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The political group's chair, Harry Harkimo, on Monday said Movement Now would announce its list of candidates next month. Harry Harkimo, chair of the political group Movement Now (Liike Nyt), announced on Monday that candidates from the independent association will run in the parliamentary election in April 2019, after all. "We have toured Finland to gauge our support, we've done research and conducted surveys," Harkimo said. The ex-National Coalition Part...
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The Finnish government will introduce no amendments to legislation on patient data during this electoral term, assures Annika Saarikko, the Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services. Saarikko and Kai Mykkänen (NCP), the Minister of the Interior, have participated actively in public debate concerning a legislative proposal that, according to Helsingin Sanomat, has been drafted in secrecy and would grant police significantly wider access to sensitive pa...
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The increasingly strategic value of the Baltic Sea as a potential theater of military conflict between Russia and NATO is triggering fresh steps by Finland to modernize its naval forces. Strengthening its presence in the Baltic Sea and protecting its 838-mile-long border with Russia remain two of the core pillars of Finland’s national defense strategy, according to Defense News. The country’s new vision for naval power aims to bolster Finland’s open sea su...
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The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) has just succesfully concluded early this week. During the Summit, leaders of FOCAC members gathered under the theme of “China and Africa: Toward an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Cooperation”, reviewed implementation of the outcomes of the 2015 FOCAC Johannesburg Summit and agreed on plans for future growth of China-Africa cooperation. The Summit issued...
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Umbrella union confederation declares action against plan to ease payroll cuts. SAK, the almost million-member-strong union confederation, is preparing counter action against a proposed measure that will make it easier for small companies with 20 or fewer employees to fire them. Jarkko Eloranta, SAK president, says that every SAK member association is preparing its own retaliatory measures and will announce them and their timing soon. "The government’s pro...
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The Helsinki summit where US President Donald Trump is meeting his Russian counterpart Vladmir Putin, is now underway in the Finnish Capital. The summit began at the Presidential Palace in central Helsinki on Monday afternon where both leaders arrived, Mr. Putin arriving late (the scheduled meeting had been put back as a result of the Russian leader's plane landing an hour later than planned) - writes err.ee Donald Trump had already arrived with his wife M...
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US President Donald Trump is also due to attend the 11-12 July summit before heading to Helsinki for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Sauli Niinistö will attend a summit of NATO member states in Brussels from 11-12 July. United States President Donald Trump will also participate in the meeting of the military alliance. Trump will continue from Brussels to the UK and then to Helsinki, where he is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with...
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