Finland

Country Finland
Capital Helsinki
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Finnish, Swedish & Sami

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Introduction

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 - Wikipedia
Finland - CIA World Fact Book
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Finland's 10000 babies - BBC NewsFinland's 10000 babies  BBC News

Finlands Be more like a Finn campaign joins growing list of tourism pledge initiatives - The GuardianFinlands Be more like a Finn campaign joins growing list of tourism pledge initiatives  The Guardian

Finland edge closer to Euros with 3-0 win over Armenia - YLE NewsFinland edge closer to Euros with 3-0 win over Armenia  YLE News

Helsinki Highlights: Top Things To Do In Finland's Capital City - ForbesHelsinki Highlights: Top Things To Do In Finland's Capital City  Forbes

Finland condemns Turkey's attack in Syria, warns of humanitarian consequences - Helsinki TimesFinland condemns Turkey's attack in Syria, warns of humanitarian consequences  Helsinki Times

Recommendations from the 7th International Roma Women Conference, Espoo, Finland, 25-27 March 2019 - Council of EuropeRecommendations from the 7th International Roma Women Conference, Espoo, Finland, 25-27 March 2019  Council of Europe

One person killed in attack at college in eastern Finland - The GuardianOne person killed in attack at college in eastern Finland  The Guardian

Finland's icebreaker fleet in need of update | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland's icebreaker fleet in need of update | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Eastern EU quartet slams Finland for draft document on seven-year budget - Helsinki TimesEastern EU quartet slams Finland for draft document on seven-year budget  Helsinki Times

Finland's plans for post-Brexit EU budget unite European leaders in chorus of disapproval - Independent.ieFinland's plans for post-Brexit EU budget unite European leaders in chorus of disapproval  Independent.ie

Gambling addiction in Finland - The EconomistGambling addiction in Finland  The Economist

A locals guide to Helsinki, Finland: 10 top tips - The GuardianA locals guide to Helsinki, Finland: 10 top tips  The Guardian

Operail invests 50 million in freight transport in Finland - ERR NewsOperail invests 50 million in freight transport in Finland  ERR News

In pictures: first snow hits Finland as Meteorological Institute issues safety warning - Helsinki TimesIn pictures: first snow hits Finland as Meteorological Institute issues safety warning  Helsinki Times

Finland's answer to food waste: 'Best-before' is actually good later with a discount - PRIFinland's answer to food waste: 'Best-before' is actually good later with a discount  PRI

Thursday's papers: Finland suspends arms exports, unhealthy wood smoke, and Catholic church child sex abuse - YLE NewsThursday's papers: Finland suspends arms exports, unhealthy wood smoke, and Catholic church child sex abuse  YLE News

Oil Refiner Reports Major IT Incident in Finland - BloombergOil Refiner Reports Major IT Incident in Finland  Bloomberg

Nordic region's biggest shopping mall sets an urban trend - News Now FinlandNordic region's biggest shopping mall sets an urban trend  News Now Finland

Charles Michel visits Finland - The Brussels TimesCharles Michel visits Finland  The Brussels Times

Germany's Beta Buys Finland's Fisher King, Launches Swedish Studio - Hollywood ReporterGermany's Beta Buys Finland's Fisher King, Launches Swedish Studio  Hollywood Reporter

Finland endangers position as EU climate leader - The EcologistFinland endangers position as EU climate leader  The Ecologist

Republic Of Santa Claus: Plans For Spectacular Winter Theme Park In Finland - ForbesRepublic Of Santa Claus: Plans For Spectacular Winter Theme Park In Finland  Forbes

Finland relaxes rules on DUIs involving cannabis | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland relaxes rules on DUIs involving cannabis | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Finnwatch: Tea sold in Finland picked by underpaid workers - YLE NewsFinnwatch: Tea sold in Finland picked by underpaid workers  YLE News

a.nicholls and AGO designs glass pavilion for national museum of finland - Designbooma.nicholls and AGO designs glass pavilion for national museum of finland  Designboom

