Finland

Country Finland
Capital Helsinki
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Finnish, Swedish & Sami

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Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its freedom and resist invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, the Finns made a remarkable transformation from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is now among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro system at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are a high standard of education, equality promotion, and national social security system; currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

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Measures against Covid-19 to stay in effect in Finland until 13 May, says Marin - Helsinki TimesMeasures against Covid-19 to stay in effect in Finland until 13 May, says Marin  Helsinki Times

How Finland's Covid-19 testing measures up | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsHow Finland's Covid-19 testing measures up | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Finland to close incoming ferry passenger traffic this week - ERR NewsFinland to close incoming ferry passenger traffic this week  ERR News

Finland extends coronavirus restrictions by one month: PM - ReutersFinland extends coronavirus restrictions by one month: PM  Reuters

Finland extends coronavirus emergency measures to mid-May - YLE NewsFinland extends coronavirus emergency measures to mid-May  YLE News

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India provides operations update for Finland business - Business StandardMahindra Holidays & Resorts India provides operations update for Finland business  Business Standard

Finland increases stake in Nokian Tyres, shares rebound - ReutersFinland increases stake in Nokian Tyres, shares rebound  Reuters

New York Rangers prospects in Finland show potential - Bluelinestation.comNew York Rangers prospects in Finland show potential  Bluelinestation.com

Coronavirus shuts down health centre in eastern Finland - YLE NewsCoronavirus shuts down health centre in eastern Finland  YLE News

Photos from HVK offer rare glimpse of security of supply reserves in Finland - Helsinki TimesPhotos from HVK offer rare glimpse of security of supply reserves in Finland  Helsinki Times

Gallery: global 'Teddy Bear Challenge' arrives in Finland, keeps children active during shutdown - Helsinki TimesGallery: global 'Teddy Bear Challenge' arrives in Finland, keeps children active during shutdown  Helsinki Times

Outotec initiates employee cooperation negotiations for temporary lay-offs in Finland - GlobeNewswireOutotec initiates employee cooperation negotiations for temporary lay-offs in Finland  GlobeNewswire

Finland Blocks Roads to Helsinki to Curb Coronavirus Spread - The New York TimesFinland Blocks Roads to Helsinki to Curb Coronavirus Spread  The New York Times

NRC Group ASA : - Appointed to a contract in Finland - EUR 4.2 million - marketscreener.comNRC Group ASA : - Appointed to a contract in Finland - EUR 4.2 million  marketscreener.com

Finland Cuts Off Helsinki Region In Coronavirus Clampdown - ForbesFinland Cuts Off Helsinki Region In Coronavirus Clampdown  Forbes

Finland draws down troops in Iraq over coronavirus concerns - YLE NewsFinland draws down troops in Iraq over coronavirus concerns  YLE News

Ministry: Unemployment in Finland could explode | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsMinistry: Unemployment in Finland could explode | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Former UK athlete battling COVID-19 in Finland deeply concerned for whats next in U.S. - Lexington Herald LeaderFormer UK athlete battling COVID-19 in Finland deeply concerned for whats next in U.S.  Lexington Herald Leader

Traffic on Finland's roads decreased by 30% due to coronavirus measures - Helsinki TimesTraffic on Finland's roads decreased by 30% due to coronavirus measures  Helsinki Times

Finland install further measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus - ScandAsia.comFinland install further measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus  ScandAsia.com

Finland extends coronavirus restrictions by one month - Daily MaverickFinland extends coronavirus restrictions by one month  Daily Maverick

Finland mulls hotel quarantine for Spain returnees | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland mulls hotel quarantine for Spain returnees | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Here is how Finland can come out of the shutdown very fast - Helsinki TimesHere is how Finland can come out of the shutdown very fast  Helsinki Times

Aksel: Looking Back Lyrics Finland Eurovision 2020 - wiwibloggsAksel: Looking Back Lyrics Finland Eurovision 2020  wiwibloggs

UPDATE 1-Finland extends coronavirus restrictions by one month - ReutersUPDATE 1-Finland extends coronavirus restrictions by one month  Reuters

Finland's coronavirus death toll at five after two deaths on Thursday - Helsinki TimesFinland's coronavirus death toll at five after two deaths on Thursday  Helsinki Times

Scramble to cottages puts pressure on Finland's rural communities - YLE NewsScramble to cottages puts pressure on Finland's rural communities  YLE News

Konecranes to start temporary layoff talks in Finland - Dry Cargo InternationalKonecranes to start temporary layoff talks in Finland  Dry Cargo International

Finland's coronavirus death count now at three | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland's coronavirus death count now at three | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

The big picture: a special branch in Finland - The GuardianThe big picture: a special branch in Finland  The Guardian

Finland to close borders to non-essential travel at 12am on Thursday - Helsinki TimesFinland to close borders to non-essential travel at 12am on Thursday  Helsinki Times

Tuesday's papers: Finland shuts down | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsTuesday's papers: Finland shuts down | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Stuck in limbo: Hostages of the pandemic in Finland - YLE NewsStuck in limbo: Hostages of the pandemic in Finland  YLE News

