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Finnish PM Sanna Marin is ready to act after Putin’s speech

Finland is ready to bar most Russians from entering the country as traffic “intensified” after President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilisation. Finnish land border crossings are one of the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a string of Western countries closed both physical frontiers and air space to Russian planes in […]

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Finance

Finnish PM scandal shows that shaking up politics has its cost

The writer is a postdoctoral researcher in political science and international political economy at the University of Zurich It was a big news week for Finland. The country had joined a handful of other EU countries in dramatically restricting the number of Russian tourist visas — a move that would narrow the main route used […]

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Canada

Does the Finnish PM’s dance party video expose a double standard? | CBC News

As women around the world have taken to social media in the past few days, posting videos of themselves dancing to show #SolidarityWithSanna, some Canadian politicians and strategists are also coming to the defence of the Finnish prime minister, suggesting she is being unfairly judged due to her gender and age.  Sanna Marin became a target after a […]

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Weird

Headline: Finnish prime minister is doing ordinary human things. Not ok says experts.

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World

Ukraine LIVE: Putin humiliated as forces retreat from Finnish border as NATO threat erupts

Following the capture of the city of Lysychansk, Russia controls all of the Luhansk region, one of Putin’s stated war goals. Next in the Russian sights is the Donetsk region, which together with Luhansk makes up the Donbas. However, Ukrainian forces have dug into defensive positions in the area and Russian troops will face an […]

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UK

Canada, Denmark and Norway ratify Finnish membership in Nato

The Finnish and Swedish membership applications were ratified virtually without delay by Canada, Denmark and Norway, according to Helsingin Sanomat. Estonia is expected to do the same on Wednesday. All 30 Nato member states must ratify the applications before the invitees become fully fledged members. The length of the national ratification processes is expected to […]

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Science

Greece gets European assistance in fighting wildfires | Science-Environment

The first of the more than 200 firefighters from six European countries that will help their Greek colleagues in fighting wildfires have arrived in Athens. The 28 Romanian firefighters were welcomed Saturday by Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides and the leadership of Greece’s Fire Service. “Romania is happy to join the pre-positioning […]

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UK

Finnish Parliament Speaker: Finland, Sweden and Norway Should Consider Joint Air Defense Control

Finland, Sweden and Norway should consider organising their air defence control jointly in territories north of the Arctic Circle in coming years, the speaker of the Finnish parliament Matti Vanhanen, said on Monday, Reuters reports. If Finland and neighbouring Sweden’s applications for membership in the Western military alliance NATO are successful, the Nordics could for […]

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UK

EU Ministers Approve Norwegian, Polish, Finnish VAT Rules

European Union finance ministers on Friday approved a plan for the bloc to work more closely with Norway to combat value-added tax fraud, and waved through exemptions from EU VAT rules for Finland and Poland. On Norway, the ministers said the European Commission, the EU’s executive, could go ahead with a scheme to reinforce a […]

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UK

Finnish parliament speaker: Finland, Sweden, and Norway should consider joint air defense control

Finland, Sweden and Norway should consider organising their air defence control jointly in territories north of the Arctic Circle in coming years, the speaker of the Finnish parliament said on Monday, Reuters reports. If Finland and neighbouring Sweden’s applications for membership in the Western military alliance NATO are successful, the Nordics could for the first […]