As the national broadcasting company Yle presented Finland’s parliamentary election result prognosis on Sunday evening, accompanied by a suspense-heightening soundtrack, a collective gasp of breath was drawn all over the…
Being able to speak a foreign language abroad is a useful skill for anyone. But for smaller nations such as Finland, the employment and economic benefits of brushing up on language skills opens up a world of opportunity.
Why does the Finnish capital always have to have such exciting summers only to frustratingly close down for the winter? Fire up the heaters, pour out the mulled wine and infuse the cold with some culture.
It’s good for small countries to stick together. Now everyone thinks I am going to start going on about the European Union – whereas I actually want to talk about the smaller union of Nordic countries.
The new Sami parliament building in Finland is a proud symbol of how far the indigenous people of Europe’s north have come over the past century, from being a culture struggling for survival to a thriving community.