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Finland in the international media 2014

Forbes: Finland Honors Stuart Parkin For Enabling Cloud Revolution (with $1.4M)
9 April 2014

Professor Stuart Stephen Papworth Parkin will receive the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize, it was announced today. More »

Ice News: Finland: Housing shortage in baby bonus town
8 April 2014

The Finnish town of Lestijärvi, in the western region of Ostrobothnian, has seen birth rates soar since announcing an initiative offering parents 10,000 euros for new arrivals, so much so that the town is now suffering from a housing shortage. More »

Mirror: Eurovision 2014 preview: Will Finland entry Something Better see Softengine join song contest winners?
8 April 2014

With this year's Eurovision Song Contest nearly upon us, we're profiling every single contestant and now it's Finland's Softengine's turn. More »

The Maritime Executive: Finland Wants More Arctic Action
6 April 2014

Mia Bennett, a PhD student in Geography at the University of California, spoke with Timo Lohi, who is heading up the Arctic Corridor project based in Finland, and she shares her insights with The Maritime Executive. More »

High Life: Benedict Cumberbatch: ice driving in Finland
1 April 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch ditches his trademark detective's coat for thermals as he dares to cheat death driving on ice in the Arctic Circle. Gavin Green joins him. More »

Trend Hunter: Kid-Friendly Light Fixtures
28 March 2014

Finnish Company Feelis Helsinki is Behind the Moomin Light Collection. More »

Daily Mail: What's your name in Finnish? Finland launches name-translation tool
25 March 2014

There is – if you look back through the story of Europe to the days when swarthy Vikings came rampaging out of the Nordic countries with an axe in the hand and a twinkle in the eye – a little genetic Finnish (as well as lots of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) in us all. More »

Jakarta Globe: Finland Offers Help in Tackling Indonesia’s Cyber Crimes
24 March 2014

“Cyber security has become an important focus for development and what we can offer here is our knowledge and experience,” Lt. Gen. Arto Raty, the permanent secretary of Finland’s Ministry of Defense, said during a recent visit to Indonesia. More »

Time: Finlandization Is Not a Perfect Recipe for Ukraine
21 March 2014

Would today's Russia even allow 'Ukrainization'? More »

Brandon Sun: Finnish gibberish talker propelled to fame, heads to the US after 9 million YouTube hits
19 March 2014

A 19-year-old Finnish supermarket cashier with millions of Internet fans of her language imitation YouTube video is heading for America hoping her gibberish hit will open up a new career. More »

The Atlantic: Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality'
17 March 2014

Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. More »

Bloomberg: Finland Trapped in Recession as Investment Fades: Nordic Credit
14 March 2014

Finland is shuttering factories that make up the backbone of its export industry faster than it’s investing in new companies. More »

BBC: Tove Jansson: Love, war and the Moomins
13 March 2014

This year Finland is celebrating the centenary of the birth of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins, and one of the most successful children's writers ever. More »

Belta: Belarus, Finland intend to bolster economic ties
11 March 2014

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Finland Alexander Ostrovsky met with Vice President of Finnvera Raija Rissanen on 11 March, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. More »

WBUR: What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7
8 March 2014

Finland, a country the size of Minnesota, beats the U.S. in math, reading and science, even though Finnish children don't start school until age 7. More »

Matangi Tonga: Finland opens consulate in Nuku'alofa
5 March 2014

A Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Finland was opened by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala at the Loumaile Building, Nuku'alofa this morning, March 5. More »

The New Yorker: The Hands That Made the Moomins
5 March 2014

In 1915, a mother makes a sketch of her one-year-old daughter’s hands. “Look what beautiful hands, one flat, with outstretched fingers, one with a clenched fist,” she notes. The hands were to be key, as they belonged to Tove Jansson. More »

World First Travel Insurance: Finland has politest hotel staff
3 March 2014

Holidaymakers are less likely to encounter a Basil Fawlty-style hotel in Finland than anywhere else in Europe, a new study has suggested. More »

The Guardian: Lapp up some green skiing in Pyhä, Finland
28 February 2014

The Finnish ski resort of Pyhä has cheap ski passes, dramatic scenery, and is where the national team trains. More »

Xinhuanet: Finland develops hyperspectral camera for detecting skin cancer in seconds
28 February 2014

The Technical Research Center of Finland VTT has developed a hyperspectral camera, which is capable to detect early stage of skin cancer, the Finnish Daily Helsingin Sanomat reported on Thursday. More »

Search Security: TrustyCon: Hypponen warns of government malware, loss of vendor trust
27 February 2014

"We're slaving away, not seeing what is going on in the world, and what we should do is wake up." More »

Daily Mail: Welcome to Finland: Europe's best hotel staff are revealed - and they aren't in the UK
25 February 2014

How can I help? Finland, Germany and Austria have the most friendly hotel staff, according to a new poll More »

