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Europe Minister: Finland wants to know all EU coronavirus recovery package liabilities are clear

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will join other EU leaders in Brussels this week for a summit, the first time they've met in person since the start of the coronavirus crisis limited meetings to video conference calls. On the agenda...

Finnish diver dies in Lofoten Islands accident

A Finnish man has died in a diving accident in northern Norway. The University of Northern Norway says on Twitter that the incident took place in Fiskebøl in Nordland, part of the Lofoten Islands. A 60-year old man was taken to the hospital...

First group of child migrants arrives in Mediterranean deal

The first group of children and young people from refugee camps in the Mediterranean region arrived in Finland on Wednesday. The 24 minors, aged 10 to 16, came to Finland as part of a deal the Finnish government announced in...

Finland opening borders to more foreign travelers

The government says it's easing border restrictions with more than 20 countries, so that visitors will be able to come to Finland for any reason, and not be expected to go into self-isolation when they arrive. Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green)...

England opens quarantine-free travel to passengers from Finland

Anyone in Finland who wants to travel to England this summer will be able to do so without having to quarantine, from 10th July. On Friday afternoon Boris Johnson's government announce a list of 73 countries and territories including lots of...

Coronavirus risk warning for Sweden border crossings

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare has issued another warning about the risks of spreading coronavirus through border crossings between Finland and Sweden. THL says that 3,000 Finns work in the Jällivaara area of northern Sweden, and since viral...

Finland boosting coronavirus healthcare aid for Iraq, Somalia

Finland is strengthening its support for two countries hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, with extra funding for healthcare initiatives in Iraq and Somalia. In Iraq, the Finnish government is channeling €2 million through a United Nations agency to help...

Thousands share Sanna Marin’s fake Donald Trump quote

Tens of thousands of people on Twitter have shared a quote purportedly from Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) about US President Donald Trump. But the quote was entirely fabricated. "John Bolton's new book reveals that Trump thought Finland was under Russian control....

Border Guard, ministers, unsighted about UK-Finland “travel corridor” plan

The BBC reports that Boris Johnson's government is set to announce a list of countries, including Finland, to be part of a scheme for travel in both directions with no quarantine restrictions. These "travel corridors" would be formed with countries...

Unaccompanied children from Greek refugee camps heading to Finland in July

A group of 25 unaccompanied children will be relocated to Finland next month from refugee camps in Greece, the first of around 175 children the government agreed to take earlier this year from Mediterranean countries, but whose arrival has...

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Europe Minister: Finland wants to know all EU coronavirus recovery package liabilities are clear

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will join other EU leaders in Brussels this week for a summit, the first time they've met in person...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 2 out now

Just in time for the weekend, the second episode of our summer Podkäst is available now. On this week's show Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen (SDP) talks...

Morning headlines: Friday 10th July 2020

Another prediction for Finland's shrinking economy   Mortgage credit specialists Hypo predicts that the Finnish economy will shrink by 7% this year, the latest organistion...

Museums hope for post-lockdown July visitor boom

After months of lockdown and coronavirus restrictions, Finland's museums are hoping for for a visitor boom in July. There's already been a rise in the...

New proposals for maximum police response times in cities, countryside

The National Police Board is proposing new maximum response times for officers on call-outs, depending on which part of the country the 112 emergency...

Finnish diver dies in Lofoten Islands accident

A Finnish man has died in a diving accident in northern Norway. The University of Northern Norway says on Twitter that the incident took place in Fiskebøl in...

Morning headlines: Thursday 9th July 2020

Justice Minister: Special preparations in place for 2021 elections Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henrkisson (SFP) tells Uutissuomalainen newspaper group that there could be special preparations put...

Police make arrests after shot fired at Helsinki bar

Police in Helsinki say they've made several arrests after a shooting at a Helsinki karaoke bar which left one person injured. It happened on Snellmaninkatu...