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LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 3 out now

The third episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week's show Anders Adlercreutz from the Swedish People's Party talks about the reality of politics, working in a coalition government and fending off the...

WATCH: Sanna Marin talks to reporters in Brussels

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LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 2 out now

Just in time for the weekend, the second episode of our summer Podkäst is available now. On this week's show Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen (SDP) talks about the EU's coronavirus recovery plan, ahead of a crunch summit of European leaders next...

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...

Watch your speed and take driving breaks during Midsummer travel

The annual summer migration of Finns from cities and towns to their summer cottages for the Midsummer holiday has begun. Thursday is the busiest outbound travel day of the week, with the peak times between 12:00 noon and 19:00 this...

GALLERY: Birds of Suomenoja wetlands

Suomenoja wetland area in Espoo is the cite of a former sewage treatment plant which has become a paradise for many bird species. One of the most well-known birds at Suomenoja is the black headed gull. The colony at Suomenoja...

WATCH: Thousand-strong virtual choir commemorates Veteran’s Day anniversary

Flags are flying in Finland to mark Veteran's Day - which this year also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Lapland War. On this day in 1945 the last German forces crossed the border at Enontekiö into...

GALLERY: Spring awakening for Finland’s hibernating wild bears

Despite the current coronavirus restrictions - and after the dark snowless winter months - spring has reached at least the southern half of Finland. In the east of the country however, brown bears are waking up from their hibernation in...

GALLERY: Adorable forest rodents foraging in the snow

The bank vole is Finland’s most abundant mammal with a population estimated at about 300 million during peak years. Bank voles live in forest and wetland edges and clear-cut forest. You can also find bank voles in gardens. What makes the...

WATCH: Espoo brewery sends ‘thirst aid’ to Australia

An Espoo brewery is sending some 'thirst aid' to Australia, by donating proceeds from a special beer to bushfire relief efforts. Fat Lizard Brewing in Otaniemi came up with the idea after seeing videos from the recent devastating fires across...

Latest News

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"...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 21st October 2020

Police investigate elderly care home deaths Police in Eastern Finland are investigating coronavirus-related deaths at a nursing home run by Attendo in Kiuruvesi as possible...