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Finland: Nordic country on the Baltic Sea
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a country located in the Nordic region of Europe. Bounded by the Baltic Sea to its southwest, the Gulf of Bothnia on the west, and the Gulf of Finland on the south, it shares land borders with Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, and Norway to the north. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and Tampere are largest cities and urban areas in the whole country.

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Viral Finland PM quote about US being under Russian control ‘not true’ | #TheCube [Video]

Viral Finland PM quote about US being under Russian control ‘not true’ | #TheCube

It was suggested that Marin had also wondered whether the US was under Russian control since January 20, 2017 - the date Trump was inaugurated as president.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:14Published

'Frugal Four' will come round to EU's €750bn COVID-19 recovery fund, says former Finland PM Stubb [Video]

'Frugal Four' will come round to EU's €750bn COVID-19 recovery fund, says former Finland PM Stubb

'Frugal Four' will come round to EU's €750bn COVID-19 recovery fund, says former Finland PM Stubb

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 05:19Published
As euro zone growth plunges, Germany looks least awful [Video]

As euro zone growth plunges, Germany looks least awful

Germany seems to be weathering the economic storm better than most of the euro zone, but GDP figures everywhere in the region make grim reading. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Finland's government said on Thursday it will lift coronavirus-related restrictions on leisure travelling to and from neighbouring Baltic and Nordic countries, excluding Sweden.
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Finland's Centre Party nominated on Monday former Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen as its candidate for finance minister, following Katri Kulmuni's resignation on Friday over her use of taxpayers' money..
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Katri Kulmuni resigns over revelations she spent more than €50,000 on media performance coaching.
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Coronavirus infections have slowed in Finland over the last two weeks despite the reopening of schools in mid-May, the health ministry said on Thursday.
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Finland's PM says she hopes to give birth while in office

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Reopening schools in Denmark did not worsen outbreak, data shows

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Finland to spend 100 million euros on coronavirus protection

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Malta envoy to Helsinki resigns after comparing Merkel to Hitler

Malta's ambassador to Finland resigned on Sunday after he came under fire for comparing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Adolf Hitler, Malta's ministry of foreign affairs said in an emailed..
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Universal basic income improves well-being and encourages work, Finland's pilot study finds

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Finland's government to work remotely due to possible coronavirus exposure

Finland's government will work remotely at least until the end of this week as a precaution, it said on Thursday, after two ministers were possibly exposed to the coronavirus this week.
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Finland to let restaurants, theatres reopen from June 1 as curbs ease

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Finland to reopen schools and daycares gradually starting May 14

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Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers over Baltic Sea in training exercise

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Finland PM to work from home as precaution against coronavirus

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Finland will adopt a hybrid strategy to move towards more normal life while still containing the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Wednesday.
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Finland's emergency supply agency head quits over face mask purchase

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Finland will start tracking the spread of the new coronavirus in its population with randomised antibody tests, its public health authority said on Tuesday.
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