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Viva Åland! Independence Dream Not Dead, But More Autonomy Comes First

The ongoing turmoil in Spain over Catalan independence is being watched very carefully in the Åland Islands. "I'd say what we learned from Catalonia is of course what we maybe already knew, the importance of keeping an independence process with...

Sports First for Finland International, as Female Referees Take Charge

Myllypuro in east Helsinki is the unlikely setting for a sports milestone this weekend. When the Finland men's rugby national team take on Norway, there will be a female referee in charge. It's the first time a woman has ever refereed...

Fire Alarm: Minority Report

Helsinki Rescue Department is making progress in its efforts to attract more firefighter students from diverse backgrounds. Until recently, the capital city had no firemen with minority backgrounds, but that's now slowly changing. "We partly succeeded" Matti Waitinen, Principal of Helsinki...

New Lessons Aim To Speed Up Refugee Integration

A group of refugees are the first to try a new way to integrate into life in Finland. Through the Finnish Refugee Council Pakolaisapu they will receive Finnish lessons, and separately, a class in their own language to help them navigate...

How Cheap Is Your Beer?

New research shows that tax increases on alcohol on both sides of the Baltic Sea won't be enough to stop Finns going to Estonia to buy cheap booze. The study was commissioned by the Finnish Grocery Trade Association PTY and...

Hope Floats: Turku’s Economic Turnaround

Southwest Finland has seen a jobs boom in recent years, but it's not in the sectors anyone could have predicted. Even ten years ago, few economists would have said that manufacturing would be bringing good jobs to Finland. The future...

Fake News? Hybrid Warfare’s New Helsinki HQ

NATO's Secretary General and the EU's Foreign Minister are among the guests in Helsinki today, at the official opening of the new European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats - or Hybrid CoE for short. Jens Stoltenberg and Federica...

From Lohja To Rohingya Refugee Camp

Jaana Laine is expecting to see malnourished mothers, under-weight infants, and possibly an outbreak of cholera when she arrives at a refugee camp on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border today. It's a far cry from the pristine hospital environment the Lohja midwife...

Parliament’s Delete Button: Transparency vs Media vs Privacy

Parliament's Executive Director says that criticism of its practice of destroying visitor logs at the end of each day cannot be taken lightly. "It is still harming the parliament's reputation, that has to be admitted" Pertti Rauhio tells News Now Finland. Rauhio's...

Merkel’s Losses Are Finland’s Gain

The dust has barely settled on vote counting from yesterday's general election in Germany, and diplomats, politicians and analysts in Helsinki and Berlin are trying to figure out what it means for the two countries. Some experts believe that a...

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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...

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...

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,...

WATCH: Lions, dragons and fireworks in Helsinki signal Chinese New Year

Thousands of people came out to downtown Helsinki to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday. The Year of the Rat launched with a firework display...

THL: False alarm over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases in Lapland

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus turned out to be false alarms. Two members of...

Police investigating spate of Lapland online romance scams

Police in Lapland are investigating a spate of romance scams after several incidents were reporting during a short period of time. In the latest incident,...