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

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 declares state of emergency to tackle rise in virus cases

dpa/GNA - The Finnish government on Monday declared a state of emergency, which enhances its powers to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The government also...
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Finnish PM tests negative for Covid-19, but will work remotely

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Wednesday that she does not have Covid-19, but that she will continue to work remotely after experiencing...
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

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

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...

Finnair carries 96 percent fewer passengers in June than one year earlier

Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of passengers carried by Finnair dropped sharply in June, the Finnish airline announced Tuesday. The...

Finnish schools could be closed again once infections occur

As Finnish schools are preparing to reopen this week, after nearly two months of closure to curb the spread of COVID-19, Education Minister Li...
waste water

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

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) started on Monday to take samples from 28 sewage processing plants, which covers 60 percent of...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Two Finnish research groups developing COVID-19 vaccines, human trials likely before midsummer

Two Finnish research groups are developing vaccines against novel coronavirus, one of which is likely to begin human trials before midsummer this year, Finnish...

Finland to increase funding for WHO

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

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

Long strike in mechanical wood industry ends in Finland

A long strike in the Finnish mechanical wood industries ended on Sunday, as the proposals by National Conciliator Vuokko Piekkala were accepted by both...
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Numbers assessment system returns to Finland’s schools

The Finnish National Agency for Education on Tuesday backtracked its 2014 decree and announced that the mandatory use of numbers in assessing the achievements...
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Nokia says its 5G deal momentum continues

Finland-based telecommunications equipment company Nokia issued on Thursday its financial report for the last quarter and the full year of 2019, saying it is...

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

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

EU Aviation body places emphasis on dangers associated with commercial airline

The increased commercial pressure endangering safe air travel is a leading theme at a two-day conference of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)...

Google to invest US$3.3 billion in European data centers

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said here on Friday that the internet giant had decided to invest 3 billion euros (3.3 billion U.S. dollars) to...
5G technology

5G based industrial-use AI application launched in Finland

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...

First verdict of mass sexual offenses made in Finland

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...
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Immigrant Sex Offenders will receive stiffer punishment – Finnish Minister

Finnish Interior Minister Kai Mykkanen on Saturday repeated his call for tougher punishment on sex offenders who are immigrants or asylum seekers, after police...
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Microsoft to reimburse aggrieved customer for unwanted windows 10 installation

The Finnish Consumer Disputes Board (CDB) has ordered Microsoft to compensate a Finnish man for unauthorized installation of Windows 10, local media reported on...

Finland: The Diminished Powers of a Symbolic President

With the national voting for the new president of Finland due on Sunday, a popular desire for stronger presidency power has come up again...

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto, 69, was re-elected on Sunday for a second six-year term following a landslide victory with 62.7 percent of the votes. When...

Finnish government to submit formal resignation – Sipila

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Monday that his government will submit a formal resignation soon. Sipila told a press conference...

New ministers chosen for Finnish coalition government

The three ruling parties of the Finnish coalition government on Thursday each chose a nominee to serve as the new ministers, as the cabinet...

Vintage Photos Bears Witness to Sino-Finnish Ties

Vintage photos witness Sino-Finnish friendship By Guan Kejiang from People’s Daily A group of old photos on people-to-people exchanges between China and Finland were recently sent...

China-Europe Economic Ties Thrives On Xi’s Visit to Finland

China-Europe economic ties in booming tide By Bai Yang from People’s Daily The world is now betting that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ongoing state visit to...

Technology center draws China and Finland closer

The time-honored friendship and frequent high-level visits between China and Finland have given a boost to their in-depth collaboration. Zhongguancun, a technology hub in...

Finland calls for investigation into U.S. missile strike, gas attack in Syria

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said that both the U.S. missile strike on early Friday and the gas attack on Tuesday should be investigated carefully...
Dutch election

Dutch election blow, but not lethal blow to populism – Laura Parkkinen

While Finnish mainstream parties joined the European leaders expressing relief after the Dutch elections result, an expert on populism warned against drawing wide conclusion...