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, We Hardly Knew Ye - Jacobin magazine

Jacobin magazine

Finland, We Hardly Knew Ye
Jacobin magazine
Finland should not be held up as a beacon of equality and progress. All the media hype and myths notwithstanding, there is no secret Nordic formula for social justice. The famed Finnish welfare state, while still much more generous than the US's ...



Barry signs to play in Finland - Gatorsports.com (blog)

Barry signs to play in Finland
Gatorsports.com (blog)
After not latching on to an NBA team, former Florida forward Canyon Barry will continue his pro basketball career overseas. Barry announced on his Instagram account that he's signed to play for the Vilpas Vikings in based in Salo, Finland. The team is ...



Finland GDP: The country's sickly economy is shrinking again ... - Quartz

Quartz

Finland GDP: The country's sickly economy is shrinking again ...
Quartz
There are a fair few countries with a claim to being called the sick man of Europe, but Finland continues to make its case. The Finnish economy shrank in the ...
Finland suffers first annual GDP contraction since 2012Financial Times

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Glenwood Grizzlies hockey players compete in Finland tournament, take gold - Aspen Times

Aspen Times

Glenwood Grizzlies hockey players compete in Finland tournament, take gold
Aspen Times
Hockey is global game that continues to grow all over the world, and last weekend a group of five Glenwood Grizzlies hockey players had the chance to travel abroad to compete in a U15 AA/AAA tournament in Finland, known as the Finland Lions Cup.



Zach Bartlow Plays Football in Finland - Waitsburgtimes (subscription)

Waitsburgtimes (subscription)

Zach Bartlow Plays Football in Finland
Waitsburgtimes (subscription)
The Vaahteraliiga (Maple League) is the highest level of American football in Finland played under the American Football Association of Finland. The winner of the Maple League is the Finnish champion. The season is played in summer, with a schedule ...



Finland is finally opening its passenger train markets to competition but the union is striking before it's even begun - Business Insider Nordic

Business Insider Nordic

Finland is finally opening its passenger train markets to competition but the union is striking before it's even begun
Business Insider Nordic
Therefore it was with great fanfare that Finland's Minster of Transport and Communications, Anne Berner, announced last week that there will be competition for passenger services, starting by mid-2021 in greater Helsinki and applied nationwide by 2026.



Finland's Metsa starts new $1.4 billion pulp mill - Reuters

Finland's Metsa starts new $1.4 billion pulp mill
Reuters
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Metsa Group has started up its new 1.2 billion euro ($1.4 billion) pulp mill in Aanekoski, central Finland, the company said on Wednesday. Deliveries from the new mill would begin in early September and the plant was due ...



Finland's co-ruling nationalists seek fresh start after party break-up - Reuters

Reuters

Finland's co-ruling nationalists seek fresh start after party break-up
Reuters
While Finns party leaders have recently said Finland would be better off outside the European Union, Terho said the more moderate New Alternative could only consider a referendum on EU membership after the 2019 election. "Our immigration policy is ...
Soini faction still 2,500 signatures short of registering new party | Yle ...YLE News

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Russia names former Soviet diplomat as new ambassador to Finland - YLE News

YLE News

Russia names former Soviet diplomat as new ambassador to Finland
YLE News
Pavel Kuznetsov has been named Russia's new ambassador to Finland. Image: Handout / Lehtikuva. Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Pavel Kuznetsov the country's new diplomat to Finland. Kuznetsov, who is fluent in Finnish and English, had ...



Tom of Finland review glossy biopic of pioneering artist - The Guardian

The Guardian

Tom of Finland review glossy biopic of pioneering artist
The Guardian
The story of Touko Laaksonen, the artist who helped shape the tastes of a generation of gay men, Tom of Finland is almost as handsome and glossy as the drawings of luxuriantly leather-clad fantasy figures with which he made his name. Having served ...