Economy & Business

Hundreds of Thai berry pickers flying to Finland 

Around 300 seasonal labourers from Thailand will arrive in Finland this weekend to start work picking berries for an Ostrobothnia company, just in time for peak harvesting season. Thousands of migrant workers usually come every year to Finland for short-term...

Finnish ‘ghost kitchens’ testing out trillion dollar restaurant trend

Finnish kitchen are starting to cash in on a trillion-dollar restaurant trend that's forecast to change the way we think of food services. Ghost kitchens - also known as cloud kitchens, or virtual kitchens - don't have bricks and mortar...

Young entrepreneurs: Twin brothers launching new Helsinki-Turku bus service

Two young entrepreneurs are set to launch a brand new bus service linking Helsinki and Turku with low-cost fares. Twins Henri and Eero Autio are just 21-years old and still studying at university, but they've identified a gap in the transport market...

Estonian minister pours cold water on private Tallinn tunnel project

Estonia's Minister of Administration Jaak Aab says his government will not support the privately-financed Tallinn-Helsinki tunnel initiative championed by a Finnish company. FinEst Bay Area Development Oy, fronted by businessman Peter Vesterbacka, has secured €15 billion in funding promises to build...

Tour operator cancels August holidays amid ongoing coronavirus uncertainty

Finnish travel agency Aurinkomatkat is canceling all of its August holidays to Spain, Croatia and Turkey - with Croatia trips also canceled in September. Aurinkomatkat had been selling the summer sunshine package deals to those three countries despite none of...

Six months of coronavirus in Finland: Spotlight on Porvoo

This week marks six months since the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Finland - a tourist from China visiting Lapland who tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of January. In the weeks and months that followed, Finland and...

Australian ferry operator cancels Rauma shipyard order

The Australian ferry operator TT-Line, which is wholly owned by the Government of Tasmania, has canceled an order from Rauma Marine Constructions. TT-Line had signed a letter of intent at the beginning of the year for two passenger car ferries...

Finnair makes moves to re-open China passenger routes

Finnair is set to take the first steps in re-opening its lucrative China passenger routes after getting permission from Chinese authorities to start operations on a small scale. For the time being the Finnish national carrier will only be allowed...

Finns snap up limited foreign summer holidays, but look ahead to winter

Finnish holidaymakers have started dipping their toes into the warm waters of the Mediterranean again, as the first charter flights full of sun-seekers arrived in Greece. Travel agency Tui had enough demand for flights last week they put on an...

Senate Square terrace expanding with space for hundreds more customers

The popular summer terrace that's taken over Senate Square this year - already the largest in the country - just got bigger. From Wednesday there is seating for 830 people at the venue, up from 480 when it first opened...

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Finland, Estonia, Sweden to assess any “significant” new ferry disaster information

The foreign ministers of Finland, Estonia and Sweden have released a joint statement saying they'll assess any "new significant information" about the sinking of...

Air Force’s Ruska 20 exercise takes off

The Finnish Air Force's main military exercises take off today, with Ruska 20 lasting through until 6th October. It's the largest war games of the...

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions

The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread of coronavirus. Speaking to MTV News on...

Valtteri Bottas races to victory at Russia Grand Prix

Finnish F1 driver Valterri Bottas has raced to victory at the Russian Grand Prix, at the expense of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas lead for...

Morning headlines: Monday 28th September 2020

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread...

Foreign Minister “seriously concerned” about escalating Caucasus conflict

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he's "seriously concerned" about the situation in the Caucasus region of Central Asia. His comments come as Armenia and...

Tiny dining: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ is up for sale, and looking for just the right buyer

A tiny restaurant in Töölö, part of the Helsinki neighbourhood's fabric for more than half a century,  is up for sale - but the...

Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions...