According to a recent survey carried out by Helsinki Times and Think Tank Magma, foreign-born residents in Finland have a strong level of awareness of the status of the Swedish language in Finland. Two thirds are able to correctly state the size of Finland’s Swedish-speaking population, and majority of the respondents agreed that Swedish language is an essential component of Finnish society.Läs mera
“At current fertility rates, we Europeans are basically breeding ourselves out of existence.” This was one of the comments made by Dr Nils Erik Forsgård, Director of Magma, during his opening remarks at the Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable on Population Decline and Its Effects in Europe, organised in Helsinki on 19 November 2019. Europe as a whole is facing a severe demographic challenge.Läs mera
The 1990s are generally perceived as the Golden Years of minority rights. However, developments have since taken a different turn. What made the 1990s so successful, and what has since changed? These are some of the main questions raised in this pamphlet.Läs mera
All countries around the Baltic Sea are home to a number of linguistic and ethnic minorities. This collection of articles provides essential knowledge of some of the largest minorities in the area and of the particular challenges facing them in the 21st century.Läs mera
With the rise of Nokia’s mobile phone industry Finland’s economy became increasingly reliant on the success of a single company. At its peak the telecom equipment sector built up around Nokia accounted for 20 % of
Finnish goods exports.