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As tensions rise between Russia and the West, Finland’s president keeps a low-key channel

As the Ukraine crisis simmered, there are few European Union leaders on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official call list. There was French President Emmanuel Macron last week. Before that, there was German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in December. And then there was Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, who after 10 years in his role has one of […]

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Finland to ease restrictions, EU medicines regulator allows Pfizer Covid pill for high-risk patients | BEST POINTERS

In view of the drop in cases, Finland has decided to accelerate the easing of Covid curbs. Meanwhile, Pfizer’s Covid pill has received approval from the European medicines regulator for the treatment of high-risk patients. Finland will start easing Covid-19 restrictions gradually from February 1 instead of mid-February as originally planned as the load on […]

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Finland steps up military preparedness as tension mounts over Ukraine

Finland, which is not a NATO member and has a long border and difficult history with Russia, did not provide any details on how its military preparedness has evolved. “The readiness (of the Finnish Defense Forces) has improved due to the fact that the situation in neighboring areas has become more unstable,” said Colonel Petteri […]

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The Ukrainian crisis revives the debate on NATO in Finland and Sweden

President Vladimir Putin insisted during the Ukrainian crisis that NATO stop encroaching on Russian borders. But his request has unintended consequences in the far north of Europe, reigniting talks about Finland and Sweden joining the military alliance. As the world’s attention focuses on Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border, leaders from all political stripes […]

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How Finnish voters are set to decide on biggest healthcare reform in decades

Finnish voters will vote later this month in the country’s first regional elections that will revolutionize the way the Nordic nation delivers health and social care. Departmental elections will take place on January 23, but advance voting opens on Wednesday. It is the result of the biggest reform of the country’s public health system in […]

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Finland insists on right to join NATO without Russia

Russia’s saber strikes in Ukraine have reignited the debate in Finland over the Nordic country’s membership in NATO, defying demands from Moscow that seek to limit the expansion of the military alliance in Europe. President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin both used their New Year’s speeches to stress that Finland retains the option […]

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New Rules: Here’s What Finland Is Doing To Slow Omicron | News

Finland announced new measures on Tuesday. The government has been slow to announce a large number of complicated Covid measures. Image: Silja Viitala / Yle 22.12. 10:48•Updated on 22.12. 13:57 The daily number of Covid cases in Finland has hovered around the 2,000 mark for about a week now, with the Omicron variant coming to […]

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Government approves Finland’s CAP strategic plan

Government approves Finland’s CAP strategic plan – proposal submitted to European Commission 16.12.202114.35| Published in English on 12.17.2021 at 15.48 Press release At its December 16 session, the government approved Finland’s CAP strategic plan proposal, prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The CAP Strategic Plan under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy specifies the […]

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“Finland is cool too”: PM Sanna Marin responds to Elon Musk’s joke on Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the latest global figure to mock Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin. The 36-year-old has been widely convicted of visiting a nightclub after coming into contact with someone positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. Marin has apologized for his judgment but has become a symbol of mockery online, including in […]

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Finland Selects Lockheed Martin F-35A In $ 11 Billion Defense Deal | Your money

HELSINKI (AP) – Finland has agreed to buy 64 Lockheed Martin fighter jets to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets in a € 10 billion ($ 11.3 billion) deal that represents the biggest purchase ever made by the Finnish military, the government said on Friday. The Nordic country chose the American company’s F-35A fighters […]

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Exposed to virus, Prime Minister of Finland attacks clubs

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin addresses the media during a press conference outside the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki, Finland, December 8, 2021. AFP PHOTO HELSINKI – The Prime Minister of Finland was the subject of sustained criticism on Tuesday after it was revealed that she remained outside dancing until the early hours of the weekend […]

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Prime Minister of Finland stepped out after adviser tested positive for COVID: reports

The Prime Minister of Finland was clubbed after 3 a.m. last weekend, according to local reports. Earlier, she was told that a counselor had tested positive for COVID-19 and that she did not need to self-quarantine. But later that night, she missed a text saying she should avoid social interactions. Loading Something is loading. Finnish […]

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Finland is the happiest nation in the world – and I want it to stay that way, says Prime Minister | Finland

Equality, a well-funded education system and a strong welfare state are the secret to the success of the happiest nation in the world, according to the Prime Minister of Finland. In a rare interview with foreign media, Sanna Marin – who briefly became the youngest world leader when she became Prime Minister of the Nordic […]