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News Finland » Social: Press release - School visit in Finland

News channel or source: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/news-media/press-releases/press-release-school-visit-finland
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is the voice of organised civil society in Europe. The EESC issues between 160 and 190 opinions and information reports a year. It also organises several annual initiatives and events with a focus on civil ...

News Finland » Social: Finland's social welfare and health care reform – Yle’s guide to the basic principles

News channel or source: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finlands_social_welfare_and_health_care_reform_yles_guide_to_the_basic_principles/7816537
Publication date: Wednesday 18 February 2015

When Finns talk about social and health care, they often resort to using an acronym of sorts from the Finnish words ‘sosiaali’ and ‘terveys’, or ‘sote’. The reform bill proposes implementing a new structure of five large social welfare and ...

News Finland » Social: In Finland's Footsteps

News channel or source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/05/AR2005080502015.html
Publication date: Saturday 06 August 2005

It's a dilemma that American parents don't have a chance to confront. And it's a vivid example of the difference between what the Finns call a social democracyand our society. Finland is a leading example of the northern European view that a successful ...

News Finland » Social: Finland is giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income

News channel or source: http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/02/news/economy/finland-universal-basic-income/index.html
Publication date: Sunday 01 January 2017

Finland has started a radical experiment: It's giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income, with funds that keep flowing whether ... the head of the legal unit at Kela, Finland's social insurance agency. Related: Switzerland rejects plan to pay every citizen ...

News Finland » Social: Pregnant man denied access to free social benefits in Finland

News channel or source: http://punchng.com/pregnant-man-denied-access-to-free-social-benefits-in-finland/
Publication date: Saturday 07 October 2017

A pregnant man in Finland born as a woman, who later started a sex correction process to stay with another man has met problems with the Finnish social security system, media reports said on Saturday. The couple who are in their 30s wanted a baby and the ...

News Finland » Social: Finland just launched an experiment giving 2,000 people free money until 2019

News channel or source: http://www.businessinsider.com/finland-launches-basic-income-experiment-2016-12
Publication date: Sunday 01 January 2017

Finland has an ambitious New Year's resolution in mind: learn how offering free money for two years helps the unemployed get back to work. Starting Monday and lasting until 2019, the federal social-security institution Kela will distribute roughly $590 ...

News Finland » Social: Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415
Publication date: onday 03 June 2013

who works at Kela - the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. So the box provided mothers with what they needed to look after their baby, but it also helped steer pregnant women into the arms of the doctors and nurses of Finland's nascent welfare state.

News Finland » Social: Caught Red-Handed? Let It Be in Finland

News channel or source: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/02/world/caught-red-handed-let-it-be-in-finland.html
Publication date: Wednesday 01 January 2003

Finland, a relatively classless culture with a Scandinavian belief in the benevolence of the state and a trust in its civic institutions, is something of a laboratory for gentle justice. The kinds of economic and social disparities that can produce ...

News Finland » Social: Land of £475 a month dole - even if you work: Unemployed in Finland to be paid £6,000 a year as part of social experiment

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4086068/Unemployed-Finland-paid-6-000-year-social-experiment.html
Publication date: uesday 03 January 2017

Finnish government agency Kela, which is responsible for the country’s social benefits, hopes the scheme will encourage the recipients to seek employment, remove disincentives to work and reduce bureaucracy. But critics fear getting a guaranteed basic ...

News Finland » Social: Finance Minister: Finland "Will Not Hang Itself to the Euro at Any Cost"

News channel or source: http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/07/06/jutta_urpilainen_finland_s_finance_minister_says_finland_might_leave_the_euro.html
Publication date: hursday 05 July 2012

But unlike in most other European countries, Finland features a mainstream euroskeptical party called the Center Party (which is rooted in rural interests and, as per the name, isn't strongly ideological). Urpilainen is the leader of the Social Democrats.