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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The spirit of Sibelius is summoned to celebrate Finland's centenary ... - The Guardian

The Guardian

The spirit of Sibelius is summoned to celebrate Finland's centenary ...
The Guardian
Two of the UK's major orchestras are conducted by Finns, and both men this week turned to their country's national composer to mark the 100th anniversary of its independence.

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Saruni out to make WU18 amends in Finland - Citizen TV (press release)

Citizen TV (press release)

Saruni out to make WU18 amends in Finland
Citizen TV (press release)
Saruni out to make WU18 amends in Finland. By Charity Wanja For Citizen Digital. Published on 10 December 2017. Kenya's David Saruni competes in the 400m hurdles heats during the IAAF World Under-18 Championships at Moi International Sports Centre ...



Fake: Donetsk People's Republic Office opens in Finland - StopFake.org

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Fake: Donetsk People's Republic Office opens in Finland
StopFake.org
The country's Moscow embassy has published an official statement saying that Finland does not recognize the DNR and as such the entity cannot have an embassy or any other official representation in Finland. Expressing Finland's support for the ...
Donetsk People's Republic Launches Representative Office in HelsinkiSputnik International

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Finland Minister Commends Entrepreneurial Spirit of Nigerian Youths - THISDAY Newspapers

Finland Minister Commends Entrepreneurial Spirit of Nigerian Youths
THISDAY Newspapers
The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, Mr. Kai Mykknen in a recent visit to Nigeria has commended the country for the active participation of her youth population in the economic development of the country as industry players and ...



2 die after pilotage boat capsizes in Gulf of Finland - Washington Post

Maritime Bulletin (press release)

2 die after pilotage boat capsizes in Gulf of Finland
Washington Post
COPENHAGEN, Denmark The Finnish Border Guards says two people have been found dead inside a pilot boat that capsized and sank off southern Finland. The state agency says the pair was found Saturday morning in the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea ...
Pilot boat capsized, 2 crew dead, FinlandMaritime Bulletin (press release)

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U-20 WNT Rolls Past Finland 10-1 at Nike Friendlies as Kuhlmann Scores Four Goals - U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)

U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)

U-20 WNT Rolls Past Finland 10-1 at Nike Friendlies as Kuhlmann Scores Four Goals
U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Florida (December 9, 2017) The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team scored early and often, powering home eight goals in the first half on the way to an impressive 10-1 win against Finland in its second match of the 2017 Women's Nike ...

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Aussie Cox wins moguls event in Finland - SBS

Montreal Gazette

Aussie Cox wins moguls event in Finland
SBS
The Australian, who had stormed to seven World Cup wins, an overall title and a world championship in a breakout 2016/17, was again at her best with victory in Ruka, Finland. In foggy conditions in Lapland, the Victorian showed her remarkable ...
Quebec's Mikal Kingsbury wins freestyle gold in FinlandMontreal Gazette
Mikael Kingsbury extends his moguls domination at season opener in FinlandNational Post
Canada's Kingsbury begins moguls season with World Cup gold; Robichaud silverTimminsToday
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10 things you need to know about Finland's historic 100th anniversary taking place today - Business Insider Nordic

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10 things you need to know about Finland's historic 100th anniversary taking place today
Business Insider Nordic
Today, iconic buildings all over the world are illuminated in blue and white to congratulate Finland on its special day. Finland's one-hundred anniversary year has brought together Finns and friends of Finland all over the world. What's at hand now is ...
Lakes, coffee and Santa Claus: Finland turns 100BBC News
Finland celebrates 100 years of independence: ten fast factsThe Week UK
Finland at 100: Europe's northern neighbor to Russia brimming with 'sisu'Deutsche Welle
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Norway tried to give Finland a mountain for its 100th birthday - Business Insider Nordic

Norway tried to give Finland a mountain for its 100th birthday
Business Insider Nordic
This year marks the centennial of Finnish independence as the country broke free from Russia on December 6, 1917. And Norway tried to give its Nordic sibling a mountain as a spectacular birthday present. More precisely, the mountain of Halti which is ...



Radio review: Getting to the heart of Finland - the Irish News

the Irish News

Radio review: Getting to the heart of Finland
the Irish News
Start the Week: Finland at 100 Radio 4. You n Yours Radio 4. It is 100 years since Finland declared independence following the Russian Revolution. The Finns have brought us the sauna, the Nokia phone, the heart monitor... and Sisu - which isn't quite ...

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