Why is Finland coping so well with the coronavirus crisis?
27 November 2020 | 1:41 pm
Of the Nordic countries, Sweden is usually held up as a role model. But in these times it's worth taking a look at Finland. The coronavirus infection rates are lower than in the rest of Europe. Why is that?
27 Oct 2021
On the south peak of the dramatic Kebnekaise massif in Sweden's far north, year after year Ninis Rosqvist is seeing the impact of a warming climate before her very eyes. And at the nearby Stordalen mire another major change to the Arctic landscape is underway, as vital permafrost thaws. The changes here may well be irreversible, but experts hope they could serve as a warning to other regions facing climate change.
27 Dec 2021
With days to go until Christmas, Santa might be somewhere out there worrying about how to deliver all the presents with his team of reindeer... meanwhile, just north of the Arctic circle, real reindeers herders are struggling with much bigger problems: climate change threatens their very livelihood.
Swedish price comparison firm PriceRunner accused Google of "abusing the market" by promoting its own shopping comparisons in search results despite a 2017 EU ruling.
A video doing the rounds on social media shows a boy being arrested in a brutal manner by police in Sweden. The video has been circulated with another explanation for the events by those claiming Swedish authorities are separating refugee children from their parents. We sort the facts from the fiction.
Sweden and Finland have stayed outside of NATO due to their military nonalignment policy. That's been supported in the past by majorities of both Finns and Swedes. But the war in Ukraine has changed that.
Finns are viewing their long border with Russia with new eyes, fearing Russia's Vladimir Putin is doing the same. DW visits the Vaalimaa checkpoint amid new geopolitical uncertainty.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK would "provide support" if Sweden were to be attacked. The agreement comes as Sweden and Finland are set to decide whether to join NATO.
Despite jitters over the Ukraine war in many countries and Finland's decision to seek NATO membership, tanks have not been sent to the Finnish border with Russia, despite a viral video suggesting just that. We also look at false claims surrounding a recent protest in Paris.
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