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Government steps in to Posti dispute over high salaries and contract conditions

The government has stepped into a labour dispute which has exposed the high salaries of executives at the state-owned Posti postal service. At a press conference in Helsinki on Tuesday, Minister of Local Government and Ownership Steering Sirpa Paatero (SDP) said...

Russian military announces Finland surveillance flight mission

The Russian military is set to send a 16-strong team on a surveillance flight over Finland, taking high-resolution images. Under the terms of the 2003 Open Skies treaty, which aims to promote transparency and openness in Europe, Russia has the...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Finns Party MP in court on financial charges A Finns Party Member of Parliament Ari Koponen will appear at the East Uusimaa District Court today, to face charges relating to his charity fundraising work as 'Brother Christmas'. Koponen, who was elected...

Morning headlines: Monday 2nd September 2019

Pekka Haavisto interview: The world is a more unstable place Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says the world has become a more unstable place with constant fire-fighting over crisis that spring up. But, he says that on the international stage, "Finland...

Survey: Finns particularly unwilling to pay more for food, to fight climate change

Only 1-in-10 people in Finland would be willing to pay more for food products, even if it helped reduce climate emissions. That's the result of a survey carried out for Rural Future newspaper which finds that middle aged people and...

Morning headlines: Friday 30th August 2019

Finnish Foreign Minister warns of "nightmare the day after Brexit"  Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) has warned of the “nightmare the day after Brexit” as the clock counts down to Britain’s departure from the European Union on 31st October. Speaking this...

Government plans new increase in elderly care staff

The government is planning an increase in the staff-to-patient ratio for elderly care, and it could mean 4000 more healthcare professionals are needed to meet the new target. Minister of Social Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) is pushing forward with plans to redress...

Soaring white tail numbers lift Finland’s sea eagles out of the danger zone

Finland's population of white tailed sea eagles, once on the brink of extinction, have made a remarkable recovery. New figures from the WWF show that more than 550 chicks have been identified, which makes it the highest number recorded, and...

Postal union set for strike action over collective bargaining switch

The Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU says its workers will go on strike next week, after Posti announced it would switch its collective labour agreement to that of a cheaper union. The current collective bargaining agreement between PAU and...

Morning headlines: Thursday 29th August 2019

EU Ministerial meetings cause traffic troubles in the capital  Helsinki Police are warning that back-to-back meetings of EU Defence and Foreign Ministers are going to cause a lot of problems for traffic and pedestrians in parts of Helsinki, and on...

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Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...

Minister of Justice caught out by announcement of strict quarantine rules

Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (RKP) was apparently caught out by a Monday night announcement from Minister of Family and Basic Services Krista Kiuru (SDP) that...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 11th August 2020

New testing regime, and fines or prison time for travelers who don't self-isolate Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence...

Minister: Fines or prison time for travelers who don’t self-isolate

Finland will introduce fines or even a possible three month prison sentence for people who refuse to go into self-isolation when they arrive from...

Investigators scour social media video for Hanko powerboat crash clues

Accident investigators are scouring social media video to find different views of a boat crash that left a child of primary school age dead,...