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I am writing in response to Ms Pilar Díaz who wrote an article this week about her problem or lack of medical service here in Finland.

I think she was unfortunate possibly with her doctor or the health clinic but my experience of the Finnish national health is in complete contrast.

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Dear citizens of Europe,

I will talk to you, using my Greek perspective, about the Renaissance, the period of time when Europe finally left behind medieval times. Western civilisation discovered philosophy and art, the sense of justice and democracy, the ancient Greek way of thinking and the real principals of being a human. Europeans! We tried hard to understand all of this.

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Established 2007
Average print run 15,000
Frequency 49 issues / year
Type Weekly newspaper
Language English
Distribution Available on annual subscription, and on sale at R-kioskis, bookstores and newsstands (price €3). Also available at hotels, tourist offices and airports and on over 350 Finnair flights every week.
Publisher Helsinki Times Oy
Helsinki Times is the first weekly newspaper in Finland which provides a reliable and much-needed source of news and information about Finland in English. In addition to domestic and international news, it includes a review of Finnish newspapers and magazines, as well as articles concerning Finland published in the international press. Culture, sport and lifestyle sections are also essential parts of the content in Helsinki Times. The newspaper also offers a weekly events guide as well as a weekly selection of TV programmes in English.

Helsinki Times is a tabloid format newspaper, with an average circulation of 15,000 copies. According to a reader survey (autumn 2007) the readership of Helsinki Times includes foreigners working in Finland, professionals and diplomats stationed in Finland as well as their families. In addition the readership includes people visiting the country on business or vacation, as well as everyone around the world with a special interest in Finland and the news related to it. According to the survey Helsinki Times has about 30,000 readers a week who represent over 20 different nationalities. Therefore an advert in Helsinki Times will be read by a growing number of people visiting and living in Finland, whose first language is not Finnish.

Helsinki Times is on sale at bookstores, newsstands, railway stations, hotels and airports throughout Finland, priced €3. In addition it is available at all of Finnair’s return flights to Finland: 7,000 copies are distributed weekly on 350 flights arriving at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. In addition Nokia subscribes Helsinki Times to all its foreign employees. Helsinki Times is also available on annual subscription for €96, delivered hot off the press to your home or business.

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David Cord, in his article suggests to apply euthanasia to Talvivaara, take it off its life support and let it die gracefully.

In principle, I agree with euthanasia as applied to pets and human beings, but only in the case of needless suffering from an incurable and painful disease at the request of the patient. So, is the company Talvivaara being kept alive longer than it should? Is there no cure for the serious problems it is facing? Before such a conclusion can be reached careful analyses of the causes and possible remedies should be undertaken. Life in nature, but also in business, is too valuable to dispose of too quickly.

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I’m sitting on a Finnair flight wondering if Finland has changed, giving up its great values.

Reading an article of Helsinki Times (21 March 2013) written by David J. Cord, I recall the nice days and years I spent in Helsinki and the victories of Finland I witnessed. I was there when the Finnish Markka lost its value and I was not able to exchange it to German Marks because there was no exchange rate.

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Alvaro Sotomayor came to Finland from Spain in 2010 and plays guitar in punk rock band Lifeline Lost.AS WE’RE driving to the venue Matti is telling me that Finnish punk rock pioneers Problems? are playing also tonight, so almost for sure no one will stay to watch us play. We are playing last in a four-band concert in the Conscientious Objectors Association (AKL). It is my first concert with Lifeline Lost, my first concert in more than 3 years and my first concert ever in Finland, so even if no one stayed to see us, I was still pretty nervous. Adding to this, my girlfriend Tiia can’t make it cause she is sick in bed and most of my friends all have plans for tonight (or suspiciously don’t answer my messages); so all signs pointed to a complete first-concert fiasco.

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