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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Economist: Finland could surprise with strong growth in 2017 - Helsinki Times

Helsinki Times

Economist: Finland could surprise with strong growth in 2017
Helsinki Times
Several financial institutions have recently upgraded their growth forecasts for Finland. Vesala views that despite the upgrades the institutions continue to keep a lid on excitement over the growth data because macroeconomic indicators are susceptible ...



Finland is in a class by itself in the latest stability ranking - Business Insider Nordic

Business Insider Nordic

Finland is in a class by itself in the latest stability ranking
Business Insider Nordic
The 2017 edition of Fund for Peace's (FfP) Fragile States Index shows stark regional differences. The Nordics are the most stable region on earth Sweden, Denmark and Norway all rank in the top five whereas war-torn countries in central-eastern ...



Jauhiainen to play for Finland's national team | The Official Site of ... - BYUCougars.com

Jauhiainen to play for Finland's national team | The Official Site of ...
BYUCougars.com
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic Current BYU men's volleyball middle blocker Miki Jauhiainen has been selected to play for the 2017 Finnish National Team ...

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On Finland, the United States, and the freedom of information and of the press - Washington Post

Washington Post

On Finland, the United States, and the freedom of information and of the press
Washington Post
In 2016, the nation ranked as the most protective of these values was Finland. The decision came as no surprise. It was the sixth year in a row that Finland had been so honored. In 2016, the United State finished an anemic 41st in the rankings due to ...



Finland Jobless Rate Rises For Second Month - Markets Insider

Finland Jobless Rate Rises For Second Month
Markets Insider
(RTTNews) - Finland's unemployment rate increased for the second straight month in April, figures from Statistics Finland showed Wednesday. The jobless rate climbed to 10.2 percent in April from 9.6 percent in March. In the corresponding month last ...

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Finland's games industry growth is slowing - but a new generation of students could help boost it once again - Pocket Gamer.Biz

Finland's games industry growth is slowing - but a new generation of students could help boost it once again
Pocket Gamer.Biz
Once a hotbed of game development start-ups, Finland's games industry growth is starting to slow down. A report from Finnish games industry association Neogames published in April 2017 demonstrates this there were just 50 new jobs created in the ...



Why Tom of Finland's Sex, Courage, and Joy Matter Today - Advocate.com

Advocate.com

Why Tom of Finland's Sex, Courage, and Joy Matter Today
Advocate.com
When Touko Valio Laaksonen known by his artist's name, Tom of Finland began drawing erotic images of men in 1940s Europe, such an act was an illegal. Yet for decades, Laaksonen labored for his art, surviving shady dealers on the black market as ...



Finland dodges EU disciplinary action over growing govt debt - YLE News

YLE News

Finland dodges EU disciplinary action over growing govt debt
YLE News
The European Commission has given Finland a passing grade for the government's efforts boost economic growth and put the brakes on growing government debt. Issued Monday, the Commission's assessment essentially means that Finland has avoided ...



BRIEF-Finland's Solidium buys 3 pct stake in Konecranes - Reuters

BRIEF-Finland's Solidium buys 3 pct stake in Konecranes
Reuters
... * "The appealing factors for us are the company's strong market position combined with supreme technological expertise in the engineering industry value chain... the investment done by Solidium strengthens and stabilizes Finnish ownership in the ...



Lindstrm: Finland could learn from US approach to integration - Helsinki Times

Helsinki Times

Lindstrm: Finland could learn from US approach to integration
Helsinki Times
The objective of the trip, he reveals, was to examine a different approach to integrating immigrants in order to introduce new ideas to the debate surrounding the issue in Finland. The United States has succeeded relatively well in one respect ...