Economy & Business

Majority support introducing a minimum hourly wage

A small majority of people 52% say they support the idea of a €10 minimum hourly wage in Finland. That's the findings of a survey carried out by Uutissuomalainen news magazine. A quarter of people are opposed to the idea...

Job losses likely as European Chemicals Agency closes the door to Brits in Finland

Up to ten British nationals could lose their jobs at the European Chemicals Agency ECHA in Helsinki as a direct result of Brexit. After the UK formally left the European Union on 1st February, the Chemicals Agency updated its website...

Slush announces shakeup of senior leaders for 2020 event

The organisation behind one of Europe’s biggest annual tech and startup events Slush is refreshing its management lineup – something it’s done every year or two since it began. Miika Huttunen takes over as the new CEO while Oona Poropudas is the President...

WATCH: Swedish Gripens arrive for winter weather combat tests

Two Gripen-E fighter jets built by Swedish manufacturer Saab have arrived at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. They’re the third of five aircraft types coming to Finland through the end of February, as...

Finnair suspends five China services over virus passenger cancelations

Finnair says it's suspending a number of China flights due to a drop in passenger volumes as Chinese authorities enforce a partial travel ban. The ban is in place across a range of transport modes like buses and trains, in...

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 send 200 of their units to one of two new hospitals currently being built in...

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were 257,000 unemployed jobseekers at the end of December. That's is 1200 more than the previous...

Prime Minister in Davos for World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Davos today, attending the World Economic Forum WEF. It's an annual gathering of billionaires, pop stars, Hollywood celebrities, huge multinational corporations, political leaders and civil society regularly attracts criticism for being a forum with...

New €200 million Jätkäsaari complex could become Helsinki’s home of floorball

A new €200 million sports and hotel complex is planned for Helsinki's neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari, and it could become the home of floorball in the capital city region. The Royal Centre announced on Tuesday that more than 700 parking spaces...

Valmet starts talks to cut 90 Tampere jobs

Valmet is starting talks to cut up to 90 jobs at its Tampere plant and move the work abroad. The company, which specialises in pulp, paper and energy technologies, says it's going to move part of its fabrics business unit...

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A new political party? Timo Soini says maybe.

Veteran politician Timo Soini, who lead the Finns Party to become a major force in Finnish politics, who was a founding member of Blue Reform...

Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....

Appeals Court upholds verdict against Finns Party MP for incitement crimes

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi has ruled to uphold a verdict against Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen. The Oulu MP was convicted...

Mosquito capable of spreading malaria discovered in Finland

Researchers from the University of Helsinki say they’ve identified for the first time a species of mosquito in Finland which is likely to be...

Hot sunny weather sweetens Finland’s strawberry crop

The recent spell of warm weather means that Finland’s strawberry season is off to a good start in southern and central areas this year. The...

Poll: Slight majority of Finns consider racism a significant problem

Slightly more than half of Finns consider racism to be a significant problem, according to a new poll released to by Uutissuomalainen newspaper group. The...

Morning headlines: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland's green recovery Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) has three big issues on her desk at the moment: the...