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Morning headlines: Tuesday 5th January 2021

Hospital districts: slow pace of vaccinations depends on availability The slow pace of vaccinations in Finland, criticised by some opposition politicians and other public figures, is largely due to the number of doses received up to this point, according to...

Morning headlines: Monday 4th January 2021

Less than a third of cost support applications for businesses approved The second round of applications for financial support from businesses whose incomes have been severely impacted by the coronavirus epidemic is underway, but less than a third of applications...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Government to approve vaccines decree, as first batch arrives Government ministers are set to meet in a special session on Tuesday to approve a decree that will allow Covid-19 vaccinations to begin in Finland. European regulators have approved a marketing...

Morning headlines: Monday 21st December 2020

'Mutant' coronavirus: Finland suspends UK flights  Authorities have decided to suspend air passenger traffic between UK and Finland for two weeks in an attempt to stop a new 'mutant' fast-spreading coronavirus strain from arriving in Finland. The decision was taken...

Morning headlines: Friday 18th December 2020

Police: Five Helsingin Sanomat staff suspected of national security crimes The National Bureau of Investigation says it suspects five Helsingin Sanomat stuff of being involved in national security crimes. The case goes back to a story that Hesari published in...

Morning headlines: Thursday 17th December 2020

Huge seasonal fall in income reported across hospitality sector Finland's hospitality businesses are being squeezed by the economic impact of coronavirus more than ever, with 75% of companies reporting huge drops in income during the Christmas party season compared with...

Coronavirus health impact felt on everyday life, as authorities gear up for vaccine rollout

An extensive new study from THL shows how the impact of the coronavirus crisis this year has been felt across the whole country - but most keenly in the Uusimaa region when it comes to provision of healthcare. The FinSote...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 15th December 2020

Health impact of coronavirus felt on everyday life across the country An extensive new FinSote survey from THL shows how the impact of the coronavirus crisis this year has been felt across the whole country when it comes to health...

Education union welcomes new compulsory education law

The Finnish Education Union OAJ has welcomed a package of new laws which extend compulsory education. Members of Parliament passed a package of new laws at a second reading in parliament on Tuesday, which means that students must stay in...

Sitra Fund: Coronavirus has changed Finns’ habits

A new study by Sitra Fund finds that restrictions caused by the coronavirus have changed consumption habits, values and attitudes of Finns - including a shift to a more sustainable lifestyle and increased national pride. During the first wave of...

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Morning headlines: Monday 18th January 2021

PM calls for release of Russian opposition politician Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has joined other EU leaders in calling for the release of Russian...

GALLERY: Discovering Finland’s urban wildlife residents

How well do you know your neighbours? No, not your human neighbours, but the other animals that share our cities, towns and villages with...

Morning headlines: Friday 15th January 2020

Cold snap continues across the country  A cold front with some extremely chilly temperatures continues across most of central, southern and eastern Finland on Friday...

Morning headlines: Thursday 14th January 2021

Coronavirus update: No new restrictions expected today Public health officials, and Minister Krista Kiuru (SDP) will give a coronavirus update on Thursday morning but are not...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Southern snow storm continues, as temperatures drop A snowstorm that swept through southern Finland in the last 36 hours continues on Wednesday, although snow will...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 12th January 2021

Snow storm brings dangerous driving conditions, power outages A snowstorm sweeping across western and southern Finland on Tuesday brings dangerous driving conditions to roads and...

Morning headlines: Monday 11th January 2021

Exceptionally heavy snowfall on the way from Monday night Meteorologists are warning of "exceptional" levels of snowfall with up to 30-40cm of accumulated snow forecast...

Morning headlines: Friday 8th January 2021

Minister calls for faster vaccine delivery from EU Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) has written to the EU's Health Commissioner calling for...