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Reporting Helsinki: What The Russian Media Says

International media representatives continue to arrive in Helsinki ahead of Monday's summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. According to the Foreign Ministry, more than 1400 journalists have accredited to the event, including 232 from...

Putin & Trump: Your Essential Guide To The Helsinki Summit

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are heading to Helsinki. It's the first summit between the current leaders of Russia and the USA, although the two men have meet twice before. So what do you need to know about the event? Our...

Taxi Drivers Face Uncertain Future With July Deregulation

Taxi drivers in Finland say they're facing an uncertain future when deregulation hits the industry on Sunday 1st July. A new transport act includes provisions for buses, taxis and transportation of goods; as well as the rail, maritime and aviation...

Pride And Prejudice In Finland

Pride week starts today in cities across Finland, with the biggest celebrations taking place in the nation's capital. "The theme this year is 'Voice'" explains Senni Moilanen, Helsinki Pride's Event and Fundraising Manager. "It means that we try to give a voice...

World Refugee Day: Finnish Experts Caring For Torture Victims

In the past few years tens of thousands of migrants have arrived in Finland. The majority were asylum seekers who fled conflicts in the Middle East; while others were quota refugees, brought here through official United Nations or NGO programmes...

Debris Sea: Tackling Finland’s Plastic Waste Problem

More than 8 million tonnes of plastics ends up in the world's oceans every year. According to the United Nations, more than 80% of all litter in the oceans is plastic, and we dump the equivalent of one garbage truck...

Lappeenranta’s Bid For World Cup Business Stalls

The 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia today, and with two million tickets sold, hundreds of thousands of fans from all round the world are expected to arrive at the tournament. Organisers are hoping to pack stadiums in big...

More Finns Applying To UK Universities Despite Brexit Uncertainty

More Finnish students are applying to study at British universities, despite the ongoing uncertainties over what a final Brexit deal will look like or how it may impact their stay in UK. According to new figures obtained from UCAS, the central...

Love Island: Finland’s EU Relationship Re-Imagined

If Finland and the EU were on a reality TV show, what would their relationship be like? Imagine the show is Love Island, and there's other countries there too. How would they interact, and what would they learn from each...

WEEKEND: The Lahti Musicians Playing A Different Tune For Climate Change

Musicians in Lahti are blowing a lot of hot air, and thinking about its environmental impact. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra aims to be Finland's first carbon neutral orchestra. Although the concept is just now getting fully underway, it's already won an...

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Air Force’s Ruska 20 exercise takes off

The Finnish Air Force's main military exercises take off today, with Ruska 20 lasting through until 6th October. It's the largest war games of the...

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...