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Finland’s U-turn on Russian visas doesn’t look good, HS researcher says

JOHANNA VUORELMAresearch professor at the Center for European Studies at the University of Helsinki, identified a number of inconsistencies in the decision-making process that should restrict the ability of Russians to enter Finland. Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto (The Greens) said on Friday that Finland would take action to prevent all entries based […]

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Russian sanctions: Finland seizes the assets of a billionaire “Maltese” citizen

Finnish authorities, acting on EU sanctions against Russian oligarchs and Kremlin friends in June, have seized the assets in Finland of Russian billionaire and Maltese citizen since 2016 Arkady Volozh. The Finns were acting on EU sanctions against Yandex founder Arkady Volozh, who acquired Maltese citizenship in 2016 through the controversial individual investor scheme, known […]

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Finland’s Sami filmmakers ask for respect

The Sami, the indigenous people of far northern Europe and Russia, are ready to share their stories with the world. But only under certain conditions, explains Liisa Holmberg, film commissioner of the International Sami Film Institute (ISFI). “The most important thing is respect,” she notes, mentioning the Pathfinder Film Protocol – a set of guidelines […]

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Norway: four new ambassadors appointed from Israel, Finland, Lithuania and Sri Lanka

The Norwegian authorities have announced that Norway has accepted the credentials of four new ambassadors appointed to Norway by the authorities of the countries they represent. In a press release issued on September 22, the Foreign Ministry also said that among the four new ambassadors were the Ambassador of the State of Israel, HT Avraham […]

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Greenpeace activists block delivery of Russian LNG to Finland

Courtesy of Greenpeace Nordic Posted on September 20, 2022 at 10:19 p.m. by The Maritime Executive Over the weekend, protesters from Greenpeace Nordic briefly delayed the arrival of a small LNG carrier at the port of Röyttä in northern Finland. The vessel was carrying a cargo of gas of Russian origin, which is used at […]

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South Africa’s Golden Girls have won gold at the world championships in Finland: Carte Blanche – SAPeople

Here’s what’s coming to Carte Blanche this week. You can watch in SA today (Sunday, September 18) on DStv Now Where broadcast abroad in most countries from Tuesday 20 September if you are abroad. It is an Olympic sport, even if it is not celebrated with great fanfare. But for three South African seniors – […]

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Finnish, Greek and Hungarian citizens can take advantage of all the advantages offered by the online visa application for the United States.

Visitors from eligible countries can apply for the US visa online via https://www.us-visa-online.org. In addition to the simplified and fast visa application facility, it also offers benefits such as 24/7 support and confidentiality. No additional bank charges apply. With this method, applicants can apply for a visa anytime and from anywhere. They don’t have to […]

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Finland: Real estate can no longer guarantee visas for Russians – Bollyinside

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s president said Thursday he wants to make it difficult for Russians to use property in the Nordic countries — typically apartments or vacation homes — as justification for obtaining travel visas. “Getting a visa to enter the country is not a subjective right for anyone, but the visa issuer always has […]

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Finland halves gas consumption at record pace among EU countries – Reports

HELSINKI (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – September 14, 2022) Finland halved its natural gas consumption in the first half of 2022, from 17.8 to 8.8 terawatts (TW)/hour year-on-year without production interruption and heating, media reported Wednesday. Finland consumed about 8.8 TW/hour of natural gas in the first half of the year, which became the record […]

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Finland extends validity of residence permits for Ukrainian refugees under temporary protection

The Finnish Interior Ministry has announced that it will extend the validity of residence permits for Ukrainian refugees on the basis of temporary protection. According to the ministry, the legislative project will be extended from September 12, 2022 to March 31, 2023, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. As the ministry explains, refugees from Ukraine will not need to […]

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Finland can now seek help from the EU Asylum Agency to fight illegal immigration

The Finnish authorities have announced their intention to introduce the new provisions of the Aliens Act and the Personal Data Act of the Immigration Administration which will allow Finnish citizens to use the support of the the European Union for Asylum (EUAA) as easily as possible in a situation of large- scale immigration. The Finnish […]

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Ukraine ousted from EuroBasket; Markkanen has 43 for Finland | Ap Sports

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Finland will be self-sufficient in electricity within a year or two, says minister | New

This year, wind power could meet 12% of Finland’s electricity needs, almost as much as the new nuclear reactor at Olkiluoto 3 is to supply. The Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Eurajoki is expected to cover up to 14% of Finland’s electricity needs when fully operational. Image: Lucas Ekblad / Yle Finland will be self-sufficient […]

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CHILDREN OF BODOM opens bar and sauna in Finland

Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainenbass player Henkka Seppalaand keyboard player Jane Wirman carry on their legacy in the form of the Bodom Bar & Sauna. The bar and sauna will open on November 10 in Espoo, Finland, and will include a museum-like display of equipment and memorabilia from all over Children of Bodomhis long […]

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Finnish Fortum obtains a loan of 2.35 billion euros to avoid the energy crisis

The sign of Finnish energy company Fortum is seen at its headquarters in Espoo, Finland July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nordic energy firms face increased margin calls on derivatives Fortum secures bridge financing from government company Fortum still has other financing, the loan will be […]

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Sweden and Finland step in to avoid a Lehman-like situation for power companies

