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Anne Kauranen

EU Chemicals Agency proposes ban on deliberately added microplastics to combat pollution

Jan 18 2019

HELSINKI The EU Chemicals Agency ECHA on Friday proposed a ban on deliberately adding microplastics to products such as cosmetics, detergents and agricultural fertilisers in the EU by 2020 to combat pollution.

Finns with fins make a splash at 'mermaiding' classes

Jan 14 2019

ESPOO At a pool in Espoo, near Finland's capital Helsinki, Maija Mottonen is teaching adults to swim like mermaids in a class that combines fantasy with fitness. | Video

ECB hopeful Rehn urges review of crisis-busting tools

Dec 18 2018

HELSINKI The European Central Bank should review its policy tools, such as bond purchases and negative interest rates, so they reflect the changed economic environment since the financial crisis, ECB rate setter Olli Rehn said on Tuesday.

Angry Birds firm Rovio buys strategy game studio PlayRaven

Nov 30 2018

HELSINKI Rovio Entertainment, the maker of the "Angry Birds" mobile games and movie, said on Friday it had acquired Finnish game studio PlayRaven to expand into mobile strategy games.

Record-low birth rate threatens Finland's welfare system: Finance Minister

Nov 29 2018

HELSINKI A rapid decline in the birth rate is threatening Finland's welfare system and public finances, the Nordic country's finance minister Petteri Orpo told Reuters in an interview.

Angry Birds maker Rovio's shares jump after strong quarter

Nov 16 2018

HELSINKI Rovio Entertainment , the maker of the Angry Birds mobile game, boosted its shares on Friday with an increase in third-quarter profits, but also said it needed new games to drive growth.

Italy stands by main pillars of budget as EU deadline nears

Nov 09 2018

ROME/HELSINKI Italy stood by the main pillars of its 2019 budget on Friday, as a deadline neared for it to change what Brussels called overly optimistic economic assumptions or face penalties for breaking EU fiscal rules. | Video

WRAPUP 1-Italy stands by main pillars of budget as EU deadline nears

Nov 09 2018

ROME/HELSINKI, Nov 9 Italy stood by the main pillars of its 2019 budget on Friday, as a deadline neared for it to change what Brussels called overly optimistic assumptions or face penalties for breaking EU fiscal rules.

Dethroned at home, Finland's Stubb lives and breathes Europe

Nov 02 2018

HELSINKI/BERLIN He was too sporty, too international and too outspoken for his small country -- but he has no qualms about campaigning to become the next European Commission President.

Tire maker Nokian profit hit by Russia, Norway issues, emissions rules

Oct 31 2018

HELSINKI Finland's Nokian Tires reported a surprise fall in quarterly earnings on Wednesday and cut its full-year profit outlook, citing issues in Russia and Norway on top of new emissions standards that have had an impact across the sector.

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