosperity can be found in Nordqvist’s work around a hundred ago. year.

Villas were a trend among wealthy Helsinki residents, who realized that industrial activity in the city made it a bit more polluted than they would like.

The solution was to move the city to new neighborhoods in Pukinmäki, Munkkiniemi and Kauniainen. They were within reach of the city but made it possible to build large houses with large gardens, so that children could play outside in the fresh air.

Nordqvist has been one of the key figures in this trend, with a hand in 216 houses in Helsinki, Espoo and Kauniainen.

Now HS reports that Carla Palmgren, a retired cultural historian, tries to list all of these structures. Some 81 of them are in Kauniainen, where Nordqvist lived, and Palmgren has managed to identify just over half of them.

She encourages people to inform her about the villas, as a way to encourage civic pride in the lavish enclave. Buildings are threatened: maintenance costs are high and it is tempting for owners to give up pieces of large plots.

But Palmgren considers the villas to be Kauniainen’s cultural heritage and wants to ensure that as many as possible are preserved.

Weather alert

While Tuesday is expected to be mostly dry, Wednesday will bring heavy rains to the south of the country.

Strong winds are also expected, with a meteorologist from Foreca warning that precipitation could at times be horizontal along the southern coast.

The change will be brief, however, according to IL, with hot and dry conditions returning in time for the weekend.

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