Finnish arms exports to Turkey have grown quickly - YLE NewsFinnish arms exports to Turkey have grown quickly  YLE News

Finland beats Armenia with impressive Euro 2020 win - News Now FinlandFinland beats Armenia with impressive Euro 2020 win  News Now Finland

Chinese Food Night in Finland a delicious friendship celebration - ScandAsia.comChinese Food Night in Finland a delicious friendship celebration  ScandAsia.com

Morning headlines: Friday 18th October 2019 - News Now FinlandMorning headlines: Friday 18th October 2019  News Now Finland

Remarks by President Trump and President Niinist of the Republic of Finland Before Bilateral Meeting - Whitehouse.govRemarks by President Trump and President Niinist of the Republic of Finland Before Bilateral Meeting  Whitehouse.gov

Many Somali speakers in Finland have no Finnish friends, finds survey - Helsinki TimesMany Somali speakers in Finland have no Finnish friends, finds survey  Helsinki Times

Top of the class: Labour seeks to emulate Finland's school system - The GuardianTop of the class: Labour seeks to emulate Finland's school system  The Guardian

For Finlands President and Other Guests of Trump, Stoicism Is Key - The New York TimesFor Finlands President and Other Guests of Trump, Stoicism Is Key  The New York Times

Impacts Raitala Starts for Finland - Mount Royal SoccerImpacts Raitala Starts for Finland  Mount Royal Soccer

APN this week: Finland wants more dads to take paternity leave, but foreign stay-at-home fathers struggle to find support - YLE NewsAPN this week: Finland wants more dads to take paternity leave, but foreign stay-at-home fathers struggle to find support  YLE News

Finland's future will be difficult unless slide in birth rate is stopped, says Rinne - Helsinki TimesFinland's future will be difficult unless slide in birth rate is stopped, says Rinne  Helsinki Times

'Pressure Released' as Spain Qualify for Euro 2020, Ireland Wait While Finland Close in on History - News18'Pressure Released' as Spain Qualify for Euro 2020, Ireland Wait While Finland Close in on History  News18

Finland Chinese Food Night held in Helsinki - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFinland Chinese Food Night held in Helsinki - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

APN this week: Can Finland meet the growing demand for English-language education? - YLE NewsAPN this week: Can Finland meet the growing demand for English-language education?  YLE News

Finland facing population decline by 2031 | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland facing population decline by 2031 | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

CNN lists Finland's Lake Inari as one of Europe's "most beautiful places" - YLE NewsCNN lists Finland's Lake Inari as one of Europe's "most beautiful places"  YLE News

Lintil predicts major change in how road transport is taxed in Finland - Helsinki TimesLintil predicts major change in how road transport is taxed in Finland  Helsinki Times

Finland founds "wall of shame" to prevent money laundering - YLE NewsFinland founds "wall of shame" to prevent money laundering  YLE News

Teemu Pukki: From failures in Europe to Finland great - the fall and rise of the Norwich striker - BBC NewsTeemu Pukki: From failures in Europe to Finland great - the fall and rise of the Norwich striker  BBC News

Did the President of Finland Post a Video Response to His White House Visit? - Snopes.comDid the President of Finland Post a Video Response to His White House Visit?  Snopes.com

Finland holidays: High-octane adventure, saunas and tranquillity in Finnish Lapland - ExpressFinland holidays: High-octane adventure, saunas and tranquillity in Finnish Lapland  Express

Finland to offer better internet connections on trains from 2020 - YLE NewsFinland to offer better internet connections on trains from 2020  YLE News

Finland's hate speech legislation is too ambiguous, views Halla-aho - Helsinki TimesFinland's hate speech legislation is too ambiguous, views Halla-aho  Helsinki Times

Finland sees first reported case of vaping damage - YLE NewsFinland sees first reported case of vaping damage  YLE News

