Why live well in Finland.
Security, high living standard, social system, ecology, business, opportunities for Russian-speaking.
Benefits of living in Finland?
Finland is among the top ten countries in terms of the level of life in Europe and the world at large. The population is 5,500,000 people, in the metropolitan region about 1.5 million.
In Finland, a high standard of living, security, lack of corruption and bureaucracy, excellent ecology, one of the best education and social protection systems.
In addition, Finnish society is very tolerant towards immigrants. In the 1970s, in connection with the aging of the population, a state program was introduced to attract immigrants to update the country’s gene pool. To date, there live constantly about 100,000 Russian-speaking people. This fact, the proximity of Russia (from the capital Helsinki only 200km to the border) and the strategic development of relations with the Russian Federation make the life of a Russian-speaking person a full-fledged, promising and allows us not to lose touch with our culture. Is it worth it to move to Finland?
High quality of life.
According to the United Nations Human Development report, Finland is on the 8th place in the list of countries most comfortable for living. The main factors in this comparison are: the average life expectancy of the population, the level of education and the standard of living.
Prices for goods and services are higher here than in Russia, but the average salary in the country is 2500-3000 �, which provides a very decent and comfortable life.
The ecological situation in Finland is known for its well-being and stability. So, in the ranking of the most healthy countries, which takes into account the environmental and demographic conditions (air pollution, access to clean drinking water, etc.) compiled by Forbes specialists, Finland ranks third in the world. At the same time tap water in Finland and, in particular, in Helsinki is recognized by experts as the cleanest in the world. The water here is served by the longest tunnel in the world (124 km) cut in the rocks.
Finland – “the edge of a thousand lakes.” Thanks to the efforts of the Finns to protect the environment of the lake, rivers and coastal waters remain exceptionally clean. 71% of the territory of Finland is occupied by forest lands. This is one of the highest rates in the world. The total area of national parks is 8 thousand square kilometers.
Finland is extremely careful about the environment. Large-scale efforts to protect nature are undertaken at the state level. There is a system of separate collection and recycling of waste. For the release of garbage in an unauthorized place, there are huge fines.
Ordinary residents of Finland, for their part, also try to preserve and maintain the beauty and purity of their native land: in the country it is customary to carefully monitor the condition of their land, plant flowers and plants and, of course, in no case to litter in forests, parks and banks of reservoirs. Due to this, rivers and lakes remain transparent and full of fish, and even in city parks there live squirrels and hares.
The best education system.
According to the UN and PISA, the Education index in Finland is one of the highest in the world. In 2012, Finland continues to maintain leadership in the world ranking of education systems, and Finnish schoolchildren, according to the international organization IEA, occupy the leading positions among schoolchildren in other countries for school skills.
Finland’s national development strategy is based on building a highly educated society, so the country annually spends 6% of its GDP on education. For comparison, the average indicator of developed countries is 5.3% of GDP. Finland has achieved international recognition in many fields of science, and Finnish specialists are highly valued in the European and American labor market.
In connection with the accessibility of education for all segments of the population, including for the older generation, “# 8212; to get additional second and third education or to update their knowledge many of those who move to Finland for permanent residence wish.
When moving, each immigrant has the right to a personal integration program, which includes the educational part of the. language courses, professional courses or even a new education and diploma.
Russian-speaking in Finland.
The official statistics of the account of Russian-speaking people in Finland says that this is the third largest ethnic community in the country after the Finns and Swedes. the number of more than 60 thousand people (estimated 2012) or about 1% of the population. In fact, people from other countries of the CIS and the Baltic states who, when registering a residence permit, indicate the citizenship of these countries are not considered here.
It is assumed that today’s figure of Russian-speakers, having permanent residence or residence permit in Finlnadia & # 8212; about 100,000 and will grow in the near future. Along with this, the sphere of services offered in Russian is also growing.
In Finland there are many Russian-speaking societies & # 8212; from youth and sports organizations to cultural and business communities.
