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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Finland issues China travel advisory over coronavirus concerns - YLE NewsFinland issues China travel advisory over coronavirus concerns  YLE News

Finland's paperworkers start three-week-long strike - EURACTIVFinland's paperworkers start three-week-long strike  EURACTIV

Finland Proclaims Christianity Is Polytheistic | Andrew Hall - PatheosFinland Proclaims Christianity Is Polytheistic | Andrew Hall  Patheos

British woman held in Finland over murder of her young child - The GuardianBritish woman held in Finland over murder of her young child  The Guardian

Finland makes protein out of thin air; the future is weird - The TakeoutFinland makes protein out of thin air; the future is weird  The Takeout

Tests dispel coronavirus fears in Finland | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsTests dispel coronavirus fears in Finland | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Finland: A happy but dangerous country for women - EURACTIVFinland: A happy but dangerous country for women  EURACTIV

Two possible coronavirus cases in northern Finland | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsTwo possible coronavirus cases in northern Finland | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Magical "ice wool" stuns in western Finland | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsMagical "ice wool" stuns in western Finland | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

British mother admits to killing her 'two-year-old' child in Finland, police say - Sky NewsBritish mother admits to killing her 'two-year-old' child in Finland, police say  Sky News

Protests against CAA and NRC held in three cities in Finland - The News MinuteProtests against CAA and NRC held in three cities in Finland  The News Minute

Troms conference raises questions over Finland's Arctic priorities - News Now FinlandTroms conference raises questions over Finland's Arctic priorities  News Now Finland

Indian citizens living in Finland to protest against Government of India's new law - Helsinki TimesIndian citizens living in Finland to protest against Government of India's new law  Helsinki Times

The rare bird Osprey from Finland is dead - The Star, KenyaThe rare bird Osprey from Finland is dead  The Star, Kenya

Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras 'Floated Out' at Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland | - SpaceCoastDaily.comCarnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras 'Floated Out' at Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland |  SpaceCoastDaily.com

Who will represent Finland at Eurovision 2020? - Eurovision.tvWho will represent Finland at Eurovision 2020?  Eurovision.tv

Brexit can be good for Europe, says Finland's foreign minister - EuronewsBrexit can be good for Europe, says Finland's foreign minister  Euronews

This new hotel in Finland promises you a bedbug-free stay - The Points Guy UKThis new hotel in Finland promises you a bedbug-free stay  The Points Guy UK

Climate change: Can Finland be carbon-neutral in 15 years? - BBC NewsClimate change: Can Finland be carbon-neutral in 15 years?  BBC News

Finland's Sanna Marin hopes women leaders will be the 'new normal' - CNBCFinland's Sanna Marin hopes women leaders will be the 'new normal'  CNBC

Fact Check: News about four-day working week in Finland is too good to be true - India TodayFact Check: News about four-day working week in Finland is too good to be true  India Today

Fitch downgrades Finland's outlook, warns of debt and ageing population - YLE NewsFitch downgrades Finland's outlook, warns of debt and ageing population  YLE News

Wednesday's papers: Finland braces for coronavirus, AI-proof jobs and park litter - YLE NewsWednesday's papers: Finland braces for coronavirus, AI-proof jobs and park litter  YLE News

Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland's leaders mark Holocaust - News Now FinlandAnti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland's leaders mark Holocaust  News Now Finland

Brit teacher, 35, cried Ive killed my son as toddler, 2, found dead in her flat after custody battle in Fin - The SunBrit teacher, 35, cried Ive killed my son as toddler, 2, found dead in her flat after custody battle in Fin  The Sun

British mum accused of murder of toddler son found dead in flat in Finland - Mirror.co.ukBritish mum accused of murder of toddler son found dead in flat in Finland  Mirror.co.uk

How Finland solved its homelessness problem - RTE.ieHow Finland solved its homelessness problem  RTE.ie

China Cargo Train Routes Face Backlash in Finland - The DiplomatChina Cargo Train Routes Face Backlash in Finland  The Diplomat

What land bought of the Soviet Union from Finland after the Second world - The Global Domains NewsWhat land bought of the Soviet Union from Finland after the Second world  The Global Domains News

Identity of British woman who killed 2-year-old child in Finland revealed - International Business Times UKIdentity of British woman who killed 2-year-old child in Finland revealed  International Business Times UK

Telia selling user location data in Finland | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsTelia selling user location data in Finland | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Abducted mum finally finds safety in Finland, but yearns to see children again - UNHCRAbducted mum finally finds safety in Finland, but yearns to see children again  UNHCR

Finland experiencing mildest winter in 100 years | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland experiencing mildest winter in 100 years | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Midland graduate accused of killing toddler son at flat in Finland - Birmingham LiveMidland graduate accused of killing toddler son at flat in Finland  Birmingham Live