Why Has Finlands Fertility Rate Collapsed - And Are There Lessons For Us? - ForbesWhy Has Finlands Fertility Rate Collapsed - And Are There Lessons For Us?  Forbes

All Points North #63: Is Finland welcoming enough to foreign workers? - YLE NewsAll Points North #63: Is Finland welcoming enough to foreign workers?  YLE News

Minster: Finland's job market discriminates against older workers - YLE NewsMinster: Finland's job market discriminates against older workers  YLE News

Finland: Northern Lights dance in the night sky - EuronewsFinland: Northern Lights dance in the night sky  Euronews

Campaign group in Finland crowdsource for 'forgiveness' emoji - The GuardianCampaign group in Finland crowdsource for 'forgiveness' emoji  The Guardian

The rise and fall of 'Lex Nokia' in Finland - YLE NewsThe rise and fall of 'Lex Nokia' in Finland  YLE News

Breaking! Undercover Investigations Reveal Heartbreaking Cruelty on Fur Farms in Finland - One Green PlanetBreaking! Undercover Investigations Reveal Heartbreaking Cruelty on Fur Farms in Finland  One Green Planet

APN this week: Is Finland's approach to work-based immigration a 'catastrophe'? - YLE NewsAPN this week: Is Finland's approach to work-based immigration a 'catastrophe'?  YLE News

Better internet connection on trains starting next year in Finland - TheMayorEUBetter internet connection on trains starting next year in Finland  TheMayorEU

Internet mocks Trump visit with Finland President - CNNInternet mocks Trump visit with Finland President  CNN

Rinne's Brexit deadline comment embarrassing for Finland, say members of NCP - Helsinki TimesRinne's Brexit deadline comment embarrassing for Finland, say members of NCP  Helsinki Times

Fewer asylum seekers arriving in Finland | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFewer asylum seekers arriving in Finland | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Fewer young households in Finland own their homes - YLE NewsFewer young households in Finland own their homes  YLE News

Finland: Exploring Turku, the first capital - New Zealand HeraldFinland: Exploring Turku, the first capital  New Zealand Herald

Most kids in Finland like going to school, health watchdog survey finds - YLE NewsMost kids in Finland like going to school, health watchdog survey finds  YLE News

Finland's first skateboarding high school to open in 2021 - YLE NewsFinland's first skateboarding high school to open in 2021  YLE News

Carly Rae Jepsen Performs The Sound Live In Finland - ETCanada.comCarly Rae Jepsen Performs The Sound Live In Finland  ETCanada.com

Business lobby proposes minimum wage in Finland | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsBusiness lobby proposes minimum wage in Finland | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Flags fly at half-mast for victim of eastern Finland attack - YLE NewsFlags fly at half-mast for victim of eastern Finland attack  YLE News

NBC's 'Making It' secures first international remake with Discovery Finland - TBI VisionNBC's 'Making It' secures first international remake with Discovery Finland  TBI Vision

Ohisalo: Finland still one of the safest countries in the world - YLE NewsOhisalo: Finland still one of the safest countries in the world  YLE News

Why Yes, I'd Love to Spend a Night in a Glass Igloo Under the Stars in Finland - POPSUGARWhy Yes, I'd Love to Spend a Night in a Glass Igloo Under the Stars in Finland  POPSUGAR

Finlands President Just Got a Taste of Trumps Now Daily Meltdowns - Esquire.comFinlands President Just Got a Taste of Trumps Now Daily Meltdowns  Esquire.com

Finland wants to be carbon neutral by 2035. But how will it get there? - YLE NewsFinland wants to be carbon neutral by 2035. But how will it get there?  YLE News

Second Edition of the Finland-Singapore Maritime Innovation Camp seeks to create value through innovation with new Corporate Partners - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideSecond Edition of the Finland-Singapore Maritime Innovation Camp seeks to create value through innovation with new Corporate Partners  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Lappalainen Returns for Finland - Mount Royal SoccerLappalainen Returns for Finland  Mount Royal Soccer

