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 has far fewer wild wolves than previously thought, census shows - The Guardian

The Guardian

Finland has far fewer wild wolves than previously thought, census shows
The Guardian
Conservation groups have raised concerns over Finland's wild wolf population after a new census found numbers far below those regarded as naturally sustainable. Data from the Finnish National Resources Institute show there are currently only about 150 ...



Keep track of Finland's rising star Esapekka Lappi - Red Bull

Red Bull

Keep track of Finland's rising star Esapekka Lappi
Red Bull
For a nation of 5.5 million, Finland punches way above its weight in terms of producing great racing drivers. A quick roster includes world champions reads like a who's who of motorsport, including Marcus Grnhlom, Tommi Mkinen, Mika Hakkinen, Kimi ...

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Cargotec has completed cooperation negotiations in Finland - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Cargotec has completed cooperation negotiations in Finland
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Cargotec has completed employee cooperation negotiations in Finland. As a result of the negotiations, Cargotec has decided to streamline common transactional support processes in Finland. Furthermore, certain Finance, HR, IM and Indirect procurement ...

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Serene summer in Finland's centenary national park - The Guardian

The Guardian

Serene summer in Finland's centenary national park
The Guardian
In a hide two miles from the Russian border in Finland's Suomussalmi region, we watch and wait. For centuries, the European brown bear has been pushed by deforestation into increasingly remote areas, to do what a bear proverbially does in woods ...



Drug use among the young: In Finland, fighting drug abuse a coordinated effort - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Drug use among the young: In Finland, fighting drug abuse a coordinated effort
The Straits Times
Mr Christian Wentzel, executive manager of Children of the Station. The group befriends young people at malls, on the streets and outside railway stations where they loiter. It also reaches out to suburban youth from at-risk neighbourhoods via a bus ...



Finland to adopt age limit for social media users from 2018 - YLE News

YLE News

Finland to adopt age limit for social media users from 2018
YLE News
According to the Justice Ministry the age limit for such services is not currently tied to the age limit for criminal liability, which is 15 years in Finland. "If we use a national margin, or course it would be good to be in line with other relevant ...



Homicides at 100-year low in Finland - YLE News

YLE News

Homicides at 100-year low in Finland
YLE News
The Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy published its 2016 Crime report, detailing trends in crime that show a historic low in homicides in Finland. The report uses statistics from 2015, when 70 people died violent deaths at the hands of others.



For a dose of pure wilderness, check out Finland's 40th national park - Mother Nature Network (blog)

Mother Nature Network (blog)

For a dose of pure wilderness, check out Finland's 40th national park
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Hossa is a wide swath of pristine land on the eastern edge of the country that features the 4,500-year-old petroglyph paintings on Vrikallio rock wall, ...
Nature Lovers Will Go Wild for Finland's Newest National Park ...Travel+Leisure

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China, Finland pledge further cooperation in Arctic affairs, sustainable development - Xinhua

Xinhua

China, Finland pledge further cooperation in Arctic affairs, sustainable development
Xinhua
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) holds talks with Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila, who is here to attend the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2017, also known as Summer Davos, in Dalian, coastal city of northeast China's Liaoning Province, June 27, ...
Finland and China agree to align development strategiesHong Kong Standard (press release)

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Landis+Gyr signs major AMI Service contract with Caruna in Finland - PR Newswire (press release)

Landis+Gyr signs major AMI Service contract with Caruna in Finland
PR Newswire (press release)
Landis+Gyr has signed a contract on Metering as a Service with Caruna Oy, Finland's largest distribution system operator (DSO), and will be responsible for ...

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