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Morning headlines: Friday 18th December 2020

Police: Five Helsingin Sanomat staff suspected of national security crimes The National Bureau of Investigation says it suspects five Helsingin Sanomat stuff of being involved in national security crimes. The case goes back to a story that Hesari published in...

Morning headlines: Thursday 17th December 2020

Huge seasonal fall in income reported across hospitality sector Finland's hospitality businesses are being squeezed by the economic impact of coronavirus more than ever, with 75% of companies reporting huge drops in income during the Christmas party season compared with...

Coronavirus health impact felt on everyday life, as authorities gear up for vaccine rollout

An extensive new study from THL shows how the impact of the coronavirus crisis this year has been felt across the whole country - but most keenly in the Uusimaa region when it comes to provision of healthcare. The FinSote...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 15th December 2020

Health impact of coronavirus felt on everyday life across the country An extensive new FinSote survey from THL shows how the impact of the coronavirus crisis this year has been felt across the whole country when it comes to health...

Education union welcomes new compulsory education law

The Finnish Education Union OAJ has welcomed a package of new laws which extend compulsory education. Members of Parliament passed a package of new laws at a second reading in parliament on Tuesday, which means that students must stay in...

Sitra Fund: Coronavirus has changed Finns’ habits

A new study by Sitra Fund finds that restrictions caused by the coronavirus have changed consumption habits, values and attitudes of Finns - including a shift to a more sustainable lifestyle and increased national pride. During the first wave of...

THL: More than a third of gambling done by people with a gambling problem

More than a third of all gambling in Finland is done by players with a gambling problem. That's the headline from a new THL study released on Tuesday which also finds that just 2.5% of players account for 50% of...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 15th December 2020

Sitra Fund: Coronavirus has changed Finns' habits A new study by Sitra Fund finds that restrictions caused by the coronavirus has changed consumption habits, values and attitudes of Finns - including a shift to a more sustainable lifestyle and increased...

Report: Distance learning lead to digital leap, but more support needed

A new report by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre Karvi finds that the exceptional distance learning arrangements put in place earlier this year during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic lead to a digital leap for students and...

Morning headlines: Monday 14th December 2020

Stockmann to sell Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga stores Finnish retailer Stockmann plans to sell its Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga stores but continue in the buildings as tenants. It's part of a restructuring plan submitted to Helsinki District Court on Monday...

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Finland declares state of emergency over rising coronavirus cases

Finland has declared a state of emergency, with immediate effect, because of the rising number of coronavirus cases - especially in the capital city...

Kennel Club announces ban on guard dog ‘hobby training’ after horrific videos reveal abuse

The Finnish Kennel Club Kennelliitto has announced a ban on training of guard dogs as a hobby after video last week showed animals being...

Exiled Belarus opposition leader begins four-day Finland visit

The exiled opposition leader of Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is beginning a four day visit to Finland on Monday. During her trip she will meet for...

MP Elina Lepomäki makes unexpected Helsinki election announcement

National Coalition Party MP Elina Lepomäki has announced that she'll be a candidate in May's municipal elections, standing for a Helsinki City Council seat -...

Spring weather on the way this week, but watch out for ‘takatalvi’

Meteorologists are forecasting spring-like weather on the way this week, but the fairer conditions come with the warning of 'takatalvi' or 'winter backlash' still...

Helsinki hits highest-ever positive covid cases as pandemic worsens in the capital

The City of Helsinki says 274 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Saturday, the highest single-day tally for the capital since the start of...

Flags are flying for Finnish Day of Culture and a celebration of Kalevala

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate Kalevala, the national epic literary work written by author Elias Lönnrot in 1835. February 28th is also...

Kirsi Piha quits: Kokoomus rocked as Helsinki mayor candidate drops out of the race

The National Coalition Party candidate in the Helsinki mayoral race Kirsi Piha has announced she won't now run for election, citing an ideological split in...