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Accident investigation: Not enough regulations for drones

The Accident Investigation Board Otkes has issued its findings on a near miss incident between an Air Force Learjet and a drone, in the skies above Valkeakoski. The incident happened in February last year when the jet flew 10 meters...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 28th January 2020

Government hasn't yet focused on the fate of British nationals after Brexit Britain leaves the European Union at 01:00 Saturday morning, Helsinki time. While the rights of Brits in Finland are guaranteed until the end of the year under the...

Government ministers haven’t yet focused on the fate of Brexit Brits in Finland

News Now Finland understands that government ministers have yet to focus on what happens to some British nationals who would not normally qualify for permanent residence status in Finland, after the end of the Brexit transition period in December...

Education Minister warns of school consequences of population decline

Minister of Education Li Andersson (Left) is warning that declining population in some parts of the country might mean there's not enough children for each municipality to have its own schools in the future. She made the comments to Iltalehti newspaper,...

Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust

Police in Tampere are investigating an incident in the city involving a small group of neo-Nazis who burned an Israeli flag and denounced the Holocaust as a myth. The Sunday protest took place outside Tampere railway station when several activists...

Morning headlines: Monday 27th January 2020

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity, or a conservation project. The 2020 Arctic Frontiers event in Tromsø includes...

Morning headlines: Friday 24th January 2020

Two suspected cases of coronavirus in Lapland Two Chinese tourists from Wuhan are in hospital in Lapland suspected of having coronavirus. A new strain of the disease, which apparently started in animals in Wuhan but now spreads from human-to-human, has...

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 2010. The Kennel Club  registered 45,111 dogs last year of which 2,307 were labs. "Labrador retriever is...

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 in 180 countries and territories, and draws on 13 surveys and expert assessments to measure...

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 famine years of the 19th century. According to the latest figures from Statistics Finland 45,597 children...

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Accident investigation: Not enough regulations for drones

The Accident Investigation Board Otkes has issued its findings on a near miss incident between an Air Force Learjet and a drone, in the...

Espoo company sending 200 decontamination units to Wuhan coronavirus hospital

A Finnish clear air technology company is supplying essential decontamination units for the Chinese city worst hit by the new coronavirus outbreak. Espoo-based Genano will...

Forty degree+ temperature spread, as winter’s coldest low is recorded in Lapland

The weather in Finland is a tale of two temperatures at the moment - with a forty degree difference between the warmest and coldest...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 28th January 2020

Government hasn't yet focused on the fate of British nationals after Brexit Britain leaves the European Union at 01:00 Saturday morning, Helsinki time. While the...

Government ministers haven’t yet focused on the fate of Brexit Brits in Finland

News Now Finland understands that government ministers have yet to focus on what happens to some British nationals who would not normally qualify for...

Foreign Ministry issues new China travel warning

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a new advisory for Finnish citizens traveling in China. The new strain of Wuhan coronavirus, which started in...

Education Minister warns of school consequences of population decline

Minister of Education Li Andersson (Left) is warning that declining population in some parts of the country might mean there's not enough children for each...

Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust

Police in Tampere are investigating an incident in the city involving a small group of neo-Nazis who burned an Israeli flag and denounced the...