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Sympathy transport strike impacts are still felt on Tuesday, Wednesday

Sympathy strikes in support of postal workers either continue on Tuesday, or will still be felt on Tuesday - even when striking staff are back at work. Finnair has already canceled a number of flights one Tuesday from long haul...

Morning headlines: Monday 25th November 2019

Sympathy strikes hit flights, ferries and public transport  A widespread series of strikes by unions in support of postal workers is impacting flights, ferries and bus services on Monday. The industrial action goes ahead after weekend talks failed to find...

Monday’s sympathy strikes hit flights, ferries and bus services

A widespread series of sympathy strikes by unions in support of postal workers will impact flights, ferries and bus services on Monday. Representatives of postal workers and employers met all weekend but couldn't reach an agreement to end a two-week...

Investigators recommend cottage rental improvements after deadly Levi fire

The Accident Investigation Board Otkes has suggested changes in standards at rental cottages in the wake of a deadly fire in Levi that killed three young sisters. The blaze last April was caused by a faulty underfloor heating cable at...

Migri will review 500 negative asylum decisions

The Finnish Immigration Service Migri says it will review 500 rejected asylum applications in the light of a recent European Court of Human Rights ruling. The court found Finland was in breach of two articles of the Human Rights Convention...

Government promises extra millions for shipbuilding industry

The government has earmarked an extra €33.9 million for shipbuilding innovation. The money comes as a supplement to the 2020 budget proposal and is likely to be used for up to six warship building projects. "The international competitiveness of the Finnish...

Morning headlines: Friday 22nd November 2019

Anti-immigrant sentiment halts Haaga-Helia's Estonia expansion  Ambitious plans by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences to open a new campus in Tallinn have been blocked by an Estonian government minister with far right views on immigration. Haaga-Helia had planned to offer...

Finnish MP apologises for ‘drunken Sámi’ TV show sketches

Finnish politician Pirkka-Pekka Petelius (Green), a former actor, has made a public apology to the Sámi people over a television series he made which portrayed Sámi people in a discriminatory and distorted way. The comedy show, made with Aake Kalliala in...

Morning headlines: Thursday 21st November 2019

Supreme Court upholds Talvivaara convictions Finland's Supreme Court has upheld environmental convictions for the owner of Talvivaara mine. Pekka Perä was previously convicted for gross environmental damaged caused by chemicals which leaked from the mining operation into nearby bodies of water....

Finns say they’re happier and more satisfied than other Europeans

Finns say they're happier and more satisfied with life in general, compared with other people in Europe. That's the findings of a recent survey from the European Statistical Office Eurostat. Overall, Europeans are generally happier now than they were five years...

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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...

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland’s green recovery plan

It's been a memorably hectic first year in office for Maria Ohisalo. The Helsinki MP became leader of the Greens just weeks after her party...