Archiv: Finnland / Finland

24.02.2023 - 20:00 [ ]

Why a negotiated settlement might be Ukraine’s best option

Although the Russian people do not enthusiastically support the war, the majority accept it. Any notion that they will oust their leader is wishful thinking.

Putin has cleverly scripted the conflict into a powerful historic narrative. He presents it as a defensive struggle for the survival of the country akin to the German invasion of 1941. NATO’s refusal to rule out Ukrainian membership and the planned accession of Sweden and Finland are grist for his propaganda mill.

16.11.2022 - 20:00 [ ]

No-fly zone over Ukraine not on the table – Germany

Christian Thiels, Germany’s defense ministry spokesman, said Berlin had proposed to help Poland to patrol its airspace. According to the official, German Eurofighter jets could be deployed as early as “tomorrow.”

This statement came after Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said he was not ruling out a discussion within NATO about the closure of Ukrainian airspace.

07.08.2022 - 07:48 [ Glenn Greenwald / Nitter ]

Bernie doesn’t even pretend any more to have anything resembling a left-wing foreign policy or any minimal divergence from the neocon-driven Dem Party’s foreign policy dogma. Opposing NATO expansion was long a mainstream liberal view. Now only Hawley & Paul will get near it:

07.08.2022 - 07:24 [ ]

Bernie Turns Pro-War & Votes To Expand NATO

The United States Senate has voted 95-1-1 to approve the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, further engorging the ever-growing “defensive” alliance – this despite the fact that NATO was formed as a pact among nations to protect one another from the Soviet Union, a country that hasn’t existed for more than 30 years. Even onetime peace activist Bernie Sanders voted in favor, showing that the Vermont Senator has essentially given up any semblance of independence and is a good Democrat who will never cross the party leadership on substantive matters.

20.07.2022 - 14:51 [ ]

Right before meeting with Putin in Iran, Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to ‚freeze‘ Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday once again threatened to stand in the way of Finland and Sweden joining NATO — a day before he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Iran.

29.06.2022 - 19:04 [ ]

Europe’s new Iron Curtain: The defences designed to keep Putin out as Biden announces a new permanent base in Poland – while Sweden and Finland are formally invited into alliance and Russia blasts ‚destabilising‘ move

Joe Biden, speaking at a NATO summit in Madrid today, announced the creation of a new base for the US Fifth Army Corps in Poland – the first permanent American base in the country – along with 3,000 extra soldiers to be sent to Romania and ‚enhanced‘ troop rotations for the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Two more squadrons of F-35 fighters will be deployed to the UK, Biden added, along with additional air defence systems for Germany and Italy, and another two destroyers which will be stationed at Rota Naval Station in Spain, bringing the total to six.

28.06.2022 - 21:13 [ ]

Türkiye, Finland, and Sweden sign agreement paving the way for Finnish and Swedish NATO membership

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Türkiye, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden met in Madrid on Tuesday (28 June 2022) under the auspices of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

13.06.2022 - 17:47 [ ]

Niinistö and Stoltenberg discuss Nato bid at Kultaranta Talks

On Monday morning, Støre will discuss Nordic security with Speaker of Parliament Matti Vanhanen (Cen) and the directors of the Swedish and Finnish institutes of international affairs.

That will be followed by a security policy debate in Finnish featuring Defence Forces Commander Timo Kivinen, Education Minister Li Andersson (Left), Foreign Affairs Committee chair Jussi Halla-aho (Finns) and Defence Committee chair Petteri Orpo (NCP).

13.06.2022 - 17:42 [ ]

Finland will not go into NATO without Sweden, president says

Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö has underlined his country’s commitment to joining NATO in tandem with Sweden after he was asked whether Finland could proceed alone in the application process.

Niinistö was speaking on Sunday at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

29.05.2022 - 18:41 [ ]

Erdogan beharrt auf Nein zu NATO-Norderweiterung

Gespräche mit Vertretern der beiden skandinavischen Länder am Mittwoch seien nicht wie erwartet verlaufen, so Erdogan weiter. Die Länder hätten nicht die erwarteten Schritte im Kampf gegen den Terrorismus unternommen. Erdogan äußerte sich auf seinem Rückflug aus Aserbaidschan vor türkischen Journalisten.

27.05.2022 - 10:46 [ Nexta / ]

#NATO is going to hold naval exercise BALTOPS-22 with #Sweden and #Finland. The exercises will take place in the #BalticSea from June 5-17. According to the #Pentagon, a sixth U.S. fleet will take part.

