Finland

Traits of the happiest country in the world

The annual survey that ranks countries according to how happy its citizens think they are, have found Finland to yet again top the list, according to criteria such as a high GDP per capita, a healthy social support system among friends and family, good life expectancy, freedom of choice, little to no corruption in the government and the business world, and generosity in charity or community service. Countries with all or most of these factors rank high on the list of happiness as their citizens feel a sense of security in living there, and are able to form trusting relationships with their governments.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

US Senators vote 95-1 for NATO membership of Finland, Sweden

US Senators delivered near-unanimous bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for US national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Traits of the happiest country in the world

The annual survey that ranks countries according to how happy its citizens think they are, have found Finland to yet again top the list, according to criteria such as a high GDP per capita, a healthy social support system among friends and family, good life expectancy, freedom of choice, little to no corruption in the government and the business world, and generosity in charity or community service. Countries with all or most of these factors rank high on the list of happiness as their citizens feel a sense of security in living there, and are able to form trusting relationships with their governments.

June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022

Finland keen on development of smart city, small port in Bangladesh

Finland has shown interest in promoting cooperation in the development of a smart city and smart port in Bangladesh.

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

Finland: from suicide hotspot to world's happiest country

When the UN crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised. How could this Nordic country, better known for its harsh weather and high suicide rate, be the world's happiest?

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

From Finland to Sweden during WWII

In February 1944, during the heavy Soviet bomb my parents decided to send me and my five siblings to Sweden once again. I was two years old.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Nokia to make mobile, tablets comeback

Nokia, once the world's top mobile phone maker, announces its return to the fiercely competitive handsets and tablets market years after being crushed there by Samsung and Apple.

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Instagram hacked by 10-year-old boy

A 10-year-old Finnish boy named Jani gets $10,000 (£7,000) after he found a security flaw in image-sharing social network Instagram.

January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

Finland begins controversial wolf hunt

Finland on Saturday has began a controversial wolf cull that gives hunters the right to kill around one fifth of the endangered animals, in a decision that has angered environmentalists.

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016

Carrying the Red & Green Flag to Telenor Youth Forum 2015

The Telenor Youth Forum 2015, which concluded in December of last year, brought back the highly popular arena for debate, discussion and experience sharing. This time, the Telenor team scoured through 13 countries with Telenor’s presence to find 25 of the brightest young minds.

January 10, 2016
January 10, 2016

Students turn da Vinci’s design to build world’s longest ice bridge

A group of students has brought in a few adjustments to da Vinci's design and is building a bridge that will be the world's longest ice bridge