Finland

Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

In Finland, the number of homeless people has fallen sharply. The reason: The country applies the “Housing First” concept. Those affected by homelessness receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4 out of 5 people affected thus…

Helsinki Calling!

Gathering at Kansalaistori Square: July 16th at 2 pm Start of the march: at 3 pm Programme at Senate Square: 5 to 7 pm. On July 16th, Finland will host a summit between US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir…

Finland Launches Landmark Gender Equality Prize

By Rita Joshi NEW YORK (IDN) – In run-up to the sixty-first session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, CSW61, in New York from March 13 to 24, the government of Finland has launched the International…

NATO wars to blame for refugee crisis in Europe: it’s time to dissolve this anachronism

Yesterday morning in Budapest I was at a sports club where I often go, moving my body to combat the effects of time, and as I came out I heard the sound of a police motorbike coming towards me with…

New UK energy policy needed as nuclear giants take a hit

Plans for a worldwide fleet of huge new nuclear reactors have collapsed, with the cancellation of a major project and no new orders being placed. By Paul Brown The European nuclear industry, led by France, seems to be in terminal…

Finland: Saami indigenous people disregarded

The Saami of northern Europe are facing threats from all sides. Timber, pulp and mining companies are crowding into their ancestral land, clearing the boreal forests and destroying their livelihoods. Enough is enough: tell Finland to finally adopt the International…