The Finnish Parliament today voted 105—92 in favor of a citizens’ initiative to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Two Members of the Parliament were absent from the vote. To be honest this was a long time coming and really kind of surprising that it did not happen earlier seeing that many Finns have been … More Finland catches up to its Nordic neighbors.
Due to recent Russian military activities and mishaps both in Finnish airspace and within its maritime boundaries the govenrment has suggested that it may increase its military budget because of such incidents. Some political parties are concerned about Finnish sovereignty and therefore are pushing for an increase in Defense capabilities against its humongous neighbor (Russia). Meanwhile … More Finland, invest in National Defence or Social Security?