US Senate approves NATO Membership for Sweden and Finland

US Senators delivered overwhelming bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for US national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine. Wednesday’s 95-1 vote — for the candidacy of two Western European nations that, … Continue reading US Senate approves NATO Membership for Sweden and Finland

Finnish president grateful to Biden’s administration for support over NATO membership bid

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Monday thanked the U.S. for supporting Finland's NATO membership after meeting with a group of visiting U.S. senators, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Niinisto officially announced Finland's application for NATO membership on Sunday.  Apart from McConnell, the U.S. delegation also included senators Susan Collins, John Barrasso and John Cornyn. China says … Continue reading Finnish president grateful to Biden’s administration for support over NATO membership bid

Why Finland is auctioning Bitcoin worth €75 million

Finland will donate "tens of millions" of euros earned through selling confiscated Bitcoin to Ukraine, the country's finance minister announced on Wednesday. Finland currently holds 1,981 Bitcoin worth nearly €75 million at current rates, which were seized by Customs officials during criminal investigations. "The government will donate tens of millions to help Ukraine thanks to … Continue reading Why Finland is auctioning Bitcoin worth €75 million

New traffic laws permit drivers to use phones at traffic lights

New traffic laws to take effect next June will allow drivers to use electronic devices such as mobile phones while their vehicles are at traffic lights or otherwise at a standstill. However the legal reform states that the use of such devices should not prevent drivers from being responsive to changing situations. Apart from this … Continue reading New traffic laws permit drivers to use phones at traffic lights

Finland surprise the world with first-time qualification for Euro 2020

Finland qualified for a major tournament for the first time by defeating Liechtenstein 3-0 to book their place at Euro 2020. Delighted fans flooded the pitch at full-time of the Group J fixture at the Telia 5G Areena in Helsinki as Finland guaranteed second place behind Italy. Jasse Tuominen opened the scoring in the 21st … Continue reading Finland surprise the world with first-time qualification for Euro 2020