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12,000 conscripts report for military service

Twelve thousand young Finnish men and women reported for military service today, at bases around the country. The majority of them - around 10,000 -...

Government considering civilian service for women

The Government is considering introducing civilian service for women - but a decision might not even be made to put launch the new initiative...

New lunch experiment serves cold comfort for conscripts

They say an army marches on its stomach, but the Finnish army might not be marching very far based on what some conscripts are...

Government proposes scrapping Jehovah’s Witness conscription exemption

The government has made a proposal to end an exemption from military conscription for Jehovah's Witnesses. At present, Finnish Jehovah's Witnesses don't have to do...

Lapland Troops Search For Unexploded Munitions

Troops in northern Finland have started a search for unexploded ordinance that could be a threat to local residents in Ivalo. Ten soldiers from Jaeger...

NATO Gives Thumbs Up To Finland’s Fighter Purchase

NATO's Deputy Secretary General Camille Grand says that Finland's plans to buy new fighter aircraft is good for the security of Europe. According to Grand,...

Concern Over Inadequate Voting Arrangement For Conscripts

The Finnish Conscripts' Union Varusmiesliitto says it is concerned about access to vote, for thousands of conscripts currently doing their basic military training. Under Finnish...

Analysis: Aurora 17 Military Exercise

By Robin Haggblom Perhaps the final sign to show that Sweden has now moved out of the notorious ‘strategic blackout’ is the major exercise Aurora...