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Empowering women: Finnish experience - Arab News

..."What transformed Finland from a poor, disunited and underdeveloped country into a stable democracy was to a large extent the social reform program that was launched after the civil war. Women played prominent roles in exposing the social evils that had to be tackled and in finding the means by which to address them. They were able to bring these issues up for discussion in the media but also as parliamentarians. Women had gained the right to vote and the right to stand for election in 1906 as first in the world — largely thanks to the tireless efforts by the men and women activists in the women's rights movement."

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SDP's Tuomioja: Coalition Partners Far from Clear

SDP's Tuomioja: Coalition Partners Far from Clear | Finland | Scoop.it
The Social Democratic Party's elder statesman, Erkki Tuomioja, told YLE on Saturday that the makeup of the next Finnish government remains up in the air -- although four other potential coalition partners have said they are ready to begin negotiations.
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Tuomioja Rejects Call to Create Bailout Policy

Tuomioja Rejects Call to Create Bailout Policy | Finland | Scoop.it
Tuomioja Rejects Call to Create Bailout Policy: The chairman of Parliament's Grand Committee, Social Democratic ... http://bit.ly/jnTcqX...
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Finland’s new international relations team - BarentsObserver

Finland’s new international relations team - BarentsObserver | Finland | Scoop.it
Social democrat Erkki Tuomioja is taking over the reigns of the Foreign Ministry, while Alexander Stubb is becoming Minister of Foreign Trade and European Affairs.
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Finland's Tuomioja rejects Katainen's eurozone bailout plan -YLE

Finland's Tuomioja rejects Katainen's eurozone bailout plan -YLE | Finland | Scoop.it
Erkki Tuomioja, the chairman of the Finnish Parliament's grand committee, told the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) on Wednesday that the committee tasked with EU matters could not act on eurozone bailouts without a government proposal.

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