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GALLERY: Winter War 80th anniversary commemorations

President Sauli Niinistö lead the nation at Saturday's official commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the start of the Winter War in 1939, when the Soviet Union attacked Finland without a declaration of war. The president laid a wreath at the...

GALLERY: Winter feeding attracts Finland’s small birds

It's that time of year when all the leaves have fallen from the trees, the hedgerows are looking bare, and you might be able to spot more small domestic birds as they look for food before winter. Winter bird feeding...

GALLERY: First Finnish presidential visit to Ethiopia

President Sauli Niinistö made a little history this week, becoming the first Finnish president to visit Ethiopia. The two-day trip also marked Niinistö's first official to Africa. During his stay in Addis Ababa, Niinistö met Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde, and also...

WATCH: Surf’s up at Finland’s newest, biggest mall

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GALLERY: Red, green and gold – Lapland’s ‘ruska’ colours

At this time of year Finland's forests and fells are rapidly changing through the short autumn season when the leaves turn many different shades. This is known as 'ruska' in Finnish, where the vivid reds from bilberry and lingonberry bushes...

GALLERY: Close-ups with Finland’s insects of autumn

After a few last days of sunshine and warm weather that made it feel like summer again, autumn seems to have arrived across the whole country. As the seasons change, so do the plants, birds, animals and insects. But if you...

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Government increases the money it gives to political parties

The Government has decided to increase the amount of financial grants it gives to registered political parties by €6 million. The system of financial help...

Man’s best friend: Finland’s most popular dog breed revealed

Finland's most popular dog breed are Labradors, which have been 'top dog' since reaching first place in the Finnish Kennel Club's list back in...

Finland ranks 3rd in international corruption and transparency index

Finland has ranked third in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Transparency International. The index offers a snapshot of the relative degree of corruption...

Ministers press for more haste on Nordic electronic ID card

Two Finnish ministers have called for the government to move faster with plans to introduce a new identification card that would work across all...

The number of children born in Finland drops to famine-era low

Finland’s declining birth rate has reached a level where the number of children being born is as low now, as it was during the...

Morning headlines: Thursday 23rd January 2020

Finland's birth rate reaches 'famine level low' Finland's declining birth rate has reached a level where it's as low as during the famine years of...

Which MPs attend committee meetings, and who’s missing out?

Members of Parliament have hectic schedules: dividing their time between home constituencies, plenary sessions in Parliament, committee time and office work as well as...

Chelsea Flower Show garden celebrates Finland’s Baltic coast

A Finnish garden at this year's Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show in London will celebrate the country's Baltic coast and sauna culture. 'The Finnish...