Finland International

Trump & Niinistö’s Last Minute Meeting Change

A meeting in Washington DC between US President Donald Trump and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has been moved forward by a day. The pair had been scheduled to meet at the White House on Tuesday, but Trump has now said...

Criminal Investigation into ‘Smuggled’ Presidential Cars

Finnish customs authorities have launched a criminal investigation into vintage cars that belonged to former presidents, that may have been smuggled out of the country illegally. The investigation centres around President Kyösti Kallio's 1938 Buick Special Eight, and President JK...

New Russian Ambassador Heading to Helsinki

Russia has appointed a new ambassador to Finland, according to official Russian state publications, and reported by STT News Agency. Veteran diplomat Pavel Kuznetsov has been named to the Helsinki post, and replaces Aleksander Rumyantsev who served as ambassador since...

Tarja Halonen: Estonia Should Not Fear Russia

Finland's former President Tarja Halonen says Estonia has no reason to fear Russia. The two-term Social Democrat president made the comments in an interview with Eesti Päevaleht newspaper. Halonen points out that Estonia is in the EU and NATO, and uses...

Finnair, SAS, Norwegian Flying High With Passenger Records

Three of the main Nordic region airlines have enjoyed  a positive start to 2017, but there can still be turbulent skies ahead. SAS enjoyed a share jump of more than 40% on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Finnair welcomed 1.1 million passengers...

President’s Steamboat and Opera Diplomacy for Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to pay a one day visit to Finland today, as part of the country's 100th independence anniversary celebrations, hosted by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. The visit begins with bilateral talks at Hotel Punkuharju in...

Three Finns Injured in Russia Canal Crash

Three Finnish men have been injured and taken to hospital after a waterway crash on the Russian side of the border. The accident happened around 9:30am on Wednesday morning near the Pälli lock system on Lake Nuijamaa. Officials say an...

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Morning headlines: Tuesday 7th April 2020

Government announces new border restrictions The government has announced a tightening of Finland's northern borders with Norway and Sweden until the middle of May. The...

Coronavirus round-up: Monday 6th April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: 2,176 confirmed cases / 27 fatalities Restaurants & cafe owners pivot to new...

Slush 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

This year's Slush startup event, set to be held in November, has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Organisers made the announcement on...

Lahti orchestra embraces technology for online Sibelius celebration

More than 60 Finnish classical musicians have joined together online - but remotely - to record a coronavirus-inspired version of the Sibelius classic Finlandia. Sinfonia...

THL launches national coronvirus research project 

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL is launching a new national project to gather more data about people who have coronavirus. Researchers are...

Stockmann files for corporate restructuring

The Stockmann Group has filed paperwork with Helsinki District Court on Monday morning for corporate restructuring. It comes after the company says the coronavirus has...

Morning headlines: Monday 6th April 2020

Restaurant owners pivot & calls grows for more help for the hospitality industry Finland’s restaurant and cafe owners are looking for new ways to do...

Finlandia Hall bathed in blue to honour healthcare workers

Finlandia Hall is one of the most famous architectural landmarks in the Finnish capital, and now it's acting as a symbol of thanks for...