Swedish Finance Minister Mikael Damberg attends a news conference to offer help for households affected by high electricity prices, in Rosenbad, Stockholm, Sweden, January 12, 2022. Johan Jeppsson /TT News Agency/ via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sweden and Finland offer $33 billion in credit guarantees Soaring electricity prices […]

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Finland will accept Vietnam’s new passport but with place of birth information

By Vu Anh September 3, 2022 | 02:24 PT A man holds Vietnam’s new passport in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Minh Finland has said it will recognize Vietnam’s new passport as long as it contains information on holders’ place of birth. His foreign ministry said he decided to accept the new passport if his birthplace […]

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Paras Biopharmaceuticals Finland Oy has been identified as one of the “fastest growing companies in the Nordic biotechnology therapy and diagnostics industry”

Oulu, Finland, September 01, 2022 –(PR.com)– Paras Biopharmaceuticals has a strong and consistent track record in offering end-to-end biological CDMO services, complex biological product development, including the development and licensing of biosimilars. Plimsoll Publishing is a group of industry-specific analysis experts, providing comprehensive coverage reports on company health assessments, business performance, market trends, benchmarking and […]

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NATO JFC Brunssum | Commander of Joint Force Command Brunssum visits Sweden, Finland and Norway

Brunssum, Netherlands – The Commander of Joint Force Command Brunssum (COM JFCBS), General Guglielmo Luigi Miglietta, visited Sweden, Finland and Norway from August 22 to 26, 2022. The purpose of this visit was to strengthen a relationship already solid with the two partner nations, Sweden and Finland. These exercises, and their context within the Alliance’s […]

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What time and what TV channel is Ireland vs Finland? Kick-off time, TV details and live stream for crucial World Cup qualifiers

Ireland take on Finland in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Here’s everything you need to know about the game. Where and when? The match takes place at the Tallaght Stadium in Dublin with kick off at 7:00 p.m. Ireland scored a famous victory in Helsinki last October to launch their bid for qualification. What’s […]

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Finland could become the first EU country to use digital passports

Focus on Finland: Between the country’s young Prime Minister who is not afraid to hit the dance floor and the many innovations, Finland may not make international headlines every day, but it is the source of many unique practices. A look back at the first attempt to use digital passports in the European Union. Finland […]

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Turkish, Finnish and Swedish officials meet to discuss Turkish concerns

HELSINKI, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Turkish, Finnish and Swedish officials were due to meet at an undisclosed location in Finland on Friday to discuss security concerns raised by Turkey as a precondition for the two Nordic countries joining the EU. NATO military alliance. Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said earlier that the first meeting between […]

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Finland’s leader apologizes for a celebratory photo at his summer home

By JAN M. OLSEN Associated PressCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland’s prime minister has apologized after a photo was released showing two women kissing and posing topless at the country’s leader’s official summer residence.The photo came out after a video showing Prime Minister Sanna Marin dancing and singing with friends sparked debate over whether the 36-year-old […]

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What we’re watching: Khan indicted, Petro the peacemaker, party-loving Finnish PM, Russia-Ukraine latest

Former Pakistani prime minister charged with terrorism A Pakistani judge accused On Monday, ousted former prime minister Imran Khan broke the anti-terrorism law for threatening judicial officers in a speech. Khan was released on bail, but he faces several years in prison if convicted of terrorism. Since being removed from office in a no-confidence vote […]

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Canada defeats Finland 3-2 in overtime for its 19th world junior title | Ap Sports

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Finnish state gaming operator Veikkaus will reduce playing hours

Posted on: August 19, 2022, 10:46 a.m. Last update on: August 19, 2022, 10:46 a.m. Veikkaus, Finland’s state gaming monopoly, is slowly forcing itself out of the gaming business. The latest example is a reduction in the operating hours of its slot machines in retail establishments. The offices of Veikkaus, the Finnish state gaming operator. […]

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WORLD JUNIOR NOTES: Early start for Finland and Germany; difficult latvia

Breadcrumb Links NHL Hockey With all four quarter-final matches scheduled for Wednesday, Finland and Germany won the 10 a.m. time slot, allowing players and coaches to get up and get up early. Publication date : August 17, 2022 • 12 minutes ago • 4 minute read • Join the conversation

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Finland limits visas to Russians amid rush to Europe

HELSINKI, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Finland will reduce the number of visas issued to Russians from September 1, Finland’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, amid a scramble for Europe. Finland’s land border crossings remained among the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a series of Western countries closed their airspace […]

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Finland will be the first EU state to test digital passports

Photo source: European Commission / Photographer: Denis Lovrovic Europeans could soon travel across Europe without a passport book after Finland volunteered to be the first European Union country to trial using a mobile app instead. Finland has stepped forward to test new technology that will allow passengers to travel paperless and hopefully speed up check-in […]

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Finland plans to restrict tourist visas for Russians | New

Extending sanctions to limit the movement of Russian citizens would require a unanimous decision by EU countries. Cars arriving from Ivangorod in Russia queue at Estonian customs in Narva on Sunday August 7. Image: Petteri Bülow / Yle The Finnish government will meet on Tuesday to discuss putting in place restrictions on tourist visas for […]

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Finland joins the reconstruction of the Chernihiv region

Finland will participate in the reconstruction of the Chernihiv region. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said so in a Telegram after a video call with Finnish Ambassador to Ukraine Paivi Laine, reports Ukrinform. “We agreed on the details, in particular Finland’s participation in the reconstruction of the Chernihiv […]

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Finland does not recognize Vietnam’s new passport

The Finnish Embassy in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, has announced that it will not recognize new Vietnamese passports. According to the embassy’s announcement, the decision will take effect from today, August 11, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. In addition, the statement issued by the Embassy notes that “The new passport does not contain information about the place […]

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Biden to sign documents backing Sweden and Finland for NATO – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden was due to sign documents on Tuesday approving Finland and Sweden’s membership of NATO, the military alliance’s biggest expansion since the 1990s in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The US Senate backed the expansion with a crushing 95-1 last week, a rare show of bipartisan unity […]

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Finland’s Sanna Rein brings fabulous finishes to St. Rose football

Sanna Rein is entering her third season as a defenseman for the College of Saint Rose women’s soccer team fresh out of the summer league for the New York Shockers while supporting her home country of Finland in the European Women’s Championship. “I think I watched every game,” Rein said. “It was amazing to see […]

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Reviews | Josh Hawley’s lonely and manly stance against Finland and Sweden

Comment this story Comment Take a can of beer, add some light rum, and stir the frozen lemonade concentrate into the mix. So ! You have concocted a cocktail known as Missouri Jackass. Surprisingly, the drink is not named after the young U.S. state senator. Josh Hawley (R-closest full-length mirror), last seen dashing with fear […]

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Team USA come from behind to defeat Finland to advance to 4th straight gold medal final

Team USA RB Dajah Scott led all rushers with 17 carries for 71 yards and 3 touchdowns Photo: Tero Turunen United States team scored 21 unanswered second-half points to beat the upstart Finnish team 28-10 in Vantaa, Finland and advance to 2022 IFAF Women’s World Championship gold medal final for the fourth consecutive time. The […]

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Hawley says he will vote ‘no’ to allow Sweden and Finland to join NATO

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced on Monday that he would vote against Finland and Sweden’s campaigns to join NATO, saying the United States should refocus its military efforts on China, not on Europe and Russia. “Finland and Sweden want to join the Atlantic Alliance to avoid further Russian aggression in Europe. This is completely understandable […]

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Finland will become the first EU country to test digital passports

Finland has said it wants to test the use of digital travel documents in cross-border travel, becoming the first country in the European Union to do so. Finland’s eagerness to test digital travel documents follows the European Commission’s wish that the pilot project be carried out by certain Member States in order to gather experiences […]

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LIVESTREAM IFAF WWC: Team Sweden vs. Team Finland, July 30, 3:30 p.m. CET (3:30 p.m., 9:30 a.m. ET)

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic The 2022 IFAF Women’s World Championship continues on Saturday, July 30 as two rivals, Finland teamthe European Champions 2019and Sweden team face off in the second game of the day at Vantaa, Finland. Neighboring countries have been playing these cross-border matches since 2008. Finland had dominated the series until 2019, winning eleven […]

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Finland may ban tourist visas for Russians in new move by Nordic neighbor

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Mercedes sports cars will roll off the production line on Finland’s west coast | New

The manufacture of the AMGs will employ around 200 people but will not require the recruitment of new employees, the firm said. The Valmet Automotive assembly line in Uusikaupunki (file photo). Image: Jyrki Lyytikkä / Yle Valmet Automotive, a Finnish contract automaker, has signed an agreement with Mercedes-Benz to manufacture Mercedes-AMG GT sports cars in […]

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Europe’s biggest disc golf tournament draws thousands to Finland | New

In Finnish, the term “kiekko” means puck or disc, and it is well known that Finns are a bit crazy about the sport played with a puck. However, another kiekko The sport has taken Finland by storm over the past few decades, but it’s not played with a puck, sticks, or even on the ice. […]

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Bama recruits Olaus Alinen, Finnish OT

Nick Saban is spicing up his 2023 recruitment cycle by recruiting Finland’s Olaus Alinen. The offensive tackle chose Alabama over Miami, Oregon, Georgia and Ohio State. After receiving an offer in November, Alinen went on an official trip a month before making her collegiate decision. Miami had the OT at the top of their watch […]

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Supporters of YPG/PKK terrorist group protest NATO membership deal

Chanting slogans against the Finnish government in front of parliament, YPG/PKK sympathizers unfurled banners symbolizing the terror group, which Helsinki has pledged not to support. Supporters of the YPG/PKK terrorist organization protested against the recent memorandum between Turkey, Sweden and Finland on NATO membership. (AA) Supporters of the YPG/PKK terrorist organization staged a demonstration in […]

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Finland claim IIHF eWorld Championship with win over USA

You viewed more than 50 articles in the last 12 months. Keep Olympic News Free Support insidethegames.biz for just £10 For nearly 15 years now, insidethegames.biz has been at the forefront of fearless reporting on what’s happening in the Olympic Movement. As the first website not to be placed behind a paywall, we have made […]

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Waterspout swarm off Finland leaves onlookers in awe

Although not unheard of in the region, the number of waterspouts that have occurred so close to each other is unusual, experts say. Photo courtesy of RAJA/Finnish Border Guard July 19 — Typically, when stormy weather is forecast, many people avoid the beach or boat trips. However, that was not the case for many holidaymakers […]

