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Morning headlines: Tuesday 25th February 2020

Ministry to consider funding implications for Finns Party Youth 'fascist' video The Ministry of Education and Culture tells News Now Finland a video by a senior Finns Party Youth Group leader, where he declares himself a fascist, "will be examined and considered...

WATCH: Do Finns prefer strawberry jam or almond paste?

Finns celebrate Shrove Tuesday this week – known as Laskiainen in Finnish. It’s the culmination of late winter, and the start of the Easter period, and blends official church religious doctrines and pagan traditions as well. In Finland some of those...

Viking Line introduces digital keys for passenger cabins

Passengers on Viking Line ships will be able to use a new digital key system to get into their cabins from later this week. The new technology, the first for an operator in the Baltic Sea region, will be introduced...

Morning headlines: Monday 24th February 2020

Racist death threat forces Kokoomus Youth Group resignation & apology A member of the Kokoomusnuoret Youth Group of the National Coalition Party has resigned after a racist death threat he sent to a local politician came to light. Left Alliance City Councilor Suldan...

Finland to take in 175 child refugees and single-parent families

The Finnish government says it's agreed to take in up to 175 primary school-aged children and single parent families from overcrowded refugee camps in Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Italy. In a statement, the Interior Ministry says that in practice this...

Morning headlines: Friday 21st February 2020

Poll: Almost 2 out of 3 Finns support Sanna Marin's government A new poll commissioned by Lännen Media finds that 64% of Finns say they're satisfied with the work of Sanna Marin's SDP-lead five party coalition government. The survey finds...

Morning headlines: Thursday 20th February 2020

Sunshine living: Meet the residents of Little Finland, Spain Tens of thousands of Finns chose to live on the Costa del Sol either full time, or for part of the year and a whole Finnish community ecosystem has grown to...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Marin meets Merkel for Berlin talks  Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The main topic on the agenda is the looming EU budget negotiations, but Marin’s visit comes...

WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet, and one Growler variant of the aircraft to take part...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month slumber. The females, age 19 and 14, went to their winter nests just before Christmas which...

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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...

Coronavirus epidemic means fewer summer jobs available

The number of summer jobs available this year in Finland has dropped compared to the year before. According to the Central Organisation of Finnish Trade...