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With our nation states on the ropes, it’s time for cities to take the lead

Robert Muggah Research Director, Igarapé Institute Richard Florida Professor of Business and Creativity, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto The world is reeling from cascading threats. Climate change, pandemics, inequality, conflicts, terrorism and even the terrifying prospect … Continue reading

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The Finnish Red Cross Is Sending A Hospital To Bangladesh To Help The Refugees

The first Finnish Red Cross aid workers will be flying to Bangladesh tomorrow at the earliest. The Disaster Relief Fund has granted 500,000 euros to managing the refugee crisis. The refugees’ situation in the Cox’s Bazar area in Bangladesh is … Continue reading

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International press freedom groups condemn killing of Maltese investigative journalist

News from Association of European Journalists (AEJ) at: http://www.aej.org/page.asp?p_id=603 In a statement issued today Index on Censorship and 15 other press freedom organisations, including the AEJ, jointly condemn the killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and call for an … Continue reading

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We had fun – where were you?

Our annual summer party was held in the courtyard of Pengerkatu 23 on Wednesday 16 August 2017. Despite the coolish weather, the barbecue was hot and the rain stayed away for the entire event. Zaman arrived with pizzas to add … Continue reading

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Serbian Embassy Welcomes Finnish Journalists

by Violetta Teetor The Serbian Ambassador Saša Obradović and his lovely wife Javorka gave a group of Finnish journalists a warm welcome at the Embassy and residence in Kulosaari. Serbian snacks and wine were plentiful and we all agreed that … Continue reading

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Tourism – Treat or Threat?

by Violetta Teetor The travel industry is growing at an unprecedented pace with numbers increasing from 1,2 billion to 1,8 billion in the very near future. It also accounts for 10% of the world’s GDP, provides 1/10 jobs and is … Continue reading

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EJN goes Tallinn Ho!

by John Pagni Viking Line organised a day trip for a group of fourteen on the last day of May. Unfortunately, while Christa Blomqvist, VL’s Communications Manager Finland, organized a great trip for the group, she and colleague Jaakko Ahti, … Continue reading

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The Security and Humanitarian Situation in Eastern Ukraine and the Future of the Implementation of the Minsk Agreement

by Violetta Teetor Press conference at Arkadia Bookshop on Friday 19 May 2017 It’s May 2017, two years nine months since 5 September 2014 and the signing of the Minsk Protocol by the Russian Federation, the Donetsk People’s Republic and … Continue reading

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The Past, The Present, and Who Knows What’s Next for The EU

by Violetta Teetor The sun beams down on Luxembourg Square where Members of the European Parliament, journalists, and visitors spill out of these halls of power to enjoy the simplicity of a warm day. This Monday follows a weekend of … Continue reading

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A Visit To Altia

by Violetta Teetor It took the best part of an hour to get from Helsinki to Altia’s Rajamäki bottling and manufacturing plant but it was well worth the trek. We were greeted by the following, “You are very special”. It … Continue reading

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