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Finnish economy not looking good as Finance Ministry downbeat on economic out look

Thursday, 19 December 2013
Finland's finance ministry expects the country’s recession in 2013 will be deeper than previously feared. The country's GDP is now projected to decline by 1.2 percent this year, against the previous forecast of minus 0.5 percent.

Strong reactions in Finland after Nokia affair

Wednesday, 04 September 2013
The sale of Nokia to Microsoft has aroused strong feeling in Finland. Given how powerful the company was part of the Finnish economy, culture and country pride, many Finns feel defeated after the sale.

Stresses in the Finnish welfare system as the number of zero-income households doubles in less than a decade

Thursday, 15 August 2013
As the capitalists are gradually winning the argument of a more market economic model, the highly cherish welfare system that used to assist those left behind in the process of economic development is gradually shrinking in the Nordic countries and the effect is a remnants of families left with empty pockets.

Finland developing interest in cricket

Tuesday, 06 August 2013
The sports, cricket which is a game played by mostly Anglo-Saxon related countries is gradually gaining ground in Finland and a Finnish Cricket Association has been created to dive its international attainment.

Putin arrives in Finland on working visit and it emerged that Russia can't turn over Snowden

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Russian President. Vladimir Putin’s plane landed in Turku, Finland on Tuesday two hours later than originally scheduled as he came for a working visit to Finland. That visit though became overshadowed by news about Snowden, the American wanted for allegedly leaking state secrete to the Russia and China.

How Romanian criminals continue to irritate western countries and killing interest in welcoming them in. This time they are accused in Finland for breaking fuel pumps

Sunday, 02 June 2013
In Finland, Romanian criminal gangs have been burgling dozens of self-service fuel pumps in southern Finland, half of them in the Kanta-Häme region and they were caught in the act. Shame to Romanians who continue to invite western resentment of them.

Leader of the Finnish far right party, True Finn, Timo Soini, took part in anti-gay marriage march in Paris - Media reports

Wednesday, 29 May 2013
The leader of the Finnish Far right party, Timo Soini of the True Finns, which is a leading opposition party in the Finnish parliament, said that he participated in demonstrations against same-sex marriage in the French capital last weekend.

Finnish premier, Katainen urge Finland to learn from the Stockholm riots

Monday, 27 May 2013
Finland is also one of the most socially and culturally polarising states in the Nordic region and as Swedish capital went through intense rioting around it suburbs over the whole of last week, Finland fear that such situation can come to its shores.

Finnish income gap lower than European average according to a new analysis

Thursday, 23 May 2013
Income differences in Finland are below the average in Europe, according to Statistics Finland. The gap between richest and poorest is largest in Latvia and Bulgaria and smallest in Norway and Iceland.

Amnesty International criticises Finland again for its action of refugee

Thursday, 23 May 2013
Finland is not treating asylum seekers in a way expected of a country of its statue. This is the view of the human rights organisation, Amnesty International in its annual report on Finland.

Finland poor on supporting the rights of gender groups

Thursday, 16 May 2013
Human rights for sexual and gender minorities are inferior in Finland than in other Nordic countries.

Afghan President, Hamid Karzai visits Finland and admits he received money from CIA

Monday, 29 April 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who on Monday arrived in Finland for an official visit, admits that his government has received money from the CIA. Although the main core of his visit was to cement economic co-operation with Finland, Mr Karzai was quizzed about the allegation which was determined to have the handiwork of corruption.

Finnish Councillor given Hitler clock as a gift for being a true patriot

Thursday, 28 March 2013
A councillor of the Finnish far right party, True Finns in Vaasa,  Risto Helin, has received a present which is a clock with a photo of Hitler and the Nazi swastika as a gift from a patriotic club in Vaasa, Finland.

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