As the diplomatic tone between Russia and the West has reached a new level after the shelling of Mariupol which left at least 30 people dead, a new round of sanctions against Russia is being discussed among European politicians. Originally an ease of sanctions against Russia should have been discussed in March especially as representatives … Continue reading Finland’s nuclear deal with Rosatom endangered?
In the light of increased Russian military activity in the Baltic Sea and near Finnish territory, it seems that Finland is joining the countries that increase their military readiness in the face of an assumed, possible Russian threat. 100 years after the beginning of World War I it could seem that the Grim Reaper is … Continue reading Finland increasing military readiness?
Today the Finnish parliament agreed on the highly criticized nuclear deal with Russia. With 115 to 74 votes the Finnish parliament approved the plan of constructing a new nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki, delivered and partly owned by Russian Rosatom. The vote was overshadowed with an failure during the voting procedure. One vote against it … Continue reading Finland accepts nuclear deal with Russia
Despite EU sanctions against Russia, Finland continues negotiating energy deals with Russia. On 5 December, just one day before Finnish independence day (Finland was part of the Russian Empire until 6 December 1917), the Finnish parliament decides on a new nuclear power plant project that is partly owned by Russia’s state owned Rosatom and will … Continue reading Finland continues energy deals with Russia
Despite current EU-sanctions on Russia and Russian counter sanctions, Finland, until 1917 part of the Russian Empire, closed a deal on mutual electricity transfer with Russia. Finnish national electricity grid operator Fingrid and its Russian counterparts signed a deal on 7 November 2014 enabling Finland to sell up to 320 megawatt of electricity to Russia. … Continue reading Finland closes electricity deal with Russia