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Morning headlines: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Finland criticised over minority language efforts The Council of Europe has criticised Finland over a general lack of promotion and protection for minority languages. A recent report from the Council looked at languages such as Swedish, Karelian, Romani, Yiddish, Russian...

Morning headlines: Monday 15th October 2018

Police start country-wide patrol crackdown Police forces all across Finland are starting a country-wide crackdown today, to stop and check trucks on the roads. The extra surveillance efforts continue until Sunday, trying to improve road safety, combat the grey economy...

Morning headlines: Friday 12th October 2018

Finnair in Market Court over compensation payments Finland's national airline is being hauled before the Market Court in Helsinki today over the way it handles passenger compensation claims. The Consumer Ombudsman says Finnair should pay the proper EU-regulated compensation for any...

New options ahead for mobile phone driving licenses

Are you always forgetting to carry your license when you go for a drive? No problem. In the future it won't be necessary anyway. The Finnish government is proposing that a new electronic license could be enough if you're stopped by...

Morning headlines: Thursday 11th October 2018

Norwegian company buys VR Track Finnish railway maintenance and engineering company VR Track is being bought by a Norwegian company called NRC Group. The deal was announced this morning, but no price tag for the deal was revealed. VR Track...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 10th October 2018

HKScan axes 165 jobs around Finland Finnish meat producer and food company HKScan says it's cutting 165 jobs after negotiations with unions over the summer. The lay-offs will impact employees at locations in Vantaa, Forssa, Mikkeli, Paimio and Outokumpu, in...

“If we lose the Arctic, we lose the globe” – Finnish politicians react to alarming climate change report

President Niinistö says there is "still a chance to save the Arctic, and to save the globe. But there is no time to waste". He is one of many Finnish politicians speaking today in the wake of a new report...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 9th October 2018

Appeal begins for Lapland tour guide killer The appeal court in Rovaniemi starts hearing the case of a Czech man convicted of the brutal murder of his Scottish girlfriend. Karel Frybl killed Rebecca Johnson in a frenzied attack in December...

Morning headlines: Monday 8th October 2018

Car torched near Helsinki Airport Police in Vantaa are investigating a possible case of arson in Tattarisuo near Helsinki Airport. It happened in the early hours of the morning, but officers already say they don't think it's linked to arson...

Morning headlines: Friday 5th October 2018

Finnish aid workers arrive in Indonesia earthquake zone Aid workers from Finland have arrived in Indonesia to help with relief efforts, a week after an earthquake and massive tsunami hit the city of Palu, on the island of Sulawesi. Now,...

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End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Saving Amanda: Helsinki considers how to protect the famous fountain

Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...