20.05.2022 - 22:59 [ ZDF ]

Russland dreht Finnland den Gashahn zu

Russland stellt die Gas-Lieferungen nach Finnland nach Angaben des finnischen Energieversorgers Gasum am frühen Samstagmorgen ein. Darüber habe Gazprom Export am Freitagnachmittag informiert, teilte Gasum mit. Zuvor hatte der Konzern erklärt, Forderungen von Russland, Gasrechnungen in Rubel zu begleichen, nicht zu akzeptieren.

20.05.2022 - 22:48 [ ]

Natural gas imports from Russia under Gasum’s supply contract will be halted on Saturday 21 May at 07.00

On the afternoon of Friday May 20, Gazprom Export informed Gasum that natural gas supplies to Finland under Gasum’s supply contract will be cut on Saturday May 21, 2022 at 07.00.

18.05.2022 - 05:33 [ ]

Schweden, Finnland besiegeln Weg in NATO

Schweden und Finnland nähern sich ihren NATO-Beitritten in großen Schritten an. Die schwedische Außenministerin Ann Linde unterzeichnete am Dienstag den Mitgliedsantrag. Kurz darauf stimmte das finnische Parlament mit überwältigender Mehrheit einem Antrag auf Mitgliedschaft zu. Am Abend unterzeichnete dann schließlich Finnlands Außenminister Pekka Haavisto den Antrag.

18.05.2022 - 05:23 [ Radio Sweden ]

Finland and Sweden to walk „hand-in-hand“ into NATO

At a joint press conference in Stockholm, prime minister Magdalena Andersson and Finland’s President Sauili Niinistö spoke about the long historic relations and co-operation between the two countries, and the importance of taking this step together.

14.05.2022 - 17:11 [ ]

British PM Boris Johnson in Finland: U.K. is Ready to Help Finland Militarily; President Niinistö About Russia’s Reaction to NATO Membership: ‘Look in the Mirror’


Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain visited Finland to meet President Sauli Niinistö on Wednesday evening with a clear purpose: the United Kingdom stands ready to assist Finland in its endeavors by all means necessary.

07.05.2022 - 08:28 [ ]

NATO Military Committee to meet on May 19; chiefs of general staffs of Ukraine, Finland, Sweden invited

The Chiefs of General Staffs of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden will take part in the meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium on May 19, according to the alliance’s website

01.05.2022 - 10:58 [ John Oberlin / Twitter ]

It’s like Putin is going out of his way to encourage Sweden and Finland to join NATO as rapidly as possible.

01.05.2022 - 10:50 [ Radio Sweden ]

Linde: No decision yet on Nato membership


Foreign minister Ann Linde says Sweden has not come to a conclusion yet on Nato membership.

She was speaking at a press conference in Helsinki following a bilateral meeting with her Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto.

27.04.2022 - 19:37 [ @bigrussianshop / Twitter ]

Minister for European Affairs and Property Management Tyutti Tuppurainen – on payment for Russian gas: „We have made a decision in the government committee on economic policy that Finland will not accept ruble payments.“ 94% of Finland’s gas comes from Russia.

08.02.2022 - 21:25 [ European Freedom Convoy 2022 / Twitter ]

The 14th February 2022 Will be the Day when ALL European Convoys will RDV in Brussels and Siege the European Capital until Vaccination Pass and Associated Restrictions are Abolished. #TruckersForFreedom2022 #TruckersForFreedomEurope #europeanfreedomconvoy @EuropeConvoy

08.02.2022 - 21:21 [ Bernie's Tweets / Twitter ]

EUROPE – Truckers and supporters from Helsinki, Belgium, France, Italy & Netherlands, this is an international protest of workers, all heading to Brussels. The European Convoy for freedom has begun. It’s time.

#FreedomConvoy2022 #TruckersForFreedom2022

22.01.2022 - 16:05 [ Henunen / Twitter ]

Kyllä kansa ei vaan siedä enää. Mielenosoitus koronapassia, sotealan itsemääräämisoikeutta, ja lasten koronarokotuksia vastaan Helsingissä 22.1.2022. #koronapassi #rokotuspassi #koronarajoitukset

19.12.2021 - 14:00 [ BMedia / Twitter ]

Finland – Turku [Dec 18, 2021] Huge protest in #Turku against vax mandates & passports!

