Finland International

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...

Costa Mayor’s message to Finnish tourists: “We are returning to normal life”

Spain has opened its borders to EU and Schengen visitors this week, and authorities are hoping enough tourists come to help boost the economy during the rest of the summer season. The Mediterranean country would normal expect 80 million visitors...

New book: Niinistö ‘coached’ Trump over breakfast on how to handle Putin

A leaked copy of a book about US President Donald Trump, written by one of his former closest advisors ex-National Security Advisor John Bolton, is revealing more details about the relationship between America and Finland, and the July 2018 Helsinki...

PM: Finland “cannot accept” EU’s coronavirus recovery budget

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) says Finland "cannot accept" the European Commission's budget proposals for a recovery package to boost the 27-nation block's economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis. "Finland takes a constructive approach to the debate on the...

Donald Trump ‘thought Finland was part of Russia’

A new book from one of Donald Trump's former top advisors claims the US president once asked him if Finland was part of Russia. It sounds like an odd question to pose, especially given the number of times Finnish President...

Finland drops border checks for Nordic, Baltic travel but Sweden is left out

Finland is dropping border checks for travelers from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in a further easing of restrictions put in place during the height of the coronavirus epidemic. Residents of those countries can come and go as...

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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...

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland’s green recovery plan

It's been a memorably hectic first year in office for Maria Ohisalo. The Helsinki MP became leader of the Greens just weeks after her party...