Morning headlines: Monday 27th January 2020 - News Now FinlandMorning headlines: Monday 27th January 2020  News Now Finland

Time out: What happened to Finland's education miracle? - YLE NewsTime out: What happened to Finland's education miracle?  YLE News

Finland's total fertility rate drops to levels of late 1830s, shows preliminary data - Helsinki TimesFinland's total fertility rate drops to levels of late 1830s, shows preliminary data  Helsinki Times

40-degree temperature gap between northern and southern Finland - YLE News40-degree temperature gap between northern and southern Finland  YLE News

Finland creates digital tools to help seniors stay at home - Health EuropaFinland creates digital tools to help seniors stay at home  Health Europa

Why it's totally normal (in Finland) to be a young mum and PM - The AgeWhy it's totally normal (in Finland) to be a young mum and PM  The Age

Report: Finland trails Nordics in employing immigrant women - YLE NewsReport: Finland trails Nordics in employing immigrant women  YLE News

Nokia Slashes 180 Jobs in Finland but Invests in 5G - The New York TimesNokia Slashes 180 Jobs in Finland but Invests in 5G  The New York Times

Hate crimes most common in eastern Finland | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsHate crimes most common in eastern Finland | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Finnish Paper Mill Workers to Strike as Wage Talks Fail: Union - The New York TimesFinnish Paper Mill Workers to Strike as Wage Talks Fail: Union  The New York Times

Finland's new 34-year-old prime minister wants her citizens on a four-day workweek - CNBCFinland's new 34-year-old prime minister wants her citizens on a four-day workweek  CNBC

Finlands Millennial PM Calls for Debate on 4-Day Work Week - BloombergFinlands Millennial PM Calls for Debate on 4-Day Work Week  Bloomberg

European hockey development: Can Sweden, Finland, Russia keep pace with North America? - ESPNEuropean hockey development: Can Sweden, Finland, Russia keep pace with North America?  ESPN

In pictures: exceptionally warm winter fuels summer-like scenes across Finland - Helsinki TimesIn pictures: exceptionally warm winter fuels summer-like scenes across Finland  Helsinki Times

Healthcare and design lessons from Finlands Paimio Sanatorium - QuartzHealthcare and design lessons from Finlands Paimio Sanatorium  Quartz

Thursday's papers: Finland on Middle East, fighter upgrade plans, impact of mild winter - YLE NewsThursday's papers: Finland on Middle East, fighter upgrade plans, impact of mild winter  YLE News

Finland far behind climate goals, think tank says - YLE NewsFinland far behind climate goals, think tank says  YLE News

January already 10 degrees warmer than usual in Finland - YLE NewsJanuary already 10 degrees warmer than usual in Finland  YLE News

Why Finland and Denmark are the happiest countries in the world - CNBCWhy Finland and Denmark are the happiest countries in the world  CNBC

How a 46-day hike across Finland changed my life - Telegraph.co.ukHow a 46-day hike across Finland changed my life  Telegraph.co.uk

Education Minister warns of school consequences of population decline - News Now FinlandEducation Minister warns of school consequences of population decline  News Now Finland

Finland turns to technology to help frail old people live at home - The EconomistFinland turns to technology to help frail old people live at home  The Economist

Finland pushes ahead with sustainability agenda - Deutsche WelleFinland pushes ahead with sustainability agenda  Deutsche Welle

Finland to bolster Navy's surface fleet with new ships, more missiles - DefenseNews.comFinland to bolster Navy's surface fleet with new ships, more missiles  DefenseNews.com

Eurofighter Typhoon kicks off Finland's HX Challenge - IHS Jane's 360Eurofighter Typhoon kicks off Finland's HX Challenge  IHS Jane's 360

Finland Dispels Media Myth PM Is Considering a 4-Day Work Week - BloombergFinland Dispels Media Myth PM Is Considering a 4-Day Work Week  Bloomberg

Can "Dry January" help quench Finland's thirst for alcohol? - YLE NewsCan "Dry January" help quench Finland's thirst for alcohol?  YLE News

Teaching skills for the future: How Helsinki and Finland are leading the way - FE NewsTeaching skills for the future: How Helsinki and Finland are leading the way  FE News

Finland's financial watchdog probes Nokia's October share crash - YLE NewsFinland's financial watchdog probes Nokia's October share crash  YLE News

Poll: Most people in Finland gloomy about the future - YLE NewsPoll: Most people in Finland gloomy about the future  YLE News

How Finland's family cafes teach lonely new parents to raise kids - QuartzHow Finland's family cafes teach lonely new parents to raise kids  Quartz

Heikinpaiva welcomes instructor from Finland | News, Sports, Jobs - Daily Mining GazetteHeikinpaiva welcomes instructor from Finland | News, Sports, Jobs  Daily Mining Gazette

Welcome to FIFA.com News - Kanerva: Finland's qualification a dream for generations - FIFA.comWelcome to FIFA.com News - Kanerva: Finland's qualification a dream for generations  FIFA.com

