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Finnish-Swedish Heritage Day celebrated in Finland

November 6th marks the annual Swedish Heritage Day - or Svenska Dagen - in Finland. The event celebrates the contribution that Swedish-speaking Finns have made to the history and culture of the country and has been celebrated annually since 1908. The...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 6th November 2019

Maria Ohisalo interview: police budgets, asylum reform & hate speech Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo says a lot of the most contentions parts of her portfolio are very much a work in progress. In an interview with News Now Finland, Ohisalo says...

Finnish 8th grade students thrive in international computer literacy tests

Finnish students are excelling in international studies designed to see how computer literate they are. A total of 14 countries participated in the International Computer and Information Literacy Study ICILS last year. The tests measure the students ability to use...

3.7 million trips, as capital bike scheme ends for the winter

The bike share scheme in the capital city region - Helsinki and Espoo - is coming to an end for another year, with the bikes being collected from stations and stored for the winter. But during the cycle season users...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 5th November 2019

Minister 'deeply regrets' US climate change treaty withdrawal  Finland's Environment Minister Krista Mikkonen (Centre) says the EU "deeply regrets the unilateral decision by the Trump administration to withdraw" from the Paris Agreement. The American Government announced on Monday it would officially...

A very Finnish obsession: tax day reveals highest earners

The annual tax day in Finland reveals each year who paid the most taxes - and who declared the most taxable income. It's become a national obsession in the Nordic nation, with the media pouring over every details of sports...

Morning headlines: Monday 4th November 2019

Tax day gives indications of 2018 highest earners The annual tax day on Monday reveals who paid the most taxes - and who declared the most taxable income. Finnish media is obsessed with the information, pouring over every details of...

Finland struggles to shift away from fossil fuels

Finland is struggling to shift away from fossil fuels and replace coal, natural gas, oil and peat with renewable energy sources. According to the latest figures from Statistics Finland, the share of renewable energy sources in electricity production decreased by 1%...

Animal rights award for First Lady Jenni Haukio

First Lady Jenni Haukio has received an award for her support of a national animal charity. Haukio received the 'Thanks from the Animals' award presented by the Finnish Animal Protection Association SEY at a gala event in Helsinki on Friday evening. The...

Finland seeks final bids for fighter jet purchase

Finland has sent out letters to five international companies inviting them to officially bid to provide the successor aircraft to the Hornet. The Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command asked aircraft manufacturers in four countries to give their offers for multi-role...

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Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 28th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Conflicting messages on domestic summer travel Mixed reaction...

Municipal workers reach new pay and conditions deal

Thousands of workers in the municipal sector, including some teachers, nurses and other  healthcare workers, will be covered by a new collective bargaining contract...

Stay or go? Conflicting signals on domestic summer travel

Should you go to summer cottage this weekend, or stay at home? Are you allowed to plan a domestic travel 'staycation' this summer or...

Prime Minister’s sick leave continues until the end of the week

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is on sick leave until the end of the week. In a statement, the PM's office says she is suffering from...

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods

Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years, with up to 5-meter surges that threaten...

Cautious government response, critical opposition response to EU recovery plan

The Government has given a guarded response to the new EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, while Finland's main opposition parties have been more critical. On...

Morning headlines: Thursday 28th May 2020

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years,...

Coronavirus round-up: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Finland begins first domestic face mask production Unemployment...