Hi there, and welcome to my third blog post! I just want to start by saying what a weekend! Even though Mondays are not normally my favourite day of the week (does anyone really like Mondays?), I have found myself being in a ridiculously good mood the whole day. Why, you might wonder? Because I…

During recent years, Europe has faced a refugee crisis. A great amount of people in regions close to Europe had to flee their home country due to war, violence or persecution. Even though people are displaced every day, Europe wasn’t prepared for the mass of people coming to its territory to seek help. After Europe’s…

Besides the European Union, there is another European organization with a very similar name: the Council of Europe. This organization has more members than the EU – including for example Russia and Turkey, but its purpose is more narrowly defined. It concerns itself mainly with promoting human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.  Four…

Not many people outside of Scandinavia know that there is a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. About 300,000 people in Finland speak Swedish as their mother tongue, and they comprise about 5.5 percent of the population. Even if the minority is quite small, Finland is officially a bilingual country, and the Swedish speaking population has for…