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Updated on 10.08.2018

Finland takes great pride in its governance, equality and general state of wellbeing. Finland repeatedly ranks high in global comparisons for low levels of corruption, freedom of speech and equality across all citizens.

As a society, Finland and Finns are honest, law-abiding and hardworking people who greatly value equality and safety. Thanks to universal education and equal opportunities, there is very little separation between people from different social standings. Finns love the nature, like to travel and appreciate friends and family. While it might take a while for a Finn to get to know his or her next-door neighbour, the best way to make acquaintances is to ask for help – Finns are always ready to lend a hand even to a stranger.

Finland’s history is often characterized by its relationship with neighboring Russia. Following Finland’s  independence in 1917, the nation has gone through a transformation from a rural, agriculture-driven country to an urban, high-technology nation.

Foreigners living in Finland have nearly the same rights and obligations as Finnish citizens. For example, non-Finns can use the same social and health services such as Finnish citizens. Also, non-Finnish residents can vote for electing their municipal representatives.

Below we have collected a list that explains the basic structures and most important instances in this country

NOTE: In case of an emergency, such as a car crash or an injury where professional aid is immediately required, call 112 on your telephone. 112 is the first aid emergency number valid throughout Finland. Click here for more details on Finland’s and Tampere region’s the emergency services.   

Read more about health from the Infopankki website by clicking here

 

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