Reindeer meat is a culinary specialty in many Nordic countries. The Ounasvaara restaurant in Rovaniemi, Finland, near the Arctic Circle, serves it with licorice sauce.
The two Nordic nations will explore building the first rail connection from a European Union member state to an Arctic Ocean port. The link would cost around around 2.9 billion euros ($3.6 billion).
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte gave a clear yes to the EU, but a clear no to German and French reform proposals during his speech at the European Parliament. Throwing money at the problem is not a solution, he argued.
The German consumer watchdog Foodwatch has accused Coca-Cola of denying the obvious health damage caused by its soft drinks. But the government has no plans for a UK-style sugar tax.
Young Europeans recently gathered in Brussels for two days of debate and to vote on their vision for Europe. Things were more cheerful than when heads of state and government take part, says Uta Steinwehr from Brussels.
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