Special Report

Asylum: Politician Wants Baltic Island Detention Centres

Finns Party leader, and Member of the European Parliament Jussi Halla-aho says it would be "ideal" for people waiting to learn their asylum decision to be held in custody. But he concedes that maybe a more workable option could be...

Asylum: Political Parties Preach Peaceful Protests

Finnish political parties agree that violence is not the right way to protest, as a way to help undocumented migrants. But according to the Greens Alliance and Left Alliance, civil disobedience can be an acceptable way to help people who...

Asylum: Jyväskylä Human Chain Delays Family’s Deportation

Police in Jyväskylä say they had to use gas grenades to disperse protesters at the scene. Two people were arrested - one for violence, and the other for disorderly behaviour. Protesters in Jyväskylä managed to delay police from carrying...

Asylum: Mohammed’s Story

The temperature this week will hit +45°C in Iraq's Diyala Province. It's hot and dusty and economically depressed after a decade of near-constant conflict, and decades before that of ruinous sanctions imposed by the international community against Saddam Hussein's...

Asylum: Mushtaq’s Story

In the courtyard of a nondescript office building in Helsinki's Uudenmaankatu, a group of refugee women and children play badminton in the late evening sun. This is the soundtrack to their life in Finland: the gentle thwack of a...

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Food camps teaching lessons about nutrition and sustainability

Children at food food camps around the country have been learning lessons about nutrition and sustainability that organisers hope will help them develop healthy...

Finland urges Lebanon reform after €250 million aid conference

Finland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto (Green) is urging political reform in Lebanon, as international donors pledged more than €250 million aid after last...

Morning headlines: Monday 10th August 2020

Campaigners push for VAT reduction in menstrual products A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of...

Podium finish for Valtteri Bottas at 70th anniversary British Grand Prix

Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas has climbed back onto the podium after finishing third in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Bottas started the race in pole position but...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 5 is out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Education Minister Li Andersson (Left) talks about the new...

Flags are flying – with one small mishap – for Moomin creator Tove Jansson

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate a beloved figure of the Finnish literary world, a writer and artist who created the enchanted...

Let’s speak about our periods: Campaign pressures politicians to cut tax on sanitary products

A campaign spearheaded by the Finnish Feminist Association Naisunioni is working with political parties to raise awareness of the issues of period poverty, and...

Hundreds of Thai berry pickers flying to Finland 

Around 300 seasonal labourers from Thailand will arrive in Finland this weekend to start work picking berries for an Ostrobothnia company, just in time...