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Finland

After offshore gas pipe suspected sabotage, Finland switches to LNG

Finland has switched to liquified natural gas supplies to cover the country’s needs following a decision on October 8 to shut down the Balticconnector...

Finland joins NATO

Before the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine, only a third of Finns supported joining NATO. Russia’s war, however, led to almost unanimous overnight support amongst Finnish voters for membership in the alliance.

EU invests over €110 million in environment and climate protection in 11 member states

The European Commission announced on February 17 an investment of over €110 million into LIFE program integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected...

Economic progress and political reforms give post-Soviet space reason to celebrate

On August 30th, Kazakhstan celebrated one of the country’s most important holidays—Constitution Day, which commemorates the adoption of the 1995 constitution which confirmed the...

Russia’s Rosatom develops lower uranium enrichment for Finland’s Loviisa NPP

Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom said on May 24 its TVEL Fuel Company has completed development of the new modification of VVER-440 fuel for...

EU Parliament approves investment deal to boost climate and environmental projects

Members of the European Parliament on April 29 officially approved the deal with member states on LIFE, the only programme at EU-level solely dedicated...

US and its allies adapt to face new challenges

Secretary of State Antony Blinken wants to revitalize the US' alliances to counter modern threats, including economic coercion, disinformation and climate change.In a speech...

No human rights without the right to know

Access to information legislation was first seen in Sweden in 1766, with parliamentary interest to access information held by King Adolf Frederick. Finland followed...

Brussels warns six EU countries against travel restrictions

Ιn a letter sent to Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary and Sweden, the European Commission has urged the countries to respect the travel restrictions...

Twilight of the Russian gods?

Alexey Navalny's three and a half years sentence in a penal colony is supposed to be a punishment for having violated his parole conditions...

Sefcovic hails milestone for EU Battery Alliance

A second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research and innovation in the battery value chain complies with EU state aid...

Poland wants to catch the wind of Baltic Sea

In an effort to boost energy independence and reduce carbon emissions, Poland has initiated a joint project to harness the potential of the Baltic...

EU urged to launch own OS, web browser

Finnish finance minister Katri Kulmuni  on Wednesday urged the European Union to develop its own computer operating system and internet browser, and to reduce...

Finland to become EU’s sole uranium producer

The Finnish government has granted a uranium recovery and refinery permit to Terrafame, making the country the EU’s only uranium producer. The company’s main activities...

Finland's president warns of rising anti-Semitism, racism in country

Finland’s president, Sauli Niinistö, urged his nation to show resolve in combating rising racism and anti-Semitism. “There are signs of anti-Semitism and racism being on...

Europeans flee China amid coronavirus outbreak

A second French-chartered airliner flew from China to Europe, carrying 300 evacuees, including citizens of France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Czech Republic and...

First case of coronavirus confirmed in Finland

The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Finland. The patient is is a 32-year-old female tourist from Wuhan, who arrived in Finland...

Finland’s president condemns anti-Semitic acts in country

Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto condemned the two anti-Semitic incidents in his country on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The synagogue in Turku, which is one...

Jihadi spouse repatriation sparks government crisis in Norway

Norway’s right-wing Progress Party quit the governing coalition over the decision to repatriate an Islamic State wife and her two children. “I brought us into...

Nordic countries disagree with EU over minimum wage

Nordic nations were not happy about the European Commission’s plans to introduce an EU-wide minimum wage framework. As they do not have a minimum wage,...

As PM Finland's Marin could renew call for shorter work week

While serving as Minister of Transport and Communications, Finland's new prime minister Sanna Marin, floated the idea of a flexible 6-hour, 4-day workweek that...

Finland to start constructing nuclear plant with Russian reactor in 2021

SOCHI, Russia – Fennovoima is proceeding with plans to build the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in the northern Finnish city of Pyhäjoki and...

From Russia: Reactor will drive Finnish nuclear power plant

SOCHI, Russia –Finnish nuclear power company Fennovoima is expected to begin constructing the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in the northern part of Finland...

Nord Stream 2 gas project strives to fill EU’s import gap

DUSSELDORF – Ukraine can still be a transit gas country to Europe even after the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany is...

Finland-Estonia gas pipe to diversify EU supplies away from Russia

HELSINKI – The BalticConnector, a EU-backed gas transmission project between Estonia and Finland, will become operational from the beginning of 2020, boosting EU energy...

EU hesitation puts Arctic plans on ice

BRUSSELS – The European Union needs to play an active role in the Arctic instead of simply observing the developments in the region, European...

Finland nuke plant plans forge ahead with Russian reactor

MOSCOW - Three weeks after visiting the site of the future Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant near the remote small municipality of Pyhäjoki in...

Finland chills to Russian gas, will connect to EU

HELSINKI – Russia gas supplies to Finland have never been interrupted and the two countries share close relations but the Scandinavian country is planning to...

Finns Say Russian-Supplied Nuke Reactor Adds Energy Independence

BRUSSELS – Finland’s plan to build a nuclear reactor supplied by Russia’s state-owned Rosatom will lessen the Nordic country’s dependence on imported energy supplies, Fennovoima’s Project Director...

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