The Boston Globe: ‘Sculptor’s Daughter’ by Tove Jansson
22 February 2014

Ilove Tove Jansson’s recently reissued 1968 memoir, “Sculptor’s Daughter: A Childhood Memoir," and not just because it gives the reader almost nothing of her autobiography. More »

BBC: Finland: Reflective reindeer antlers aim to stop accidents
18 February 2014

Herders in Lapland are spraying their reindeer with reflective paint to help drivers see them in the dark, it appears. More »

New Europe: Finland’s record of transparency blemished by increasing corruption cases
16 February 2014

Finland, a Nordic country that has been a model in the world in combating corruption, has witnessed an increase of suspected business related crimes in the past few years. More »

SB Nation: Winter Olympics hockey results: Finland cruises past Norway
14 February 2014

Teemu Selanne only played 5:27 in Finland's opening game against Austria after sustaining an upper-body injury in the first period. More »

Gizmodo: How a Simple Fabric Pattern Uplifted a Post-War Finland
10 February 2014

In the years after World War II, most of Europe was devastated, both physically and financially. From this drab reality, one country began producing bright, technicolor textiles... More » Finnish Energy Company Fortum Empowerseducation for Hundreds of Students in Rajasthan
8 February 2014

Three schools in Rajasthan will be equipped with solar powered infrastructure by Finnish energy company Fortum. More »

Tehran Times: Tehran photo exhibit to highlight Finnish architecture
7 February 2014

An exhibition of photos highlighting designs by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) some other urban areas in the country will open at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) in Tehran on February 12. More »

Women's Agenda: Want cheap, plentiful, quality childcare? Go to Finland
5 February 2014

When a government calls upon its people for ideas about how to fix a pressing policy problem, it is inevitable that the call will be answered by a variety of people, with a variety of opinions. More »

The Guardian: In Finland's heart is not so dark as it's been painted
29 January 2014

In the course of showing us the "dark" side of Scandinavian life, Michael Booth writes that Finland is "burdened by taboos" about the civil war, second world war and cold war (The dark heart of Scandinavia, 28 January). More »

BBC: In pictures: SnowCastle of Kemi
27 January 2014

This year the construction required more than 2,000 lorry loads of snow and about 60 builders. More »

Winnipeg Free Press: Finland may be just too clean
25 January 2014

Wealthy, unpolluted nation has Type 1 diabetes rates up to six times higher than its poorer, dirtier neighbours. More »

Candy Industry: The Face of Finland's Fazer Confectionery
23 January 2014

Majlen Fazer — Fazer Brands’ “godmother” of chocolate quality and the greatgranddaughter of founder Karl Fazer — brings home the 2013 European Candy Kettle Club award. More »

The Washington Post: Bitcoin Judged Commodity in Finland After Failing Money Test
20 January 2014

Bitcoin doesn’t meet the definition of a currency or even an electronic payment form in Finland, where the central bank has instead decided to categorize the software as a commodity. More »

Financial Times: Life, Art, Words, by Boel Westin; Sculptor’s Daughter, by Tove Jansson
17 January 2014

How the author of the Moomin books created a children’s fantasy in tune with the postwar world. More »

The Daily Star: Helsinki revives Guggenheim plans with design contest
17 January 2014

Finland has revived plans for a new Guggenheim museum on the Helsinki waterfront, raising chances for the capital to exploit the Guggenheim brand and join the big league of art destinations such as New York and Bilbao. More »

The Daily Star: Helsinki revives Guggenheim plans with design contest
17 January 2014

Finland has revived plans for a new Guggenheim museum on the Helsinki waterfront, raising chances for the capital to exploit the Guggenheim brand and join the big league of art destinations such as New York and Bilbao. More »

The Guardian: Vocational education: why the Finns do it best
15 January 2014

Could technical training help to tackle youth unemployment? Gita Subrahmanyam argues Finland's approach has key lessons for the developing world. More »

StarTribune: SPCO on its game with Kuusisto at the helm
11 January 2014

Osmo Vänskä, one of Finland’s most distinguished sons, is no longer music director of the Minnesota Orchestra — a loss whose magnitude we are still absorbing. More »

Reuters: Rolls-Royce looked to buy out Finland's Wartsila
9 January 2014

British engineering company Rolls-Royce made a takeover approach to Finnish ship and power plant engine maker Wartsila but the talks ended without a deal, the two companies said on Thursday. More » Twenty reasons to visit Helsinki 
7 January 2014

A pool where swimming naked is the norm and 19 other reasons to visit the Finnish capital. More »

CTV News: Finland beats Sweden 3-2 in world junior final
5 January 2014

Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 9:42 of overtime to give Finland its third world junior hockey title, 3-2 over Sweden on Sunday. More »

ETF Trends: Demographics Weigh on Finland Economy, ETF
3 January 2014

Finland has been a pillar in the Eurozone economic bloc, but the central has warned of an impending financial crisis that could rival Italy’s, pressuring the long-term outlook on the Finnish economy and related exchange traded fund. More »

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