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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 ease off as the day continues. There were dozens of accidents reported on Tuesday as...

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 some power outages too. At least one person was injured in crash on the Pori...

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 in south and southwest Finland from Monday evening through to Wednesday. The largest accumulations are...

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 pressure on manufacturers to speed up delivery of vaccines. In her letter, Kiuru tells Stella Kyriakides...

Morning headlines: Thursday 7th January 2021

Finnish leaders react to American political violence  Finnish leaders have reacted to a night of political violence in America, when armed supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed Congress as lawmakers were certifying Joe Biden's win in presidential election. The protesters...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 6th January 2021

Young Lions claim bronze at u20 World Championships The Finnish men's u20 ice hockey team have defeated Russia 4-1 at the World Championships in Canada to claim a bronze medal. The resounding victory was lead from the front by captain...

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...

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