Finland

2017 Am Search Finalists: Finland | Vote Now!

Congrats to Finland’s five Am Search finalist Onni Saltevo, Joel Juuso, Alez Lekinho, Briston Basola, and Ville Keituri! Make sure to watch their …

Extreme Sports

A Short Guide to Everyman's Right in Finland

Earlier this month I set off to Finland to visit my very best friend, Marika, whom I met when I was living in England. <br>The most exciting part of my …

National Parks

Finnish consumers discover Chinese online retailers

Chinese online retailers like Wish, DX, Alibaba, LightInTheBox and AliExpress are gaining an increasing consumer base in Finland. Products …

eCommerce

Travelling to Finland? A Reddit user's argument may convince you it doesn't exist!

A Reddit user is trying to convince people that Finland isn't an actual place and doesn't exist. Not just that, he has also raised questions on the …

India News

Here's How Helsinki Gets 10% Of All The Startup Exits In The World

Finland is home to more than 5.4 million people spread over across +338,424 kilometers (Finland is the sparsest populated country in the EU), and yet it boasts over 10% of the world’s startup exits. Finland’s scarcity of resources and changes in the telecom infrastructure has led to a serious body …

Business

Why Young Talent are Leaving Finland for Major Capitals

Finland has produced many top innovators, provides free higher education, and is ranked as one of the best places in the world to live. Why then are …

Education

Undocumented: Rejected asylum seekers caught between workplace exploitation and deportation

Mohammad* does odd jobs around a car repair shop and calls himself a slave. His pay is next to nothing, but he has few options. Mohammad is a …

Refugees

Finland May Have Just Broken a Skinny-Dipping World Record

It’s going to be close.<p>On Saturday, July 15, at a music festival in Joensuu, Finland, about 230 miles northeast of Helsinki, a bunch of people, naked …

Culture

Finland naked swimmers bid for biggest skinny dip record

<b>Hundreds of naked swimmers have taken to the water in Finland in a bid to break the world record for the biggest naked swim.</b><p>Some 789 people at a music festival in eastern Finland went skinny dipping on Saturday, organisers said, beating the previous record set in Australia by just three, reports …

World Records

Beneath Helsinki, Finns Prepare for Russian Threat

HELSINKI—Russia is planning its biggest military exercise in years, and its neighbor Finland is going underground.<p>A subterranean city beneath Helsinki forms a crucial line of defense for the capital. Finnish soldiers routinely train here, with a mission to keep Finland’s government running and city …

World News

UberPOP is Finnished in Helsinki until 2018

Uber has given in to regulatory pressure in Finland, and is suspending its UberPOP until that country implements limited taxi deregulation next …

Uber

Uber takes break in Finland ahead of new legislation

HELSINKI (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber is taking a yearlong break in Finland because legislation that's expected to open the transportation market for new businesses does not come into force until July 2018.<p>Uber, which has met stiff resistance from unions in Finland, says the pause concerns only …

Uber

Uber is pulling a large part of its service out of Finland…for now

The company is suspending its UberPop service in the nation's capital, reports the <i>Guardian</i>. UberPop allows anyone tog sign up to offer unlicensed taxi trips. <b>However, current regulations make it illegal for anyone to operate a taxi service without a valid taxi permit. Those permits currently require</b> …

Uber

Finland is one of the best countries to live, so why are so many smart young people leaving?

Young Finnish professionals are attracted to major European capitals. They move to Stockholm, Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as farther away. The sun …

Welfare

Finland to join NATO's ammunition-procurement working group | Jane's 360

Finnish defence minister Jussi Niinistö agreed a Statement of Intent with his NATO counterparts on 29 June, facilitating Finland's membership of a …

Russia

The new Swan 95 leaves Finland. The first sailing photos

<b>Finnish yard Nautor’s Swan has announced that the first hull in its new Swan 95 range of 28.8 metre sailing yachts, Lot 99, has left Pietarsaari</b> …

Sailing

Following Injury, Reunanen Healthy and Enjoying Development Camp

"It was a tough season [last year]," Reunanen told NYRangers.com after the final day of prospect development camp. "Last summer I was not able to …

Ice Hockey

Dear girls of the world: Strive, accept failures, get up, and work harder for the goals you want in life

Don’t let fear stop you, take the risk and tackle what you think is impossible. Strive, accept failures, get up, and work harder for the goals you …

Self-improvement

Finland has a migration crisis, too: Smart, young professionals are moving out

Young Finnish professionals are attracted to major European capitals. They move to Stockholm, Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as farther away. The sun shines in Dubai; the world’s top organizations and institutes are in New York and Washington. The occupations of these migrants are manifold: bankers, …

Big Ideas

A Finnish Court Just Seized an Uber Manager’s Assets

A Helsinki district court on Wednesday ordered the assets of Uber's Finnish country manager be confiscated until police conclude an investigation …

Uber

Finnish court confiscates Uber manager's assets amid legal probe

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Helsinki district court on Wednesday ordered the assets of Uber's Finnish country manager be confiscated until police conclude an investigation into whether the U.S. ride-hailing firm operates an illegal taxi service in Finland.<p>The court turned down a police request to …

Uber

Finland's brain drain: what happens to small countries when the talent leaves?

Young Finnish professionals are attracted to major European capitals. They move to Stockholm, Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as farther away. The sun …

Economics

A Day in Hossa, Finland's Newest National Park

The country is celebrating its centenary in style.<p>In a distant corner of Scandinavia near the Russian border, wild reindeer graze in meadows, boreal forests frame waterways, and the midnight sun lights up kettle ponds. Like much of Finland, Hossa National Park is the kind of place that should …

National Parks

Snapchat Among Finland's Fastest Growing Daily-Use Social Sites

Facebook remains Finland’s most widely used social network. But daily use of most other mainstream social platforms is rising much faster among the …

Finland’s New National Park Sounds Epic

Rock paintings, crystal-clear creeks, an expansive natural lake, and miles upon miles of trails for hiking and cycling are among the highlights of …

National Parks

Finland's Newest National Park is Officially Open

As far as world traveling goes, the Nordic countries are always a safe bet to start with. And we say that in the most literal sense, as Finland was …

Adventure Travel

The Beautiful Town of Rauma

Finland’s coast boasts the world’s largest archipelago. Old wooden towns, lighthouses, historical manors and stone churches, large national parks …

Europe

10 Startups to Watch From Finland

One of the key locations of the post-recession startup boom has been Finland, particularly in the tech sector, which has launched numerous successful …

Startups

The End of ECB Purchases and Why Finland Is Already Prepared

One day, the European Central Bank will no longer be the backbone of Europe’s bond market and anyone who grew too comfortable with that support will …

Economy

Nokia cuts 170 jobs in Finland

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Telecom network equipment maker Nokia <NOKIA.HE> has completed lay-off talks in its home country Finland and will as a result cut 170 jobs, the company said on Friday.<p>Announcing the talks in May, the company said it was preparing to cut up to 200 jobs from network operations …

Business