It seems a common misconception among the Finns that the separation of Greece from the eurozone would solve its current problems, when in truth, an uncontrolled separation and the country’s insolvency would cause not just an even bigger humanitarian crisis in Greece but also deeply affect the economies of all EU countries.
What would be the consequences of a Greek default for Finland?
Following this week-end events concerning Greece, everything you need to know about how much we will pay when Greece leaves the eurozone. An excellent example of bad negotiation.
Greece and Germany: the other side of the debt
During the last months, there has been some discussions about the fact that Germany has not paid back its debt towards Greece at the end of World War II. We have looked into it in order to have a clearer… Read More ›
Hanna Sarkkinen, chairperson of the Left Alliance Council: progressive taxation should be expanded also to the big capital income
Photo: Mikko Törmänen Hanna Sarkkinen is a 26 years old politician from Oulu, Finland. She has a master’s degree in history, and is currently a member of the Oulu City Council, where she is the chairperson of the urban planning… Read More ›
Interview: Ksenia Vakhrusheva, Russian activist, member of the Russian Democratic Party Yabloko, talks about Russia and the EU
Ksenia Vakhrusheva is a Russian opposition activist, former international officer in St.Petersbourg YABLOKO branch. Founded in the early 1990’s, the Russian United Democratic party YABLOKO stands for freedom and civil liberties in Russia, advocates for stronger cooperation with the West… Read More ›
Seeking peace: an interesting debate took place in Helsinki about the future of Ukraine, with activists leaders from Georgia, Russia and Ukraine and Antti Pentikäinen
A debate on the future of Ukraine took place in Helsinki on the 28th of February, with Bessarion Gugushvili, former prime minister of Georgia, Ksenia Vakhrusheva Russian opposition activist, Denis Pertsev, Head of the Ukrainian Association in Finland and Antti Pentikäinen, Executive Director of Finn Church Aid organization,
Interview: Jan von Gerich, Nordea chief strategist, about the situation of the Eurozone, the challenges for Finland’s government after the elections and the scenarios for the future
Jan von Gerich, Chief Strategist for the Nordea bank (Finland), gives his views on the Euro zone, the negotiations with Greece and the future prospects for the European and Finnish economies.
Why Finns (and other Europeans) are going to pay for Greece
The shock between Greece and Germany is going to lead soon to Greece leaving the Euro zone, and the EU is facing a possible end of the Euro.
Sanctions against Russia to cost Russia almost 260 billions euros and the EU 180 billions
A Franco-Russian Seminar on monetary and financial problems of the development of Russia was held in Sochi, from 19 to 22 January 2015. It is the longest lasting institution for scientific cooperation between Russia and France, and this meeting was… Read More ›
Cutting back public expenses: is Ville Niinistö right, and Stubb, Rinne, Sipilä and Soini wrong?
During a recent meeting in January, National Coalition Party leader Alexander Stubb, Social Democratic Party leader Antti Rinne, Center Party leader Juha Sipilä and Finns Party leader Timo Soini arrived to a consensus on the need to cut back public… Read More ›