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Morning headlines: Thursday 13th February 2020

Finland flexes its soft power muscles with Dubai, Tokyo architecture The Finnish government is building spectacular pavilions in Tokyo and Dubai that aim to sell the nation to potential investors through architecture, nature and weather. The projects are being funded...

Flight tax citizen’s initiative goes to Parliament

A citizen's initiative to add an extra cost to every plane ticket bought in Finland will be submitted to Parliament on Wednesday, after collecting more than 55,000 signatures last autumn. The organisers of the initiative believe that economic controls are...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th February 2020

Flight tax initiative to parliament A citizen's initiative to add a flight tax to every plane ticket bought in Finland will be submitted to Parliament today, after collecting more than 55,000 signatures last autumn. The organisers of the initiative believe...

Study: Discrimination contributes to health problems for foreigners in Finland

A new study carried out by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL finds that discrimination can be a major contributing factor for medical problems of foreigners in Finland. According to the research the experiences of being discriminated against...

WATCH: Two American F-35 jets arrive at Pirkkala after delayed Atlantic crossing

Two F-35A Lightning fighter jets built by American manufacturer Lockheed Martin have arrived at Pirkkala Air Base, to being a week of intensive testing and evaluation. The jets landed on Sunday evening, their arrival delayed by bad weather on the...

Morning headlines: Monday 10th February 2020

Finnish MEPs find unity opposing monthly Brussels-Strasbourg move The European Parliament is having its monthly plenary session in Strasbourg this week, when all the politicians – including 14 Finnish MEPs and their staff – will make the trip from Brussels....

Ilja Janitskin dies from cancer, age 42

Ilja Janitskin, the founder of far-right magazine MV Lehti, and who held unapologetically racist views, has died age 42. He was diagnosed more than three years ago with bowel cancer which then spread to his lymph nodes. Although there were...

Morning headlines: Friday 7th February 2020

Conservative or progressive? Kokoomus airs its dirty laundry in public A discussion within the National Coalition Party – known as Kokoomus in Finnish – hit the headlines this week, highlighting the divisions which exist between traditional conservatives and more progressive party...

Politicians present a broadly united front on Finland’s security

As Parliament resumes this week for the spring session, MPs are broadly united when it comes to Finland's security. A new study by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs FIIA, finds that 86% of MPs agree the Finnish defence system should...

Morning headlines: Thursday 6th February 2020

PM in Brussels to discuss EU budget  Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Brussels today for talks with the President of the European Council Charles Michel about the EU's long term budget. The meeting is part of a series of talks...

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Jari Sillänpää child sex abuse trial begins at Helsinki court

Singer Jari Sillänpää, one of Finland's most popular and well-known entertainers, goes on trial Wednesday at Helsinki District Court. He's accused of sexually abusing a...

Haavisto heads to Washington; and still leads presidential poll

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is heading to Washington DC today for talks with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo. On the agenda for the two-day trip is...

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...

Coronavirus quarantine keeps Finns in Tenerife hotel lockdown

Almost two dozen Finns are among a thousand people quarantined at a hotel in the Canary Islands, after three guests were diagnosed with Coronavirus. The...

‘Woodsman’ in court appealing his fourth murder conviction

A convicted killer known as the 'Woodsman' is back in court this week, appealing his latest conviction for murdering a career criminal he first...

Political groups suspend contacts with Finns Party Youth over fascism concerns

The youth organisations of seven Finnish political parties say they're suspending cooperation with the Finns Party Youth Group over concerns about how predominant fascism...

Employment rate – and unemployment rate – up in January

Finland's employment rate and unemployment rates both rose in January, compared with a year before. The government's target of 75% employment looks a step closer...

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...