Finland makes sustainability easier

Töölönlahti Helsinki, Finland

A leading Northern European airline emails customers, saying it is moving 'towards a better climate future'. Reusable grocery bags are spotted all over hipster neighbourhoods of Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Tallinn. Local Facebook flea market groups are buzzing: buying second hand is a popular move. In the small neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari in Helsinki, there [...]

Work to Study, or Study to Work?

Photo: Student housing in Helsinki. University students in Finland are demanding more money. In 2017, financial aid was cut to EUR250.28 per month. Today, students are demanding a EUR100 increase in financial aid from the new government that would bring their support to around EUR350 monthly. Unfortunately for students a rise in financial aid seems [...]

Healthcare in Finland – A Personal View

People walking by a pharmacy in Helsinki city centre

Finland's healthcare has a pretty good reputation globally. Medical journal Lancet's study The Global Burden of Disease ranked the country's healthcare among the best in the world in 2018. Still there is always room for improvement. Local health centres vs big hospitals In fact, Finland's new government aims to reshape the country's health sector. According [...]