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Finnish consumer optimism increases but optimism on employment remains extremely low.
Monday, 27 February 2012

Consumers' confidence in the Finnish economy increases, according to latest official data but the hope that those unemployed will find a job this year is very bleak.

Finnish unemployment falling but not among the young

Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Finnish unemployment continues to fall as the unemployment rate in January was 7.8 percent, official data show.

Finland stops development aid to Nicaragua

Friday, 17 February 2012
Finland is to suspend aid to the Central American state of Nicaragua after decades of development cooperation but to concentrate on helping a smaller number of countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Zambia and Vietnam.

Finland Elects new president - Niinisto

Sunday, 05 February 2012
Sauli Väinämö Niinisto for the Finnish, Conservative Party becomes Finland's next president after receiving 65.5 percent of the advance votes against his opponent, Pekka Haavisto’s 34.5 percent who accepted defeated just before 20 hours Swedish time.

Support for right wing True Finns Party slips, while the Greens gain

Sunday, 29 January 2012
Support for the True Finns Party has dropped by 2.5 percentage points since December to 17.4 percent. Meanwhile the Green League picked up about two percentage points, according to recent opinion poll conducted for the Finnish broadcaster, YLE published on Friday.

How growing racism make Finland known as a racist country and an almost no-go-country of some races
Sunday, 29 January 2012

Finland's reputation abroad is being strained as a result of growing racism acknowledged the Finish newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat.

Finland also grapple with growing household debts

Sunday, 22 January 2012
•    The Finns have just over 85,000 in home loans on average
Finland’s household bets is growing exponentially - increased more than the amount of disposable income in 2010, reports the Statistic Finland in its latest data release.

Black Finnish rappers in the spotlight resisting the violent growing racial slurs in the country

Thursday, 19 January 2012
The annual Finnish Emma gala takes place on Friday, rewarding the most successful Finnish music of the past year. English-language hip-hop from artists with immigrant backgrounds is this year's hot tip.

Finland’s presidential candidates talk discrimination as never before Friday, 13 January 2012
As the Finnish presidential candidates debated in front of a youthful audience on Thursday night, high on the agenda were issues surrounding racism, internationalism and discrimination.

Missile vessel, Thor Liberty leaves Finland
Friday, 06 January 2012

The Thor Liberty, a Manx-flagged ship that was stopped at Kotka harbour in Finland  before Christmas carrying Patriot missiles and over 150 tons of explosives, has departed Finland, headed for Asia.

Tobacco goes into hiding in Finland

Sunday, 01 January 2012
With the start of a new year, tobacco products will no longer been seen in Finnish shops. Tougher anti-smoking legislation means tobacco products may not be displayed and must be kept out of sight.

The impounded armament in Finland yesterday were legal shipment to South Korea Thursday, 22 December 2011
The seized Patriot missiles in Finland were perfectly legal exported products from Germany to South Korea, according to German authorities.

Missile shipment confirmed aboard detained vessel

Wednesday, 21 December 2011
A British cargo vessel detained at Kotka harbour has been found to be carrying a shipment of American-made Patriot missiles.

Finns are working less and less and spending more time on social media Thursday, 15 December 2011
The amount of hours Finns use at work has declined and leisure has increased. This is based on a recent survey result published by Finnish Statistics office today.

Finland trains Arab spring states police
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Arab spring countries Tunisia and Egypt are looking to Finland for police training following a similar initiative with Palestinian law enforcement officials this autumn.

Increasing infant Manslaughter common in Finland

Sunday, 11 December 2011
Finland tops the statistics in the Western world when it comes to children who die as a result of abuse, according to latest report from the Finnish news paper, Sunnuntaisuomalainen.

Finnish Government requested to seek costing strategy for Euro exit Tuesday, 29 November 2011
The rightwing party, True Finns is asking the Finnish government to put a price on exiting the euro. This follows continues pressures and talks in Finland of withdrawal from the euro single currency.

More foreigners want to study in Finland as Sweden and UK price themselves out if the market
Tuesday, 29 November 2011

With Sweden getting more expensive for foreign students to study there, prospective students are filing an increasing number of residence permit applications with Finnish officials.

Turned down in Iceland, Huang hops to Finland for his dream tourist project

Monday, 28 November 2011
For fear that the Chinese are trying to penetrate lucrative fish resources in Icelandic seas and that the Chinese might want to ‘spy’ into sensitive military installation in the region, the Icelanders rejected the interest of the Chinese businessman, Huang Nubo who wanted to build a touristic resource there in the North of the country.

