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Prime Minister Ansip: Finnish investors helped Estonia get through ...

Prime Minister Ansip: Finnish investors helped Estonia get through ... | Finland | Scoop.it

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said Estonia has had an exemplary recovery from economic downturn. For his part, Prime Minister Ansip praised the faith Finnish investors had in Estonia.
“Many Finnish investors dared invest in Estonia even in hard times, thus helping us out of the difficulties,” said Ansip. Niinistö also confirmed that Finnish investors viewed Estonia and Estonians with confidence. Both Niinistö and Ansip said the long-term relationship between the two countries had endured through thick and thin. “I am very grateful to Finland for the country’s cooperation. The trust-based special ties between our countries have evolved out of good-neighbourly relations and many shared accomplishments are yet to come,” said Ansip at the meeting.

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Finnish donors deliver food aid and used goods to needy in Estonia

Finnish donors deliver food aid and used goods to needy in Estonia | Finland | Scoop.it

Needy families in Estonia have long been recipients of clothing and all manner of goods from wheelchairs to mattresses supplied by private Finnish benefactors. Most of the aid packages have contained used clothing.
From last year, aid deliveries have increasingly included food. Finnish charity travellers often make personal visits to the families that they assist.
The recession of 2008 led to a decline in standards of living in Estonia. Consequently, more ordinary poor families with children have become recipients of aid, in addition to homes for the elderly, orphanages, and shelters for stray animals.

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Estonia takes centre stage at Helsinki Book Fair

Estonia takes centre stage at Helsinki Book Fair | Finland | Scoop.it
The eleventh annual Helsinki Book Fair culminates this weekend at the Helsinki
Exhibition and Convention Centre. This year the fair casts the spotlight on
Estonia, showcasing works of many bestselling Estonian authors and
performers.
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Webmedia of Estonia Purchases Finnish Software Developer CCC

Webmedia Group , Estonia’s largest computer software maker, entered the Finnish market by acquiring CCC Corporation Oy for an undisclosed sum. (Tundub, et e-riiki siiski hakatakse eksportima ja rahaks pöörama!
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To Tallinn from Helsinki by Ferry

To Tallinn from Helsinki by Ferry | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki is conveniently located 43 km north of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Historic buildings that date back as far as 1246 stand side-by-side with modern corporate headquarters in this bustling city.
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ronny's comment, January 12, 2012 1:13 AM
hoho Silja Line now belong to Tallink ... I was on Silja Line almost 10 years back on Turku Stockholm Turku cruise ... things do change one by one ... yet a cruise is always a nice journey towards free atmosphere
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Estonia challenges Finland’s economic model

Estonia challenges Finland’s economic model | Finland | Scoop.it

Investment banker Joakim Helenius says Estonia is more capable of handling competition than Finland.

“This is an unusual situation. There are two neighbouring countries that are close to each other, but which have very different taxation policies – Finland (progressive taxation) and Estonia (a 21 per cent flat tax). There are not many cases like this. This might actually be the only one in the world.”
Helenius feels that Estonia has better chances to prevail, because Estonia has virtually no net state debt.
“There are no pressures to raise taxes, whereas in Finland and the other Nordic Countries there are.”

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Dalai Lama visits Estonia and Finland amid Chinese criticism

Dalai Lama visits Estonia and Finland amid Chinese criticism | Finland | Scoop.it
The Dalai Lama is visiting Estonia, where he is meeting the country’s
president and other leading politicians. China has protested over the visit
and high-profile meetings. From Estonia, Tibet’s spiritual leader continues
on to Finland.
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