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Tampere city center – East or west?

NordenBladet – East or west? Tampere is divided by the 18-metre high rapids of Tammerkoski that run from north to south between lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Many locals never actually change sides: if you were born on the east side,

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44 COMMON QUESTIONS with answers about Finland

NordenBladet – What are the traditions of Finland?, Where does Santa live Finland?, Where in Finland can you see the Northern Lights?, Is Finland a Scandinavian country?, What is the average temperature in Finland?, How many saunas are in Finland?

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Enontekiö, the Finnish part of Lapland – municipality overview and info + PHOTOS!

NordenBladet – Enontekiö (Eanodat, Enontekis) is a municipality in the Finnish part of Lapland with approx. 1,900 inhabitants. It is situated in the outermost northwest of the country and occupies a large and very sparsely populated area of about 8,400

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The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland

NordenBladet – The Arctic Centre is an international hub of Arctic information and the centre of excellence that conducts multidisciplinary research in the Arctic region. The Arctic Centre combines Arctic research, Arktikum Science Centre exhibitions and science communications in a

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Lapland Chamber of Commerce – Promoting Arctic business

NordenBladet – Lapland Chamber of Commerce is the Northernmost Chamber of Commerce in the European Union. Its mission is to create success and growth for business in Lapland and Finland by promoting local businesses, entrepreneurship, economic freedom, fair competition and

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Arctic Business Forum Yearbook 2018

NordenBladet – The 9th Arctic Business Forum Yearbook is an overview of the European High North investments and business development published in association with the Arctic Business Forum. The Yearbook 2018 by Lapland Chamber of Commerce addresses Arctic cooperation, policies

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Klaukkala and Nurmijärvi in Finland + PHOTOS!

NordenBladet – Klaukkala (Swedish: Klövskog) is a village in the southern part of the Nurmijärvi municipality of Finland, near the Valkjärvi lake. Klaukkala is the largest of the villages in Nurmijärvi and is often mistakenly thought of as a separate

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Finnish and Swedish Ministers for Foreign Affairs discuss foreign and security policy cooperation

NordenBladet —  Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will meet Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström in Stockholm on 2 May. The Ministers will discuss ways to intensify the foreign and security policy cooperation between Finland and Sweden, the

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Crisis management now – resolving conflicts and building peace together (seminar in Kalasatama, Helsinki, on 17 May 2018)

NordenBladet — The 100-year-old Ministry for Foreign Affairs with its partners are organising a Crisis management now seminar in Kalasatama, Helsinki, on 17 May 2018. The event will present Finnish actors’ participation in the resolution of international crises and peacebuilding.

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Finland used EUR 935 million on official development assistance in 2017

NordenBladet —  Finland used EUR 935 million on official development assistance (ODA) in 2017. This represented 0.41 per cent of Finland’s gross national income. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today published preliminary data on official development assistance

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Finland´s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen: EU and Mexico reach agreement on modernising their trade relationship

NordenBladet — On 21 April 2018, the European Union and Mexico reached a political agreement on modernising their existing Free Trade Agreement. “The future agreement is welcome, because it brings partly outdated trade rules up to date to correspond companies’

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Agreement about transfer of Foreign Ministry’s 24/7 services to the Emergency Response Centre Agency

NordenBladet — The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Emergency Response Centre Agency (ERCA) have agreed that the Foreign Ministry’s 24/7 services will be handled by ERCA in Kerava from August 2018 onwards. Initially, the agreement will be in force

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A hundred years of foreign policy – Foreign Ministry’s public event in Jyväskylä

NordenBladet — The Ministry for Foreign Affairs marks its 100th anniversary by presenting its activities in various public events in different parts of the country. A public event will be organised on 27 April in cooperation with the Regional Council

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Soini: Young people’s participation in peace processes to be ensured

NordenBladet — United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake will visit Finland from 25 to 27 April. On Thursday 26 April, she will attend a visit to Helsinki Senior High School together with Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini

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Brussels Syria Conference to reaffirm assistance to people affected by the crisis

NordenBladet — Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini together with representatives of the international community will attend the Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the region” from 24 to 25 April. The Conference aims to support the

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Ministers Virolainen and Tiilikainen to join the discussion on energy transition possibilities

NordenBladet — A delegation of directors and experts from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will visit Helsinki next week. They will also meet with Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen and Minister of the Environment, Energy and

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