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WATCH: The tropical oasis in the middle of Helsinki

It's been a long winter with some bitterly cold temperatures over the last several months. Even now with spring (possibly!) coming soon, the weather has been variable from sub-zero temperatures to sudden thaws and melting ice, then back to freezing...

Investigation: new biofuel law puts palm oil products in your tank that Neste fights to claim as waste

When politicians decided in February to hike the share of biofuels on Finnish roads, they pumped a controversial ingredient into cars: a palm oil-based product that has already been reclassified due to environmental concerns in Sweden, Norway, UK and...

Porvoo carves a space in the crowded startup market

Porvoo might be a late entrant into the startup marketplace, but new initiatives around entrepreneurship and education aim to put the south coast city firmly on the map. Although just 50km separates Helsinki from Porvoo, the capital city and adjacent...

The next generation demands more government action on climate change

Finnish parents, concerned about climate change, are joining with their children to highlight environmental issues. It's part of a movement growing across Europe that sees young people demanding action in a way they wish the previous generation had done. For...

WATCH: Penkkarit parade – costumes and candy for the last day of school

High school seniors across the country celebrated today with noisy and colourful penkkarit parades. It's a tradition that dates back generations, when seniors marked the last day of school before study leave and spring exams. The students dress up in costume,...

Could Sean Bergenheim become Finland’s first NHL member of parliament?

Former pro hockey player Sean Bergenheim is planning to swap pucks for politics at the upcoming general election, as he makes a bid to become a member of parliament. Bergenheim is running as a Swedish People's Party candidate on the Uusimaa...

Global architects get on board Tallinn tunnel project

Internationally renowned firm Zaha Hadid Architects is positioning itself to be a leading partner in the tunnel linking Helsinki and Tallinn which is being spearheaded by serial entrepreneur Peter Vesterbacka. Added to strong interest from local real estate developers, the Estonian government,...

Report: Finnish soldiers with Nazi units likely killed Jews and other civilians

A new investigation into the involvement of Finnish soldiers in an SS unit during the Second World War has concluded that Finns took part in some atrocities, but that the perpetrators are now dead. Some 1408 Finnish volunteers served in...

Ready for departure: new airport terminal is cleared for take-off

Helsinki Airport will debut a brand new terminal space for long haul passengers this month. 'Aukio' is designed to be a first impression of Finland showcasing design, natural wood and high tech innovations to add more facilities, more shops and...

Finnish professionals brace for Brexit uncertainty

Many Finnish professionals living and working in the United Kingdom are facing continued uncertainty about their careers as the deadline for Britain to quit the EU looms. The UK is set to leave the other 27 European Union countries at...

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Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says an extradition treaty between Finland and China “should not be applied” any longer because it means that suspects would...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 14th July 2020

Foreign Minister: Hong Kong extradition treaty should not be applied Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that an extradition treaty between Finland and China "should not...

Finns Party MEP likens the European Union to the Soviet Union

One of the Finns Party's two MEPs in Brussels, Laura Huhtasaari, has likened the European Union to the Soviet Union. It's not the first time the...

Otkes starts investigation into Jyväskylä senior home fire 

The Accident Investigation Board Otkes is starting an investigation today into a fire at a seniors home in Jyväskylä which saw 168 elderly people...

Finland relaxes restrictions on borders, restaurants, bars and cafes

A range of coronavirus-related restrictions are easing in Finland today, as the country moves to a phase of 'new normal' in the pandemic. Restrictions on...

Morning headlines: Monday 13th July 2020

EU Minister: Finland wants to know clearly all EU coronavirus funding liabilities Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) will join other EU leaders in Brussels this week...

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...