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Hello Espoo – a friendly welcome to the city

Espoo has established a new web portal for foreigners looking to move to the city, with step-by-step guides containing all the advice they need...

First coronavirus cases detected in Finnish nursing homes

The first confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Finnish nursing homes. Three elderly residents have died at a care home in the Ylä-Savon...

Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

THL: Coronavirus risk varies from region to region

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL says the risk of coronavirus in Finland varies from region to region. The most at-risk people are...

Finland vows to increase coronavirus testing, beefs up crisis coordination unit

The Finnish Government says it will increase coronavirus testing, and strengthen the crisis coordination unit that's taking the lead on tackling the pandemic. At a...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

EK warns: unemployment & bankruptcy could be worse than 90’s recession

The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK is warning that the coronavirus crisis could cause a wave of unemployment and bankruptcy worse than the 1990's...

Huuhkajat’s EURO dreams postponed by a year

The dreams of Finnish football fans, and players, are on hold for at least a year after UEFA postponed this year's EURO 2020 tournament. The...

Ice hockey World Championships canceled over coronavirus concerns

The International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF has canceled the upcoming Women's World Championships due to the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus. The tournament, with the Finnish...

Men only? Tampere’s new arena gets a very masculine name

A huge new sports and leisure complex in Tampere, which will be the main venue for the 2022 ice hockey World Championships, has signed...

National League: Top flight women’s soccer gets a gender-neutral name change

The highest level of women's football competition in Finland is getting a name change to become more gender-equal. From the start of the 2020 season...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi column: Stereotypes keep minorities “in their place”

Finnish Member of Parliament and a former comedian Pirkka-Pekka Petelius (Green) apologised this week to the Sámi people for his offensive 'drunken Sámi' TV sketches. Petelius...

Janne Strang column: Deliverance day for Finland’s left

As the party line-up of the new Finnish government and its policy program was formally announced on Monday, the fiscally conservative right, who for...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi column: We need a Sámi go-to person in the Finnish Parliament

There are two versions of autonomy within Finland: the region of the Åland Islands between Finland and Sweden is autonomous; and the indigenous people...

Mikko Kiesiläinen column: Lestijärvi is distributing your tax money to their residents

The tiny municipality of Lestijärvi gives out a baby bonus of €10,000 to the families of babies born within the municipality. The sum is paid...

Helsinki Biennial arts event postponed – perhaps until 2021

The Helsinki Biennial, an international arts festival scheduled to bring 40 artists and art collectives from around the world to the capital this summer, is...

No automatic second chance for Aksel Kankaanranta at Eurovision 2021

Finnish singer Aksel Kankaanranta won't be getting an automatic berth to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. This year's event was supposed to...

Day of Equality celebrates Minna Canth’s legacy

Today Finland celebrates the Day of Equality, which is also the birthday of author and social influencer Minna Canth. Canth is the first Finnish woman...

WATCH: Espoo brewery sends ‘thirst aid’ to Australia

An Espoo brewery is sending some 'thirst aid' to Australia, by donating proceeds from a special beer to bushfire relief efforts. Fat Lizard Brewing in...

First coronavirus cases detected in Finnish nursing homes

The first confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Finnish nursing homes. Three elderly residents have died at a care home in the Ylä-Savon...

Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

THL: Coronavirus risk varies from region to region

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL says the risk of coronavirus in Finland varies from region to region. The most at-risk people are...

Finland vows to increase coronavirus testing, beefs up crisis coordination unit

The Finnish Government says it will increase coronavirus testing, and strengthen the crisis coordination unit that's taking the lead on tackling the pandemic. At a...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...

Police say beware of coronavirus scammers

Police are warning people - especially the elderly - to beware of scammers who are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis and...

Uusimaa lockdown: Police stop hundreds of vehicles at region’s borders

On the first day of the Uusimaa lockdown, police say they stopped 835 vehicles and turned them around from either entering or leaving the...

Singer Jari Sillanpää guilty of having child abuse images on his phone

One of Finland's best known entertainers Jari Sillanpää has been found guilty by a court of having child abuse images on the phone, and sharing them. However,...

News Now Finland begins national cooperation project to share accurate coronavirus journalism

News Now Finland has joined forces with a number of the country's leading regional newspapers to share accurate journalism about coronavirus in English. The cooperation...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 3rd April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest: 1,615 coronavirus cases, 20 deaths - information letters sent out. Rescued: Behind...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

Private companies pay for 18,000 coronavirus tests to be done in South Korea

A group of big Finnish companies, lead by private healthcare provider Mehiläinen, is paying to send 18,000 samples from Finland to a laboratory in...

Government considers mandatory quarantine for returning airline passengers

The government and health officials are considering whether to use hotels near to Helsinki Airport as sites to quarantine returning passengers. Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (SFP)...

Foreign Minister: ‘We trust Finns on repatriated flights to self-isolate’

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he trusts that Finns on repatriation flights from abroad will self-isolate when they return home, without it having...

Analysis: Russia’s western heliport near Finland’s coast

By Robin Häggblom Russia built a heliport on Gogland . Russian news agency TASS provided some details. A Mi-26, the Soviet C-130 sized helicopter, flew in...

Analysis: A dawn raid in the Archipelago

By Robin Häggblom The day started with what sounded like a rare but not unique message on Twitter by the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation: The current search...

Analysis: Finland’s Basic Income Experiment

By Simo Raittila Finnland's basic income experiment will end – as planned. In recent days there have been some news sites claiming that the Finnish basic...

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...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

Drive to donate computers for distance learning students

A number of initiatives are underway in Finland to provide computer for students who don't have their own, and help them keep up with...

Kajaani supercomputer joins the race to find a coronavirus vaccine

A supercomputer at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences KAMK is linking up with Stanford University in California to help model the surface structure of...

Espoo’s Remedy Entertainment inks new games production deal

Espoo's Remedy Entertainment, which has produced blockbuster gaming titles like Max Payne, Control, Quantum Break and Alan Wake, has signed a new deal with...

Storm warnings prompt flight cancellations

A storm system moving into southern and central areas of Finland on Wednesday brings with it high winds, rain, sleet and snow. The Finnish Meteorological...

Canary Islands flights getting back to normal after Sahara sandstorm delays

Flights to and from the Canary Islands are getting back to normal on Monday, after hundreds of Finns were among the passengers delayed by...

Warm winter: January sets new weather records across the country

Warm winter temperatures in January mean that many parts of Finland saw new weather records being set. According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute January was...

Forty degree+ temperature spread, as winter’s coldest low is recorded in Lapland

The weather in Finland is a tale of two temperatures at the moment - with a forty degree difference between the warmest and coldest...

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News Now Finland begins national cooperation project to share accurate coronavirus journalism

News Now Finland has joined forces with a number of the country's leading regional newspapers to share accurate journalism about coronavirus in English. The cooperation...

First coronavirus cases detected in Finnish nursing homes

The first confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Finnish nursing homes. Three elderly residents have died at a care home in the Ylä-Savon...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 3rd April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest: 1,615 coronavirus cases, 20 deaths - information letters sent out. Rescued: Behind...

Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

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