High level Racism rife in Finland, Authorities woke up and became surprise by the result
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Either out of touch officials or high level hypocritical Finnish politicians reacted on Sunday to report of a study which show that two thirds of Finns believe that there are very or quite a lot of racism in Finnish society.

Finland to close down refugee reception centres in a bid to cut cost Wednesday, 09 November 2011
A number refugee reception centres will be closed next year as a cost-savings measure. The precise number and locations of the centres to be closed are expected to be announced by early next month.

How a Finnish Terrorism investigation uncovers suspicions of human trafficking
Wednesday, 09 November 2011

Finland’s first ever investigation into terrorist activates has uncovered cases and evidence of human trafficking.

Finnish pensions rising more than wages
Tuesday, 08 November 2011
Pensions in Finland are pitted to rise by more than wages from the turn of the year, according to reports from various Finnish press sources.

The parliamentary leader of the Finnish far right party was applying to be a member of a full scale Nazi party
Tuesday, 01 November 2011

The leader of Finnish far right party,  True Finn’s  parliamentary, was about to apply to become a member of the a full scale Nazi party but decided to tone down later.

Finland imported more than it exported
Monday, 31 October 2011
Exports in the basic metals industry have shrunk for the first time in nearly two years, according to fresh figures from the National Board of Customs. However the total volume of Finland’s foreign trade has grown since last year.

More Finns are saving
Monday, 31 October 2011
Three out of four Finns do not intend to change their savings or investment behaviours due to the uncertainty in the economy.

Young people are having it harder and harder to understand economic matters

Monday, 31 October 2011
A new study in Finland shows that financial literacy in schools for 15-20 year olds are taught in many subjects but as time goes the young people are finding it hard to understand economics.

Criminal motorcycle gangs are growing exponentially in Finland

Monday, 31 October 2011
Motor cycle criminal gang, Hells Angels and Bandidos are growing rapidly in Sweden’s eastern neighbours. The gangs are seeing the Baltics  as a sought after destination for them to establish their criminal activities, but also in Finland, the biker gangs have become more and more aggressive in recent months - not least in the cases of extortion.

Growing support for death penalty in Finland
Monday, 24 October 2011

It is not only in the UK where the call for re-institution of death sentence is being made loud and clear. In Finland too, there are increased calls such punishment and the calls are gaining political support.

Finland dig in more into its pocket to give to the poor as humanitarian aid expands

Monday, 24 October 2011
Finland has granted nearly 23 million euros for humanitarian emergency aid. With this additional funding, Finland’s contribution to humanitarian aid comes to over 90 million euros this year, according to latest reports.

Vietnamese workers face deportation for earning below the nationally accepted level of income

Thursday, 20 October 2011
Finland plans to deport Vietnamese workers living in the rural communities such as Ostrobothnia which attracted the Vietnamese to fill unwanted jobs which Finns did not want to do. The reason for the deportation is because immigration officials have determined that they do not earn enough money to qualify for residency in Finland.

Sharp criticism to Finnish collateral demand agreement

Tuesday, 04 October 2011
As Finland tried to be cautious in its European Financial engagement by demanding for protection and collateral, the moves has come under intense criticism in Finland.  

Finnish demand for collateral requirements granted but with a significant price

Tuesday, 04 October 2011
Finland demand for collateral requirements as a means to shed them from any fall out from the Greek crisis has been met but a high price.

Finnish police to intervene to quell down growing open sex trafficking in Helsinki
Sunday, 25 September 2011

Helsinki Police fined six people during a raid on street prostitution in the capital over the weekend. Both sellers and buyers were fine.

Finnish Unemployment declined in August
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Unemployment figures looked somewhat brighter in August, announced Finnish statistic office, Statistic Finland.

Finland seeking to sell water purification technology abroad

Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Pure water has the potential to become a real growth industry for Finland. The industry has made several Finnish companies now looking overseas.

Finnish far right, True Finns MP wants Greece to have a junta that can crush harshly strikes and riots

Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Finnish MP Jussi Halla-aho from the far right party, True Finns has called for harsh action against strikes in Greece.

Foreigners set to take over Finnish capital, Helsinki as their population here is set to double

Wednesday, 14 September 2011
The number of people with an immigrant background residing in the metropolitan Helsinki region is expected to more than double over the next 20 years.

More Finns exposed to danger from cheap Asian online products

Saturday, 03 September 2011
As more Finns expand their shopping interest in Asian online dealer, there is growing fears that security and safety terms could be bridged and this is a serious warning.

Fall in racist crimes in Finland or just a police doctored numbers

Wednesday, 03 August 2011
Just last month we reported the growing racist activities in Finland especially since the coming of the Far right True Finns to parliament in Finland. But it also has turned out that there has been a general fall in racist crimes in the country.

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