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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...

Poll: Finns – mostly young people – have doubts about coronavirus vaccine

A new survey by MTV News finds a large number of Finns have doubts about getting a coronavirus vaccine, with just over a third...

THL: Quarter of all coronavirus infections in speakers of foreign languages

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL says that a quarter of all Covid-19 infections in the country have been detected in people...

New capital region covid restrictions come into force

New restrictive measures to slow the spread of coronavirus are being introduced Monday  in the capital city region. Joint action by Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and...

PM: State of emergency one step closer as coronavirus cases rise again

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) says the continued rise in coronavirus cases in Finland is bringing the government closer to enacting emergency powers to help curb...

Espresso House offers new ‘Netflix’-style unlimited drinks option

One of the biggest coffee shop chains in Finland, Espresso House, is launching the Nordic region's first an all-you-can-drink option for customers - which...

Environmental group criticises Fortum’s new carbon neutral target

Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum says it plans to make all its operations carbon neutral by 2050. The new goal is outlined in the company's...

Stora Enso plant in Oulu becomes coronavirus hotspot 

The Stora Enso paper mill in Oulu has become a Covid-19 hotspot after 150 workers there were found to have the virus. Around 1,700 contractors...

Fazer on top, as Finland’s favourite brands revealed

An annual look at Finland's favourite brands in YouGov's BrandIndex finds a top 10 dominated by popular domestic names. The index looks at different aspects...

WATCH: Spectacular last gasp goal seals Helmarit win in Scotland

A last gasp goal in the 95th minute of the game sealed victory for the Finnish women's national football team 0-1 against Scotland in...

Valtteri Bottas salutes medical crews after Grosjean’s Bahrain F1 crash

Finnish Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas has praised the reactions of race officials and medical crews after a dramatic crash on the first lap of...

Huuhkajat arrive in Wales for crucial decider without key players

The Finnish men's national football team arrived in Wales on Monday ahead of a crunch match, without their captain at the helm, or two...

Valtteri Bottas: ‘I will try to beat Lewis Hamilton again next year’

Finnish F1 driver Valtteri Bottas had a disastrous race at the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday, slumping to a 14th place finish and out...

Ahtisaari Day celebrated for 10th time this year

The national Ahtisaari Day, named after former Finnish president and Nobel Peace Laureat Martti Ahtisaari, is behing held in Finland for the 10th time and...

Ted Urho column: Celebrating the Swedish king who fell off his horse in Germany

Being a Swedish-speaking Finn means you’re just like everyone else, but at the same time not. In my language it’s known as being finlandssvensk,...

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...

Espresso House offers new ‘Netflix’-style unlimited drinks option

One of the biggest coffee shop chains in Finland, Espresso House, is launching the Nordic region's first an all-you-can-drink option for customers - which...

Finnish truffle hunters strike black gold with fungus harvest

When Labradors Noora and Neea put their specially-trained noses to work, they're striking black gold in southwest Finland - but this black gold isn't...

Ted Urho column: Celebrating the Swedish king who fell off his horse in Germany

Being a Swedish-speaking Finn means you’re just like everyone else, but at the same time not. In my language it’s known as being finlandssvensk,...

Tim Sparv becomes the face of national ‘language tolerance’ campaign

The captain of the Finnish men's national football team, Tim Sparv, is taking on a new role as the face of a national 'language tolerance'...

Poll: Finns – mostly young people – have doubts about coronavirus vaccine

A new survey by MTV News finds a large number of Finns have doubts about getting a coronavirus vaccine, with just over a third...

THL: Quarter of all coronavirus infections in speakers of foreign languages

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare THL says that a quarter of all Covid-19 infections in the country have been detected in people...

New capital region covid restrictions come into force

New restrictive measures to slow the spread of coronavirus are being introduced Monday  in the capital city region. Joint action by Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and...

PM: State of emergency one step closer as coronavirus cases rise again

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) says the continued rise in coronavirus cases in Finland is bringing the government closer to enacting emergency powers to help curb...

Police investigate Oulu councilor’s video broadcast

Police in Oulu say they’re investigating a suspected incident of threatening language and defamation by city councilor Junes Lokka. The alleged incident took place during the time of...