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Germany says talks with Finland haven’t given clearer timeline for Uniper’s future

General view of Uniper’s Bierwang gas storage facility near the Bavarian town of Kraiburg am Inn, Germany, June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT, July 15 (Reuters) – A Finnish government minister’s visit to Berlin on Thursday failed to set a clearer timetable for a solution to […]

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‘Extremely rare’ walrus found ALIVE on shore in Hamina, Finland

UPDATE: A walrus found on shore in Hamina, Finland is now back in the water. Image: Twitter @poliisi_kaakko Finnish police have provided an update on the walrus found behind a boat on the shores of Hamina in Finland, an incident described as “extremely rare”. UPDATE 3:10 p.m. (July 15) – After a walrus was found […]

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Inflation in Finland rises to 7.8% in June

INFLATION in Finland accelerated by 0.8 percentage point from the previous month to reach 7.8% in June, reports Statistics Finland. Consumer prices have soared in particular for energy products but also for foodstuffs, the prices of fish having jumped by 46% and those of coffee, eggs and flour and groats by more than 30% […]

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Moomin features in anti-Finland propaganda on the streets of Moscow | New

A campaign against NATO standby members Finland and Sweden appears to be a continuation of similar propaganda seen in the Russian capital last May. Moomintroll, Tove Jansson’s now iconic character. Image: Jani Aarnio/Yle Propaganda posters mocking two of Finland and Sweden’s most popular children’s characters have recently been spotted on the streets of Moscow, Russia. […]

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Finland, within NATO and with the F-35s, forms a powerful challenge to Russia

Two U.S. Air Force F-35A fighter jets from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation with two Finnish F-18 Hornets en route to Turku, Finland, June 13, 2019. (US Air Force/ Airman from First Class Jovante Johnson) This is the latest in a series of regular columns by Robbin Laird, where he will address […]

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NATO aspirant Finland ‘ready for anything the Russians throw at us’

A GLOBAL VIEW Journalists from 13 countries took part in the Finnish Foreign Correspondents Program this year, including the author (second from right). HELSINKI—As Finland’s application for membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is now getting closer to reality, its senior officials and political experts have expressed confidence that it will be able […]

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Finland aims to increase offshore wind power capacity | New

Agriculture and Forestry Minister Antti Kurvinen called the effort an important step in increasing domestic renewable energy production. File photo. Image: FLPA/Shutterstock/All Over Press The Finnish government on Friday authorized the leasing of aquatic areas off the west coast of Finland in order to significantly increase the electrical capacities of offshore wind farms. The public […]

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Erdogan’s NATO game over Finland and Sweden: what he really wants

(Photo ADEM ALTAN) AFP via Getty Images Everyone wonders what the hell Erdogan is doing – first he prevents Finland and Sweden from joining NATO, then he gives the green light after apparently winning concessions on terror allegedly hatched by expatriate Kurds in these countries. Or so it seems. The same Erdogan who challenged Russia […]

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Finland – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

Sydney, 05 July 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This just-released edition of the BuddeComm report highlights the latest developments and key trends in telecommunications markets. – https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Finland-Telecoms-Mobile-and-Broadband-Statistics-and-Analyses/?utm_source=GNW The country is also at the forefront of 6G research developments in Europe. These efforts have been backed by the government and telecoms regulator, who have worked to achieve […]

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key players, road to the final, prediction and more

Finland are back at the Euros after a nine-year absence, having missed the tournament in the Netherlands five years earlier. They qualified in near-perfect fashion for the Championships this summer, but were given a daunting task to reach the round of 16, after being drawn into the group of death. Here’s everything you need to […]

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Putin warns Finland and Sweden against installing NATO infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it clear that Russia will react if Finland and Sweden deploy NATO troops and military infrastructure on their territory. Speaking at a press conference following the 6th Caspian Rim Heads of State Summit in Ashgabat on Wednesday, Putin said there was no threat to Russia if Sweden […]

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Estonian Defense Minister: Baltic can become “NATO’s inland sea” with Sweden and Finland in the Alliance

US Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to board a landing craft, air cushion in light armored vehicles during BALTOPS 22 in Ventspils, Latvia, June 12, 2022 US Marine corps photo When Turkey dropped its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining the transatlantic alliance this week, it paved the way […]

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Finland to establish national hydrogen grid

Finland to establish national hydrogen grid The country wants to become a leader in the production and export of hydrogen Last week, the Finnish authorities announced that they would establish a national hydrogen grid. In particular, a national economic policy committee had advocated the expansion of the state Gazgrid Finland Oy dividing with hydrogen transport […]

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The intercity trip to Helsinki was comfortable, comfortable

My route was from Pori to the capital Helsinki, with a change in Tampere. To get to Helsinki, I would take two connecting trains in Tampere, for a total journey of less than 4 hours. Google Maps/Insider I was on a reporting trip and needed to get back to Helsinki for the flight home. Pori […]

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Discipline in Malaysian schools cannot be the same as in Finland

Malaysia says it cannot follow the same discipline process in schools as in countries like Finland and other Western countries. Malaysian state premier Kedah recently said in a report that Malaysia cannot follow the same disciplinary code as in countries like Finland. The Kedah Mentri Besar said the guidelines on student punishment as practiced in […]

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Finland plans hydrogen grid for a cleaner, self-sufficient future

