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WATCH: French jets arrive in Finland for a week of combat tests

Two Rafale fighter jets built by French manufacturer Dassault have landed at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. They’re the second of five aircraft types which will be coming to Finland through the...

Migri: Surge in Iraqi citizenship applications and ‘Brexit refugees’

The latest figures released by the Finnish Immigration Service Migri on Monday show a rise in the number of Iraqis applying for citizenship; an increase in 'Brexit refugees' registering to live in Finland; and more people being deported. Work is...

Morning headlines: Monday 20th January 2020

Capital hotel construction: Experts warn there may be too many rooms Dozens of new hotel projects underway or planned in the capital city region, potentially adding thousands of new hotel rooms; but experts say it’s likely this will lead to...

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 November and for most of the last two months local residents have been going through...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to identify measures that could create about 30,000 jobs, and boost the country's employment rate. The...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The reporting by Suomen Kuvalehti on Thursday afternoon outlines how Mika Niikko, Chairman of Parliament's powerful Foreign...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen (Centre), it’s common practice for Nordic colleagues to discuss shared interests in times of...

Morning headlines: Thursday 16th January 2020

World Jewish Congress criticizes Left Alliance MP The World Jewish Congress has criticized Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza - calling it a double standard, and anti-Semitic because she only complained about Israel and not about...

Navy takes charge of renovated Hamina-class patrol boats

The Finnish Navy took possession of the first patrol boat to go through a refit today, extending its life cycle for more than a decade. Work to refit the FNS Tornio was carried out by Patria, as part of a...

Migri reports record high numbers of trafficked people seeking help

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri says there was a big rise in the number of victims of human trafficking that they helped during 2019. Migri's Victim Support System assisted 70 trafficking victims last year - that's up from 52 in...

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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...

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...

Migri: Surge in Iraqi citizenship applications and ‘Brexit refugees’

The latest figures released by the Finnish Immigration Service Migri on Monday show a rise in the number of Iraqis applying for citizenship; an...

Musti ja Mirri pet store chain plans stock exchange float

The popular pet supplies chain Musti ja Mirri is planning an initial public offering IPO and listing shares on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The move...

Morning headlines: Monday 20th January 2020

Capital hotel construction: Experts warn there may be too many rooms Dozens of new hotel projects underway or planned in the capital city region, potentially...

Capital hotel construction: Experts warn there may be too many rooms

Dozens of new hotel projects underway or planned in the capital city region, potentially adding thousands of new hotel rooms; but experts say it's...

GALLERY: Finland’s colourful winter birds

It might be the warmest winter for a decade in Finland, but there's still been some record snowfalls in Lapland, and plenty of winter...

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...