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Government proposes scrapping Jehovah’s Witness conscription exemption

The government has made a proposal to end an exemption from military conscription for Jehovah's Witnesses. At present, Finnish Jehovah's Witnesses don't have to do...

Defence minister to “think very carefully” about future conflict export orders

Finland's Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö (Blue) says he will have to "think very carefully" about any future export orders for military equipment destined for Middle...

Investigation: Finnish-made Patrias, some with Russian heavy weapons, deployed in Yemen...

Finnish-made Patria vehicles fitted with Russian weapons have been deployed to parts of Yemen where the United Nations says scores of civilians have been...

Sweden’s Right Wing: More Finland, Less NATO

Sweden votes on Sunday in an election that opinion polls and analysts alike predict could bring a generational shift in the country's political landscape. The...

Government Approves Ammunitions Sales To Estonia

The Finnish government has approved a deal to sell ammunition to Estonia. The 155mm field artillery has a value of €8.5 million, and will come...

Lapland Troops Search For Unexploded Munitions

Troops in northern Finland have started a search for unexploded ordinance that could be a threat to local residents in Ivalo. Ten soldiers from Jaeger...

Analysis: Finland Goes Missile Shopping

By Robin Häggblom In the shadow of the HX-fighter competition, the state of the ground based air defences in Finland has again appeared in the...

Concern Over Inadequate Voting Arrangement For Conscripts

The Finnish Conscripts' Union Varusmiesliitto says it is concerned about access to vote, for thousands of conscripts currently doing their basic military training. Under Finnish...

Silent Vigil: Finland’s War Dead, Military, Honoured Among Independence Day Festivities

Thousands of volunteers are standing silent vigil next to the graves of Finnish war veterans today, as the country marks 100 years of independence. The...

Poll: Majority of Finns Oppose NATO Membership

The majority of Finns are opposed to joining NATO. That's according to a new survey for national newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. Their survey was carried out at...