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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...

Katri Kulmuni interview: Centre Party leader is down, but not yet out

Time might be running out for Katri Kulmuni's short reign as leader of the Centre Party. Either that or she's gearing up for a triumphant...

Contact tracing app launches in limited test phase

A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is being launched on Tuesday for a month...

New airport coronavirus testing option: “All the processes were very smooth”

Officials at Helsinki Airport say that "all the processes were very smooth" on the first day of offering coronavirus tests for arriving passengers. Public health...

Linnanmäki coronavirus ‘mass exposure’ confirmed by city

The City of Helsinki is confirming a coronavirus 'mass exposure' event took place at Linnanmäki amusement park in the capital at the end of...

Independent science team contradicts ministry’s face mask research

A group of Finnish researchers have concluded that there's some significant benefits in combating coronavirus if people wear masks. The independent analysis by the Get...

Young entrepreneurs: Twin brothers launching new Helsinki-Turku bus service

Two young entrepreneurs are set to launch a brand new bus service linking Helsinki and Turku with low-cost fares. Twins Henri and Eero Autio are just 21-years...

Estonian minister pours cold water on private Tallinn tunnel project

Estonia's Minister of Administration Jaak Aab says his government will not support the privately-financed Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel initiative championed by a Finnish company. FinEst Bay Area Development...

Tour operator cancels August holidays amid ongoing coronavirus uncertainty

Finnish travel agency Aurinkomatkat is canceling all of its August holidays to Spain, Croatia and Turkey - with Croatia trips also canceled in September. Aurinkomatkat...

Six months of coronavirus in Finland: Spotlight on Porvoo

This week marks six months since the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Finland - a tourist from China visiting Lapland who tested positive...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 4 out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Centre Party leader Katri Kulmuni talks about her summer 'listening...

Valtteri Bottas clinches third at Hungarian Grand Prix

Finnish Formula 1 racer Valtteri Bottas has clinched third place at the Hungarian Grand Prix which took place on Sunday. It completes a 1-2-3 podium Finnish for...

Valtteri Bottas wins Austria Grand Prix in first post-covid race

The Formula One season got into gear again on Sunday, with the first race of the re-arranged schedule taking place in Austria. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas...

Finnish floorball gets an international-focused makeover

Finland's semi-professional floorball league is being rebranded and given a new identity as F-Liiga. The new brand incorporates 30 clubs with 16 women's teams and...

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...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 4 out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Centre Party leader Katri Kulmuni talks about her summer 'listening...

Tampere’s Blockfest canceled, despite improved virus situation

Organisers of the annual Blockfest music festival in Tampere have decided to cancel this year's event despite the improved coronavirus situation in Pirkanmaa region,...

Senate Square terrace expanding with space for hundreds more customers

The popular summer terrace that's taken over Senate Square this year - already the largest in the country - just got bigger. From Wednesday there...

Museums hope for post-lockdown July visitor boom

After months of lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Finland's museums are hoping for for a visitor boom in July. There's already been a rise in the...

Contact tracing app launches in limited test phase

A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is being launched on Tuesday for a month...

New airport coronavirus testing option: “All the processes were very smooth”

Officials at Helsinki Airport say that "all the processes were very smooth" on the first day of offering coronavirus tests for arriving passengers. Public health...

Linnanmäki coronavirus ‘mass exposure’ confirmed by city

The City of Helsinki is confirming a coronavirus 'mass exposure' event took place at Linnanmäki amusement park in the capital at the end of...

Independent science team contradicts ministry’s face mask research

A group of Finnish researchers have concluded that there's some significant benefits in combating coronavirus if people wear masks. The independent analysis by the Get...

Dark web drugs network broken up by Customs and police

Finnish Customs and the National Bureau of Investigation have broken up what they describe as a "large-scale" drugs network which imported and distributed illegal...

Manhunt for beating suspects in Helsinki nightclub death

Police in Helsinki are searching for several men following the death of another man outside a popular nightclub earlier this month that also left...

Police bust huge cannabis farm operation in Kerava

Eastern Uusimaa Police say they've busted a large professionally-run cannabis farm in Kerava. Investigators suspect that two people were behind the operation which may have...

NBI investigates Finns Party beating as attempted murder

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says it has taken over the case of a Finns Party activist badly beaten last Friday, and investigating...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 4th August 2020

Contact tracing app launches in test phase today A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is...

New airport coronavirus testing option: “All the processes were very smooth”

Officials at Helsinki Airport say that "all the processes were very smooth" on the first day of offering coronavirus tests for arriving passengers. Public health...

Morning headlines: Monday 3rd August 2020

Covid-19 testing for airport passengers - if needed Passengers at Helsinki Airport are being offered coronavirus tests and health counselling from Monday - if the...

Secret weekend wedding for Sanna Marin and her new husband

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) married her long-term partner Markus Räikkönen on Saturday at a small ceremony at the PM's official Kesäranta residence in Helsinki. The nuptials...

Tallink Silja stops selling ferry tickets from Sweden to Finland

Ferry company Tallink Silja is halting sales of round-trip ferry tickets from Sweden to Finland as of 7th August due to the coronavirus travel...

Estonian minister pours cold water on private Tallinn tunnel project

Estonia's Minister of Administration Jaak Aab says his government will not support the privately-financed Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel initiative championed by a Finnish company. FinEst Bay Area Development...

Finns becoming more international, EVA values study finds

People in Finland are becoming more open to the idea of globalisation, and the benefits of international trade and cooperation. That's according to a new...

Finns agree on ‘necessary evil’ of EU coronavirus recovery budget

A new poll by three Finnish newspapers finds that most Finns – two out of three – broadly support the the recent EU budget...

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...

Contact tracing app launches in limited test phase

A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is being launched on Tuesday for a month...

Young entrepreneurs: Twin brothers launching new Helsinki-Turku bus service

Two young entrepreneurs are set to launch a brand new bus service linking Helsinki and Turku with low-cost fares. Twins Henri and Eero Autio are just 21-years...

Finland’s new coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns

A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September  aims to balance privacy concerns with usefulness, after...

Hospital trials fast and cheap coronavirus AI breath test

Laakso Health Centre in Helsinki is trialing a new brethalyser test to see if it gives a reliable coronavirus diagnosis. The results are available in...

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...

Midsummer weather: turn up the temperatures!

As Finland starts an annual slowing down towards the Midsummer holiday weekend the most one question everyone wants to know is what the weather's...

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...

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Katri Kulmuni interview: Centre Party leader is down, but not yet out

Time might be running out for Katri Kulmuni's short reign as leader of the Centre Party. Either that or she's gearing up for a triumphant...

Contact tracing app launches in limited test phase

A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is being launched on Tuesday for a month...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 4th August 2020

Contact tracing app launches in test phase today A new mobile phone application which helps public health officials track and trace cases of coronavirus is...

New airport coronavirus testing option: “All the processes were very smooth”

Officials at Helsinki Airport say that "all the processes were very smooth" on the first day of offering coronavirus tests for arriving passengers. Public health...

Linnanmäki coronavirus ‘mass exposure’ confirmed by city

The City of Helsinki is confirming a coronavirus 'mass exposure' event took place at Linnanmäki amusement park in the capital at the end of...

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