Finland International

Finnair suspends five China services over virus passenger cancelations

Finnair says it's suspending a number of China flights due to a drop in passenger volumes as Chinese authorities enforce a partial travel ban. The ban is in place across a range of transport modes like buses and trains, in...

Espoo company sending 200 decontamination units to Wuhan coronavirus hospital

A Finnish clear air technology company is supplying essential decontamination units for the Chinese city worst hit by the new coronavirus outbreak. Espoo-based Genano will send 200 of their units to one of two new hospitals currently being built in...

Foreign Ministry issues new China travel warning

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a new advisory for Finnish citizens traveling in China. The new strain of Wuhan coronavirus, which started in the central city of 11 million inhabitants, has so far killed at least 80 people...

Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities

An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity, or a conservation project. The 2020 Arctic Frontiers event is being held in the town of...

Ministers press for more haste on Nordic electronic ID card

Two Finnish ministers have called for the government to move faster with plans to introduce a new identification card that would work across all Nordic countries. Although this project is in the governmental programme as part of its digitalization plans,...

Chelsea Flower Show garden celebrates Finland’s Baltic coast

A Finnish garden at this year's Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London will celebrate the country's Baltic coast and sauna culture. 'The Finnish Soul' has been designed by landscape designer Taina Suonio, returning to the show for her second...

Prime Minister in Davos for World Economic Forum

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Davos today, attending the World Economic Forum WEF. It's an annual gathering of billionaires, pop stars, Hollywood celebrities, huge multinational corporations, political leaders and civil society regularly attracts criticism for being a forum with...

China virus: No screening yet at Helsinki Airport as authorities monitor deadly coronavirus

The number of people infected by a deadly new strain of coronavirus in China tripled over the weekend and spread from Wuhan to cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen; while the Chinese government also confirmed on Monday that the...

WATCH: French jets arrive in Finland for a week of combat tests

Two Rafale fighter jets built by French manufacturer Dassault have landed at Pirkkala Air Force Base to start two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. They’re the second of five aircraft types which will be coming to Finland through the...

Migri: Surge in Iraqi citizenship applications and ‘Brexit refugees’

The latest figures released by the Finnish Immigration Service Migri on Monday show a rise in the number of Iraqis applying for citizenship; an increase in 'Brexit refugees' registering to live in Finland; and more people being deported. Work is...

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Accident investigation: Not enough regulations for drones

The Accident Investigation Board Otkes has issued its findings on a near miss incident between an Air Force Learjet and a drone, in the...

Espoo company sending 200 decontamination units to Wuhan coronavirus hospital

A Finnish clear air technology company is supplying essential decontamination units for the Chinese city worst hit by the new coronavirus outbreak. Espoo-based Genano will...

Forty degree+ temperature spread, as winter’s coldest low is recorded in Lapland

The weather in Finland is a tale of two temperatures at the moment - with a forty degree difference between the warmest and coldest...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 28th January 2020

Government hasn't yet focused on the fate of British nationals after Brexit Britain leaves the European Union at 01:00 Saturday morning, Helsinki time. While the...

Government ministers haven’t yet focused on the fate of Brexit Brits in Finland

News Now Finland understands that government ministers have yet to focus on what happens to some British nationals who would not normally qualify for...

Foreign Ministry issues new China travel warning

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a new advisory for Finnish citizens traveling in China. The new strain of Wuhan coronavirus, which started in...

Education Minister warns of school consequences of population decline

Minister of Education Li Andersson (Left) is warning that declining population in some parts of the country might mean there's not enough children for each...

Anti-Semitic acts in Tampere and Turku, as Finland’s leaders mark Holocaust

Police in Tampere are investigating an incident in the city involving a small group of neo-Nazis who burned an Israeli flag and denounced the...