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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GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms...

Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...

Experts: Finland’s United Nations bid comes with diplomatic challenges

Finland's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council faces diplomatic challenges that mean the Nordic nation may have to...

HUS: Start wearing face masks in shops, banks, libraries, church and more

The Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District, Finland's biggest public healthcare provider, says they now recommend that face masks, covering nose and mouth, should be...

Morning headlines: Friday 25th September 2020

Mask recommendations extend to almost all public spaces Public health authorities have issued new recommendations that means wearing a mask which covers the nose and...

Finland tightens borders, again, amid rising Covid-19 numbers in Europe

The Government has announced new restrictions on foreigners who want to come to Finland, which come into effect from Monday 28th September. The new rules...

Viking Line picks up the bill after ferry rescue company demands cargo collaterol

Viking Line will pick up the bill for maritime salvage being levied at truck owners by the company that towed the M/S Amorella into...

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,...