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Migri reports record high numbers of trafficked people seeking help

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri says there was a big rise in the number of victims of human trafficking that they helped during 2019. Migri's Victim Support System assisted 70 trafficking victims last year - that's up from 52 in...

Elovena oat girl loses her traditional dress in modern makeover

The Elovena oat girl, a symbol of the brand for 95 years, is getting a makeover. The imagery is familiar to every Finn: a young girl in traditional national costume, with a sheaf of oats in her arms. But from February...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 15th January 2020

Timo Soini interview: The unrepentant father of Finnish populism Former Foreign Minister Timo Soini is back in the spotlight after seven months away. He's written a new book called 'Populism' with an English-language version due out later this month as well,...

Parliament Committee wants more information in Pekka Haavisto case

Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee hasn't been able to find any clear resolution on whether Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) acted legally or properly in the case of Isis-linked Finns at the al-Hol refugee camp. The Committee met during the day on...

Survey: Almost half of school principals stressed and exhausted at work

Almost half of Finnish school principals are stressed, exhausted or at risk of exhaustion at work. That’s the findings of a survey revealed Tuesday morning by the Finnish Rectors’ Association SureFire, which finds that 11% of principals are exhausted and...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 14th January 2020

Parliament investigation of foreign minister continues Parliament will continue its investigation of Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) today, and look at how he handled the al-Hol refugee case in the last quarter of 2019. In December ten opposition MPs filed a...

Most people under 35 in Finland know someone who uses drugs

Most people in Finland aged under 35 know someone who uses drugs. That's the startling finding of a survey carried out by the Finnish Institute for Health and Wellness THL which also finds that more than a third of Finns...

Morning headlines: Monday 13th January 2020

January surge in job seekers  Recruitment and staffing agencies report a surge in the number of people visiting their websites to look for a new job in January - a traditional increase at the start of the year as job...

Sign of the times: Helsinki adds interpreters to improve local government access

Helsinki City Council is set to add sign language interpreters in Finnish and Swedish in an effort to make local politics more accessible and transparent for deaf and hearing-impaired residents. The move comes after an initiative by councilman Suldaan Said Ahmed (Left) received...

What climate crisis? Surge in passengers at Finland’s airports

Finavia has announced a surge in the number of passengers using Finnish airports in the last year. A total of 26 million passenger traveled on scheduled or charter flights, that's up 4.2% from the year before. The airports with the biggest...

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A new political party? Timo Soini says maybe.

Veteran politician Timo Soini, who lead the Finns Party to become a major force in Finnish politics, who was a founding member of Blue Reform...

Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....

Appeals Court upholds verdict against Finns Party MP for incitement crimes

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi has ruled to uphold a verdict against Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen. The Oulu MP was convicted...

Mosquito capable of spreading malaria discovered in Finland

Researchers from the University of Helsinki say they’ve identified for the first time a species of mosquito in Finland which is likely to be...

Hot sunny weather sweetens Finland’s strawberry crop

The recent spell of warm weather means that Finland’s strawberry season is off to a good start in southern and central areas this year. The...

Poll: Slight majority of Finns consider racism a significant problem

Slightly more than half of Finns consider racism to be a significant problem, according to a new poll released to by Uutissuomalainen newspaper group. The...

Morning headlines: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland's green recovery Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) has three big issues on her desk at the moment: the...