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Vice President Katainen in Finland to discuss #FutureOfEurope and defence co-operation

Vice President Katainen in Finland to discuss #FutureOfEurope and defence co-operation

| May 27, 2019

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen (pictured), responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, is in Helsinki, Finland, today (27 May). He will deliver a keynote speech on the Future of Europe at the plenary assembly of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), meet with the Board of The National Union of University Students […]

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#FinnishEUPresidency urged to toughen up human rights rules on business

#FinnishEUPresidency urged to toughen up human rights rules on business

| February 15, 2019

The tragic dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, on 25 January, which saw at least 150 lives lost and thousands of livelihoods destroyed, highlights the human cost of weak regulations on business operating in the global south. Yet despite these dangers, most European companies’ approach to human and labour rights remains superficial, putting lives at risk […]

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Finnish Prime Minister #Sipilä calls for a more united EU of concrete actions

Finnish Prime Minister #Sipilä calls for a more united EU of concrete actions

| February 1, 2019

MEPs debated the future of Europe with the Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä© CC-BY-4.0: © European Union 2019 – Source: EP  Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä debated the future of Europe with MEPs and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday (31 January). In his speech to MEPs, Finnish Prime Minister Sipilä expressed his support for […]

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#JunckerPlan supports chronic disease prevention in #Finland

#JunckerPlan supports chronic disease prevention in #Finland

| January 22, 2019

The Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan, is backing a €20 million European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Finnish company Nightingale Health. The company will use the financing to further develop its blood analysis technology, which facilitates the detection and prevention of chronic diseases. Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Vice President Jyrki Katainen, who attended the […]

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Most French want #Macron crackdown on radical #Islamists – polls

Most French want #Macron crackdown on radical #Islamists – polls

| April 2, 2018

Most French people want Muslims suspected of harbouring extremist views detained if they appear on spy agency watchlists and would back a ban on ultra-conservative Salafist Islam, two polls showed after the latest deadly attack in France, writes Brian Love. Right-wing opponents of Emmanuel Macron (pictured) have demanded the president get tough on security and […]

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#Helsinki crowned best European city for equality

#Helsinki crowned best European city for equality

| March 8, 2018

Recent analysis by online home rentals company Spotahome has revealed that Helsinki ranks as the best city for equality in Europe. The report examined 36 countries and 33 cities, where the real estate startup analysed key categories such as male vs female labour force participation, political issues, LGBTI friendliness, and overall quality of life, to […]

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Commentary: #China-#Finland ties to embark on new journey

Commentary: #China-#Finland ties to embark on new journey

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

My first mobile phone was a Nokia, and so were the next couple of devices following it. Before the popularization of smartphones, I was always a fan of Nokia phones, whose ring tones still echo in my mind, writes Chinese Ambassador to Finland Chen Li, People’s Daily. At the end of 2016, I was assigned […]

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