Finland’s Finance Minister Annika Saarikko attends a meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, June 17, 2021. Francisco Seco/Pool via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HELSINKI, June 22 (Reuters) – Finland on Wednesday announced plans to build a hydrogen transport network to help reduce carbon […]

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Finland lifts all Covid border restrictions | New

Passengers arriving from outside the Schengen area or the EU are no longer required to present a vaccination certificate or a negative coronavirus test result. The lifting of restrictions could lead to an increase in passenger traffic entering Finland from Russia. Image: Annu Passoja / Yle All Covid-related restrictions at Finland’s external borders will end […]

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Neeraj Chopra wins gold at Kuortane Games in Finland

The Udayavani team, June 19, 2022, 09:20 IST Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra continued his impressive performance on Saturday to clinch gold at the 2022 Kuortane Games in Finland. Neeraj threw 86.69m to take the top prize in tricky and wet conditions. In rainy conditions, Chopra started well but was fouled on her second pitch, […]

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Speaker of Parliament visits Finland and Sweden – Civil.ge

Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, Shalva Papuashvili, continues his official visit to Scandinavia by meeting with Finnish and Swedish officials. While in Finland on June 15, President Papuashvili meet with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Minister for European Affairs and Shareholding Tytti Tuppurainen. The Finnish government tweeted after the meeting that concerned discussions “Georgia’s […]

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MNR Seeks Comments on Finnish Region Fisheries Management Plans – Lake Superior News

COOK COUNTY, FINLAND, MINNESOTA ~~~ June 2, 2022 (LSNews) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites anglers and others to comment through Friday, July 15 on fisheries management plans for several lakes in the Finnish Fisheries Work Area. In Cook County, the Four Mile Lake plan will include updated fisheries information and a review of […]

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UN finds Finland violated political rights of indigenous Sami people

A United Nations committee found that Finland violated an international convention on racial discrimination with regard to the political rights of the Sami, the only indigenous people in the EU. The case concerns interference in the 2015 Sami parliamentary elections when the Supreme Administrative Court decided that dozens of people who identified as Sami should […]

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Following resignations, Sami Parliament to review functioning of Finland’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Eye on the Arctic

“The Sami Parliament is taking the situation seriously,” said Tuomas Aslak Juuso, speaker of the Sami Parliament in Finland, on Monday. (Town-Riiko Fofonoff / Sámediggi | Saamelaiskäräjät) The Sami Parliament in Finland is currently reviewing the functioning of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission after the resignation of two commissioners appointed by the body this spring. […]

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Crisis in Ukraine: Finland to send more military equipment as part of NATO ambitions

With ambitions to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Finland announced on Friday it would send more military equipment to Ukraine as the military bloc considers the country’s bid to join the ‘alliance. “Finland will not forget Ukraine and the Ukrainians. We will continue to help: we will send a […]

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Finland will secure its border with Russia

Just weeks after applying to join NATO, Finland on Thursday began the process of securing its 830-mile border with Russia. As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine worries Russia’s neighbors, Finnish lawmakers have changed legislation to allow the construction of barriers along the country’s eastern border. The new legislation will allow fences and new roads to more […]

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Turkey’s ‘divide and conquer’ plot for Sweden and Finland in their NATO bid failed

Abdullah Bozkurt/Stockholm President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government has hatched a secret plan to drive a wedge between Sweden and Finland as they seek to overcome Turkish objections to NATO membership, hoping to gain more concessions during negotiations. The plot, carefully planned between Erdoğan’s advisers and several Foreign Ministry diplomats, had a two-pronged approach. One is […]

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Latvian minister affirms his country’s support for Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership – Baltic News Network

This week, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs received Finnish Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen in Riga. During their meeting, the two ministers discussed Russian aggression in Ukraine, various security-related topics, Finland’s path to joining NATO, as well as topical developments within the EU. Rinkēvičs underlined the historically close relations between Latvia and Finland and thanked […]

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NATO organizes naval exercises in the Baltic Sea with Finland and Sweden

HELSINKI — NATO has launched nearly two weeks United States-led naval exercise in the Baltic Sea Sunday with more than 7,000 sailors, airmen and marines from 16 nations, including two aspiring to join the military alliance, Finland and Sweden. The annual BALTOPS naval exercise, initiated in 1972, is not held in response to a particular […]

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Finland and Sweden prepare for major NATO naval exercise, amid Turkish concerns

Finland and Sweden are preparing for an expanded NATO naval exercise in the Baltic Sea on Sunday, amid Turkish concerns over their membership. NATO’s 15-day “Baltops 22” is hosted this year by Sweden, with the participation of the Finnish Navy and Air Force. Military leaders hinted that it is no coincidence that the NATO military […]

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Finland saves money as the price of certain drugs falls by 98% | New

Can cheaper drugs help Finland hire more nurses? The expiration of the patent on the cancer drug Revlimid means that other companies can now manufacture, market and sell generic lenalidomide. Image: PDO 3.6. 13:58•Update 3.6. 15:06 Finland’s public healthcare system is seeking to expand its use of generic drugs to create cost savings. Most Finns […]

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Yle poll: Russian speakers have a more negative opinion of Finland’s NATO membership | New

