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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...

Prosecutor General wants to charge Finns Party MP with ethnic incitement

Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen wants to charge a Finns Party MP with inciting hatred towards an ethnic group. During a June 2019 debate in Parliament, Juha Mäenpää...

Increased numbers being treated for kidney disease

The number of people receiving treatment for kidney disease in Finland has increased, while advances in medicine mean the risk of death from kidney...

Measles risk warning for middle-aged people

People born between 1965 and 1975 may be at increased risk of catching measles because they lack sufficient vaccine protection. The warning from health authorities...

Survey: Almost half of school principals stressed and exhausted at work

Almost half of Finnish school principals are stressed, exhausted or at risk of exhaustion at work. That’s the findings of a survey revealed Tuesday morning...

Most people under 35 in Finland know someone who uses drugs

Most people in Finland aged under 35 know someone who uses drugs. That's the startling finding of a survey carried out by the Finnish Institute...

Prime Minister in Davos for World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Davos today, attending the World Economic Forum WEF. It's an annual gathering of billionaires, pop stars, Hollywood celebrities, huge...

New €200 million Jätkäsaari complex could become Helsinki’s home of floorball

A new €200 million sports and hotel complex is planned for Helsinki's neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari, and it could become the home of floorball in...

Valmet starts talks to cut 90 Tampere jobs

Valmet is starting talks to cut up to 90 jobs at its Tampere plant and move the work abroad. The company, which specialises in pulp,...

Study: Successful integration not just down to one factor

A new study published by the Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment finds that just having a job on its own is not a...

New €200 million Jätkäsaari complex could become Helsinki’s home of floorball

A new €200 million sports and hotel complex is planned for Helsinki's neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari, and it could become the home of floorball in...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Curlers aim for World Championship places at Lohja tournament

Finnish curling teams are hoping to beat the odds and secure places at the upcoming World Championships in Canada - by beating some tough...

Young Lions book semi final berth after victory over USA

Finland's Young Lions booked a place in the ice hockey U20 World Championships semi finals with a 1-0 victory against the USA. It means 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...

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...

Chelsea Flower Show garden celebrates Finland’s Baltic coast

A Finnish garden at this year's Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London will celebrate the country's Baltic coast and sauna culture. 'The Finnish...

GALLERY: Vaasa sand sculptures

Students in Vaasa were forced to use sand this week in their annual snow sculpting contest due to a lack of snow! The competition took...

Finland’s 2020 Eurovision hopefuls revealed

The six acts hoping to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam have been unveiled by public broadcaster Yle. Among them are an...

Snow sculptors in Vaasa forced to use sand due to warm winter

An annual snow sculpting competition in Vaasa Market Square has had to swap snow for sand. The competition is set to begin on Tuesday afternoon,...

Increased numbers being treated for kidney disease

The number of people receiving treatment for kidney disease in Finland has increased, while advances in medicine mean the risk of death from kidney...

Measles risk warning for middle-aged people

People born between 1965 and 1975 may be at increased risk of catching measles because they lack sufficient vaccine protection. The warning from health authorities...

Survey: Almost half of school principals stressed and exhausted at work

Almost half of Finnish school principals are stressed, exhausted or at risk of exhaustion at work. That’s the findings of a survey revealed Tuesday morning...

Most people under 35 in Finland know someone who uses drugs

Most people in Finland aged under 35 know someone who uses drugs. That's the startling finding of a survey carried out by the Finnish Institute...

Prosecutor General wants to charge Finns Party MP with ethnic incitement

Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen wants to charge a Finns Party MP with inciting hatred towards an ethnic group. During a June 2019 debate in Parliament, Juha Mäenpää...

Caught on camera: Police release pictures of crime boss’s guns, drugs and homes

The National Bureau of Investigations says it's wrapping up an investigation into the man who headed the United Brotherhood crime gang. During the course of...

Police arrest two suspects after string of robberies, including MP’s home

Police have arrested two Lithuanian men who are suspected of breaking into MP Ruut Sjöblom's (NCP) home in Tuusula earlier in January. Officers believe the men...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Man’s best friend: Finland’s most popular dog breed revealed

Finland's most popular dog breed are Labradors, which have been 'top dog' since reaching first place in the Finnish Kennel Club's list back in...

Finland ranks 3rd in international corruption and transparency index

Finland has ranked third in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Transparency International. The index offers a snapshot of the relative degree of corruption...

The number of children born in Finland drops to famine-era low

Finland’s declining birth rate has reached a level where the number of children being born is as low now, as it was during the...

Morning headlines: Thursday 23rd January 2020

Finland's birth rate reaches 'famine level low' Finland's declining birth rate has reached a level where it's as low as during the famine years of...

Ministers press for more haste on Nordic electronic ID card

Two Finnish ministers have called for the government to move faster with plans to introduce a new identification card that would work across all...

Chelsea Flower Show garden celebrates Finland’s Baltic coast

A Finnish garden at this year's Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London will celebrate the country's Baltic coast and sauna culture. 'The Finnish...

Prime Minister in Davos for World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Davos today, attending the World Economic Forum WEF. It's an annual gathering of billionaires, pop stars, Hollywood celebrities, huge...

China virus: No screening yet at Helsinki Airport as authorities monitor deadly coronavirus

The number of people infected by a deadly new strain of coronavirus in China tripled over the weekend and spread from Wuhan to cities...

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...

Study: Successful integration not just down to one factor

A new study published by the Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment finds that just having a job on its own is not a...

UpCloud gets €18 million funding for international expansion

Finnish cloud infrastructure company UpCloud has announced an €18 million funding boost that will help its international growth. The Helsinki-based company, founded in 2011, plans...

Nokia to cut 180 jobs with Espoo hit hardest

Nokia has announced it will be cutting approximately 180 jobs in Finland this year, as part of a strategy to save €500 million by...

Finland’s tech industry gender pay gap highlighted

A new study finds there's a 5% pay gap between men and women who work in the tech industry in Finland. The information was compiled...

Snow sculptors in Vaasa forced to use sand due to warm winter

An annual snow sculpting competition in Vaasa Market Square has had to swap snow for sand. The competition is set to begin on Tuesday afternoon,...

End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th...

Record snowfall keeps Lapland looking like a winter wonderland

Visitors to Lapland have the opportunity to experience a proper snowy winter with a record amount of snowfall blanketing the region. In many places there's...

Here’s where you can find a white Christmas in Finland

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas in Finland, the general advice is head north. There hasn’t been a proper white Christmas for nearly 10...

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Prosecutor General wants to charge Finns Party MP with ethnic incitement

Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen wants to charge a Finns Party MP with inciting hatred towards an ethnic group. During a June 2019 debate in Parliament, Juha Mäenpää...

Government increases the money it gives to political parties

The Government has decided to increase the amount of financial grants it gives to registered political parties by €6 million. The system of financial help...

Man’s best friend: Finland’s most popular dog breed revealed

Finland's most popular dog breed are Labradors, which have been 'top dog' since reaching first place in the Finnish Kennel Club's list back in...

Finland ranks 3rd in international corruption and transparency index

Finland has ranked third in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Transparency International. The index offers a snapshot of the relative degree of corruption...

Ministers press for more haste on Nordic electronic ID card

Two Finnish ministers have called for the government to move faster with plans to introduce a new identification card that would work across all...

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