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Kela, the Social Insurance Institution in Finland has begun work on a proposal that would ensure a national minimum income for all Finnish citizens. If implemented, the new programme would offer people a tax-free income of 800 Euros a month, replacing thus the current social benefits system in Finland. Any income exceeding this amount would […]

VTT Technical Research Centre has recently developed a new type of lightweight, handheld camera which can detect early stages of skin cancer in two seconds. The ultraprecision hypersphectral camera identifies the early signs which are invisible to the naked eye. The device represents a major development and break-through as, according to statistics from VTT, skin […]

fDi Magazine, a Financial Times Publication has recently ranked Helsinki second in its European Cities and Regions of the Future report which assessed cities and different locations according to their potential to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). In this report, Helsinki showed up for the first time in the first 25 cities in Europe and […]

Finland Attracting International Talent

Posted by | 11th December 2013 | Finland News

The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2013 has been released and claims Finland is ranked globally the eighth country most able to attract, produce and retain talent. The top 10 ranking countries are: 1. Switzerland 2. Singapore 3. Denmark 4. Sweden 5. Luxembourg 6. The Netherlands 7. The United Kingdom 8. Finland 9. The United States […]

According to the Euro Health Consumer Index 2013 (EHCI), Finland’s healthcare system is the tenth best in Europe. The index is based on a study carried out by the Health Consumer Powerhouse who have evaluated the health systems of 35 different European countries. The assessed contries have been evaluted on 48 different factors such as: […]

Since the late 1990s, Finland’s reputation seems to have been going up the ranks. Undergoing an N shaped curve, Finland’s position on the global map was first strengthened at the end of the 90’s with the technological boom developed by Nokia and the adherence of Finland to the European Union. The news spread quickly throughout […]

Marimekko Opens New Store in Finland

Posted by | 22nd November 2013 | Finland News

Marimekko, a Finish textile and clothing design company has been under-going a process of expansion and re-modelling of its stores in Finland. Last week, a new outlet store was opened in Vantaa, followed by the opening of a smaller gift shop in Helsinki, earlier this month. In addition to this, stores in the Arctic Circle […]

Finland – the New Silicon Valley?

Posted by | 20th November 2013 | Finland News

Over the past few years, Finland has been attracting more and more investors. This month, the cultural centre in Helsinki, Kaapelitehdas will be bursting with numerous entrepreneurs looking for businesses to invest in. No less than 5,000 visitors are expected to take part in this event, organised by Slush. Due to the recent increase in […]

It has recently been announced that Google, the global search engine company is going to invest an additional 450 million Euros in Finland in the next several years. The money is required for the building of the new data centre in Hamina which is being built on the site of an old paper mill. Anni […]

And yet again another impressive ranking for Finland! The Legatum Institute Prosperity Index 2013 has recently ranked Finland in the top 10 most prosperous contries in the world. Finland was ranked eigth for overall prosperity due to a decrease in gross domestic savings, high tech exports and confidence in financial institutions, but gained two places […]

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