Delayed start to seasonal flu shot programme in Finland - YLE NewsDelayed start to seasonal flu shot programme in Finland  YLE News

Finland faces chronic transplant organ shortage | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland faces chronic transplant organ shortage | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

Report: Women and girls in Finland still face violence, poverty, harassment - YLE NewsReport: Women and girls in Finland still face violence, poverty, harassment  YLE News

'Poor President of Finland,' California gov. tweets after Trump's lengthy press conference - USA TODAY'Poor President of Finland,' California gov. tweets after Trump's lengthy press conference  USA TODAY

Mullingar group in Finland drama project - Westmeath ExaminerMullingar group in Finland drama project  Westmeath Examiner

Finland, US Strike Deal To Return American Indian Artifacts Taken In The 1800s To Mesa Verde - Colorado Public RadioFinland, US Strike Deal To Return American Indian Artifacts Taken In The 1800s To Mesa Verde  Colorado Public Radio

Ancestral Native remains coming home from Finland - Albuquerque JournalAncestral Native remains coming home from Finland  Albuquerque Journal

Tick, tock: Finland's ticks still thirst for blood - YLE NewsTick, tock: Finland's ticks still thirst for blood  YLE News

Team Holland hosts Finland in opening round of IFAF 2020 Mens European Championships - American Football InternationalTeam Holland hosts Finland in opening round of IFAF 2020 Mens European Championships  American Football International

An L.A. home where homoerotic artist Tom of Finland lived is a shrine to his legacy - Los Angeles TimesAn L.A. home where homoerotic artist Tom of Finland lived is a shrine to his legacy  Los Angeles Times

Finland's Oldest and Largest University Ditches Beef - VegNewsFinland's Oldest and Largest University Ditches Beef  VegNews

Niinist meets freshly-minted Nobel laureate Ahmed on Ethiopia visit - YLE NewsNiinist meets freshly-minted Nobel laureate Ahmed on Ethiopia visit  YLE News

7-year-old bucks downward patent trend, invents towel with straps - YLE News7-year-old bucks downward patent trend, invents towel with straps  YLE News

Alena Kostornaia lays down season marker in Finland - Olympic ChannelAlena Kostornaia lays down season marker in Finland  Olympic Channel

Finland commits itself to step up development cooperation in Ethiopia - borkena.comFinland commits itself to step up development cooperation in Ethiopia  borkena.com

Trump Praises Finland's Nokia While Touting US 5G Leadership - Light ReadingTrump Praises Finland's Nokia While Touting US 5G Leadership  Light Reading

Sports clubs in Finland offer season tickets on loan from local libraries - YLE NewsSports clubs in Finland offer season tickets on loan from local libraries  YLE News

No time left for Brexit deal before EU summit, says Finnish PM - The GuardianNo time left for Brexit deal before EU summit, says Finnish PM  The Guardian

Finland's future: Wet winters, warming Baltic, forested fells - YLE NewsFinland's future: Wet winters, warming Baltic, forested fells  YLE News

Finland holds steady in global competitiveness ranking | Yle Uutiset - YLE NewsFinland holds steady in global competitiveness ranking | Yle Uutiset  YLE News

The Interlochen Collection: Finland | Interlochen - InterlochenThe Interlochen Collection: Finland | Interlochen  Interlochen

FG, Finland partner to explore $5.4 trillion circular economy | - NairametricsFG, Finland partner to explore $5.4 trillion circular economy |  Nairametrics

News Now Finland journalism nominated for European award - News Now FinlandNews Now Finland journalism nominated for European award  News Now Finland

Finnish and German Navy hone EOD skills in Gulf of Finland - Navy RecognitionFinnish and German Navy hone EOD skills in Gulf of Finland  Navy Recognition

"The Kurds suffer most" Finland's Kurdish community voices their fears over conflict - News Now Finland"The Kurds suffer most" Finland's Kurdish community voices their fears over conflict  News Now Finland