At present, the economic and cultural influence of the Russian-speaking community on the life of Finland is growing. A number of municipalities proposed the introduction of teaching Russian in their schools instead of Swedish.
They say that the Finn is better off naked than he stole something. Order and decency is one of the positive features of the Finns, it is projected onto the whole society. In Finland, the so-called. Neighbor’s patrol # 187; and any public violations are stopped by passers-by under threat to call the police. Police, by the way, are loved and respected for efficiency and professionalism. Clerks of order here are almost invisible, but if necessary they are very fast.
The law is violated here mainly from third countries. To date, the detection rate of crimes is 80%.
Reliable social security system.
� 19 of the Constitution of Finland: The right to social protection.
Everyone who is not able to secure an existence that meets the standards of human dignity has the right to the necessary maintenance and maintenance. The law guarantees everyone the right to basic social security during unemployment, illness, disability, as well as in the case of the birth of a child and the loss of a breadwinner.
The public authorities are obliged, in accordance with what is established by law, to guarantee everyone sufficient social and medical support, and also to promote the health of the population. Public authorities are also required to support the family and other persons responsible for the care of children, to ensure the well-being of the development of the child’s personality.
Public authorities are obliged to promote the realization of the right of everyone to housing and to encourage the creation of housing by citizens’ own efforts. & # 187;
Social security for those who live or moved to Finland is provided on the basis of their place of residence by the Social Welfare Office (Kansanelakelaitos – Kela). Kela provides for the payment, in particular, of national pensions, child benefits, basic unemployment benefits, sickness benefits and parental benefits, and rehabilitation benefits. Kela also pays for the cost of such medical care, which was provided by private medical institutions.
Absence of corruption.
C 2001 Finland becomes the first country in the world for the lack of corruption in state bodies. In Finland, all are equal before the law. The accusations of corruption and punishment are not saved by a high position or deputy mandates.
Finland in 2003 received 9, 9 points out of 10 points (the issue of corruption was investigated) & # 8212; today the situation has not changed.
The structure of the state service is slender, and the apparatus is not numerous. In the 1990s, the number of civil servants fell almost twofold. In Finland, duties and responsibilities are clearly defined and monitored continuously.
In Finland there is no nutrient medium for the existence of corruption. The law is in action, and for all is the same!
Finland belongs to those countries where social stratification is least felt. If we take as a measure of social injustice the ratio between the incomes of 20% of the richest and 20% of the poorest citizens, then in the USA it will be 9 times, in Singapore – 9.6, on average in the most developed countries – 5.8 times, and in Finland – 3.6 times, where the world’s smallest number of people living below the poverty line is only 3.8%., In the USA – 14.1%, on the average for developed countries – 10.6%.
In Russia it is 20-25%.
Business in Finland.
Finland is a country of entrepreneurs, probably every third person in this life tries to do business. Currently, in the country of 5,500,000 people are registered about 300,000 companies.
The advantages for business in Finland are political stability, open economy, highly developed infrastructure and reliability of telecommunications, as well as a high level of interaction between enterprises, scientific and technical centers and universities. In addition, in the competitiveness of Finland, factors such as the rapidity in the development of new technologies, the high educational level of the population, the business-friendly business climate are important.
High purchasing power makes many areas of activity profitable. In Finland, its a large active consumer market, which allows you to conduct activities focused only on it.
Among other things, Finland has an advantageous position at the crossroads of Scandinavian, Baltic, European and Russian markets. This gives huge opportunities for trade and the development of products or services in several markets.
The stories of our Russian-speaking clients show real successes in using the opportunities and brand of Finland (“Finnish quality”) to promote goods and services.
We helped to implement several scenarios when the Raussian businessmen used the label-brand of Finnish design, quality, reliability to create competitive advantages over other brands in the market.
An interesting line of our services is the construction of a European brand for goods produced in third countries, for their subsequent implementation in Russia and the EU.
Knowing the nature of the Scandinavian and European markets, we do analysis and develop a development strategy. Then, if necessary, we use the accumulated tools and partner network.
Why live well in Finland.