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Norway Wants to Give Finland a Mountain

ImgSince it's already blessed with mountainous bounty, the proposal is to move Norway's border about 490 feet north and 600 feet east, placing Halti's peak firmly on the Finnish side. Then Finland would have a mountain peak—and Norway would have endless...
Smithsonian. Aug 26, 2016 13:09 UTC

Economists submit ideas on boosting Finnish reforms

ImgFinance minister Petteri Orpo receives another report on Friday from three of the country's most distinguished economists. They are offering policy ideas on how Finland might reform its labour market and economy—but there's no guarantee their..
YLE News. Aug 26, 2016 11:52 UTC

How Finland Starts the School Year

ImgOne of my graduate-school professors—a former Massachusetts Teacher of the Year—had warned me that Finnish students were academically advanced, especially in math. Indeed, Finland's students had excelled on international standardized tests like the...
The Atlantic. Aug 25, 2016 12:40 UTC

Police Bust $2.26 Million Dark Net Drug Ring in Finland

ImgA multimillion European dark net drug ring was busted and shut down in Finland this week, according to the Finnish publication Yle Uutiset. Officials say three Finns with "exceptional IT skills" ran a smuggling operation worth €2 million ($2.26 million..
The Daily Dot. Aug 26, 2016 14:04 UTC

Hometown rewards lone Finnish Olympic medalist with plot of land

ImgFinland's lone Olympic medal winner boxer Mira Potkonen was feted in her home town of Nokia, near Tampere. Hundreds of townsfolk turned out to celebrate Potkonen's bronze medal in the women's 60-kilogram class and to cheer her receipt of a...
YLE News. Aug 26, 2016 04:02 UTC

McHenry County superintendents visit Finland, study school system

ImgCRYSTAL LAKE – EF Educational Tours offered the opportunity and paid for a group of about 30 educators from the U.S. to go on a trip to Finland this summer to study the Finnish school system, including top leaders from local school districts in Crystal..
Northwest Herald. Aug 26, 2016 04:19 UTC

Finland eyes NATO safety - Washington Times

ImgThere's nothing like a slap across the face, or a splash of icy water, to get a sleepyhead's instant attention. Finland, like Sweden, has prized its neutrality, often...
Washington Times. Aug 26, 2016 01:26 UTC

In Sweden and Finland, tech companies help refugees find work..

ImgBoth Nordic nations are stretched thin processing thousands of new asylum seekers. The tech industry is lending a much-needed hand.
CNET. Aug 25, 2016 12:30 UTC

Finland gearing up to launch basic income experiment

ImgOlli Kangas, the head of research at the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), has shed light on changes introduced to the upcoming basic income experiment since the publication of a preliminary report on the experiment on 30 March, 2016.
Helsinki Times. Aug 26, 2016 06:23 UTC

Finnish broadcaster MTV in dire financial straits, Swedish owner still hopeful

ImgFinland's oldest commercial television broadcaster MTV has found itself in financial difficulty that could threaten the firm's very existence – were it not for its Swedish owner's deep pockets and faith in the company.
YLE News. Aug 25, 2016 17:10 UTC

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