Economy & Business

Black Friday bargain: giant dragon for sale in Tikkakoski

If you're in the mood to spend some serious Black Friday money this year, one Finnish craftsman is ready to sell you something you might have always thought your home was lacking: a giant wooden dragon called Teppo. It took Jarkko...

Survey: most Finns are against fur farming in its current form

Two new surveys carried out by animal welfare groups highlights the Finnish public's changing attitudes to fur farming. The practice of 'factory farming' mammals for their fur - including foxes, Arctic foxes and raccoon dogs - has drawn international criticism...

Black Friday: Increased prices aim to highlight sustainable consumerism

Peak consumerism hits Finland this week as retailers try to boost their sales around the Black Friday frenzy - a tradition imported from America just a few years ago. Recently the event has expanded from just one day of special...

Postal Union leader: I hope the strike victory sends a message

The leader of the Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU says she hopes the recent strike action sends a message to other employers who might be considering cutting costs by moving the collective bargaining agreements of workers - especially...

Sympathy transport strike impacts are still felt on Tuesday, Wednesday

Sympathy strikes in support of postal workers either continue on Tuesday, or will still be felt on Tuesday - even when striking staff are back at work. Finnair has already canceled a number of flights one Tuesday from long haul...

Monday’s sympathy strikes hit flights, ferries and bus services

A widespread series of sympathy strikes by unions in support of postal workers will impact flights, ferries and bus services on Monday. Representatives of postal workers and employers met all weekend but couldn't reach an agreement to end a two-week...

Government promises extra millions for shipbuilding industry

The government has earmarked an extra €33.9 million for shipbuilding innovation. The money comes as a supplement to the 2020 budget proposal and is likely to be used for up to six warship building projects. "The international competitiveness of the Finnish...

Haaga-Helia’s Estonia expansion plans halted by anti-immigrant minister

Ambitious plans by a Finnish university to expand its operations with a campus in Estonia have been halted by a far right government minister. Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences had a project to establish a subsidiary school in Tallinn and...

Union rejects proposal to end postal workers strike

The Post and Logistics Union PAU has formally rejected a proposal to end ongoing industrial action that involves thousands of workers and sympathy strikes from other unions. National Conciliator Vuokko Piekkala had submitted a proposal after talks she brokered between PAU...

Greens: Free university education improves Finland’s international talent retention

The Greens say they'd offer free university education for everyone who wants to study in Finland, no matter where they come from, or what their income is. It's part of a wider proposal to make it easier for foreign students...

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Everything changes: Your guide to coronavirus life in Finland from 1st June

On Monday 1st June there is a whole range of new rules, regulations and recommendations coming into play as coronavirus restrictions are eased. While the...

Foreign Minister: Finland engages with China and America on problem subjects

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that Finland will be taking opportunities in the coming months to press China and the USA to live...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 29th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL New guidelines: yes, it's okay to travel around...

New guidelines: Yes, it’s okay to travel around the country

New guidelines issued by the Government on Friday confirm that yes, domestic travel is allowed again, as long as people take sensible precautions. There had...

Parliament approves new rules to open restaurants, cafes and bars

Parliament and the President approved new temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act on Friday, which makes it possible for restaurants, bars and cafes...

No decision on mandatory face masks – but ‘no strong scientific evidence’ say experts

A study commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health about the use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic has been completed...

Morning headlines: Friday 29th May 2020

Restaurant opening law to get Parliament vote today A law that could allow Finland's restaurants, cafes and bars to open up for business again will...

Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 28th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Conflicting messages on domestic summer travel Mixed reaction...