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 in the World Press: 15-25 April - Helsinki Times

Helsinki Times

Finland in the World Press: 15-25 April
Helsinki Times
Instead of showing other EU members that it's possible to exit the bloc, Brexit will make clear just how economically agonizing the process is, and frighten others away from ever considering a similar path, according to Finland's Finance Minister ...
Finnish government to fall short of economic targets, analysts sayReuters India

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Devon is colder than Finland as washout Bank Holiday predicted - Devon Live

Devon Live

Devon is colder than Finland as washout Bank Holiday predicted
Devon Live
Sub-zero temperatures In Britain were lower than Finland yesterday as Arctic weather swooped across the country. The mercury plunged to -4.1 degrees in Northumberland, with Helsinki only managing -3 overnight. And although things are set to warm up, ...

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Finland to issue HX fighter RFPs in 2018 - IHS Jane's 360

IHS Jane's 360

Finland to issue HX fighter RFPs in 2018
IHS Jane's 360
Finland is looking to replace its current Hornet fighters with a new type in the 2025-timeframe. (IHS Markit/Patrick Allen). Finland is to issue requests for proposals (RFPs) to the governments of five aircraft manufacturers as it looks to replace its ...



'Tom of Finland' Almost Wasn't Financed Due to Gay Stigma | Out ... - Out Magazine

Out Magazine

'Tom of Finland' Almost Wasn't Financed Due to Gay Stigma | Out ...
Out Magazine
The film's director discussed the surprising difficulties he encountered in obtaining financing for the production, which celebrates the famous gay artist.
'Tom of Finland' Legacy Lives On in New Film, and in Fashion | Pret ...Hollywood Reporter

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Halonen: Finland should suspend forced returns to conflict areas - Helsinki Times

Helsinki Times

Halonen: Finland should suspend forced returns to conflict areas
Helsinki Times
Finland should suspend the deportations of unsuccessful asylum seekers to conflict-affected countries at least until authorities have re-examined the security situations in the countries in question, says President Tarja Halonen. A growing number of ...



How to have an Arctic adventure in Northern Finland - Evening Standard

Evening Standard

How to have an Arctic adventure in Northern Finland
Evening Standard
But the remote and peaceful beauty of the Arctic wilderness in Northern Finland caught my imagination. Just a few miles from the Russian border, and with temperatures often as low as minus 20, I decided to put an eight-man team through their paces ...



Finland possibly even likely leaving euro, says Terho - Helsinki Times

Helsinki Times

Finland possibly even likely leaving euro, says Terho
Helsinki Times
The Finns Party will remain the only EU-critical party in Finland, added Terho. Terho also predicted that the reform of the social security system, which according to him should encourage employment rather than inaction, will be the next major reform ...



Drowned asylum seeker child, civil war execution special coins spark online fury - YLE News

YLE News

Drowned asylum seeker child, civil war execution special coins spark online fury
YLE News
The Finnish Mint has withdrawn a commemorative coin depicting an execution scene from the Finnish civil war. Social media also took the moneymaker to task for using the now-viral image of a drowned refugee child on a coin meant to celebrate Finland's ...

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These are the most attractive employers in Finland 2017 - Business Insider Nordic

Business Insider Nordic

These are the most attractive employers in Finland 2017
Business Insider Nordic
Universum Global has published its annual ranking of the most attractive employers in Finland, which asked 13,500 students from 40 local universities where they would most like to work upon graduation. Finnar held on to its top spot among business ...



Finland's YIT Q1 operating profit seen up 38 pct y/y - Times of India

Finland's YIT Q1 operating profit seen up 38 pct y/y
Times of India
Q Net Sales 420 424 442 393 7 362 15.89 514 - Housing 241 247 277 209 7 215 12.04 294 - - Finland, 181 186 206 156 7 166 9.04 210 the Baltic countries, and CEE - - Russia 59.7 59.0 71.0 48.0 7 49.1 21.59 84.0 - Business 180 175 211 166 7 149 20.48 ...

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