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New data reveals the COVID-19 impact on workers’ livelihoods in urban Ghana

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Researchers from the United Nations University World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University...
Finland

Finland declares state of emergency to tackle rise in virus cases

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dpa/GNA - The Finnish government on Monday declared a state of emergency, which enhances its powers to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The government also...
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin arrives for the second day of a special European Council summit in Brussels on February 21, 2020, held to discuss the next long-term budget of the European Union (EU). (Photo by Aris Oikonomou / AFP)

Finland amends Communicable Diseases Act to tackle pandemic

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dpa/GNA - Finland's parliament on Friday approved several temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act, allowing for mandatory health checks of people -...
International Trade Center (ITC)

Government of Finland announces €5 million support to ITC for 2021-2022

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The government of Finland and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today signed an agreement that will see Finland provide €5 million in funding to...
A sea of rape flowers in blossom in Yingpan Village, Dali, southwest China’s Yunnan province during the 2018 Spring Festival. China’s rural tourism is focusing more on developing ecological tourism based on the lucid waters and lush mountains. (Photo from CFP)

Finland’s tourism revenues better than expected: ministry

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The decline in Finland's tourism revenues this year has been lower than expected, according to figures published by the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs...
unemployment

Unemployment rate remains high in Finland – Statistics

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The unemployment rate in Finland remained high in July to stand at 7.7 percent, while in July 2019 it had been 6.0 percent, Statistics...
BRUSSELS, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks at a press conference after a video conference in Brussels, Belgium, March 17, 2020. The heads of state and government of the European Union (EU) agreed during the video conference on Tuesday to endorse a temporary restriction on travels to the EU territory amid coronavirus concerns. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

Finland joins EU procurement program for COVID-19 vaccines

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Finland has decided to take part in the joint European Union (EU) agreement to purchase coronavirus vaccines and informed the European Commission of...
Wpid Soft Drinks

Swedish Cancer Society calls for soft-drink tax to fight obesity

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The Swedish Cancer Society calls on the government to bring in a soft-drink tax in a bid to reduce overweight and obesity among the...
HELSINKI, March 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Police officers and a road worker prepare for the blockade on a road in Hyvinkaa, on the northern edge of the Uusimaa region in Finland, March 27, 2020. To prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the Finnish government on Wednesday launched a plan to block the country's hardest-hit Uusimaa region, which includes the capital Helsinki. The lockdown was expected to start on Friday night under police supervision. (Photo by Matti Matikainen/Xinhua)

Finland pledges more protection to immigrant workers

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Finland has pledged more protection to foreign labor, as Minister of Employment Tuula Haatainen on Thursday described the current situation as "unfair to...
Photo taken on March 31, 2020 shows a street in Helsinki, Finlan. As of Monday, the coronavirus cases in Finland stood at 1,313 with 13 deaths, according to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). (Xinhua/Zhu Haochen)

Finland to increase capacity and efficiency in COVID-19 testing

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The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health published on Wednesday evening its updated strategy on COVID-19, increasing the country's capacity and efficiency in...
Cyprus Airways

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunge 85.3 percentage in first seven months

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Tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunged 85.3 percent in the first seven months of this year, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one...
FDA

COVID-19: Rapid Diagnostic Testing kits falls short of standards – FDA

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The Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA) on Tuesday said 34 antibody Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) kits submitted for validation for use in COVID-19 detection,...
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin arrives for the second day of a special European Council summit in Brussels on February 21, 2020, held to discuss the next long-term budget of the European Union (EU). (Photo by Aris Oikonomou / AFP)

Finland in talks with all sides during ongoing EU summit on recovery plan

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Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who is in Brussels attending a European Union (EU) summit, said Sunday that Finland had been consulting with both...
European Union

EU predicts Finland could have weakest growth in eurozone in 2021

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The European Commission on Tuesday gave Finland the worst growth prospect of the 19-member eurozone in 2021, saying in its Summer 2020 Economic Forecast...
waste water

Finland tests waste water to reveal spread situation of COVID-19

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The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) started on Monday to take samples from 28 sewage processing plants, which covers 60 percent of...
Finland

Finland to increase funding for WHO

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The Finnish government on Wednesday pledged to increase its funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) by restoring it to the 2015 level --...
Police officers and a road worker prepare for the blockade on a road in Hyvinkaa, on the northern edge of the Uusimaa region in Finland, March 27, 2020. To prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the Finnish government on Wednesday launched a plan to block the country's hardest-hit Uusimaa region, which includes the capital Helsinki. The lockdown was expected to start on Friday night under police supervision. (Photo by Matti Matikainen/Xinhua)

Finland to lift lockdown in Uusimaa region including capital

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The Finnish government on Wednesday announced that it was ending the isolation of the Uusimaa region, which includes the capital Helsinki. The physical blockade...
Finland

Long strike in mechanical wood industry ends in Finland

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A long strike in the Finnish mechanical wood industries ended on Sunday, as the proposals by National Conciliator Vuokko Piekkala were accepted by both...
Nokia

Nokia to cut 180 jobs in Finland, 5G plans not affected

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Nokia Corporation announced on Tuesday plans to cut some 180 jobs in Finland as part of its global plans, announced in 2018, to improve...
5G technology

5G based industrial-use AI application launched in Finland

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An ABB plant in Helsinki producing frequency alterer, or low voltage drives, has started using a 5G wireless-based artificial intelligence application for routine production...
court

First verdict of mass sexual offenses made in Finland

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The Oulu District Court in northern Finland sentenced a 20-year-old man to four years' imprisonment on Thursday for aggravated sexual abuse and brutal rape...

AFDB Showcases Investment Opportunities In Africa To Nordic Investors

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The African Development Bank in a multidisciplinary team roadshows has presented financial products and investment opportunities to Nordic investors to leverage more access to...

Students To Flourish In A Diverse World Through Developing Tolerance

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Top Global Teachers have shared their unique perspectives with CMRubinWorld on how education can help students find a “common ground” as part of the...
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (right) and Anne Berner signing the MoU

Ghana and Finland to Deepen ICT relationship

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Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communication, and Ms Anne Berner, the Minister of Transport and Communication in Helsinki, Finland, signed a Memorandum of...
somalia refugees

Finland & UNFPA support Somalia with 2 million Euro

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The Government of Finland and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Somalia have signed an agreement under which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of...

Finland to host World Circular Economy Forum 2017

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The world is in serious need of solutions to create sustainable growth and jobs. The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 is bringing 1,500 specialists...

South Africa welcomes ´CodeBus Africa´

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Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa will come together in May to run creative coding workshops for local students in Johannesburg,...

Finnish and Chinese authorities promote future oriented partnership

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Joint Declaration between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Finland on Establishing and Promoting the Future-oriented New-type Cooperative Partnership (April 5, 2017,...

Chinese President Xi to visit home of Santa Clause

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Chinese President to start a trip to Santa Clause homeland By Guan Kejiang from People's Daily Chinese President Xi Jinping, on April 4, will start a...

Economic cooperation between China-Finland spurred on by innovation

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Innovation brights up China-Finland economic cooperation By Qiang Wei from People’s Daily China's President Xi Jinping will kick off a three-day state visit to Finland on...