Finland International

Ministry hauls Russian ambassador in for GPS jamming warning

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Russian ambassador on Monday morning to register a formal complaint over recent GPS signal jamming in the north of the country. Russian envoy Pavel Kuznetsov arrived at the ministry for a meeting with State Secretary...

Rake America Great Again – is Donald Trump right about Finland’s forests?

The worst forest fires in California's history are still burning. So far they've left more than 70 people dead and at least 1,300 missing. At the weekend, US President Donald Trump visited Paradise, a Californian town devastated by wildfires. His...

Foreign Ministry: GPS jamming signal “came from Russia”

The Finnish Foreign Ministry has said that a GPS jamming signal that affected flights in Lapland, came from Russia. However, the ministry stops short of accusing Russia directly. In a statement, the ministry says that Finnish authorities "are continuing to investigate...

Brits in Finland ‘trapped’ by latest Brexit deal

British citizens living in Finland won't keep the right to move freely to other EU countries for work or study after Brexit, according to the draft Brexit agreement between the European Commission and the British government. If the latest proposals...

Finnish-Turkish journalist has ‘terror’ conviction quashed

A Finnish-Turkish journalist who was sentenced to more than two years in prison over an article she wrote has had her conviction thrown out on appeal. The Wall Street Journal newspaper reports that Ayla Albayrak has won the appeal against her conviction in...

Sweden thanks Finland’s firefighters for summer help

Sweden has officially thanked Finnish firefighters for their help during summer wildfire season, with a ceremony in Helsinki. This summer saw some of the worst forest fires in recent times in our western neighbour, with blazes from north of the...

Armistice commemorations, peace talks for President in Paris

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö will join dozens of other world leaders at a peace conference in Paris today. Niinistö is in the French capital this weekend to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War One, and the...

Brexit pet warning for Brits in Finland

British nationals who live in Finland are being warned they might not be able to travel in Europe with their pets after Brexit. The British government issued new advice for pet owners earlier this week, as part of their preparations...

Finland’s former PM Alex Stubb soundly beaten in EU top job vote

Finland's former Prime Minister Alex Stubb has been soundly beaten in a vote that would have taken him one step closer to becoming 'President of Europe'. Hundreds of delegates from the European People's Party EPP, congress in Helsinki, voted 492 to...

Decision day for Euro party voters: Alex Stubb or Manfred Weber

Delegates at the European People's Party congress in Helsinki will decide today whether to choose German MEP Manfred Weber or ex-Finnish Prime Minister Alex Stubb (NCP) as their candidate to be 'President of Europe'. The European People's Party EPP is an umbrella...

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End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...

Morning headlines: Friday 17th January 2020

Government to update on employment measures Minister of Labour Tuula Haatainen (SDP) is set to announce the government's latest initiatives to boost employment. The aim is to...

SK: Finns Party MPs concealed China-linked tech company cash

Two Finns Party MPs, including the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, concealed their links to a tech company that received funding from China. The...

Latvian man on trial for bomb plot to target “foreigners and Muslims”

A man has appeared at Helsinki District Court, facing charges of plotting to set off home made bombs during 2018 New Year's Eve celebrations...

Saving Amanda: Helsinki considers how to protect the famous fountain

Helsinki City Council is looking into measures to protect one of the country's most recognisable landmarks. The Havis Amanda fountain and statue, built in the...

Defence Ministers use Nordic hotline for the first time

Nordic Defence Ministers have used a special crisis hotline for the first time, to discuss the situation in the Middle East. According Defence Minister Antti...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...