Finland charters buses, taxis for returnees | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland charters buses, taxis for returnees | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Finland to Ban All Public Events With More Than 500 People - BloombergFinland to Ban All Public Events With More Than 500 People  Bloomberg

Pressure mounts in Finland to close schools - The Star OnlinePressure mounts in Finland to close schools  The Star Online

Sanna Marin, The Youngest Prime Minister In The World, Talks Sexism, Imposter Syndrome, and Sustainability - British VogueSanna Marin, The Youngest Prime Minister In The World, Talks Sexism, Imposter Syndrome, and Sustainability  British Vogue

Finland reveal their secret to being the happiest country in the world - top tips - ExpressFinland reveal their secret to being the happiest country in the world - top tips  Express

PM: Finland prepared to restrict movement from Uusimaa - YLE NewsPM: Finland prepared to restrict movement from Uusimaa  YLE News

Finland Invokes Emergency Powers to Slow Coronavirus Spread - BloombergFinland Invokes Emergency Powers to Slow Coronavirus Spread  Bloomberg

Updated travel restrictions to Finland released by foriegn ministry - ERR NewsUpdated travel restrictions to Finland released by foriegn ministry  ERR News

OX2 to develop third-largest wind farm in Finland - Energy Digital - Energy News, Magazine and WebsiteOX2 to develop third-largest wind farm in Finland  Energy Digital - Energy News, Magazine and Website

Finland to shut down bars, eateries, restrict movement - Anadolu AgencyFinland to shut down bars, eateries, restrict movement  Anadolu Agency

Tuesday's papers: Life on lockdown, CEO pay cut, and hope for a new coronavirus test - YLE NewsTuesday's papers: Life on lockdown, CEO pay cut, and hope for a new coronavirus test  YLE News

Finland announces 15bn support package to prop up economy - YLE NewsFinland announces 15bn support package to prop up economy  YLE News

Finland winds down big events to fight coronavirus - YLE NewsFinland winds down big events to fight coronavirus  YLE News

Advice from happiest nation Finland: care for each other, value learning - MoneycontrolAdvice from happiest nation Finland: care for each other, value learning  Moneycontrol

Finland to restrict traffic over its borders in bid to slow coronavirus - CNAFinland to restrict traffic over its borders in bid to slow coronavirus  CNA

Finland to close schools and universities due to coronavirus: PM - ReutersFinland to close schools and universities due to coronavirus: PM  Reuters

Konecranes to start temporary layoff talks in Finland as a result of the impact of COVID-19 - Container ManagementKonecranes to start temporary layoff talks in Finland as a result of the impact of COVID-19  Container Management

About 100,000 could be temporarily laid off due to coronavirus in Finland - Helsinki TimesAbout 100,000 could be temporarily laid off due to coronavirus in Finland  Helsinki Times

Finland's cultural sector faces "severe crisis" | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland's cultural sector faces "severe crisis" | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

U.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For Third Year In A Row - The OnionU.N. Names Finland Happiest Country For Third Year In A Row  The Onion

Finland, the world's happiest country, may handle coronavirus better than the US - Business Insider - Business InsiderFinland, the world's happiest country, may handle coronavirus better than the US - Business Insider  Business Insider

Economist: Finland's 100000 layoffs may just be the beginning - YLE NewsEconomist: Finland's 100000 layoffs may just be the beginning  YLE News

Traveller stuck between Finland and Russia, can't cross either border - YLE NewsTraveller stuck between Finland and Russia, can't cross either border  YLE News

Finland's former president has coronavirus - EUobserverFinland's former president has coronavirus  EUobserver

Updated Corona in the Arctic: Finland imposes travel restrictions - High North NewsUpdated Corona in the Arctic: Finland imposes travel restrictions  High North News

Food hoarding in Finland moves online | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFood hoarding in Finland moves online | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

"My social life is 100% gone": Sheltering from coronavirus in Finland - YLE News"My social life is 100% gone": Sheltering from coronavirus in Finland  YLE News

Finland urges over 70s to stay indoors | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland urges over 70s to stay indoors | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Good news: Less traffic improves Finland's air quality - YLE NewsGood news: Less traffic improves Finland's air quality  YLE News

Finland: Where business begs government to go climate neutral - POLITICOFinland: Where business begs government to go climate neutral  POLITICO

Finland's education minister: Stay home if you're unwell - YLE NewsFinland's education minister: Stay home if you're unwell  YLE News

Number of Covid-19 cases rises to 319 in Finland pandemic to cut GDP by 5%, says Etla - Helsinki TimesNumber of Covid-19 cases rises to 319 in Finland pandemic to cut GDP by 5%, says Etla  Helsinki Times

Being a woman in Finland: What's changed in 10, 20, 30 years? - YLE NewsBeing a woman in Finland: What's changed in 10, 20, 30 years?  YLE News

Norway introduces entry control at northern land border to Finland - The Independent Barents ObserverNorway introduces entry control at northern land border to Finland  The Independent Barents Observer

Huittinen first Finnish municipality to close all schools - YLE NewsHuittinen first Finnish municipality to close all schools  YLE News

