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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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With respect to geography and situation of the country, there are several well-differentiated regions not only for the climate but also for the food and culture. Climatic differences between seasons are quite important in the northern regions.
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Walpurgis Night - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Walpurgis Night - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish Vappu is next tuesday. So we have from friday to celebrate and the rest of the week to suffer the consequences.
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OLA Team Blog: FINLAND

OLA Team Blog: FINLAND | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its ...
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A coalition of extremes - thisisFINLAND: Facts: Politics & economy

A coalition of extremes - thisisFINLAND: Facts: Politics & economy | Finland | Scoop.it
The composition of Finland’s new government will surely raise eyebrows in many countries. The six-party coalition, led by Jyrki Katainen, Chairman of the centre-right National Coalition Party, includes parliamentarians from the far left and right of Finland’s political spectrum. Meanwhile two parties who position themselves between these extremes – the Centre Party and the True Finns – have been left in opposition.
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10 strange and interesting facts about Finland | The Ruka & Kuusamo Travel Guide

10 strange and interesting facts about Finland | The Ruka & Kuusamo Travel Guide | Finland | Scoop.it
A strange and beautiful land full of strange and interesting laws, nature and culture...
Read more on http://www.rukakuusamo.com
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Ulla M. Saikku's comment, May 23, 2011 12:45 PM
Thanks Heather! This is great one!
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Welfare State, version 3.0 - thisisFINLAND: Facts: Politics & economy

Welfare State, version 3.0 - thisisFINLAND: Facts: Politics & economy | Finland | Scoop.it
Central Chamber of Commerce CEO Risto E.J. Penttilä believes that Finland finds itself at a critical juncture.

He divides Finland’s economic history after the Second World War into three eras: Welfare State version 1.0 in Finland was a closed model. This was followed by the rise of Nokia and Finnish globalisation − what Penttilä calls version 2.0.

Now Finland is once again undergoing a transition. Before we move on, however, Penttilä is quick to point out that despite Finland’s tradition of underestimating its potential during times of crisis and change, the country has actually come through difficult periods of transition very well.

How to build Welfare State 3.0? Where to find the proper fuel to feed growth in the current decade?
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The 16 Most Creative Countries In The World - Finland nr 3

The 16 Most Creative Countries In The World - Finland nr 3 | Finland | Scoop.it
Those Scandinavians know how to innovate.

 

NR 3. FINLAND


Technology Rank: 1
Talent Rank: 1
Tolerance Rank: 19
Global Creativity Index: 0.894
Finland has much to be proud of, as the only country to finish first in more than one category. Its technology and talent rankings give it a high correlation to economic output, entrepreneurship, and human development. Only its lower tolerance ranking keeps it out of the top spot.

Photo: Shahram Sharif via Flickr

 

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Finlandtravellingthemes.org: Best Finland Wordpress & Blogger themes for free » Blog Archive » Impressive Finland

Finlandtravellingthemes.org: Best Finland Wordpress & Blogger themes for free » Blog Archive » Impressive Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for relaxing and special traveling, a trip to Finland is really unbeatable.
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From Sauna into Cities - Lecture Series about Finnish Culture and Society

From Sauna into Cities - Lecture Series about Finnish Culture and Society | Open Innovations Framework Program FRUCT.
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