20.11.2021 - 19:21 [ BMedia / Twitter ]

Finland – Helsinki [Nov 20, 2021] World Wide Demonstration for FREEDOM

31.03.2021 - 19:31 [ Reuters ]

Finland withdraws COVID lockdown plan after it was deemed unconstitutional

The decision followed a statement from a constitutional law committee that deemed the proposal too vague and not in compliance with the constitution.

16.06.2020 - 12:01 [ Tagesschau ]

Corona-Beschränkungen: Finnland hebt Ausnahmezustand auf

Finnland hebt den vor drei Monaten wegen der Corona-Krise verhängten Ausnahmezustand im Land auf. Ihre Regierung sei zu dem Schluss gekommen, dass die Behörden die Corona-Pandemie wegen der verbesserten Lage auch mit ihren normalen Befugnissen handhaben könnten, sagte Ministerpräsidentin Sanna Marin.

25.04.2020 - 11:43 [ ]

WHO and UN launch drive to accelerate vaccine development

As the deaths caused by the coronavirus passed 190,000 at the global level and the number of cases crossed the 2.7 million threshold (Johns Hopkins University data updated Friday), a „historic collaboration“ was launched to accelerate the arrival of a vaccine.

25.04.2020 - 10:41 [ ]

Secretary-General’s remarks at the launch of the Statement of Commitment and Call for Support for the Global Collaboration to Accelerate the Development, Production and Equitable Access to New COVID-19 Tools [as delivered]

This launch brings together world leaders, the private sector, scientific and humanitarian actors and other partners to promote health, keep the world safe and advance the public good.

Human health is the quintessential global public good.

And today, we face a global public enemy like no other.

25.04.2020 - 10:35 [ LA Times ]

$8-billion effort aims to speed development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments

Friday’s launch event was co-hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates.

Leaders from South Africa, Rwanda, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Finland and Costa Rica joined the call to pledge their commitment to work with and support the ACT Accelerator.

Representatives from the United States and China were noticeably absent.

25.04.2020 - 10:21 [ World Health Organization ]

Global collaboration to accelerate new COVID-19 health technologies

The launch of the new collaboration is being co-hosted by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The virtual event will include senior United Nations, government and public health and industry leaders from around the world.

25.04.2020 - 10:15 [ ]

World leaders call for global collaboration in COVID-19 fight

World leaders have joined the World Health Organisation in calling for global collaboration to accelerate the development and equitable access to new COVID-19 tools, including vaccines.

09.04.2020 - 09:03 [ ]

Drohende Auferstehung der Troika

In einem Entwurf der Eurogruppe, der der taz vorliegt, ist tatsächlich nur noch von einem „Wiederaufbau-Fonds“ die Rede.

09.04.2020 - 08:55 [ taz / Twitter ]

Die #EU-Finanzminister haben sich im Streit um Hilfen für #Corona-Krisenländer verhakt. Niederlande, Finnland und Österreich fordern harte Konditionen.

02.04.2020 - 20:49 [ ]

Despite isolation, Uusimaa accounts for 61% of new coronavirus cases

Despite government orders to restrict movements, tighten controls at airports and isolate the capital area to contain the spread of the virus, the number of infections registered in the region of Helsinki increased to 934.

This is 38 cases more than those reported on Tuesday and this amount also represents 61% of the total of new infections detected in Finland.

01.04.2020 - 09:21 [ Kopenhagen Post ]

Denmark wary of foreign powers during pandemic

In co-operation with other Nordic intelligence services, the defence minister, Trine Bramsen, has warned that foreign powers are willing to use to the coronavirus crisis to cause damage to Denmark.

In an interview with Jyllands-Posten newspaper, Bramsen said that the pandemic makes Denmark more vulnerable, and there are already examples of negative-impact campaigns being aimed at the Danes.

25.03.2020 - 23:05 [ ]

Defence Minister pledges military to help enforce curbs on movement

Government is considering isolating the Uusimaa region in the south to slow the spread of novel coronavirus.

25.03.2020 - 22:58 [ ]

Finland shuts down Uusimaa to fight coronavirus

Finland has proposed restrictions on movement between the Helsinki region and the rest of Finland.

09.03.2020 - 02:20 [ The Barents Observer ]

The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal ‘veto’

A ‘veto’ against the railway by the Sami herders could be the final nail in the coffin for the project. It is unlikely that the Governments of Finland and Norway would invite for a new big conflict with the indigenous peoples up north.

