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EXHAUSTIVE OVERVIEW: who were the ancient Scandinavian origin Vikings and when was the time of the Vikings?

NordenBladet – The Vikings were ancient Scandinavian origin seafarers whose characteristic culture flourished around the 8th until the 11th century (the so called Viking Era). The name “Viking” apparently stems from ancient Nordic word vik that stands for gulf; viking

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Finland: Mairéad McGuinness: We need parliamentary cooperation now more than ever

NordenBladet – Ms Maireád McGuinness, the First Vice-President of the European Parliament, participated in the plenary meeting of COSAC in Helsinki on 1 – 3 December. McGuinness appreciated the dialogue in the conference: “People were getting involved, lots of questions,

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Finland: COSAC adopted contribution on the negotiations concerning the MFF, overseeing compliance with the rule-of-law principle, and EU climate action

NordenBladet – LXII COSAC, the conference of the committees of Member State parliaments dealing with EU affairs, as well as of representatives of the European Parliament, ended in Helsinki earlier today. The conference sessions held on Monday and Tuesday covered

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Finland: Speaker Matti Vanhanen opened the COSAC meeting in Helsinki

NordenBladet – Matti Vanhanen, Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, opened COSAC, the conference of the committees of Member State parliaments dealing with EU affairs, as well as of representatives of the European Parliament, in Helsinki earlier today. Vanhanen reminded the

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GALLERY & WINNERS: Nordic Council’s festive awards gala in Stockholm concert hall

NordenBladet – Yesterday evening, on Tuesday 29 October 2019 awards were handed out in Sweden in Stockholm’s concert hall (Stockholms konserthus, Hötorget 8) at a festive awards gala held by the Nordic Council. Every year the Nordic Council also announces

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TWO-WEEK road trip with children to Finland – the planning of the trip, the route, and travel blog with photos

NordenBladet – Travelling in the Nordic countries is safe and within a short time you are able to visit several sightseeings. The Nordic people themselves prefer to travel more and more in the home country and other Nordic countries since

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LIST of the Richest Countries in the World: Norway is the second richest in the world

NordenBladet – The GDP of Norway ranks as the second largest in the world. Back in 2017, Norway’s GDP registered as 74,571 USD and 2018 by Worls Bank report Norway was the richest. By looking at the GDP per capita,

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Mayors from across the Arctic met in Rovaniemi to discuss the future and the activities of the Forum

NordenBladet – Mayors from across the Arctic met in Rovaniemi 8. May 2019 to discuss the future and the activities of the Forum. “People in the north must engage more actively in the conversation about the Arctic future to link

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8 REASONS why you should go on a road trip in Nordic countries

NordenBladet – More and more people love to spend their holidays in Scandinavia because there is safe, amazing nature and a lot to do and everybody are obsessed with Scandinavian culture! This year NordenBladet gave out a Finland´s travel guide

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An effective Arctic process has borne fruit – activities will continue with even closer cooperation

NordenBladet – Esko Lotvonen, Mayor of Rovaniemi extends a warm welcome to everyone attending the Arctic conferences in early May, so that we can work together to ensure sustainable development in the best interests of both current and future generations.

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Finnish parliamentary elections: Record number of women winners

NordenBladet – In a very close election, the Social Democratic Party won the most seats in Parliament – but only just. The main issues driving Finland’s 2019 parliamentary election on April 14, 2019 included the previous government coalition’s unsuccessful attempt

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Ministry of the Environment investigates the use of plastics in buildings – ARA, Senate Properties and the University of Helsinki studying how to reduce the use of plastics in their construction projects

NordenBladet —  A study by the Ministry of the Environment on the use of plastics in residential buildings and day-care centres reveals that plastics can be found in all parts of buildings. The amount of plastics in individual buildings, however,

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National Report on Biodiversity in Finland: Biodiversity still on the decline despite rigorous work

NordenBladet — Finland’s broad-based working group on biodiversity has approved the sixth national report on the conservation of biodiversity in Finland. According to the report, Finland has engaged in rigorous, well-coordinated work to halt the decline in biodiversity, but the

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Key Project increases sustainability of Finland’s food system

NordenBladet — How have the Key Government Projects affected water resources protection and the circular economy? Climate change, protecting our water resources and ensuring the sustainability of food production require a shift to a system in which nutrients circulate. Over

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Climate Barometer 2019: Finns wish to have solutions to climate crisis at the heart of policy-making

NordenBladet — The Finns wish to see solutions to the climate crisis among the priority themes of the next government term and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Growing numbers of Finns have also changed their own behaviour

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From good to “goodest”: Finland tops the Good Country Index

NordenBladet – Finland is number one in the newest Good Country Index, which seeks to measure “what each country on earth contributes to the good of humanity.” We talk to the index’s creator, Simon Anholt, about what it means to

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