Although a majority were against NATO membership, a majority also responded that they did not see Finland’s NATO membership as a threat to Russia. Image: Eetu-Mikko Pietarinen / Yle 1.6. 10:25•Update 1.6. 10:25 Russian speakers living permanently in Finland have a much more negative view of Finland’s NATO membership than the rest of the population. […]

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Gun ownership in Norway and Finland is comparable to that of the United States – but crimes committed with guns tell a different story

In the wake of the latest mass shooting at an American school in Uvalde, TXwhere 19 students and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old armed with an assault rifle, a comparison considering how the United States compares to other countries on child deaths caused by firearms fire is convincing. As an independent, non-profit American […]

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NATO defense ministers will meet in Brussels next month as part of Finland and Sweden’s membership bid

The North Atlantic Council (NAC) is due to meet at defense minister level on Wednesday June 15 and Thursday June 16 at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Next month’s meeting of NATO defense ministers will be chaired by the alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg. In addition, NATO said in a statement that a separate Ukraine Contact […]

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Finland and the United States complete the semi-finals!

Shares Tweeter Shares Shares E-mail Finland and the United States, which hosts the tournament, won their quarter-finals and advanced to the semi-finals. Finland had already lost 2-0 after 15 minutes against Slovakia, but turned the tables and qualified for the last four with a 4-2 victory. Ilves striker Marco Antilla scored two goals. USA beat […]

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Swedish and Finnish delegations in Turkey for NATO talks

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Senior Swedish and Finnish officials met with their Turkish counterparts in Ankara on Wednesday in a bid to overcome Turkey’s strong objections to offers from the Nordic countries to join NATO. Sweden and Finland submitted their written applications to join NATO last week. The move represents one of the biggest geopolitical […]

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As Sweden and Finland seek to join NATO, only 4 EU states could be excluded from the alliance

Spurred on by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Sweden and Finland have both formally applied to join NATO and, if accepted, would leave the number of European Union member states at just four. not part of the transatlantic military alliance. These are Austria, Cyprus, Ireland and Malta. All four are either militarily neutral, meaning they cannot […]

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Lauri Törni fought for Finland, Nazi Germany and US Special Forces

Placeholder while loading article actions In 1939, a Finnish army officer helped defend his country against a Soviet invasion, winning two Freedom Medals for his actions. In 1941, a soldier fighting for the SS joined Germany’s war against the Red Army, commanding a tank platoon in the Karelia Offensive. In 1963, a member of the […]

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Russia stops gas flow to Finland, steps up efforts for Donbass

Russia launches an assault on Luhansk Russia claims victory after several weeks of siege in Azovstal Russia halts Finnish gas flows over payment dispute Russian military claims to have destroyed Western weapons in Zhytomyr region KYIV/OSLO, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia halted gas supplies to Finland amid an escalation of an energy payments row with […]

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US approves $40 billion for Ukraine as Biden backs Sweden, Finland’s NATO offers

AFP — The US Congress on Thursday approved a gargantuan $40 billion aid package for Ukraine to help fight the Russian invasion as President Joe Biden rallied behind historic bids to join the of Sweden and Finland. With unusually strong bipartisan support, the Senate voted 86 to 11 to pass the package – the equivalent […]

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Live Updates | NATO says Finland and Sweden are applying for membership

BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Finland and Sweden have asked to join the world’s largest military alliance, a move prompted by security concerns over Russia’s war in Ukraine . “I warmly welcome Finland’s and Sweden’s applications for NATO membership. You are our closest partners,” Stoltenberg told reporters on Wednesday after receiving application […]

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Next steps for Finland and Sweden regarding NATO membership

BRUSSELS (AP) — Finland and Sweden have signaled plans to join NATO following Russia’s war in Ukraine and things will move quickly once they formally apply to join the largest security alliance. in the world. Russian President Vladimir Putin has already made clear that there will be consequences if the two Nordic countries join. It […]

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Russia is furious about Finland joining NATO, but there’s not much it can do about it

Placeholder while loading article actions RIGA, Latvia – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted Finland to put aside its longstanding concerns about Russian provocation and seek NATO membership, a major strategic setback for the country. Russia. The invasion also means there is not much Russia can do about it. The Russian army is trapped in […]

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Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves closer to NATO

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin has warned it could take “military-technical” retaliatory measures after Finnish leaders declared themselves in favor of joining NATO, and Sweden could do the same in a few days, in a historic realignment triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, the first war crimes trial of a Russian soldier since […]

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Finland’s last statue of Lenin sparks heated debate | News

After Turku removed its statue of Lenin, Kotka is the last Finnish city to have a monument to the founding leader of the Soviet Union. A statue of Vladimir Lenin stands in a park in Kotka. Image: Mikko Savolainen / Yle A larger-than-life bust of Lenin sits in a hidden park in the southeastern town […]

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Mondi inaugurates the new Kuopio plant in Finland

Mondaya global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, continues to make progress on its previously announced €125 million investment to expand and modernize its Kuopio plant in Finland with an expected start-up by 4Q 2023. Regional and local officials have joins the Mondi Group CEO and other senior executives at a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate […]

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The copyright industry demands that the Finnish version of upload filters be more unbalanced

of because-what-else-would-they-do? department Like other EU member states, Finland is struggling with the issue of implementing Article 17 of the EU Copyright Directive (upload filters) into national law. A fascinating article by Samuli Melart in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice reveals a new attempt by the copyright industry to make a bad […]

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Finland and Sweden must move now as Putin worries about Ukraine

SALZBURG, Austria — Finland and Sweden must join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) now while Russia’s Putin focuses on Ukraine, the former alliance chief told CNBC. The two Nordic countries are planning to join NATO following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Becoming a member of NATO would represent a sharp reversal in their policy […]

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Ukrainian War: False claims spread about military movements in Poland and Finland

Online disinformation about the Polish and Finnish armies has been circulating online amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Social media users have falsely suggested that the two European Union member states are preparing to go to war or engage in military conflict. Investigations by Euronews and other independent fact-checkers have found the claims to be […]

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Finland’s Paulig sells his business in Russia to an Indian investor

By Marie Mannes (Reuters) – Private food and drink company Paulig said on Thursday it had sold its Russia business to Indian private investor Vikas Soi, joining a stampede among Finnish companies to leave the country as Moscow feared seizing assets. Paulig is the third Finnish company cited by the Russian authorities as an example […]

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Finland’s Attorney General appeals | National Catholic Register

“I am ready to defend freedom of expression and religion in all necessary courts. Up to the European Court of Human Rights, if necessary. HELSINKI — Finland’s attorney general has appealed after a Helsinki court dismissed “hate speech” charges against a Christian MP. The district attorney had seven days to decide whether to appeal the […]

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Finland on the verge of joining NATO

Joe Biden became the wartime president. It’s a role and responsibility he never thought would unfold when he took office 15 months ago. He ran for president to bring the country together, recover from Covid, repair the damage done to families across the country, rebuild the nation and forge a new era of social programs […]

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Sweden and Finland remain undecided on membership as troops train with NATO

April 30 (UPI) — The foreign ministers of Sweden and Finland have said their nations remain undecided about membership as their troops train with NATO. Foreign Ministers Pekka Haavisto of Finland and Ann Linde of Sweden said at a press conference Friday that the countries would take the decision to join or not “in the […]

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Review: The perils of perfectionism in “Hatching” in Finland

This image released by IFC Films shows Siiri Solalinna in a scene from “Hatching.” (IFC Films via AP) PA If “Little Mama” left you feeling a little too good about mothers, daughters and empathy, Finland may have the antidote in Hanna Bergholm’s “Hatching,” a chilling critique of perfectionism wrapped in a horrible body horror. At […]

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Sweden and Finland renounced neutrality a long time ago

Sweden and Finland are, countless journalists and commentators tell us, set to give up their neutrality when they submit applications for NATO membership next month. Part of this statement is correct: the two geopolitical neighbors and sisters are should apply for NATO membership in mid-May. But they are not neutral. Both countries renounced their neutrality […]

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Reports indicate that Sweden and Finland are applying for NATO membership – GV Wire

STOCKHOLM — Two newspapers — one Swedish, the other Finnish — report that the governments of Sweden and Finland have agreed to submit NATO bids at the same time and that this will happen in the middle of next month. Finnish newspaper Iltalehti said the Swedish government had expressed the wish for Finland to apply […]

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U-18 World Championship roundup: USA, Latvia, Finland and Czech Republic start strong

Howard the star in American Win Over Canada In what could end up being a battle for a medal later in the tournament, the United States crushed Canada in an 8-3 victory on Saturday. The Americans were buoyed by a strong performance from forward Isaac Howard, who scored four goals for the victory. His first […]

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Prospect of Russia using nuclear weapons in Ukraine fuels Finnish NATO debate | Finland

The prospect of Russia using nuclear weapons in Ukraine is a key factor in Finland’s debate over whether to join NATO, the country’s foreign minister has said. Pekka Haavisto has a busy few weeks. As Finland’s foreign minister, Haavisto, 64, could soon oversee the biggest political shift the country has seen since joining the EU […]

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India and Finland agree to establish a virtual center of excellence for technical cooperation, CIO News, ET CIO

A Virtual Center of Excellence (CoE) will be set up between India and Finland to enhance cooperation in the field of quantum computing, a rapidly emerging technology that harnesses the laws of quantum mechanics to solve problems too complex for conventional computers. “Both countries are seeking academic and industrial partners who can help develop quantum […]

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India and Finland discuss possible areas of cooperation in quantum computing for Virtual CoE

Delegates from India and Finland discussed possible areas of cooperation in quantum computing and a roadmap for the planned collaborative virtual center of excellence. “Both countries are seeking academic and industrial partners who can help develop quantum science and technology for the benefit of humanity in particular and the planet in general. We are […]

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Philips signs long-term strategic partnership with Oulu University Hospital in Finland to provide advanced specialist image-guided care

April 18, 2022 – Royal Philips and Oulu University Hospital (Finland) announced a 10-year strategic partnership agreement to support the hospital’s ambitious project JOY2030 renewal program. The program aims to transform the operations and facilities of Oulu University Hospital to meet the challenges of future specialist care for the approximately 750,000 inhabitants of northern Finland. […]

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Hope India can help in negotiations to end conflict in Ukraine: Finnish Minister | Latest India News

NEW DELHI: Finnish Economic Affairs Minister Mika Lintilä said on Monday that he hoped India could contribute to negotiations aimed at ending the conflict in Ukraine, which has had a huge impact on the economic and security sectors across Europe. {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} There are also plenty of opportunities for India and Finland to work together […]

