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VR ending ticket sales, laying off staff at five mainline stations

Finnish railways operator VR is to end ticket sales at five mainline stations, and potentially making 13 staff unemployed. Dedicated VR ticket sales offices at...

Finnair raises €501 million, as passengers get ‘clean kits’ on expanded...

Finland's national airline Finnair has raised €501 million in a share offering that was so popular, it was oversubscribed by 11%. The fundraising effort was...

Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Senate Square gears up for socially-distant summer reinvention

Helsinki's Senate Square, usually the focal point of tourist activity in the capital during summer, is getting a socially-distant reinvention. On 1st July the square...

Restrictions on restaurants and bars easing again next week

From next Monday restaurants, cafes and bars will be able to serve more customers, for longer, than they are currently able to as the...

“Some people think we’re crazy for doing this” – Meet the...

When bars, restaurants and cafes were allowed to re-open on 1st June, business owners rushed to ensure their premises complied with new regulations in...

New budget gives €5.5 billion coronavirus recovery shot in the arm

The Government has unveiled it's new supplementary budget which gives a €5.5 billion shot in the arm to Finland, to help the country recover...

Closing time: eased restrictions on bars and restaurants come too late...

A decision to ease restrictions and allow restaurants, cafes and bars to re-open this week is welcome news for many in the industry eager...

Parliament approves new rules to open restaurants, cafes and bars

Parliament and the President approved new temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act on Friday, which makes it possible for restaurants, bars and cafes...

Number of unemployed jobseekers nearly doubles in April

The number of people out of work and looking for employment almost doubled in April compared with the year before, as the coronavirus crisis...