10.11.2018 - 07:14 [ ]

European defense coalition launched in Paris – media

A coalition of European militaries ready to react to crises near the continent’s borders was launched on Wednesday with Finland becoming the 10th country to join, amid calls by French President Emmanuel Macron for a „real European army.“

The French-led initiative would not conflict with the almost 70-year-old, U.S.-dominated NATO alliance, proponents say, but reflects in part concerns about a more isolationist United States under President Donald Trump, as reported by Reuters.

05.07.2018 - 13:44 [ TechCrunch ]

Uber relaunches a licensed service in Finland after taxi law deregulation

The Finnish government said its intention is to modernize the rules to “significantly enhance the implementation of new technology, digitalisation and new business concepts”, promoting competition and working towards the creation of what it dubbed “seamless, multimodal travel chains” — thanks also to a push in the act for data and systems interoperability and open interfaces.(…)
And locking Uber into lobbying city authorities to ‘modernize’ and deregulate taxi rules in its favor — such as by removing permit caps and making it easier for more people to become taxi drivers.

05.05.2018 - 14:35 [ Junge Welt ]

Nachdem die finnischen Sozialdemokraten im Januar 1918 die Macht erobert hatten, überzogen ihre Gegner das Land mit einem Bürgerkrieg

Die Unterstützung der finnischen Reaktion durch deutsche Truppen hatte ihren Preis. Am 9. Oktober 1918 erklärte das Parlament gar den deutschen Fürsten Friedrich Karl von Hessen, einen Schwager des Kaisers, zum König von Finnland. Dieser trug seine Krone allerdings nur zwei Monate.