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Finnish ambassador in Bucharest, H.E. Mrs. Päivi Pohjanheimo: Finland thoroughly reinvented itself in just one short century

Finland’s ambassador to Romania, Mrs. Päivi Pohjanheimo speaks about her country’s anniversary, about how people celebrate it and how the celebration is practically another brick in the wall of the national project. “The Republic of Finland celebrates its 99th anniversary ...

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Finland: 100 years of stunning progress

Finland’s Independence Day is a national public holiday held on 6 December to celebrate Finland’s declaration of independence from the Russian Republic in 1917. During the early decades of independence, Independence Day was a very solemn occasion marked by patriotic ...

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December 1, the day Great Romania was born

Romania’s National Day marks the country’s unification in 1918 and the formation of the Romanian state within its present-day boundaries. Romania’s full independence had been recognized in 1878 but it was not until December 1, 1918 in the city of ...

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Robust democracy, economy, rich cultural heritage

Part of Czechoslovakia until the “velvet divorce” in January 1993, the Czech Republic landlocked state has a robust democratic tradition, a highly-developed economy, and a rich cultural heritage. It emerged from over 40 years of Communist rule in 1990, and ...

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