Finland International

Foreign Minister “seriously concerned” about escalating Caucasus conflict

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he's "seriously concerned" about the situation in the Caucasus region of Central Asia. His comments come as Armenia and Azerbaijan military forces clash over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region which is regognised as part of...

Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking a prestigious award for a Finnish journalist. Investigative reporter Jessikka Aro, known for her work exposing Russian-backed...

Experts: Finland’s United Nations bid comes with diplomatic challenges

Finland's bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council faces diplomatic challenges that mean the Nordic nation may have to adjust its foreign policy tactics if it wants to be successfully elected, then work effectively...

Finland tightens borders, again, amid rising Covid-19 numbers in Europe

The Government has announced new restrictions on foreigners who want to come to Finland, which come into effect from Monday 28th September. The new rules apply to travel between Finland and Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Germany and Slovakia - as...

President Niinistö at virtual UN: ‘Global challenges require global responses’

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has given a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly taking place this week in New York. However, because of travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Niinistö delivered his remarks to other world leaders remotely...

Report: Estonian government to limit Finland travel

The Estonian government plans to limit travel between Estonia and Finland after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in that country. Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu told public broadcaster ERR that from 28th September only people traveling from Estonia to...

Oval Office ceremony marks return, reburial of Indigenous remains from Finnish museum

A ceremony at the Oval Office with US President Donald Trump marked the end of a four year process to return Indigenous bones and burial objects from the National Museum of Finland to their ancestral homelands. The remains of 20...

Q&A – New immigration registration process for Brits in Finland

A new system for British nationals is coming into effect in Finland from 1st October, after President Sauli Niinistö signed the final legal paperwork on Friday. Under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, British nationals already living in Finland and registered with...

Ministers: Easing travel restrictions paves the way for coronavirus ‘new normal’

The government is paving the way for a long-term 'new normal' where Covid-19 is entrenched in Europe for months or years to come, by easing border restrictions to allow more people to travel to Finland. Until now Finland has relied...

Finland to relax travel restrictions for Sweden, Norway, Germany

Ministers have agreed to relax travel restrictions for a number of European countries, after the second day of late night discussions to come up with a new hybrid border strategy. The move comes amid a rising number of coronavirus...

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Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions

The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread of coronavirus. Speaking to MTV News on...

Valtteri Bottas races to victory at Russia Grand Prix

Finnish F1 driver Valterri Bottas has raced to victory at the Russian Grand Prix, at the expense of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas lead for...

Morning headlines: Monday 28th September 2020

Government considers new bar and restaurant restrictions The Finnish government is considering bringing in new restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the continued spread...

Foreign Minister “seriously concerned” about escalating Caucasus conflict

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says he's "seriously concerned" about the situation in the Caucasus region of Central Asia. His comments come as Armenia and...

Tiny dining: Finland’s ‘smallest restaurant’ is up for sale, and looking for just the right buyer

A tiny restaurant in Töölö, part of the Helsinki neighbourhood's fabric for more than half a century,  is up for sale - but the...

Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions...

GALLERY: Autumn brings mushroom explosion to Finland’s forests

Late summer and early autumn is the time when the hidden mycorrhizae of the forest produce their fruiting bodies that are better known as mushrooms...

Report: American officials lied to Congress over Finnish journalist’s award

A new report by the US State Department's Office of Inspector General found that American officials lied to Congress about the reasons for revoking...