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Ukrainians can apply for jobs in Finland, but will they find them? | News

While authorities have moved quickly to ensure Ukrainian refugees can legally apply for work, questions remain about whether they will find secure, quality jobs that allow them to earn a living. Questions remain as to whether newcomers from the war-torn country will actually be able to land jobs in Finland. File photo from April 4, […]

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Imports of Russian crude oil to Finland could stop in July

THE FLOW of Russian crude oil to Finland has slowed from an average of six tankers to one tanker per week since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, reports Helsingin Sanomat. Neste, a partly state-owned Finnish oil company that has sourced about two-thirds of its crude oil from Russia, announced four […]

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Latest in Ukraine: WHO chief slams lack of focus on other crises, Finland and Sweden move closer to NATO, US pledges $1 billion, Trudeau intervenes in allegation of “genocide”

Finland could join NATO “within weeks” as support for the military alliance grows there and in neighboring Sweden following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The United States has pledged more than $1 billion in US military aid to Ukraine, while the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says he must be ‘outspoken’ about the fact […]

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Finland and Sweden joining NATO could put Trump’s GOP in the hot seat

For several weeks, there have been signs that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could backfire on President Vladimir Putin in one key area: bringing NATO closer to Russia’s doorstep. Like Washington Post’s Ishaan Tharoor reports today, Finland and Sweden have taken steps to potentially join NATO, after decades of resistance to such a move. Ukraine might […]

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Finland needs weeks or months rather than years to sever energy ties with Russia

PRIME MINISTER Sanna Marin (SDP) said on Sunday that Finland’s reliance on Russia for energy would end soon, but refrained from providing a specific timetable for the transition. “I would say soon – we’re talking weeks or months rather than years when it comes to Finland,” she said during his regular interview on YLE […]

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Putin’s war in Ukraine remarkably resembles Stalin’s in Finland in almost every detail – OpEd – Eurasia Review

“If we compare the Winter War [Stalin conducted against Finland] and the Russian “special operation” in Ukraine [Putin is carrying out now]says Moscow historian Boris Sokolov, “the similarities” in expectations, conduct and highly likely outcomes “are striking”. In a detailed commentary for The insider, Sokolov provides case after case in which what Stalin expected, did, […]

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Finland to return $46 million worth of Russian art seized by customs officers, officials say

The shipments included paintings, statues and antiques.Photo by Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images Finland will return seized Russian artwork worth around $46 million, Reuters reported. Earlier this month, Finnish authorities seized three shipments being transported to Russia. New legislation that will come into force on April 9 will allow coins to be released. Finland to return multimillion-dollar […]

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Prospect of Finland and Sweden joining NATO discussed at NATO meeting -US Official | world news

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The prospect of Finland and Sweden joining NATO was part of talks among military alliance foreign ministers in Brussels this week, a senior department official said on Thursday. of American state. “Obviously, those will be the choices these countries have to make,” the official said, telling reporters on condition of anonymity. “The […]

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Orban victory could block Finland’s NATO aspirations – EURACTIV.com

Hungary’s newly re-elected Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party winning Sunday’s election has some Finnish analysts wondering if Orbán could stand in the way of their NATO aspirations or demand something from NATO or the EU by exchange of support. Among those analyzing the issue is Jarno Limnéll, an MP for the liberal-conservative […]

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Foreign Minister Joly in Finland as calls grow for Russian war crimes trial

After visiting the city of Bucha, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said genocide had taken place and called for tougher sanctions against Russia. Joly said Canada would provide additional funds to support the International Criminal Court’s investigation into Russia’s conduct since its invasion of Ukraine. She said Canada would impose new sanctions on Russians and Belarusians […]

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No need for a referendum for Finland’s NATO membership, says President Niinisto

Neither an official opinion poll nor a referendum is needed for Finland to join NATO, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Saturday. It is already clear that the majority of the population is in favor of the country joining the defense alliance, Niinisto said in an interview with public radio Yle. Until the end of […]

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Finns explain why Finland is the happiest country in the world

The thing about Finns, in my experience, is that they are one of the most reserved people on the planet. Glaring signs of joy are not in their playbook. I remember silent breakfasts with my first foster dad, watching him stare out the window, barely acknowledging my presence. He wasn’t rude. He was Finnish. Class […]

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Finland’s path to the final disposal of nuclear waste

A look back at Posiva’s four-decade journey to applying for a mining license and building the world’s first deep geological repository Posiva is an expert organization responsible for the final disposal of its owners’ spent nuclear fuel in Finland. Posiva oversees the R&D work for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel, as well as […]

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Finland vs Slovakia: FIFA International Friendly Live Score Updates (0-0) | 03/29/2022

11:47 3 minutes ago Happy Birthday Teemu Pukki 11:41 9 minutes ago finland bench 𝐕𝐚𝐢𝐡𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐚𝐣𝐚𝐭: 12 Jesse Joronen 23 Carljohan Eriksson 3 Daniel O’Shaughnessy 5 Miro Tenho 9 Benjamin Källman 10 Teemu Pukki 11 Rasmus Schüller 13 Ilmari Niskanen 15 Sauli Väisänen 16 Urho Nissilä 22 Miska Ylitolva 11:37 13 minutes ago The composition of […]