Four-month sentence for man who threatened Maria Ohisalo

A man who threatened Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) on social media has been convicted, and sentenced to a four-month suspended sentence. It means he...

Crosshairs: Accused man apologises in court for online harassment of interior minister

A 30-year old man has apologised in court on Tuesday, for online posts he made about Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green). The comments came on...

Trial begins in deadly Kuopio bus crash case

The trial begins on Monday for a bus driver who was behind the wheel when his vehicle was involved in a deadly crash. It happened...

Restaurant restrictions tighten, as Covid-19 cases surge

The government is putting in place new restrictions on restaurants and bars from Saturday, as it warns there's a surge in the number of...

Vaccine roll-out plans: “Next year we can get to a more normal situation”

Finland is likely to receive an initial batch of 3.6 million doses of a new Covid-19 vaccine, enough to inoculate 1.8 million people say...

Morning headlines: Thursday 3rd December 2020

More vaccine strategy details expected  The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and THL, are expected to give more details this morning about the roll-out...

Poll: Finns – mostly young people – have doubts about coronavirus vaccine

A new survey by MTV News finds a large number of Finns have doubts about getting a coronavirus vaccine, with just over a third...

Finland to slash Afghanistan troop deployment

The Finnish Defence Forces says its cutting the number of troops deployed to Afghanistan, with two-thirds set to come home. There are currently 60 Finnish...

Across Our Region: Top stories from the last seven days

Hej! Tere! Sveiki! Halló! If you're a regular News Now Finland reader then hopefully you're well-versed in all the news that's happening here at home....

Interview: Finland-lead international conference finds Afghanistan at a crossroads

Finland's foreign policy soft power takes centre stage this week at the United Nations in Geneva, as the Nordic nation co-hosts an international development...

Across Our Region: Top stories from the last seven days

Hej! Tere! Sveiki! Halló! If you're a regular News Now Finland reader then hopefully you're well-versed in all the news that's happening here at home....

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...

More than 2.5 million downloads help break coronavirus infection chains

Finland's coronavirus track and trace app Koronavilkku has now been downloaded more than 2.5 million times since it was release on 1st September, and...

Working from home? Sales of laptops increasing year-on-year

As many people settle in for a longer period of working from home in Finland - the government recommends doing this where possible until...

One giant leap for Nokia, as telecoms company lands lunar contract

The US space agency NASA has announced $14.1 million funding (€12 million) for Nokia to build a 4G communication network on the moon. It was...

Koronavilkku app now available in English for Android and iPhone

The Koronavilkku track and trace app has released a new update, adding English to the existing Finnish and Swedish language options. Although many Android and...

Agency: Finland one of the few European countries protecting citizens from air pollution

A new scientific study from the European Environment Agency finds that Finland is one of the few European countries protecting citizens from air pollution. In...

GALLERY: Winter is around the corner

Winter is coming, but it will be a bit late. Sometime soon most if not all of Finland should get a covering of snow,...

Finland’s all-time November heat record broken

It’s already been a mild start to November, and in one part of the country the national heat record has been broken. The temperature at...

Ready for winter driving? Police offer seasonal advice for motorists

With frosty mornings back on the calendar, police are offering some seasonal safety tips for motorists as road conditions turn more wintry. Vehicle windshields need...

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Restaurant restrictions tighten, as Covid-19 cases surge

The government is putting in place new restrictions on restaurants and bars from Saturday, as it warns there's a surge in the number of...

Espresso House offers new ‘Netflix’-style unlimited drinks option

One of the biggest coffee shop chains in Finland, Espresso House, is launching the Nordic region's first an all-you-can-drink option for customers - which...

Environmental group criticises Fortum’s new carbon neutral target

Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum says it plans to make all its operations carbon neutral by 2050. The new goal is outlined in the company's...

Vaccine roll-out plans: “Next year we can get to a more normal situation”

Finland is likely to receive an initial batch of 3.6 million doses of a new Covid-19 vaccine, enough to inoculate 1.8 million people say...

Police investigate Oulu councilor’s video broadcast

Police in Oulu say they’re investigating a suspected incident of threatening language and defamation by city councilor Junes Lokka. The alleged incident took place during the time of...

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