Finland International

Nuclear Treaty Dodge Pleases NATO

Dozens of countries around the world have signed up to an agreement banning nuclear weapons in recent weeks. But Finland is following NATO's example, and won't commit to the agreement. Professor Hanna Ojanen of Tampere University says the reason for this,...

Macron Criticizes Nokia At Paris Press Conference

France's President Emmanuel Macron has criticized Nokia over job cuts it made to its workforce in France. Speaking at a joint press conference after meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre), Macron said he was dissatisfied with Nokia's plans...

Read Out: Sipilä And Medvedev’s Russia Meeting

When Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) went to meet his Russian counterpart Dimitri Medvedev in St. Petersburg on Thursday, the economy and bilateral relations dominated their discussions. Nord Stream 2 Pipeline At a press conference after their talks, a Russian...

Analysis: President Niinistö’s UN Speech

North Korea, Russia, mediation, the environment, gender equality - and more. Finland's President Sauli Niinistö covered a laundry list of topics during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York today. North Korea Niinistö, who is running for re-election...

Finnish Ambassador: ‘Street Turned To Jelly During Earthquake’

The Finnish Embassy in Mexico says it doesn't have any reports that Finns were among the victims of a deadly earthquake which struck the Mexico City region on Tuesday evening. Ambassador Roy Eriksson says there are around 420 Finns currently in...

New Russia Survey Casts Finns In Positive Light

When Russians think of Finland, they imagine Helsinki, sauna, nature, and a high standard of living. They also picture prosperity, innovation, democracy and the welfare state. That's the findings of a new study commissioned by the Finnish Foreign Ministry Ulkoministeriö...

Niinistö Goes To New York

Finland's President Sauli Niinistö will meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York today. It's part of his US visit which took in independence anniversary celebrations at the Finnish Embassy in Washington DC on Saturday; a conference with...

Finland’s ‘Cost Conscious’ EU Presidency Plans

The Finnish government plans to keep a tight hold on the purse strings, when it holds the rotating presidency of the European Union in 2019. The Cabinet Committee has decided they'll hold six ministerial meetings, organized as cost-effectively as possible,...

BREAKING: Kidnapped Finn Released in Afghanistan

A Finnish woman who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in May as been released, according to the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry made the announcement in a tweet, adding that they will give more information later today. Foreign Minister...

Sipilä To Meet Russian PM, French President

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä will hold talks with the Russian Prime Minister and then, with the President of France, his office announced today. The PM will first travel to St. Petersburg next Thursday to hold talks with Russian Prime...

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A new political party? Timo Soini says maybe.

Veteran politician Timo Soini, who lead the Finns Party to become a major force in Finnish politics, who was a founding member of Blue Reform...

Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....

Appeals Court upholds verdict against Finns Party MP for incitement crimes

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi has ruled to uphold a verdict against Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen. The Oulu MP was convicted...

Mosquito capable of spreading malaria discovered in Finland

Researchers from the University of Helsinki say they’ve identified for the first time a species of mosquito in Finland which is likely to be...

Hot sunny weather sweetens Finland’s strawberry crop

The recent spell of warm weather means that Finland’s strawberry season is off to a good start in southern and central areas this year. The...

Poll: Slight majority of Finns consider racism a significant problem

Slightly more than half of Finns consider racism to be a significant problem, according to a new poll released to by Uutissuomalainen newspaper group. The...

Morning headlines: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland's green recovery Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) has three big issues on her desk at the moment: the...