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Road Rules: Changes Coming For Drivers & Cyclists

Proposed changes to road traffic laws are likely to be seen by anyone who uses the country's roads. Among the possible changes being discussed by politicians: changing yellow barrier lines to white; more flexible use of winter tyres; and whether...

Morning Headlines: Monday 2nd October 2017

New Hybrid War Centre Ceremony VIP guests will be gathered in Helsinki this afternoon, for the official opening ceremony of a new European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats - or Hybrid CoE for short. The centre will study things...

Morning Headlines: Friday 29th September 2017

Friday EU Summit An EU summit in Estonia today will have a Finnish flavour. Renowned Finnish cyber security expert Jarno Limnéll will be facing an important audience when he gives the keynote speech at the Tallinn Digital Summit later on...

Plans For New Social Security Experiment

Some local authorities in Finland will begin to experiment with a new type of ‘participatory’ social security at the beginning of 2018. That's according to a story by Etelä-Suomen Sanomat newspaper this morning. The proposed new plan would be aimed at...

Metro Tests Going Better Than Usual

The latest round of testing for Helsinki metro's western extension Länsimetro is going better than usual. Operating company HKL's Managing Director Ville Lehmuskoski says the flow of trains has been normal during the morning rush hour and there have been...

Morning Headlines: Thursday 28th September 2017

Nokia's Reputation Improves Finland's most well-known companies are elevator and escalator manufacturer Kone; gaming company Supercell; and forestry machinery maker Ponsse, according to a new survey today. But it's Nokia that made the biggest comeback, improving its reputation more than...

Finnair Faces €1.5m Fines In Passenger Compensation Dispute

Finland's Consumer Ombudsman is taking national airline Finnair to court, and it could face fines of up to €1.5 million over the way it handles passenger compensation claims. The Ombudsman says Finnair should pay the proper EU-regulated compensation for any flights...

Morning Headlines: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Espoo Pizza Fire Attack Case Three men accused of fire bombing an Espoo pizza restaurant will be in court today. They are facing charges of aggravated destruction and attempted murder for the attack which took place in June. According to...

Morning Headlines: Tuesday 26th September 2017

Italian President Visits Finland The President of Italy begins a state visit to Finland today. Sergio Mattarella accompanied by his daughter. President Sauli Niinistö and the first lady Jenni Haukio will host them at the Presidential Palance in Helsinki. According...

Lapland Helicopter Search For Missing Couple

The Finnish Border Guard has deployed a helicopter to search for an elderly couple, missing in a remote part of north east Finland. Police say the couple, aged 68 and 72, were last seen in Kemihaara wilderness area, Savukoski, on...

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Restaurant restrictions tighten, as Covid-19 cases surge

The government is putting in place new restrictions on restaurants and bars from Saturday, as it warns there's a surge in the number of...

Espresso House offers new ‘Netflix’-style unlimited drinks option

One of the biggest coffee shop chains in Finland, Espresso House, is launching the Nordic region's first an all-you-can-drink option for customers - which...

Environmental group criticises Fortum’s new carbon neutral target

Finnish state-owned energy company Fortum says it plans to make all its operations carbon neutral by 2050. The new goal is outlined in the company's...

Vaccine roll-out plans: “Next year we can get to a more normal situation”

Finland is likely to receive an initial batch of 3.6 million doses of a new Covid-19 vaccine, enough to inoculate 1.8 million people say...

Police investigate Oulu councilor’s video broadcast

Police in Oulu say they’re investigating a suspected incident of threatening language and defamation by city councilor Junes Lokka. The alleged incident took place during the time of...

Morning headlines: Thursday 3rd December 2020

More vaccine strategy details expected  The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and THL, are expected to give more details this morning about the roll-out...

Finland to slash Afghanistan troop deployment

The Finnish Defence Forces says its cutting the number of troops deployed to Afghanistan, with two-thirds set to come home. There are currently 60 Finnish...

Poll: Finns – mostly young people – have doubts about coronavirus vaccine

A new survey by MTV News finds a large number of Finns have doubts about getting a coronavirus vaccine, with just over a third...