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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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Council of Europe calls for more action to support for Finland’s minority languages

The Council of Europe says it wants to see more support for several of Finland's minority languages - despite progress that's been made for...

Ministry: Regional measures have slowed the spread of coronavirus

Experts from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs say the growth in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Finland has slowed down...

Morning headlines: Thursday 22nd October 2020

Handling China: Lessons to learn as Finland stands up to China  Finland and China are marking 70 years of diplomatic relations this month, but the...

Handling Beijing: Nordic and EU lessons to be learned as Finland stands up to China

Finland and China are marking 70 years of diplomatic relations this month, but the anniversary comes with a diplomatic bump in the road, as...

Toxic smoke alert as huge fire burns Turku industrial property

Residents living in the area near a large fire in Turku have been warned about toxic smoke billowing from the scene of the blaze. An...

Hackers hold patient information for ransom in psychotherapy data breach

A company that offers psychotherapy to thousands of patients across Finland says it's been the victim of a data breach, with the personal information...

HS poll: Sanna Marin’s Social Democrats remain on top

A new poll published by Helsingin Sanomat takes a look at the popularity of Finland's political parties and asks potential voters who they would...

New rules for restaurants, nightclubs and bars “a step in the right direction”

New powers that make it easier to differentiate between restaurants, bars and nightclubs has been cautiously welcomed as "a step in the right direction"...