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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...

Let’s speak about our periods: Campaign pressures politicians to cut tax on sanitary products

A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of the issues of period poverty, and...

Cargo ship with coronavirus crew arriving in Uusikaupunki port

A Norwegian cargo ship with cases of Covid-19 on board is due to arrive in Uusikaupunki on Finland's west coast on Friday afternoon. The Yara...

THL: Coronavirus cases “have risen slightly”; as minister considers work from home orders

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL reports that nationwide the coronavirus epidemic situation remains stable but the number of cases "have risen...

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...

Hundreds of Thai berry pickers flying to Finland 

Around 300 seasonal labourers from Thailand will arrive in Finland this weekend to start work picking berries for an Ostrobothnia company, just in time...

Finnish ‘ghost kitchens’ testing out trillion dollar restaurant trend

Finnish kitchen are starting to cash in on a trillion-dollar restaurant trend that's forecast to change the way we think of food services. Ghost kitchens...

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...

Podium finish for Valtteri Bottas at 70th anniversary British Grand Prix

Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas has climbed back onto the podium after finishing third in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Bottas started the race in pole position but...

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...

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...

Flags are flying – with one small mishap – for Moomin creator Tove Jansson

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate a beloved figure of the Finnish literary world, a writer and artist who created the enchanted...

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...

Let’s speak about our periods: Campaign pressures politicians to cut tax on sanitary products

A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of the issues of period poverty, and...

Cargo ship with coronavirus crew arriving in Uusikaupunki port

A Norwegian cargo ship with cases of Covid-19 on board is due to arrive in Uusikaupunki on Finland's west coast on Friday afternoon. The Yara...

THL: Coronavirus cases “have risen slightly”; as minister considers work from home orders

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL reports that nationwide the coronavirus epidemic situation remains stable but the number of cases "have risen...

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...

Police call for witnesses after Lapland car bomb

Police in Lapland are asking for potential witnesses to come forward after a device exploded underneath a rental car used by the Finnish Border...

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...

Podium finish for Valtteri Bottas at 70th anniversary British Grand Prix

Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas has climbed back onto the podium after finishing third in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Bottas started the race in pole position but...

Cargo ship with coronavirus crew arriving in Uusikaupunki port

A Norwegian cargo ship with cases of Covid-19 on board is due to arrive in Uusikaupunki on Finland's west coast on Friday afternoon. The Yara...

Morning headlines: Friday 7th August 2020

Finnish rescue team personnel due to arrive in Beirut Members of a rescue team from Finland are due to arrive in Beirut during Friday, part...

Morning headlines: Thursday 6th August 2020

Lack of enforcement on self-isolation highlighted as serious coronavirus risk Ministers are looking at ways to tighten up Finland's self-isolation recommendations for passengers arriving from...

Finnish rescue team personnel due to arrive in Beirut

Members of a rescue team from Finland are due to arrive in Beirut during Friday, part of a combined EU response to a massive...

International travel, lack of enforcement on self-isolation highlighted as serious coronavirus risks for Finland

The couple who flew from London for a family party said they didn't need to go into self-isolation because they traveled on Finnish passports....

Report: Finnish Embassy in Beirut ‘destroyed’ by blast

The Finnish embassy in Beirut has reportedly been 'destroyed' by the blast from a powerful explosion which rocked the Lebanese capital on Tuesday evening. Deputy...

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...

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...

Finnish ‘ghost kitchens’ testing out trillion dollar restaurant trend

Finnish kitchen are starting to cash in on a trillion-dollar restaurant trend that's forecast to change the way we think of food services. Ghost kitchens...

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...

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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Podium finish for Valtteri Bottas at 70th anniversary British Grand Prix

Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas has climbed back onto the podium after finishing third in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Bottas started the race in pole position but...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 5 is out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Education Minister Li Andersson (Left) talks about the new...

Flags are flying – with one small mishap – for Moomin creator Tove Jansson

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate a beloved figure of the Finnish literary world, a writer and artist who created the enchanted...

Let’s speak about our periods: Campaign pressures politicians to cut tax on sanitary products

A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of the issues of period poverty, and...

Hundreds of Thai berry pickers flying to Finland 

Around 300 seasonal labourers from Thailand will arrive in Finland this weekend to start work picking berries for an Ostrobothnia company, just in time...

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