Articles by Matti Huuhtanen

Ukraine 'Not Ready' for EU Membership

  • 30 October 06
  • The Associated Press
The European Union on Friday dashed Ukraine's hopes for any quick membership in the bloc, saying that neither Ukraine nor the EU were ready for it to join.

Maskhadov's Family Seeks Asylum

  • 10 May 06
  • The Associated Press
The family of former Chechen rebel leader Aslan Maskhadov, who was killed by federal forces last year, has applied for political asylum in Finland, officials said Tuesday.

Nokia CEO Laments 'An Era of Selfishness'

  • 25 January 05
  • The Associated Press
The head of Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, on Sunday expressed concerns about disintegrating values in society and an apparent resurgence in conservative attitudes in the United States.

Ferry Disaster Haunts the Baltic Sea 10 Years On

  • 28 September 04
  • The Associated Press
Ilkka Karppala remembers the stormy day before a night 10 years ago when the Estonia sank, killing 852 people in one of the worst maritime disasters in history.

Russia Puts Abrupt Stop to Visa-Free Finnish Cruises

  • 29 August 02
  • The Associated Press
Finnish cruises to Russia halted abruptly on Wednesday when the country's officials began demanding visas for all passengers.

New State of Matter Earns Nobel Prize

  • 10 October 01
  • The Associated Press
Two Americans and a German scientist shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for achieving a new state of matter: an ultra-cold gas that could aid in developing super-small machines.

In Finland, Putin Says Russia Not A Threat

  • 04 September 01
  • The Associated Press
President Putin urged the three Baltic countries not to join NATO saying Russia is not a security threat.

EBRD Investments to Hit 1Bln Euros Yearly

  • 19 February 01
  • The Associated Press
Wanting to give a further push to the economy, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development plans to increase investments in Russia to some 1 billion euros annually.

Russian Deal Hunters Invade Finland

  • 10 January 01
  • The Associated Press
Since the breakup of the Soviet Union 10 years ago, Russians have been eagerly crossing the 1,270-kilometer frontier with Finland to buy much sought-after Western goods.

Finns Object to Double Insurance Requirement

Feud With Finland Heats Up

Finland's Lenin Shrine Marks 50 Years

Left Wins Finnish Election

Finns' New Leader Looks to Economy