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Kayak activists block giant cruise ship at Hernesaari port

A flotilla of environmental activists in kayaks have blocked the departure of a giant cruise ship from the Port of Helsinki's Hernessari harbour. The Extinction Rebellion Finland group says the Queen Elizabeth is "an extremely polluting luxury cruise ship", and...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Niinistö in New York President Sauli Niinistö had strong words of warning for the United Nations on Tuesday night, as he gave his major speech at the UN General Assembly in New York. He told the audience "even if we were...

Tjäreborg charter flights to continue today 

Finnish holiday company Tjäreborg is resuming its charter flights today. The company canceled their Thomas Cook Scandinavia charter flights on Monday as a precaution after their parent company went bankrupt. Five flights and 525 passengers were hit by Monday's cancelations. However the...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 24th September 2019

Tjäreborg charter flights to continue today  Finnish holiday company Tjäreborg is resuming its charter flights today. The company is owned by Thomas Cook which went bust on Monday, leaving tens of thousands of people with canceled holiday plans. Tjäreborg themselves...

Thomas Cook collapse leaves Tjäreborg customers grounded

The collapse of British travel company Thomas Cook is having an impact on thousands of Finnish holidaymakers as well. Thomas Cook is the parent company of Finnish travel agency Tjäreborg, which has now canceled all Thomas Cook Scandinavia charter flights on...

Morning headlines: Monday 23rd September 2019

Finnish delegation heads to a changing United Nations  President Sauli Niinistö heads to New York this week to attend the 74th annual United Nations General Assembly. Among the Finnish delegation joining him in the Big Apple are the Ministers of Environment; Foreign...

Former Prime Minister rubber-stamped for Sitra Fund job

Former Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (NCP) has had his position as the new head of Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra rubber-stamped by the organisation's supervisory board. The final two candidates for the €18,500 per month job were Katainen, who leaves his job as...

Electricity distribution company Caruna to raise prices again

Electricity distribution company Caruna Oy is to raise its prices again, going up an average of 3.9%. Sister company Caruna Espoo Oy's prices remain unchanged. Caruna says the price increase is needed due to network improvement projects such as clearing trees...

Finns join global climate crisis protest movement

Finnish activists have joined hundreds of thousands of others around the world to demand more action to fight climate change. Around a hundred people gathered outside Parliament on Friday with banners, costumes, music and speeches. Although the main global protests are...

Morning headlines: Friday 20th September 2019

Universities: Migri delays are damaging our international reputation Universities say a backlog of unprocessed residence permits for international students is causing reputational damage to Finland’s higher education system, and hurts their chances of being able to recruit talented students from...

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Flags are flying to celebrate Finnish trailblazer Miina Sillanpää

Flags are flying across Finland today to celebrate the life and work of Miina Sillanpää, a trailblazer in politics, social mobility and rights. Sillanpää was...

Morning headlines: Thursday 1st October 2020

Two Covid-19 tests open up travel restrictions from high risk countries A new system of coronavirus tests opens up travel to passengers from high risk...

New Finnish robot drives to clean up the dirty business of street sweeping

A company from Kuopio has invented a new type of autonomous street sweeper that's as powerful as a traditional truck, but has zero carbon...

“Unreasonable” – Reaction as journalist loses appeal in case with right-wing politician

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi today upheld the decision of a lower court to convict and fine journalist Johanna Vehkoo for insulting a...

Parliament committee approves citizen’s initiative on FGM

The cross-party Parliamentary Legal Committee has voted unanimously to approve a citizen's initiative to ban female genital mutilation. Although FGM is already considered a crime...

Brexit Brits: Finnish permanent residence applications will cost €48

British nationals living in Finland who want to apply for permanent residence will be charged €48, according to the Immigration Service Migri. Anyone who has...

Double duty: PM to represent Finland and Sweden at EU meeting

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is attending a special European Council meeting in Brussels on 1st and 2nd October - and rather unusually she'll be...

WATCH: How coronavirus changed Finland’s population

Did you know that the coronavirus pandemic is already having an impact on Finland's population? According to Statistics Finland the number of people in Finland...