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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...

Coronavirus latest: new suspected cases, trains disinfected, government task force

UPDATE: On Wednesday evening HUS confirmed that a Finnish woman has been diagnosed with Covid-19 virus. She apparently caught it while in Milan. HUS says the woman is "feverish, but in good shape" in Helsinki.  -- Health authorities in Central Finland...

Police survey paints a grim picture of life on the beat

The results of a new survey paint a grim picture of the state of policing in Finland. The Finnish Police Federation SPJL canvased 10,000 members and received more than 3,400 responses recording their thoughts on life as a police officer. Seven out...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 26th February 2020

Survey: Police don't have time to do their jobs properly The results of a new survey, released on Wednesday, paints a grim picture of the state of policing in Finland. Seven out of 10 police officers say they don't have...

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Finland wraps up repatriation flights, after thousands brought home

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is bringing repatriation flights to an end, after returning 3,227 tourists back to Finland or their home countries in...

Finland begins first domestic face mask production

Three Finnish companies have started large-scale manufacturing of protective face masks this week. Ministers announced on Wednesday that Filterpak, Lifa Air and Teho Filter are...

Barbecue books: Libraries to offer grills on loan for summer

Finns are known for their love of libraries - and in the summer also known for their love of outdoor grilling. So it's perhaps not...

Number of unemployed jobseekers nearly doubles in April

The number of people out of work and looking for employment almost doubled in April compared with the year before, as the coronavirus crisis...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Unemployment numbers almost doubled in April The Ministry of Employment and Economy has published new figures which show the number of registered unemployed jobseekers at...

Coronavirus round-up: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus numbers and new heatmap from THL Confusion & delays for restaurants...

Turku plans drive-in entertainment for coronavirus summer

The Turku Exhibition Centre has come up with an imaginative summer programme to bring audiences together for concerts, cinema, comedy and karaoke - but...

Police search for scammer targeting foreigners with Helsinki apartments

Helsinki Police are investigating a scammer targeting foreigners and offering them bogus apartment rentals in the capital city. Authorities have taken the unusual step of...