09.12.2019 - 05:59 [ ]

Finnland: Sanna Marin wird neue Regierungschefin

Die Entwicklungen in Helsinki sind für den Rest Europas auch deshalb von Bedeutung, weil Finnland noch bis Ende des Jahres den EU-Ratsvorsitz innehat. Am 1. Jänner übernimmt Kroatien.

03.12.2019 - 12:45 [ Die Zeit ]

Finnischer Regierungschef Antti Rinne tritt zurück

Die Entwicklungen in Helsinki sind für den Rest Europas auch deshalb von Bedeutung, weil Finnland noch bis Ende des Jahres den Vorsitz unter den EU-Staaten innehat.

26.05.2019 - 13:12 [ Mehreen, Brussels correspondent @ft / Twitter ]

Klaus Regling is doing his best to play down the fact that the ESM is becoming the paramilitary wing of the Hanseatic League with new powers over budget surveillance and debt restructuring #Eurogroup


26.05.2019 - 13:08 [ ]

Gang of eight: Northern member states unite on euro-zone reform


Composed of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden, the group, dubbed the New Hanseatic League, is starting to have some influence.

09.04.2019 - 14:51 [ ]

European far-right parties unite into new alliance ahead of EU elections

The group includes Mr Salvini’s League, as well as France’s far-right National Rally (formerly National Front), Austria’s Freedom Party and the Netherland’s Party for Freedom. Those parties have long sat together in the European Parliament.

But Mr Salvini was also joined on Monday by the far-right Alternative for Germany’s co-leader Joerg Meuthen, Olli Kotro of the Eurosceptic populist Finns party, and Anders Vistisen of the right-wing, populist Danish People’s Party.

21.02.2019 - 07:40 [ ]

Statement of the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy and Finland to point 39 of the CRP I agenda of 20 February 2019 regarding the DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Most notably we regret that the Directive does not strike the right balance between the protection of right holders and the interests of EU citizens and companies. It therefore risks to hinder innovation rather than promote it and to have a negative impact the competitiveness of the European Digital Single Market.
Furthermore, we feel that the Directive lacks legal clarity, will lead to legal uncertainty for many
stakeholders concerned and may encroach upon EU citizens’ rights.

We therefore cannot express our consent with the proposed text of the Directive.

15.12.2018 - 22:20 [ ]

Communication channels between Russian, EU military established to coordinate activities

Direct communication channels have been established between Russian military and defense ministries of the UK, France, Finland and Sweden to prevent dangerous military activity and decrease the likelihood of incidents in the Baltic Sea region, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Lt. Col. Alexander Fomin said on Friday at the meeting with military attaches

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.

08.11.2018 - 23:41 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Die Koalition der Kriegswilligen (II)

Bei dem gestrigen Treffen von Vertretern der Staaten, die sich an der IEI beteiligen, ist jetzt ein erster „Fahrplan“ für den Zusammenschluss erstellt worden, dem nun Finnland als zehntes Land beigetreten ist. Berichten zufolge sollen führende Vertreter der IEI-Streitkräfte noch diese Woche beginnen, Lageanalysen und mögliche Operationsszenarien auszuarbeiten, die etwaigen künftigen Einsätzen zugrunde liegen sollen. Es handle sich um Aktivitäten, die in dieser Form weder im NATO- noch im EU-Rahmen durchgeführt würden, teilt die französische Verteidigungsministerin Florence Parly mit.[12] Zudem sei man offen für weitere Staaten, die sich beteiligen wollten. Es gebe lediglich eine Voraussetzung: die Fähigkeit und den Willen zum Einsatz.

30.07.2018 - 10:04 [ Junge Welt ]

Teil der Front

Die formal bündnisfreien Staaten Schweden und Finnland lassen sich immer enger in die Strategie der NATO einbinden und beteiligen sich an Manövern der Militärallianz. Der Gegner heißt Russland

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.

01.07.2018 - 08:56 [ ZDF ]

Merkel hat Zusagen – 14 Länder nehmen Flüchtlinge zurück

(30.6.2018) Darunter sollen auch Länder sein, die ihrer Flüchtlingspolitik bisher extrem kritisch gegenüberstanden, wie Tschechien, Ungarn oder Polen. Das geht aus einem Schreiben der Kanzlerin an die Partei- und Fraktionsvorsitzenden der Koalitionspartner SPD und CSU hervor, wie dem ZDF aus Unionskreisen bestätigt wurde.

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.