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Morning headlines: Thursday 27th September 2018

Barack Obama visits Helsinki Former US President Barack Obama is paying a brief visit to Helsinki today, where he'll speak at the Nordic Business Forum. Obama already gave a speech at a business event in Oslo on Wednesday where he...

Tampere’s new tram colour choices unveiled

Tampere has narrowed down the search for the city's new tram colour, and is asking members of the public to help them decide which to choose. Today, officials published the first images of the new tram mocked up in two...

Tick tock: time change website opens for consultation today

A new online survey about whether Finland should call time on seasonal clock changes is open from today. It lets people in Finland express their views on what the country's standard time should be in future: keeping clocks at summer time,...

‘Men only’ club votes on whether to let women join

The Stock Exchange Club Pörssi in Helsinki is voting today on whether to let women become members. Women are currently banned from the men only club, and any change to the rules requires at least two-thirds of the votes to...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 26th September 2018

Russian Prime Minister visits Helsinki Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is visiting Helsinki today, at the invitation of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre). On the agenda today for talks are relations between the two countries. Those relations took an interesting, speculative, twist...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 25th September 2018

Archipelago raid latest Finnish media is reporting at length on the latest developments after a weekend raid on Archipelago locations connected with the Airiston Helmi Oy company. Speaking in New York, President Sauli Niinistö said he knew that authorities had...

Morning headlines: Monday 24th September 2018

Finland on show at the United Nations The United Nations General Assembly gets underway in New York this week, and Finland is represented by President Sauli Niinistö, Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) and Minister for Development Anne-Mari Virolainen (NCP). The annual meeting is...

ICYMI: Week 38

It’s been a busy week for news in Finland, so in case you missed anything, here’s some of the highlights to get you all caught up: Politics Finland's Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö (Blue) says he'll have to "think very carefully" before exporting...

Huge weekend raid nets three suspects in crime probe with possible Russian links

Finland's National Bureau of Investigation says it's detained three people during a weekend raid in south west Finland and the Turku archipelago. Authorities imposed a 24 hour no-fly zone over the region while the raid and investigation were taking place....

Morning headlines: Friday 21st September 2018

New supermarket fights food poverty & food waste More than 400 million kilos of edible food is thrown away every year in Finland, even as campaigners say there’s still too much food poverty among low income Finns. Now a new supermarket...

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Government increases the money it gives to political parties

The Government has decided to increase the amount of financial grants it gives to registered political parties by €6 million. The system of financial help...

Man’s best friend: Finland’s most popular dog breed revealed

Finland's most popular dog breed are Labradors, which have been 'top dog' since reaching first place in the Finnish Kennel Club's list back in...

Finland ranks 3rd in international corruption and transparency index

Finland has ranked third in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Transparency International. The index offers a snapshot of the relative degree of corruption...

Ministers press for more haste on Nordic electronic ID card

Two Finnish ministers have called for the government to move faster with plans to introduce a new identification card that would work across all...

The number of children born in Finland drops to famine-era low

Finland’s declining birth rate has reached a level where the number of children being born is as low now, as it was during the...

Morning headlines: Thursday 23rd January 2020

Finland's birth rate reaches 'famine level low' Finland's declining birth rate has reached a level where it's as low as during the famine years of...

Which MPs attend committee meetings, and who’s missing out?

Members of Parliament have hectic schedules: dividing their time between home constituencies, plenary sessions in Parliament, committee time and office work as well as...

Chelsea Flower Show garden celebrates Finland’s Baltic coast

A Finnish garden at this year's Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London will celebrate the country's Baltic coast and sauna culture. 'The Finnish...