Finland's coronavirus tally rises to 19 confirmed cases | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland's coronavirus tally rises to 19 confirmed cases | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

The Latest: Finland imposing blockade of key region - 9&10 NewsThe Latest: Finland imposing blockade of key region  9&10 News

Finland confirms three new coronavirus cases, total now 15 - YLE NewsFinland confirms three new coronavirus cases, total now 15  YLE News

10 most promising Finland-based startups to watch in 2020 - EU-Startups10 most promising Finland-based startups to watch in 2020  EU-Startups

Coronavirus close to becoming an epidemic also in Finland, concedes THL - Helsinki TimesCoronavirus close to becoming an epidemic also in Finland, concedes THL  Helsinki Times

Finland leads in skills education - The Star OnlineFinland leads in skills education  The Star Online

Finnish government steps up response as coronavirus cases rise to 109 - Helsinki TimesFinnish government steps up response as coronavirus cases rise to 109  Helsinki Times

Finland: Seminar on Cultural Routes in North Karelia - Council of EuropeFinland: Seminar on Cultural Routes in North Karelia  Council of Europe

Finland confirms seven new novel coronavirus infections | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland confirms seven new novel coronavirus infections | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

New Covid-19 infections confirmed in Finland total climbs to 40 - Helsinki TimesNew Covid-19 infections confirmed in Finland total climbs to 40  Helsinki Times

Finland revises ruling: Pupils in grades 1-3 can go back to school - YLE NewsFinland revises ruling: Pupils in grades 1-3 can go back to school  YLE News

First coronavirus death occurs in Finland, first cases confirmed on land Islands, - Helsinki TimesFirst coronavirus death occurs in Finland, first cases confirmed on land Islands,  Helsinki Times

Interior Minister: Finland will process all new arrivals' asylum applications - YLE NewsInterior Minister: Finland will process all new arrivals' asylum applications  YLE News

Private companies pay for 18,000 coronavirus tests to be done in South Korea - News Now FinlandPrivate companies pay for 18,000 coronavirus tests to be done in South Korea  News Now Finland

Number of coronavirus cases creeps up to 33 in Finland - Helsinki TimesNumber of coronavirus cases creeps up to 33 in Finland  Helsinki Times

Monday's papers: Schools & corona, Finland's preparedness and Nokia names new CEO - YLE NewsMonday's papers: Schools & corona, Finland's preparedness and Nokia names new CEO  YLE News

Finland Withdraws from Cold Response 2020 Mar 11 2020 - 09:19 - High North NewsFinland Withdraws from Cold Response 2020 Mar 11 2020 - 09:19  High North News

The Latest: Finland restricts travel to curb virus spread - Journal ReviewThe Latest: Finland restricts travel to curb virus spread  Journal Review

Finland confirms five new coronavirus cases on Sunday - YLE NewsFinland confirms five new coronavirus cases on Sunday  YLE News

They came from outer Finland: the town where everyone saw UFOs in pictures - The GuardianThey came from outer Finland: the town where everyone saw UFOs in pictures  The Guardian

Winter exercise underway in northern Finland with soldiers from seven nations - The Independent Barents ObserverWinter exercise underway in northern Finland with soldiers from seven nations  The Independent Barents Observer

HS: HUS confirms one new coronavirus case, bringing total in Finland to seven - Helsinki TimesHS: HUS confirms one new coronavirus case, bringing total in Finland to seven  Helsinki Times

BRIEF-Fiskars To Temporarily Close Stores In Finland, Initiates Employee Consultations - ReutersBRIEF-Fiskars To Temporarily Close Stores In Finland, Initiates Employee Consultations  Reuters

Malaysians in Finland can still fly out if they want, says embassy - New Straits TimesMalaysians in Finland can still fly out if they want, says embassy  New Straits Times

Fight against Coronavirus in Finland hampered by lack of leadership - Helsinki TimesFight against Coronavirus in Finland hampered by lack of leadership  Helsinki Times

Finland grapples with US travel ban implications | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland grapples with US travel ban implications | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

BRIEF-Konecranes To Start Temporary Layoff Talks In Finland Due To Impact Of Coronavirus Pandemic - ReutersBRIEF-Konecranes To Start Temporary Layoff Talks In Finland Due To Impact Of Coronavirus Pandemic  Reuters

Four new coronavirus cases confirmed last weekend in Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki TimesFour new coronavirus cases confirmed last weekend in Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki Times

K Group Increases Market Share In Finland To 36.5% - ESM - The European Supermarket MagazineK Group Increases Market Share In Finland To 36.5%  ESM - The European Supermarket Magazine

Coronavirus latest: 241 cases confirmed in Finland, tighter testing criteria, municipality closes all schools, museums take a hit - YLE NewsCoronavirus latest: 241 cases confirmed in Finland, tighter testing criteria, municipality closes all schools, museums take a hit  YLE News

February in Finland exceptionally mild and rainy | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFebruary in Finland exceptionally mild and rainy | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Number of coronavirus infections jumps by 25 to 65 in Finland - Helsinki TimesNumber of coronavirus infections jumps by 25 to 65 in Finland  Helsinki Times