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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...

MPs call for littering fines to be doubled

Four Members of Parliament have drawn up a bill proposing that fines for littering be doubled, as a deterrent measure. National Coalition Party MPs Saara-Sofia Sirén,...

HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be...

THL issues new face mask recommendations, as virus situation worsens

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL has issued new recommendations on wearing face masks, as the coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate. Overnight there...

Covid-19 sniffer dogs start work at Helsinki Airport

Ten specially-trained dogs are starting work at Helsinki Airport, using their noses to sniff out passengers with Covid-19. It's part of the City of Vantaa's...

THL: Stay away from public places with Covid symptoms, as virus cases increase

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is urging anyone with even mild coronavirus symptoms to stay away from public spaces and gatherings. The...

Nokia inks new 5G infrastructure deal in UK

Nokia has signed a deal to become the largest infrastructure partner for British telecoms company BT. As part of the deal Nokia will provide equipment...

Altia announces merger with Norwegian drinks brand

Alcohol brand Altia, partly owned by the State of Finland, has announced a merger with Norwegian drinks firm Arcus. Altia, whose products include Koskenkorva, Blossa...

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions

The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread of coronavirus. Speaking to MTV News on...

Latest figures: Unemployment rising, employment weakens

New figures from Statistics Finland released on Tuesday morning show the position of employment has weakened, while unemployment has risen compared with the year...

Valtteri Bottas races to victory at Russia Grand Prix

Finnish F1 driver Valterri Bottas has raced to victory at the Russian Grand Prix, at the expense of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas lead for...

Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions...

‘Patient Zero’ – Following the viral exposure of a Covid-19 sports cluster

When Roni Klemola went to play ice hockey on Friday 4th September he was feeling completely fine. The 23-year old forward wasn't under the weather...

Another F1 podium finish for racer Valtteri Bottas

Finnish F1 driver Valtteri Bottas has claimed another podium finish, coming second at the Tuscan Grand Prix in Italy. Bottas' Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton took first place,...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi column: Sámi homeland, a scarce resource

Watching one industrial project after another trying to enter the Sámi homeland in Finland, I’ve started wondering whether companies and authorities understand that the...

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...

Tiny dining: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ is up for sale, and looking for just the right buyer

A tiny restaurant in Töölö, part of the Helsinki neighbourhood's fabric for more than half a century,  is up for sale - but the...

GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms...

Oval Office ceremony marks return, reburial of Indigenous remains from Finnish museum

A ceremony at the Oval Office with US President Donald Trump marked the end of a four year process to return Indigenous bones and...

Amur leopards heading to Helsinki Zoo for conservation programme

Two young Amur leopards will arrive at Helsinki's Korkeassari Zoo this year as part of an international breeding programme to help save the endangered...

HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be...

THL issues new face mask recommendations, as virus situation worsens

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL has issued new recommendations on wearing face masks, as the coronavirus situation continues to deteriorate. Overnight there...

Covid-19 sniffer dogs start work at Helsinki Airport

Ten specially-trained dogs are starting work at Helsinki Airport, using their noses to sniff out passengers with Covid-19. It's part of the City of Vantaa's...

THL: Stay away from public places with Covid symptoms, as virus cases increase

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is urging anyone with even mild coronavirus symptoms to stay away from public spaces and gatherings. The...

MPs call for littering fines to be doubled

Four Members of Parliament have drawn up a bill proposing that fines for littering be doubled, as a deterrent measure. National Coalition Party MPs Saara-Sofia Sirén,...

Supreme Court orders Nordic Resistance Movement banned

Finland's Supreme Court has upheld the decisions of two lower courts, and ordered the Nordic Resistance Movement banned. The group had appealed those rulings to...

Councilor to file police report after Finns Party pigs video

A local councilor in Helsinki says he'll file a report to the police after a Finns Party politician in Central Ostrobothnia posted an inflammatory...

Human rights court rules against Finland in mass shooting case

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled against Finland in the case of a 2008 mass shooting incident, saying that authorities...

Traditional Independence Day events are canceled amid ongoing coronavirus crisis

Finland's traditional Independence Day celebrations, held at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki and featuring an hours-long handshake line watched on live television by millions...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 29th September 2020

Finnish students caught in Scotland coronavirus lockdown Finnish students in Scotland have been caught up in a coronavirus lockdown, and threatened with expulsion from university...

Finland, Estonia, Sweden to assess any “significant” new ferry disaster information

The foreign ministers of Finland, Estonia and Sweden have released a joint statement saying they'll assess any "new significant information" about the sinking of...

Air Force’s Ruska 20 exercise takes off

The Finnish Air Force's main military exercises take off today, with Ruska 20 lasting through until 6th October. It's the largest war games of the...

Finnish students caught up in Scotland coronavirus lockdown

Finnish students in Scotland have been caught up in a coronavirus lockdown, and threatened with expulsion from university if they're caught breaking the rules. The...

Foreign Minister “seriously concerned” about escalating Caucasus conflict

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he's "seriously concerned" about the situation in the Caucasus region of Central Asia. His comments come as Armenia and...

Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...

Experts: Finland’s United Nations bid comes with diplomatic challenges

Finland's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council faces diplomatic challenges that mean the Nordic nation may have to...

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...

Nokia inks new 5G infrastructure deal in UK

Nokia has signed a deal to become the largest infrastructure partner for British telecoms company BT. As part of the deal Nokia will provide equipment...

More than 40 codes given out to trace virus chains on new app

Healthcare officials have given out more than 40 codes to people using the Koronavilkku app, and who tested positive for Covid-19. The app was launched...

‘A quarter of Finland’ downloads coronavirus track and trace app

The new Koronavilkku Covid-19 track and trace mobile app has now been downloaded 1.4 million times since its launch on Monday morning: the equivalent...

Finland’s coronavirus track and trace app goes live

Finland's coronavirus track and trace app is available for download to mobile devices from Monday. The 'Corona Flash' app - called Koronavilkku in Finnish -...

Autumn storm Aila causes minor damage as it moves from west to east

Autumn storm Aila is continuing to cause minor damage and power outages as it moves from west to east. Overnight around 60,000 people were left...

Weather warning as autumn storm Aila brings rain, strong winds and high seas

There's weather warnings in place today as a low pressure front moves through Åland and the west coast with severe winds forecast for the...

Thousands still affected by summer storm Päivö

The effects of summer storm Päivö, which brought heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms to many parts of the country on Tuesday, are still...

Finland roasts in hottest June day for more than 80 years

Finland is roasting this week as temperatures peaked on Thursday at 32.7°C in Kronoby in Ostrobothnia - between Jakobstad and Kokkola. It's officially the hottest...

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Nokia inks new 5G infrastructure deal in UK

Nokia has signed a deal to become the largest infrastructure partner for British telecoms company BT. As part of the deal Nokia will provide equipment...

Traditional Independence Day events are canceled amid ongoing coronavirus crisis

Finland's traditional Independence Day celebrations, held at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki and featuring an hours-long handshake line watched on live television by millions...

Altia announces merger with Norwegian drinks brand

Alcohol brand Altia, partly owned by the State of Finland, has announced a merger with Norwegian drinks firm Arcus. Altia, whose products include Koskenkorva, Blossa...

WATCH: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ up for sale

It's been described as Finland's smallest restaurant, serving traditional Danish open sandwiches called smørrebrød to customers in Helsinki's Töölö neighbourhood since 1964. But now the...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 29th September 2020

Finnish students caught in Scotland coronavirus lockdown Finnish students in Scotland have been caught up in a coronavirus lockdown, and threatened with expulsion from university...

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