Author Archives: Ron Pavellas

About Ron Pavellas

Expatriate American living in Sweden with wife. Retired from employment in the USA. Currently focused on blog articles, memoirs, and creative writing.

Big Shifts in the Economies of Nations, 2012-2017

The daily and weekly news informs us, relentlessly, of the economic progress, or lack thereof, in the major nations and groups of nations (the European Union, in particular), and occasionally in the ‘developing nations.’ It is difficult to keep all … Continue reading

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Report from Hotel Seaport, Turku, Finland: The Old and New

Turku has been known as a lively trading post as early as the Iron Age, when Baltic, Swedish, and Novgorodian merchant ships sailed to the banks of the River Aura to trade goods. Turku became one of the key ports … Continue reading

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