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Police Commissioner: More can be done to improve relations with minority communities

Finland's most senior police officer says more can be done to improve relations with minority communities - especially in the area of recruitment - and to bridge the gap between perception and reality of trust in the police. National Police...

Summer nurses listening to young people after coronavirus lockdown

Teams of nurses and social workers are back on the streets of the capital city this year to engage with young people about any problems they have - and it's a task which has taken on even more importance...

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 since the start of the coronavirus crisis limited meetings to video conference calls. On the agenda...

Finland’s new coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns

A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September  aims to balance privacy concerns with usefulness, after a number of countries ran into tech problems with their own software efforts. Officials are keen...

GALLERY: Finland’s baby birds are kind of adorable!

May and June are the busiest months in Finland for spotting baby birds. There are still some around in July but by now most have flown the nest. Many young birds like the mallards and goldeneyes in this gallery can...

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland’s green recovery plan

It's been a memorably hectic first year in office for Maria Ohisalo. The Helsinki MP became leader of the Greens just weeks after her party gained five seats at the 2019 general election, and then endured a baptism of fire...

Senate Square gears up for socially-distant summer reinvention

Helsinki's Senate Square, usually the focal point of tourist activity in the capital during summer, is getting a socially-distant reinvention. On 1st July the square will become a summer urban garden with bars, restaurants and music, in a bid to...

Border Guard, ministers, unsighted about UK-Finland “travel corridor” plan

The BBC reports that Boris Johnson's government is set to announce a list of countries, including Finland, to be part of a scheme for travel in both directions with no quarantine restrictions. These "travel corridors" would be formed with countries...

Costa Mayor’s message to Finnish tourists: “We are returning to normal life”

Spain has opened its borders to EU and Schengen visitors this week, and authorities are hoping enough tourists come to help boost the economy during the rest of the summer season. The Mediterranean country would normal expect 80 million visitors...

Hold the sausages! A century of Finland’s changing Midsummer traditions

As people in Finland enjoy the long Midsummer weekend holiday - with mostly hot weather this year - they're taking part in annual rituals that signal the start of summer. There's trips to summer cottages, grilling sausages, going to sauna...

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“Unreasonable” – Reaction as journalist loses appeal in case with right-wing politician

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi today upheld the decision of a lower court to convict and fine journalist Johanna Vehkoo for insulting a...

Parliament committee approves citizen’s initiative on FGM

The cross-party Parliamentary Legal Committee has voted unanimously to approve a citizen's initiative to ban female genital mutilation. Although FGM is already considered a crime...

Brexit Brits: Finnish permanent residence applications will cost €48

British nationals living in Finland who want to apply for permanent residence will be charged €48, according to the Immigration Service Migri. Anyone who has...

Double duty: PM to represent Finland and Sweden at EU meeting

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is attending a special European Council meeting in Brussels on 1st and 2nd October - and rather unusually she'll be...

WATCH: How coronavirus changed Finland’s population

Did you know that the coronavirus pandemic is already having an impact on Finland's population? According to Statistics Finland the number of people in Finland...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 30th September 2020

Bar and restaurant restrictions "disproportionately severe" and unconstitutional.  The Finnish Hospitality Industry MaRa says new rules to slow the spread of coronavirus by limiting the...

New restrictions on bars and restaurants as some cities enter ‘accelerated phase’

The government has decided to impose temporary new measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, after many new cases were linked to bars and...

Nokia inks new 5G infrastructure deal in UK

Nokia has signed a deal to become the largest infrastructure partner for British telecoms company BT. As part of the deal Nokia will provide equipment...