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: Finnair cuts Europe flights but adds domestic services

Finland's national airline Finnair says it will need to cut the frequency of some European flight services during September as countries start to impose...

PM announces new voluntary face mask policy, backtracks on border testing and self-isolation

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) says the government supports a national recommendation to use face masks on public transport and other situations where it's not...

Morning headlines: Thursday 13th August 2020

Face mask decision expected today The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is expected to issue new guidelines on Thursday afternoon with strong recommendations...

Jan Vapaavuori: ‘We’re working to fix covid testing problems’

The Mayor of Helsinki says his administration is working with Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District HUS to fix some major problems with coronavirus testing...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Li Andersson: 'Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring' Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw...

Li Andersson interview: ‘Coronavirus back-to-school discussion has moved on since spring’

Finnish students are heading back to school on Wednesday, after an unprecedented year that saw classes suspended during the worst of the coronavirus epidemic...

Turku knife attack hero in court over compensation fraud 

A British man hailed as a hero during the Turku terror attack was in court Tuesday facing charges of fraud. Hassan Zubier, who lives in...

Finland’s top diplomat in Beirut: ‘Lebanese people seem to be tired of rising from the ashes’

The Muslim call to prayer echoed from mosques across Lebanon on Tuesday evening, as church bells tolled at exactly 18:09, a week after a...