News from Finland in English

The official Tom of Finland movie trailer released

Touko Laaksonen, a Finnish artist known for his artist notable for his stylized homoerotic fetish art and his influence on late twentieth century gay culture. The artist was more prominently known through his pseoudonym Tom of Finland. His story is now available as a full lenght feature film.

Written by Janita on Friday December 9, 2016
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City of Vaasa in Finland to apply for the Tesla Gigafactory

The City of Vaasa is looking into the possibility of hosting the Tesla Gigafactory in it's areas. The city lists the local energy industry cluster and a nearby lithium mine as advantages to the battery factory located in Vaasa, a rather remote northern city on the west coast of Finland.

Written by Janita on Monday December 5, 2016
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New Nokia smartphones confirmed to go on sale globally in early 2017

Nokia smartphones make their return to the global markets. The devices will be marketed and manufactured by the HMD Global company, which was announced earlier in 2016. Now HMD has announced that it is fully operational and that a number of new devices will be unveiled in early 2017.

Written by Janita on Thursday December 1, 2016
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Indie game My Summer Car hits 1.5 Million Euros worth of pre-orders

The game that tells a tale of the Finnish summer leisure, a project car and the cultural phenomenon related to it has proved to be a hit. The off-beat game concept with it's tongue-in-cheek implementation have attracted impressive pre-order sales on Steam.

Written by Janita on Tuesday November 29, 2016
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Finland sets target to a zero emissions economy by 2050

On November 24th 2016 the Finnish government published their energy and environment strategy. This provides an outlook to the country's future to the year 2050, when the country has moved to carbon neutral energy production.

Written by Janita on Thursday November 24, 2016
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