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Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Presidential Candidates Lack Sámi Focus

The highlight of Sauli Niinistö’s first term as a president of Finland? This, if you ask me: “Indigenous Peoples should have the right to participate in matters concerning them in the United Nations. We look forward to the Secretary-General`s proposals...

Finland Votes: Conflicting Poll Numbers, But Niinistö Still Leads

The latest presidential opinion polls paint a confusing picture for voters, political analysts and campaigns alike. One thing is clear, incumbent President Sauli Niinistö (NCP, CD) is leading by a long way from the rest of the pack. But what's...

Election Cash Details: Show Me The Money!

All but one of the eight candidates in the upcoming presidential election have filed financial paperwork about their campaigns. Veteran campaigner Paavo Väyrynen, who is not running for a major party at this election, is the lone hold out. Today, Merja Kyllönen (Left)...

Presidential Election: Advance Voting Ends Today

Today is the last day to vote in advance in the presidential election. Early voting has been open since Wednesday 17th January, and the next chance to vote is on election day itself. According to the Ministry of Justice, there are...

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Tromsø conference raises questions over Finland’s Arctic priorities

An Arctic conference in northern Norway, attended by Minister of Trade Ville Skinnari (SDP) raises questions about whether Finland sees the region as a commodity,...

WATCH: Lions, dragons and fireworks in Helsinki signal Chinese New Year

Thousands of people came out to downtown Helsinki to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday. The Year of the Rat launched with a firework display...

THL: False alarm over suspected Wuhan coronavirus cases in Lapland

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL says that two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus turned out to be false alarms. Two members of...

Police investigating spate of Lapland online romance scams

Police in Lapland are investigating a spate of romance scams after several incidents were reporting during a short period of time. In the latest incident,...

Big rise in the number of unemployed people

The number of unemployed people in Finland has risen month-on-month after a long period of declines. According to new figures released on Friday there were...

Two suspected cases of Wuhan coronavirus in Lapland

Two Chinese tourists visiting Finland from Wuhan in China are being tested to see if they have the coronavirus. The sick tourists are understood to...

Morning headlines: Friday 24th January 2020

Two suspected cases of coronavirus in Lapland Two Chinese tourists from Wuhan are in hospital in Lapland suspected of having coronavirus. A new strain of...

Rescue School makes another push to recruit more female firefighters

Helsinki Rescue School is making another push to attract more women to become firefighters, with the application period open until the end of January. Traditionally...