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Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with Finnair and diplomats in Delhi. When the A350 took off from Goa on Wednesday,...

Jan Vapaavuori interview: I’m reaching out to international, marginalised and isolated city residents

The corridors and public spaces of Helsinki City Hall are rather empty these days. With many staff working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the building is so quiet it makes you instinctively want to whisper. But in the late...

Finnair CEO interview: ‘Coronavirus is the biggest crisis in airline history’

The Finnair departure gates at Helsinki Airport are empty for large parts of the day. The usual ebb and flow of flights - the morning rush to European capitals, the evening hustle of Asia-bound planes - replaced with just a...

#PysyKotona – Meet the Finns getting creative as they stay at home

Have you thought about dressing up as a Disney character? Did you ever wonder if quarantine was just the right time to start writing a cookbook, do some home decorating, find a new online hobby or potty train a...

Billion euro help for businesses – but Kokoomus wants more say in coronavirus budget plans

The Government has announced a total of one billion euros in funding for small and medium sized businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis - an increase on their previous announcement. Business Finland will get €700 million of the money to...

Government imposes new Uusimaa travel restrictions

The Finnish Government has announced new travel restrictions affecting some 1.7 million people in the Uusimaa region - which are planned to come into effect on Friday after a confirmatory vote in Parliament, and last until 19th April. When the...

Trade unions boss: “The situation is pretty drastic”

The trade unions are talking, and the government is listening. Last week's €15 billion Government bailout package, and measures to try and safeguard Finnish jobs during this stage of the coronavirus pandemic, was in large part proposed a few days...

GALLERY: Adorable forest rodents foraging in the snow

The bank vole is Finland’s most abundant mammal with a population estimated at about 300 million during peak years. Bank voles live in forest and wetland edges and clear-cut forest. You can also find bank voles in gardens. What makes the...

Finland’s small businesses already hit hard by coronavirus crisis

Business owners across the country are already feeling the impact on the economy as customers stay away during the coronavirus pandemic. This week the Central Chamber of Commerce warned that more than 30% of their member companies were worried about...

Restaurant’s community spirit cooks up 500 food parcels for elderly people

A restaurant in Helsinki is trying to help more vulnerable members of the community, even as its own business is hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Lie Mi Vietnamese Kitchen in Kamppi has seen a big downturn in customer numbers as...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...