It purports to be a celebration of Finland, a country that is overlooked when travelling abroad as "a poor second to Belgium", despite the fact that it "has it all" with lofty mountains and tall trees and pleasures including: pony trekking, camping or "just watching TV". In reality "mountains so lofty" are not characteristic of Finland as the Scandinavian Mountains only just touch the northwesternmost corner of the country.
Palin gave an impromptu rendition of the song while travelling through Finland for the 1992 travel documentary Pole to Pole.
HELSINKI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - As Finland's foreign minister for the past four years, Pekka Haavisto helped overturn decades of neutrality to bring Finns into NATO...Haavisto, who stepped down as foreign minister in June, is hoping to succeed Sauli Niinisto, a conservative stalwart in office for more than a decade, in an election on Jan 28.
"Currently we deploy 55 officers in Finland, a majority of them are border guard officers performing surveillance of the border," Frontex spokesman Piotr Switalski told AFP... news Finland to CloseLastBorder Crossing With Russia ... Helsinki accuses Moscow of deliberately funneling these migrants towards Finland, calling it a "hybrid operation.".
"Currently we deploy 55 officers in Finland, a majority of them are border guard officers performing surveillance of the border," Frontex spokesman Piotr Switalski said ... In mid-November, Finland closed four of its eight border crossings with Russia ... Finland's relations with its eastern neighbour soured after the invasion of Ukraine.
Two are described as commanding officers ...Finland to close entire border with Russia; winter storms wreak havoc in Russia and Ukraine ... by prosecutors as commanding officers in Russia's armed forces, as well as two lower-ranking officers identified only by their first names.
The cabin is “just a hop, skip and a jump away" from Santa Claus’ post office, providing guests the opportunity to “roll up their sleeves, lend a hand with the letters, and experience the joy of the holiday season from the Arctic Circle,” according to a statement from Visit Finland.
... company is supporting the expansion of its export markets with the launch of a new office in Aarhus, Denmark. Holmfirth-based Aqualand Industries says its Danish office will service the whole of Scandinavia and build on the company’s existing customer base in Finland.
... journey as a tour guide in Lapland, Finland ... Visited our new office today! 🧡 #Lapland #LaplandFinland #ArcticCircle #WorkInLapland #WorkingInLapland #FreezingWeather #Finland #SantasHome #SoloTravel ♬ I CanFeel It (Christmas Instrumental) - NickSena and Danny Echevarria.
Any decision by Finland to allow a "concentration" of troops on its border with Russia would be viewed by Moscow as a threat, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, after Poland offered to send military advisers to help Helsinki police on the frontier ... But Finland said on Wednesday it was unaware of the Polish offer.
MOSCOW/HELSINKI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Any decision by Finland to allow a "concentration" of troops on its border with Russia would be viewed by Moscow as a threat, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, after Poland offered to send military advisers to help Helsinki police the frontier ... Finland said on Wednesday it was unaware of the Polish offer.
In a first in post-war Europe, a far-Right party became part of the governing coalition in Austria in 2000... In Italy, Giorgia Meloni and her Brothers of Italy party preside over the first far-Right government in post-war western Europe; in Finland, the far-Right Finns are in power, and Fidesz has been in office in Hungary since 2010 ... ....
When Finland joined NATO earlier this year, Russia threatened retaliation ... They accuse Russia of driving the migrants to the border to sow discord as payback for Finland's membership in NATO ... Finland also asked for help from EU border agency Frontex, which said it would send dozens of officers and equipment as reinforcements to the Finnish border.