Arts & Culture

Two Royal Princes Heading to Helsinki

Finland will have an influx of royal visitors at the end of November, when not one but two princes head to Helsinki on the same date. Sweden's Prince Daniel - husband of Crown Princess Victoria - will make a two...

Donald Duck’s Ateneum Art On Display

One of Finland's most loved cartoon characters is getting a highbrow makeover. Aku Ankka - Donald Duck - comics have been published in Finland for more than 60 years, and have become a treasured part of childhood. From today, Helsinki's Ateneum...

Sunday Cartoons: Dying For New Business?

This week the government is looking at plans to cut tax breaks from funeral homes, while Posti is hoping to expand its services. Could there be some cross-over business opportunities here?  'Cabbie Cartoonist' Torsti Luotonen is a Helsinki taxi driver and...

Sunday Cartoon: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Finland's Susijengi or Wolfpack men's national basketball team played with heart at the Eurobasket tournament group stage in Helsinki, winning 3 out of 4 games and going to the quarter finals in Istanbul. They lost to Italy on Saturday...

Sweden’s Crown Princess to Visit Finland Next Week

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria will visit Finland next week, to watch a performance at the National Opera House in Helsinki on Saturday 16th September. She's been invited to see Autumn Sonata, a new work which pairs a story by Swedish...

Tom of Finland Gets Oscar Nod

The Tom of Finland film has been selected as Finland's official Oscar entry for the 2018 Academy Awards, according to the Finnish Chamber of Films. The biographical retelling of artist Touko Laaksonen's life was written by Aleksi Bary and drected by...

New Museum Plans for Turku’s Great Fire Anniversary

Today marks the 190th anniversary of the Great Fire of Turku, one of Finland's most defining historical moments. The fire started on the evening of September 4th 1827, and by the next day had destroyed 75% of the city. The...

Russian DJ ‘beaten by security’, arrested at Flow Festival

A Flow Festival performer claims a Russian DJ was beaten, and left bloodied and shocked by security guards at the weekend event. Meanwhile Flow organizers say they have mobile phone video evidence, and plan to take legal advice to...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...