Crime

MPs call for littering fines to be doubled

Four Members of Parliament have drawn up a bill proposing that fines for littering be doubled, as a deterrent measure. National Coalition Party MPs Saara-Sofia Sirén, Markku Eestilä, Sari Multala and Pauli Kiuru want to see the fines increased from €100...

Supreme Court orders Nordic Resistance Movement banned

Finland's Supreme Court has upheld the decisions of two lower courts, and ordered the Nordic Resistance Movement banned. The group had appealed those rulings to the Supreme Court, but in its ruling the court rejected the appeal and said the...

Councilor to file police report after Finns Party pigs video

A local councilor in Helsinki says he'll file a report to the police after a Finns Party politician in Central Ostrobothnia posted an inflammatory video on social media. Veteli councilor Jarno Vähäkainu posted a short video clip of two pigs, with...

Human rights court rules against Finland in mass shooting case

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled against Finland in the case of a 2008 mass shooting incident, saying that authorities failed to take action against the killer. The court has ordered the Finnish state to...

Entire Jyväskylä City Board resigns over criminal suspicion of one councilor

The entire Jyväskylä City Board has resigned after one of its members was detained by police on suspicion of attempted murder of a City Council member. The move is procedural, as a way to force Teemu Torssonen (Ind) off the...

Two right-wing suspects held in political attempted murder case

Two suspects, both with links to the far-right, and one with ties to the Finns Party, have been detained by police investigating the attempted murder of a Finns Party activist in July. The National Bureau of Investigation NBI says the...

Migri investigates ‘appointments for cash’ scam

The Finnish Immigration Authority Migri says it's investigating an apparent 'appointments for cash' scam where someone booked dozens of appointment times, then tried to sell them to people with a longer wait in the queue. The head of Migri's permit...

Huge cocaine haul: trial starts today

The trial begins in Helsinki on Wednesday of five men accused of raiding a warehouse in Espoo to liberate a huge haul of cocaine. The incident happened in December last year with attackers threatening warehouse workers with replica guns, and...

Porvoo police shooting trial begins, as suspects deny attempted murder

Two brothers from Sweden have denied charges of attempted murder in the shooting of police officers in Porvoo last year. Their trial began in District Court on Tuesday morning with Raymond Granholm, born in 1994, and his brother Richard Granholm,...

Police: serious crime in Helsinki “increased significantly”

The number of serious violent crimes in the Finnish capital has surged during the spring and summer. According to Inspector Jari Koski from the Violent Crimes Unit of Helsinki Police while the number of common assaults has been declining "the...

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Finland, Estonia, Sweden to assess any “significant” new ferry disaster information

The foreign ministers of Finland, Estonia and Sweden have released a joint statement saying they'll assess any "new significant information" about the sinking of...

Air Force’s Ruska 20 exercise takes off

The Finnish Air Force's main military exercises take off today, with Ruska 20 lasting through until 6th October. It's the largest war games of the...

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions

The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread of coronavirus. Speaking to MTV News on...

Valtteri Bottas races to victory at Russia Grand Prix

Finnish F1 driver Valterri Bottas has raced to victory at the Russian Grand Prix, at the expense of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas lead for...

Morning headlines: Monday 28th September 2020

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread...

Foreign Minister “seriously concerned” about escalating Caucasus conflict

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he's "seriously concerned" about the situation in the Caucasus region of Central Asia. His comments come as Armenia and...

Tiny dining: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ is up for sale, and looking for just the right buyer

A tiny restaurant in Töölö, part of the Helsinki neighbourhood's fabric for more than half a century,  is up for sale - but the...

Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions...