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Finland ranked second in World Press Freedom Index 2020

Finland ranks second in the annual World Press Freedom Index published on Tuesday. The index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders, ranks countries and regions according...

Eckerö Line lays off 500 staff

Ferry operator Eckerö Line is making up to 500 staff redundant. The majority of them are seafarers, according to the Seaman's Union, and cuts will...

Finland pledges €5.5 million more to help cover Donald Trump’s WHO...

The Finnish government has pledged to increase its funding for the World Health Organisation by €5.5 million, to help cover a shortfall after US...

Cross-border care: Finnish healthcare staff play vital role in Sweden’s Norrbotten...

Every day dozens of Finnish healthcare workers cross over the northern border into Sweden, and at the end of their shifts return home again...

Former President Ahtisaari and Eeva Ahtisaari test negative for Covid-19

Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari and his wife Eeva have both tested negative for Covid-19 after previously testing positive with the virus. A statement issued by...

Yemen U-turn: Finland reverses human rights policy on military exports

Finland has issued new licenses for military exports to the United Arab Emirates, reversing a 2018 policy promise to stop sales to any country...

Face masks: Import debacle highlights the need for domestic production

A debacle over face masks ordered from China which failed quality control tests, has highlighted the need for more reliable ways of getting protective...

More restrictions for Sweden, Norway and Estonia border crossings

The government has announced a tightening of Finland’s borders with Norway and Sweden until the middle of May, and a recommendation to stop selling...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

No automatic second chance for Aksel Kankaanranta at Eurovision 2021

Finnish singer Aksel Kankaanranta won't be getting an automatic berth to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. This year's event was supposed to...