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Finnair stops emissions credit scheme and biofuel flights after police complaint

Finnair is stopping its 'Push for Change' emissions credit scheme and biofuel flights after a complaint by police. Authorities consider it an illegal fundraising activity because the scheme offers passengers the chance to purchase biofuel or to support a project...

Morning headlines: Monday 2nd March 2020

Finnish students shun university education in post-Brexit Britain The number of Finnish students applying for university places in the UK has dropped by almost a quarter in recent years, with students and education experts citing a range of Brexit-related concerns,...

150 people including more than 100 children under coronavirus quarantine in Helsinki

One hundred and fifty people, including more than 100 children, have been put under quarantine at home in Helsinki as a precaution against the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. Helsinki University Hospital HUS says they've now identified five confirmed cases of...

Finnair issues profit warning as coronavirus impact spreads

Finnair has issued a profit warning for 2020, revising its earnings estimate for the year downwards because of the impact of coronavirus as it tries to find €50 million savings. "As the coronavirus situation has entered a new phase with...

Morning headlines: Friday 28th February 2020

Appeal Court to rule on Iraqi twins Isis case  The Turku Court of Appeal is expected to rule today on the case of twins from Iraq, suspected of committing acts of terror and war crimes. The latest legal round began...

Helsinki’s million euro energy challenge seeks global answers to local problem

The city of Helsinki has launched a competition with a one million euro prize pot, to find a sustainable heating solution for the capital. Mayor Jan Vapaavuori (NCP) is hoping innovators from around the world will be lured by the prize...

Sámi Parliament seeks nominations for Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Sámi Parliament in Inari is reaching out to the community for nominations to take part in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In December last year the parliament approved a move to establish such a commission to look at the...

Finland allocates €8.9 million to prepare for Covid-19 epidemic

The Finnish government is allocating €8.9 million towards its readiness plans to fight the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus. So far only two people in Finland have had positive diagnosis for the virus, but with more cases cropping up in Europe...

Morning headlines: Thursday 27th February 2020

Government updates on latest coronavirus preparations The government will brief political parties and the media today on their latest preparations to mitigate the effects of any large scale Covid-19 outbreak in Finland. It comes a day after a special task...

Helsinki woman confirmed with Covid-19 coronavirus

A Finnish woman has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, after apparently catching it on a trip to Italy. The woman, described by health officials as being of working age, arrived back from Milan on Sunday and contacted healthcare services...

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Finnair begins new round of layoff talks today

Finnair is starting additional layoff talks today involving more than 6,000 staff. Although the national carrier has announced a return to around 30% of its...

Children in low-income families hit hardest by coronavirus stresses

Children in low-income Finnish families have been impacted by the stresses of the coronavirus crisis more than children from wealthier households. A new survey from...

Morning headlines: Monday 25th May 2020

Children from low-income families impacted most by coronavirus crisis Many children from low-income families are facing fears about the coronavirus crisis, and are concerned about...

PM forced to release coronavirus papers after accusations of secrecy

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has been forced to order the release of papers that show how an expert committee handled coronavirus deliberations, after being...

Karita Mattila: Opera diva, interrupted

Overture. Opera singer Karita Mattila is as energetic on the telephone as you would imagine from scrolling through her up-beat Twitter feed. "Oh no! I've called...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 22nd May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: No new coronavirus deaths reported on Friday President criticises eurozone Covid-19 bailouts Crisis...

Finns get comfortable and relax during lockdown

Finns are getting comfortable and relaxing at home during the coronavirus lockdown, spending more money on spa treatments and leisure wear clothing according to...

President criticises eurozone coronavirus recovery bailouts

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has used the launch of his Kultaranta summer discussion event to criticise the idea of bailing out eurozone countries during the...