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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Measles risk warning for middle-aged people

People born between 1965 and 1975 may be at increased risk of catching measles because they lack sufficient vaccine protection. The warning from health authorities...

Migri: Surge in Iraqi citizenship applications and ‘Brexit refugees’

The latest figures released by the Finnish Immigration Service Migri on Monday show a rise in the number of Iraqis applying for citizenship; an...

Musti ja Mirri pet store chain plans stock exchange float

The popular pet supplies chain Musti ja Mirri is planning an initial public offering IPO and listing shares on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. The move...

Morning headlines: Monday 20th January 2020

Capital hotel construction: Experts warn there may be too many rooms Dozens of new hotel projects underway or planned in the capital city region, potentially...

Capital hotel construction: Experts warn there may be too many rooms

Dozens of new hotel projects underway or planned in the capital city region, potentially adding thousands of new hotel rooms; but experts say it's...

GALLERY: Finland’s colourful winter birds

It might be the warmest winter for a decade in Finland, but there's still been some record snowfalls in Lapland, and plenty of winter...

End of kaamos: Utsjoki wakes up from winter

Finland's most northerly municipality is waking up from darkness on Friday and briefly experiencing its first sunrise. The sun last set in Utsjoki on 25th...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki...