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The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy ETLA predicted three percent growth this year in the Finnish economy on Tuesday, in one of the most positive economic forecasts for the near future to be released.
September 20, 2017
The Russian-Finnish nuclear project at Pyhäjoki, northern Finland, will not get a building permit before 2019, according to the company’s new, revised estimate. The firm had just a few months ago said it expected the permit in 2018.
September 19, 2017
Finland’s energy market is poised to shift into a new gear next year. Renewable energy sources are expected to produce more of the country’s energy than fossil fuels, which include oil, coal, natural gas and peat.
September 19, 2017
Finland’s military is taking part in Sweden’s Aurora 2017 military exercises, which simulate an attack on the Nordic country and the response of forces from nine countries.
September 11, 2017
Some 55 asylum seekers who took part in a protest against Finland’s asylum policies at the northern border crossing town of Tornio have left the country by walking across the border en masse from Finland to Sweden on Tuesday afternoon, according to police in Finnish Lapland.
September 06, 2017
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for talks in eastern Finland on Thursday.
July 29, 2017
The Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority STUK will not deliver a safety assessment and related building permit for the Fennovoima nuclear project slated for Pyhäjoki in northwest Finland this year. According to the daily Kaleva, the nuclear watchdog has said that the evaluation and permit will be delayed by one year to the end of 2018.
May 19, 2017
Sweden has ten times more electric cars than Finland, thanks to subsidies, while Norway has over a hundred times more, thanks to the green vehicles’ VAT-free status. What will Finland’s decision-makers have to do to convince the Finns to buy 250,000 electric cars by the year 2030?
May 16, 2017
Foreign Minister and Finns Party leader Timo Soini will meet his US counterpart Rex Tillerson in Alaska this week, but not before stopping in the American capital.
May 08, 2017
The Russian and Finnish foreign ministers praised bilateral ties but took different views of international affairs following their meeting on Finland’s south-east coast.
May 06, 2017