Are Latvian and Lithuanian mutually intelligible? The closest relative of Lithuanian is Latvian, but the two languages are not mutually intelligible. Both are thought to have evolved from…

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International students rate Finland as the best place to study in Europe. … Nearly 7,000 students rated their study abroad experience on the world’s largest database of international…

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At present it is used only by married women, mainly celebrities. Interestingly, Lithuanian doesn’t have strong swear words. An example is rupūžė (toad). When Lithuanians feel the need…

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The Estonian standard VAT rate is 20%, but there is also a reduced 9% rate that applies to certain goods and services that includes books, teaching/learning materials, newspapers…

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Proof of address (in Finland) Personal identification number. Your KELA card (see Health Insurance section) Letter of residence from your home bank. How do I get a residence…

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Customs has a right to open parcels and inspect them in detail. As you can imagine, this may compromise the appearance of the gift and damage gift wrap….

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Even if there’s little snow in Helsinki, there’s often up to a metre or more on the skiing slopes of Lapland. The snow season in northern Finland begins…

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Estonia is not a Slavic country, but used to belong to the U.S.S.R. , which included Slavic countries like Russia and Ukraine. … Estonia borders Russia, which is…

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The truth is that there is nearly no homework in the country with one of the top education systems in the world. Finnish people believe that besides homework,…

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It’s simply just a way to let a kid be a kid. There are only 9 years of compulsory school that Finnish children are required to attend. Everything…

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