True story. In 2011, a newspaper in Finland reported on an alleged shoplifter, who was accused of eating part of a pickle without paying for it. He had put the rest of the pickle back. Needless to say the store was forced to dispose of the contaminated pickles. Another true story. Around 2010, a man [...]
The Ultimate Guide (from our perspective) to Finnish Music: Back to Work Edition is here. With summer over have a listen to these songs from Nordic artists.
Photo: A woman at the Russian Orthodox Pokrovskaia Association in Helsinki, Finland. Stop the traffic. Stop the music. Stop whatever you are doing. Putin is coming to town! The big man of Russia will be in Finland on August 21 to meet with President Sauli Niinistö. The two have a tight relationship, and Putin visits [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Finland has been ranked the happiest country in the world for the past two years. Yet how many jovial Finns have you met? Let me explain what happiness means in Finland...
The Finnish government elected in April 2019 is surely not dancing to the tune of "I don't Need No Education" by legendary band Pink Floyd. On the contrary, the government has decided to increase mandatory education by three years. This "forces" all Finns to attend upper secondary education. Tough choice Allow us to continue with [...]
Finland's newly formed government has announced its agenda, highlighting environmental issues, job generation and social equality. The new programme aims to make Finland carbon-neutral by 2035. This goal makes Finland a top country in Europe in regards to aspirations for decreasing its environmental impact. The programme makes massive promises and has left many wondering wether [...]