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New funding for municipal-level climate change projects

The Ministry of Environment launched a new municipality-level initiative on Monday, to encourage more local solutions to tackle climate change. Projects will be able to bid for a grant up to €10,000 to look at ways to promote sustainable transport,...

Medicines Agency Fimea urges people not to stockpile drugs supplies at home

The Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea is urging pharmacies to only dispense one pack of over-the-counter pain or fever medication per customer during the current coronavirus outbreak. The agency is encouraging people to be more thoughtful about the amount of medicines...

Morning headlines: Monday 16th March 2020

Cabinet meeting today on coronavirus crisis The full cabinet of ministers will be meeting today to discuss the next steps in tackling the coronavirus crisis. The meeting comes as pressure grows on Finland to take more drastic measures as seen...

Coronavirus latest: Sunday 15th March 2020

Here’s the latest news you need to know about coronavirus in Finland: 30 new Covid-19 cases / 241 diagnosed cases in total Why numbers don't tell the whole picture Helsinki to keep schools open for the time being Finnair...

Coronavirus latest: Friday 13th March 2020

Here’s the latest news you need to know about coronavirus in Finland: 51 new cases of coronavirus confirmed / 155 total Estonia's state of emergency impacts Baltic ferry passengers Health authority head criticised over flu press conference Defence Forces...

80 years: End of the Winter War commemorated

Church bells across the country will ring from 10:55 to 11:00 on Friday morning, marking the exact moment 80 years ago when the Winter War against Russia came to an end. All Lutheran, Orthodox and Catholic churches are taking part...

Morning headlines: Friday 13th March 2020

End of Winter War commemorated Church bells across the country will ring from 10:55 to 11:00 on Friday morning, marking the exact moment 80 years ago when the Winter War against Russia came to an end. All Lutheran, Orthodox and...

Fighting coronavirus: Government announces new measures including a ban on events

The government is moving ahead to introduce some mandatory measures to fight the spread of coronavirus in Finland, and recommending some voluntary control measures as well. At a Thursday afternoon press conference in Helsinki, Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) said that...

Coronavirus latest: Thursday 12th March 2020

Here's the latest news you need to know about coronavirus in Finland: Government bans large events until the end of May + other measures 50 new coronavirus cases reported / 109 in total Foreign Ministry advises against traveling at...

Heart surgeon confirmed as first healthcare worker with Covid-19

Helsinki University Hospital confirms that a member of staff has become the first healthcare worker to be infected with the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. A heart surgeon at Meilahti Hospital in the capital was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Wednesday 11th...

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Municipal workers reach new pay and conditions deal

Thousands of workers in the municipal sector, including some teachers, nurses and other  healthcare workers, will be covered by a new collective bargaining contract...

Stay or go? Conflicting signals on domestic summer travel

Should you go to summer cottage this weekend, or stay at home? Are you allowed to plan a domestic travel 'staycation' this summer or...

Prime Minister’s sick leave continues until the end of the week

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is on sick leave until the end of the week. In a statement, the PM's office says she is suffering from...

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods

Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years, with up to 5-meter surges that threaten...

Cautious government response, critical opposition response to EU recovery plan

The Government has given a guarded response to the new EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, while Finland's main opposition parties have been more critical. On...

Morning headlines: Thursday 28th May 2020

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years,...

Coronavirus round-up: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Finland begins first domestic face mask production Unemployment...

New law makes it a crime to threaten people because of their job

A new proposal from the Ministry of Justice would make it a crime in Finland for someone to threaten another person because of their...