Showing posts with label Finland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Finland. Show all posts

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Wife Carrying Race in Hungary



 Around 30 Hungarian couples, with husbands carrying their wives on their backs, raced over rough terrain on May 7, 2022, in the nation's third wife-carrying contest.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Almost 60% of Finns Oppose NATO Membership: Gallup Poll

NATO members
Fifty-nine percent of Finland’s population do not want their country to become a NATO member, a new Gallup poll has revealed. And even if Sweden agreed to join NATO, which is seen as a factor which could sway public opinion in Finland, 52 percent would be still opposed.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dozens of asylum seekers in northern Finland cross border into Sweden

asylum seekers in northern Finland
During a demonstration staged by a group of frustrated asylum seekers in Finnish border town of Tornio on Tuesday, 55 of the demonstrators crossed the border into the Swedish side.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Supporters, opponents of asylum seekers protest in Helsinki

Demonstrations of supporters and opponents of asylum seekers in downtown Helsinki went peacefully on Saturday, although police warned of possible skirmishes in advance.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Finland reconsiders already granted asylum rights

The Finnish Immigration Authority (Migri) has started to arrange new interviews for those already accepted as refugees in Finland, media reported on Saturday.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Iraqi refugees leaving Finland: cold, tasteless food, unfriendly people

Some say that he decided to go back to their families, but most acknowledged that he was disappointed in Finland.
 Next week will begin direct Charter flights from Finland to Baghdad, and tickets for those flights are in high demand.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Iraqi refugees protest against Finland's suspension of granting asylum

A group of Iraqi refugees staged a demonstration in the Finnish capital of Helsinki on Monday to protest against Finland's freezing granting asylum to Iraqi and Somali applicants.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Refugee protests lead to revised food menus in Finland (the Nordic diet)

Food has become an issue in some refugee accommodations in Finland. Asylum seekers not used to the Nordic diet have protested for allegedly bad quality food served in temporary accommodations.

Saturday, September 26, 2015