News from Espoo

Hello Espoo – a friendly welcome to the city

Espoo has established a new web portal for foreigners looking to move to the city, with step-by-step guides containing all the advice they need at different stages of the process. It was an idea inspired by Nga Phanhang, who came...

Espoo’s Independence Day concert celebrates 20 years

Espoo residents get the chance to join in a much-loved annual event for free at the beginning of December. The city’s Independence Day celebratory concert is held on 6th December and this year the event is being staged for the...

Free sports gets young people moving

In a Tapiola sports hall, the sound of metal-on-metal, and the beep of electronic score boards immediately tells you there’s a fencing class in progress even before you see the participants dressed in their distinctive white padded suits and...

Buses spark a silent transport revolution

Espoo’s drive to make public transport carbon-neutral by 2025 is being jump-started by a fleet of new electric buses and the infrastructure to make them function smoothly. It’s not easy to miss the shiny blue Yutong buses, with the cable-and-plug...

Espoo project brings early child development back home

At nine months old, Majeste is a very active baby. Crawling around, and on the verge of walking on his own, Majeste is getting under tables, inquisitive about everything he can put his hands on from radiator pipes to computer...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...