Finland

Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland in symbolic move

After decades of energy cooperation that was seen beneficial for both Helsinki and Moscow, Finland’s energy ties with Russia are now all but gone.

published on : 21st May 2022

Russia halts gas supplies to Finland

Natural gas accounts for about eight percent of Finland's energy consumption and most of it comes from Russia.

published on : 21st May 2022

Finland, Sweden submit NATO membership application 

Public opinion in Finland and Sweden has shifted massively in favour of membership since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

published on : 18th May 2022

Sweden signs NATO request, Finland formally endorses move

However, both Niniisto and Marin stressed that it was important for the Parliament to weigh in on the NATO bid, described by the Finnish head of state as "historic".

published on : 17th May 2022

UK 'strongly supports' Sweden, Finland joining NATO 

"They should be integrated into the alliance as soon as possible; their accession will strengthen the collective security of Europe," said UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

published on : 17th May 2022

Putin comments on Sweden, Finland in NATO 

Putin was speaking at a summit in Moscow of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization, which includes five other ex-Soviet countries.

published on : 16th May 2022

Russian neighbour Finland announces it wants to join NATO

President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin made the announcement at a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki.

published on : 15th May 2022

NATO sees Russia’s war faltering, mulls expanding alliance

Finland and Sweden have already taken steps toward joining the alliance, while Georgia’s bid is again being discussed despite dire warnings from Moscow.

published on : 15th May 2022

Putin warns Finland NATO membership would harm relations

Response came after Niinisto told Putin that militarily non-aligned Nordic country, which has complex history with its huge eastern neighbor, "will decide to apply for NATO membership in coming days"

published on : 15th May 2022

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland moves toward NATO

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said negotiations were underway with Russia to win the release of 38 severely wounded Ukrainian defenders from the plant.

published on : 13th May 2022

Finland's leaders in favour of applying for NATO membership

The dramatic move by Finland was announced by President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin in a joint statement.

published on : 12th May 2022

Amid Russia-Ukraine war, Sweden, Finland to apply to NATO: Report

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to growing support in Sweden and Finland, a Russian neighbor, for joining NATO.

published on : 25th April 2022

Spy service warns Finland of Russian interference, attacks

Finland has previously been subject to so-called hybrid tactics from Moscow, such as repeated airspace incursions, or the release in 2016 of 1,700 migrants across the Finnish border.

published on : 29th March 2022

Finland crowned world's happiest nation for fifth year, India ranked below Pakistan

India is ranked at a lowly 136, even below Pakistan, which is at 121, in the annual UN-sponsored index.

published on : 18th March 2022

Finland's PM caught clubbing after Covid exposure

Sanna Marin said she was told by an official that the coronavirus guidelines did not require her to isolate, despite having been in contact with an infected person.

published on : 8th December 2021
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