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Minerals threaten reconciliation between Sweden and Sami
Europe could breathe a sigh of relief, the Swedish government said a few weeks ago. The new earth minerals found in the north would make imports from China unnecessary. Moreover, the new minerals would promote sustainability. However, the discovery does draw a dark cloud over the reconciliation process with the Sami in Lapland.
Finland approves new transgender law
Fins no longer have to get an expert opinion if they want to change their gender. Presenting their wish to the registry office is sufficient to change their legal gender on official documents.