Finland

Activists Spotlight Education For Development And Rights

Rilli Lappalainen, Bridge 47’s founder and steering group chairperson. Credit: A D McKenzie/IPSBy A. D. McKenzieBELGRADE, Apr 19 2019 (IPS) Bridge 47, a Finland-based organisation created “to bring people together to share and learn from each...
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Finland Turns Down Asylum Applications Of Jehovah's Witnesses From Russia

Despite the fact that Jehovah's Witnesses have been branded as extremists in neighbouring Russia, the Finnish authorities still consider it a safe country for the practitioners of this denomination, which differs significantly from mainstream...
Related topics: Russia, Religion

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Tax Returns Should Not Be Made Public Information

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is an excerpt: This idea has been suggested recently by Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times and also Matt Yglesias of Vox. In Norway it has been policy since 1814 and Finland does...
Related topics: Taxes, Bloomberg, Norway

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2/3 Of Eu States Voted For Atrocious Copyright Reform — Now All Will Have To Adopt It

The absolute final vote on the incredibly controversial Copyright Reform was held today, with 19 EU member states voting in favor of making it EU law. Despite the Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Finland, and Sweden voting against the...
Related topics: Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Sweden

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Social Democrats, Finns Tie Victory In Finland General Election - Final Tally

HELSINKI (Sputnik) - The Social Democrats (SDP) secured 40 seats in Finland's 200-member parliament, while the eurosceptic Finns Party won 39 seats, according to the final results released on Monday.
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Finland Goes To Polls As Leftists Tipped For Next Government

Finns voted on Sunday in a general election in which widespread public dissatisfaction with recent spending cuts looked likely to propel the opposition Social Democratic Party back to government for the first time in 16 years. The left-wing party...
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Finnish Voters May Pave Way For First Leftist Premier In 20 Years

Finland may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in parliamentary elections Sunday, as voters worry over the future of the country’s generous welfare system as the costs of caring for a rapidly aging population rise. But if...

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Finland: From Suicide Hotspot To World’s Happiest Country

When the UN crowned Finland the world’s happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised. How could this Nordic country, better known for its harsh weather and high suicide rate, be the...

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Nordic Countries – Destinations For Nature Enthusiasts And Urban Explorers

The Nordic countries Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland are increasingly popular among international visitors. The countries offer a great mix of beautiful nature and bustling cities full of cultural activities and entertainment. The...
Related topics: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland

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Leadfeeder Raises €3.1m Series A To Turn Website Visitors Into Leads

Leadfeeder, a Helsinki-based startup that helps B2B companies generate new leads from website analytics, has closed a €3.1 million in series A funding. Leading the round is Dutch growth capital firm Endeit Capital, with Finland’s Superhero...
Related topics: Helsinki, Startup

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Basic Income Recipients In Experiment Showed Greater Trust In Institutions: Survey

People who received a basic income in Finland had less economic anxiety and a greater trust in political institutions and other people than those who did not, according to a new survey.The survey from Kela, a Finnish government social services...
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A 5,000-year-old Barley Grain Discovered In Finland Changes Understanding Of Livelihoods

On the basis of prior research, the identity of the Pitted Ware Culture from the Stone Age has been characterized as hard-core sealers, or possibly even related to Inuits of the Baltic Sea. Now, researchers have discovered barley and wheat grains in...

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Putin’s Public Enemy No. 1 Would Like To Read Robert Mueller’s Full Report

You may not have heard of Bill Browder, but President Trump certainly has. During our leader’s infamous summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last year, Trump reportedly considered turning both Browder and a former...
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Apple Pay Expands To Additional Banks In New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Poland, Denmark, And Finland

Apple Pay has expanded to more banks this week, including Westpac in New Zealand, ING in Spain, Consors Finanz and Viabuy in Germany, Bank Millennium in Poland, Arbejdernes Landsbank and Spar Nord in Denmark, and Aktia in Finland. Apple Pay has...
Related topics: Apple (AAPL), Banking, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Poland, Denmark

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Finnish Imam's Daughter, Son-in-law Revealed As Daesh Jihadists

An investigative report by Finland's national broadcaster Yle has found alleged links between a Daesh* terrorist and a Finnish Islamic leader, who denies any radicalisation among his flock, yet promises that any returnees will be "treated nicely"...
Related topics: Terrorism

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Finland Pins Hopes On Ethnic Minority Cops Amid Growing Multiculturalism

It is favourable for the police to reflect the ethnic make-up of the population, the head of Finland's Police University College stated, justifying the push for more diversity in the increasingly multicultural Nordic nation.
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Why The U.s. Can’t Replicate Finland’s Educational Success

Finland's success on international student assessment tests have left many wondering if the United States should adopt its education policies. However, Finland's educational system developed from a culture that maintains education as a fundamental...

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Europe Bans One Of America’s Most Prominent White Supremacists

Jared Taylor, one of the most prominent white supremacists in the U.S., claimed on his website on Friday that he’d been “banned from Europe” until 2021. The ban came as Taylor attempted to transfer in Switzerland for a flight to...
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Fur Discoveries In Iron Age Graves Testify To Respect For Animals

Fur remains found in burial sites demonstrate the importance of hunting traditions in Iron Age Finland and Lapland all the way to the 17th century. According to a recently completed study, they speak of a relationship between humans and animals.

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Huge Violence-themed Paedophile Ring Under Investigation In Finland

In connection with the case, the police have confiscated 138 electronic devices with 96 terabytes of material containing hundreds of hours of illegal content featuring various forms of child abuse, devil worship, Nazism, and various fetishes.
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