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.
“There isn’t even interest (within NATO) to put nuclear weapons or bases in Finland,” Marin told daily Corriere della Sera, her office said ... Marin also said the question of NATO deploying nuclear weapons or opening bases in Finland was not part of Helsinki’s membership negotiations with the Western military alliance.
Other countries may be dragged directly into the war if it continues affecting states bordering Russia, the head of Ukraine’s president’s office Andriy Yermak said ...US Pentagon officials are discussing with Sweden and Finland their security needs for NATO membership, AP reported.
Finland seeks NATO membership as Russia wages war in Ukraine... The Finnish president’s office said the leaders would “discuss, among other things, Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership, Russia’s warfare in Ukraine and the relationship of Europe and the United States in the changed security situation.”.
The Swedish foreign office said earlier on Monday that senior representatives of Sweden and Finland plan to travel to Turkey for talks to address Ankara's objections ...Turkish state broadcaster TRTHaber said on Monday that Sweden and Finland had not granted approval for the repatriation of 33 people that Turkey requested.
The Swedish foreign office said earlier on Monday that senior representatives of Sweden and Finland plan to travel to Turkey for talks to address Ankara’s objections ... Neither Sweden nor Finland has responded positively to Turkey's 33 extradition requests over the past five years, justice ministry sources told Turkish state news agency Anadolu.
The Swedish foreign office said earlier on Monday that senior representatives of Sweden and Finland were planning to travel to Turkey for talks to address Ankara’s objections ... Ankara’s approval will be necessary for Finland and Sweden to be able to join NATO, as membership bids must be unanimously approved by the alliance’s 30 members.
Finland, Sweden 'important additions' to NATO... The office of Finland's president, Sauli Niinisto, said the American lawmakers will meet with the president to discuss Finland's NATO membership, the Ukraine war and other issues. McConnell's office confirmed the visit.
But for a decorated combat vet and career Army officer, that’s where the usual story ends ... After graduating, he received his officer commission and joined the infantry, deploying to the first Gulf War and spending time in Italy and Germany ... The Yale degree would normally result in a fork in an Army officer’s career.