South Harbour is a bay and harbour area immediately next to the centre of the city of Helsinki, Finland. 4.7 million passengers in liner traffic and some 37 000 international cruise passengers travel through it every year.
Finland debates whether to put a stop to Russian tourist visas. Plus: Senegal goes to the polls amid a crackdown on the opposition, a flick through the day’s papers, and a round-up of climate news.
Turkey agrees to back Finland and Sweden’s bid to join Nato. Plus: Iran applies to join trading bloc Brics, plans for a second Scottish independence referendum and the latest art news.
Finland is a Northern European nation bordering Sweden, Norway and Russia. Its capital, Helsinki, occupies a peninsula and surrounding islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki is home to the 18th-century sea fortress Suomenlinna, the fashionable Design District and diverse museums. The Northern Lights can be seen from the country’s Arctic Lapland province, a vast wilderness with national parks and ski resorts.
The latest on the war in Ukraine and Finland’s move to become part of Nato. Plus: a spying scandal rocks the Spanish government, a senior Catholic cleric is arrested in Hong Kong, and a report from Turin on Eurovision.
Finland wants to join NATO; the country has a long border with Russia and has remained neutral in wartime since WWII.
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We discuss the French presidential election debate. Plus: Finnish MPs on Nato membership, an update from the Venice Biennale and the latest theatre news.
Emily Sherwin and Olga Tokariuk discuss the latest on the war in Ukraine. Plus: a look at why Africa is divided on Russia’s invasion, a flick through today’s papers and an interview with the former president of Finland, Tarja Halonen.
Finland is a swimmer’s paradise and residents take to the water year-round. In colder months the practice often involves carving a hole into ice – a demonstration of “sisu”, the unique Finnish concept of fortitude in the face of adversity. Monocle joins journalist Katja Pantzar on an icy dip, to explore the mindset that dates back more than 500 years. Discover more stories and ideas from the region with ‘The Monocle Book of the Nordics’, available now from The Monocle Shop: https://monocle.com/shop/product/2066…
The Nordics are one of the most magical regions in the world! Nordic Landscapes Timelapse | Amazing Landscapes.
The Nordic countries are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic. It includes the sovereign states of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland, and the autonomous region of Åland.