Gallery: Chinese New Year celebrations begin in Helsinki - Helsinki TimesGallery: Chinese New Year celebrations begin in Helsinki  Helsinki Times

Majority of surviving war vets in Finland now women - YLE NewsMajority of surviving war vets in Finland now women  YLE News

Electronics group acquired by Finland firm - Insider MediaElectronics group acquired by Finland firm  Insider Media

Finland launches HX fighter evaluation work | News - FlightglobalFinland launches HX fighter evaluation work | News  Flightglobal

Shooting stars over Finland on Saturday | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsShooting stars over Finland on Saturday | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Finland's Helsinki Airport debuts toilet facilities for pets - YLE NewsFinland's Helsinki Airport debuts toilet facilities for pets  YLE News

Monday's papers: Turkey tops new asylum seekers, global firms respond to coronavirus, mild weather to continue - YLE NewsMonday's papers: Turkey tops new asylum seekers, global firms respond to coronavirus, mild weather to continue  YLE News

Many migratory birds wintering in Finland | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsMany migratory birds wintering in Finland | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Karelian's Finland diamond exploration permit becomes legally valid - Mining TechnologyKarelian's Finland diamond exploration permit becomes legally valid  Mining Technology

Erika Vikman Cicciolina (Finland's UMK 2020) - wiwibloggsErika Vikman Cicciolina (Finland's UMK 2020)  wiwibloggs

Taxi fares in Finland rose 13% after 2018 deregulation | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsTaxi fares in Finland rose 13% after 2018 deregulation | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Business lobby calls for govt action to boost Finland's birth rate - YLE NewsBusiness lobby calls for govt action to boost Finland's birth rate  YLE News

Finland's cheapest school meal costs just 64 cents per day - YLE NewsFinland's cheapest school meal costs just 64 cents per day  YLE News

OX2 hands over 30-MW zero-subsidy wind farm to IKEA Finland - Renewables NowOX2 hands over 30-MW zero-subsidy wind farm to IKEA Finland  Renewables Now

THL: Everyone in Finland consumes too much salt - YLE NewsTHL: Everyone in Finland consumes too much salt  YLE News

Protecting wolves in Finland - The EcologistProtecting wolves in Finland  The Ecologist

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Finlands Lapland This Winter (No Northern Lights Necessary) - Forbes5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Finlands Lapland This Winter (No Northern Lights Necessary)  Forbes

Responsibility becomes strategic focus area for Finland's Evli - Investment EuropeResponsibility becomes strategic focus area for Finland's Evli  Investment Europe

Tika "Let My Heart Break" (Finland's UMK 2020) - wiwibloggsTika "Let My Heart Break" (Finland's UMK 2020)  wiwibloggs

Celebrations: Finland thirsty for sparkling wine, champagne | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsCelebrations: Finland thirsty for sparkling wine, champagne | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Finland's "gloomiest town" attracts global attention | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland's "gloomiest town" attracts global attention | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Going green: What will Finland do when energy taxes dry up? - YLE NewsGoing green: What will Finland do when energy taxes dry up?  YLE News

Finland's new leader called for a four-day working week - Daily MailFinland's new leader called for a four-day working week  Daily Mail

Finland begins testing replacements for dated Hornet fleet - YLE NewsFinland begins testing replacements for dated Hornet fleet  YLE News

Finland: Listen to the first two UMK entries - ESC UnitedFinland: Listen to the first two UMK entries  ESC United

Finland's new woman PM is spearheading youth-led centrism. But will the rest of Europe follow her lead? - The IndependentFinland's new woman PM is spearheading youth-led centrism. But will the rest of Europe follow her lead?  The Independent

Finlands Multi-role Fighter Challenge Gets Under Way - Aviation International NewsFinlands Multi-role Fighter Challenge Gets Under Way  Aviation International News

Foreign Ministry issues new China travel warning - News Now FinlandForeign Ministry issues new China travel warning  News Now Finland

GRAPHIC: Mnangagwa vs Finland's Economy - ZimEye - Zimbabwe NewsGRAPHIC: Mnangagwa vs Finland's Economy  ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

Why These Nissan Print Ads Are Weirdly Perfect for Finland - Muse by ClioWhy These Nissan Print Ads Are Weirdly Perfect for Finland  Muse by Clio

Rare migratory bird lands in Kenya from Finland - Standard DigitalRare migratory bird lands in Kenya from Finland  Standard Digital

Nokia to cut up to 180 jobs in Finland in 2020, mostly in Espoo - Helsinki TimesNokia to cut up to 180 jobs in Finland in 2020, mostly in Espoo  Helsinki Times

Global GAA: Meet the Finnish team recruiting newbies all the time - IrishCentralGlobal GAA: Meet the Finnish team recruiting newbies all the time  IrishCentral