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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NHL -- Patrik Laine nearing Teemu Selanne status in native Finland - ESPN

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NHL -- Patrik Laine nearing Teemu Selanne status in native Finland
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After just one season, the scoring talents of Patrik Laine have captured the admiration of an entire nation, to the point where he's entering the stratosphere of ...

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Finland charges 3 men planning to join Syrian militants - Fox News

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Finland charges 3 men planning to join Syrian militants
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Several dozens of Finland-based radicalized Muslims are estimated to have left to fight with Islamic State militants in Syria in recent years, according to reports by the Finnish Security Intelligence Service. The case is unrelated to the Aug. 18 ...
3 Finnish citizens charged for terrorist plans in 2013Xinhua

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Apple Pay likely launching in Sweden, Finland, Denmark & Poland ... - 9to5Mac

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Apple Pay likely launching in Sweden, Finland, Denmark & Poland ...
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Update 3: PKO BP in Poland is also testing Apple Pay currently, we've learned. Sounds like a big expansion is in the works. Update 2: The post has been further ...

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Alcohol sales fall 2 percent in Finland - YLE News

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Alcohol sales fall 2 percent in Finland
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Alcohol sales fall 2 percent in Finland. The retail sale of alcohol dropped 2 percent in the first part of the year, even though grocery stores had 15 more days to sell their goods. Asiakkaita kaupan kassajonossa. Finns are not buying as much alcohol ...



'Tom of Finland' a solid film about iconic gay artist of 1950s and '60s - SFGate

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'Tom of Finland' a solid film about iconic gay artist of 1950s and '60s
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Besides, it's high time Tom of Finland becomes more known to the world. He was essentially the first gay manga artist, and his work was so influential and accomplished that many of the world's great museums including SFMOMA and the Berkeley Art ...



Russia, Finland eye trans-Arctic data cable connect with Japan, China - Asia Times

Asia Times

Russia, Finland eye trans-Arctic data cable connect with Japan, China
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The Independent Barents Observer is reporting that Russia and Finland are discussing the creation of a trans-Arctic fiber-optic data cable that would connect Finland, Norway and Russia with Japan and China. Finland's Minister of Transport and ...



Finland celebrates "pulp and beyond" as major plant inaugurated - Xinhua

Finland celebrates "pulp and beyond" as major plant inaugurated
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HELSINKI, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- New vistas of the Finnish forest industry were celebrated on Wednesday in Aanekoski, central Finland. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto officially inaugurated the giant bio product plant owned by Finnish Metsa Group and ...



Mipcom: ITV Studios Finland Acquires Local Right to Hit Format 'The ... - Variety

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Mipcom: ITV Studios Finland Acquires Local Right to Hit Format 'The ...
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ITV Studios Finland has acquired the local rights to The Final Four, the hit primetime singing competition format which is being developed and distributed by ...
ITVS Finland makes it into Final Four | News | C21MediaC21Media

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Into the wind: Finland playing catch-up with Nordics in wind turbines - YLE News

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Into the wind: Finland playing catch-up with Nordics in wind turbines
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Finland lags behind the rest of the Nordics in terms of energy use from wind turbines. The country hopes to construct 200 new wind turbines by the end of this year, which would bring the country's total to over 700. Denmark already boasts more than 4 ...



Crestron bolsters team in Finland - InAVate (blog)

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Crestron bolsters team in Finland
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Sarjala said: I am very excited joining Crestron and will be keen on working alongside existing and new partners to further expand the business in Finland. In my new role I will also be assisting consultants to select the right solution for their ...