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A plot of land in Cebu, believed by some to house medieval treasure, was put on the market last weekend.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko threatened to nationalize foreign companies, including Finnish ones, in his country last week. Photo: Sergey Gunev/EPA

Paper based in Central Finland Keskisuomalainen (ceret toysin with phylon) It reported that 22 registered political parties plan to run candidates in the 2023 parliamentary elections.

This is the highest number in Finland’s history, surpassing the previous record in the last parliamentary elections in 2019 when 19 registered parties had candidates running for the election.

To officially register as a political party, organizations must collect the signatures of 5,000 supporters.

One of the reasons for the increase in parties is that collecting supporters cards has become possible electronically after a legal change in 2021.

“It’s getting easier and easier to put together a party, and thanks to electronic gathering it’s now easier than before,” he said. Roly MichelsonProfessor of Political Science at the University of Turku.

The proliferation of registered parties leads to the emergence of new ideas and candidates for voters. However, it is not always the case that the emergence of a new party broadens the range of ideologies.

“Many of the new parties are populist nationalist parties. On the other hand, the Animal Rights Party and the Feminist Party are very close to the Green Party [Party] and left [Alliance]Michelson noted.

Hanna Wassprofessor of political science at the University of Helsinki, identified one area in the political landscape that is still missing from the Finnish political sphere despite the growth in the number of parties.

Wass noted, “There is no left-wing populist party in Finland. The Left Alliance lacks a populist competitor to challenge it with similar economic policies.”

There are currently 10 parties represented in the Finnish Parliament.

Lukashenko is angry

daily work Copaletti (ceret toysin with phylon) Covered the Belarusian president Alexander LukashenkoA vague threat this week to nationalize some foreign companies.

While the main focus of his message appeared to be on the Lithuanians, he also called out Finland for its trade practices in Belarus.

Kuala Lumpur wrote that according to the Belarusian state media Belta (ceret toysin with phylon)Lukashenko said he did not want to see foreign companies from the Baltics and Finland operating in Belarus any more.

His remarks came after visiting the governor of Vitebsk Oblast Alexander Subbotinwho reportedly told the president that Lithuanians had approached him for a wooden housing project.

Lukashenko responded surprisingly to the governor, and began to tirade him.

“I don’t want to see Lithuanians, Finns and the rest anywhere near you anymore. We know how they came here and how they left everything and quit. We know that. I’ve already received signs that the Finnish owners of an establishment I don’t want to mention have fled. In the meantime, “Lithuanians are running around and looking for ways to sell their project at a profit instead of giving it away. So, I want them to know that no one will sell anything with foreign capital. It will be nationalization. That’s it.”

The largest Finnish companies that have withdrawn or are in the process of withdrawing from Belarus are Olfi, Kisko and Kymera.

Dozens of Finnish companies have left Russia since it invaded Ukraine in February of this year. Lukashenko is widely considered one of the Russian presidents Russian President Vladimir Putinclosest allies.

For sale: Lemminkäinen Temple

A local Cebu plot of land with a colorful past has been put on the market, according to him Helsingin Sanomat (ceret toysin with phylon).

The so-called Lemminkäinen Temple is located on the plot, about 30 kilometers from the center of Helsinki in the municipality of Sipoo.

The site of the alleged “Lemminkäinen Temple” in Sipoo Municipality. Photo: Mikko Leppänen/Yle, Jyrki Lyytikkä/Yle

HS writes that the sale of the land was initially reported by a local outlet Sibon Sanomat (ceret toysin with phylon).

late legends eyebook He was convinced that under a towering rock structure called Kyypelivuori, there is the entrance to a temple dedicated to the Finnish mythological figure Lemminkäinen. Legend has it, according to Bock, that the entrance to the temple was sealed in the year 987 to protect a host of hidden treasures.

Despite many attempts over the years, no temple or treasure room has been found at the site.

Although there is no evidence to suggest a cache of treasures existed in the Middle Ages, interest in the land is still very high. According to the real estate agent Timo Kanervathe plot attracted a “quite a number” of inquiries—many of which came from outside Finland.

The current owners of the land are the Astangajoogakoulu Yoga School located in Helsinki.

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