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 Corps moved tanks from secret caves in Norway to Finland. Here's why. - Marine Corps Times

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The Corps moved tanks from secret caves in Norway to Finland. Here's why.
Marine Corps Times
Marines with Bravo Company, 4th Tanks Battalion, prepare to fire a M1A1 Abrams tanks during a low-light live-fire exercise as part of Exercise Arrow 18 in Pohjankangas Training Area near Kankaanpaa, Finland, May 16. (Staff Sgt. Marcin Platek/Marine Corps).



Justice Minister: No room in Finland for Sharia law - YLE News

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Justice Minister: No room in Finland for Sharia law
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Finland is an open, international country that is rich linguistically and culturally, and where basic rights belong equally to everyone... Finnish justice gives equal protection to everyone, regardless of skin colour, religion, gender, culture or ...



Half of foreign students aim to stay in Finland but many want better job support - YLE News

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Half of foreign students aim to stay in Finland but many want better job support
YLE News
A survey of international students in their final year of studies found that half of them plan to remain in Finland after graduation, with a quarter planning to stay for two years or more. One fifth said they were unsure whether they would stay. Those ...



Pressure growing in Finland to expand healthcare for undocumented migrants - YLE News

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Pressure growing in Finland to expand healthcare for undocumented migrants
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The number of undocumented migrants in Finland is expected to double this year, increasing pressure to provide public health services beyond they emergency care to which they are entitled. "My thought was that undocumented migrants are the kind of ...



Italy Turmoil Could Hamper Sealing Banking Union, Finland Warns - Bloomberg

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Italy Turmoil Could Hamper Sealing Banking Union, Finland Warns
Bloomberg
Part of the outstanding issues for Finland is to wrap up a joint European deposit-insurance scheme. It's sharp turnaround in attitude for Finland, which used to be a staunch opponent of having euro members share the burden of government bailouts.

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Criminologists: Women in Finland commit more crimes than we think - YLE News

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Criminologists: Women in Finland commit more crimes than we think
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Law enforcement officials in Finland are faced with about half a million criminal cases every year. About half of violations are property crimes and one-quarter are traffic infractions. According to crime statistics, the number of thefts has declined ...



Finland's relaxed car inspection laws go into effect - YLE News

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Finland's relaxed car inspection laws go into effect
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A new law which expanded the periods between mandatory inspections of privately-owned vehicles in Finland went into effect on Sunday. The law means that newly-purchased vehicles will not have to be inspected until the vehicles are four years old.



Finland government examines centralised cyber defence - ComputerWeekly.com

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Finland government examines centralised cyber defence
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Delivered to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the Cyber Security Management In Finland (CSMIF) report will be used to inform the next stage of the government's National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS). The first stage of the NCSS was adopted and ...



University of Helsinki, Finland offers online Artificial Intelligence ... - Firstpost

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University of Helsinki, Finland offers online Artificial Intelligence ...
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This Finnish university has launched a completely free and open course on Artificial intelligence for beginners to understand its everyday effects.

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Defeat by Finland means England miss out on FIFA Women's U17s World Cup - The FA

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Defeat by Finland means England miss out on FIFA Women's U17s World Cup
The FA
England missed out on a place at the FIFA Women's U17s World Cup after a narrow 2-1 defeat by Finland. John Griffiths's side were competing in the third-place play-off at the UEFA Women's U17 Championship finals and a win would have taken them to ...