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HS investigation reveals widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff

A lengthy investigation by Helsingin Sanomat has uncovered widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff who are low paid, and often asylum seekers or new immigrants hoping...

Anti-Racism Week highlights the work of allies

The National Anti-Racism Week, organised by the Finnish Red Cross is hoping to influence attitudes about race relations, and highlight the work of allies...

Study: Discrimination contributes to health problems for foreigners in Finland

A new study carried out by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL finds that discrimination can be a major contributing factor for...

Study: Successful integration not just down to one factor

A new study published by the Ministry of Economy Affairs and Employment finds that just having a job on its own is not a...

Kela to stop most foreign language telephone services

The Finnish Social Insurance Institution Kela is to stop offering phone services in Arabic, Somali and Russian after Christmas. The agency says there have been...

Foreigners in Finland trust people, police and the president

Foreigners in Finland are more likely to trust native Finnish people than compatriots from their homeland; have a strong confidence in the police and...

Asylum applications in Finland set to fall for fourth year in...

The number of people applying for asylum in Finland has fallen for the fourth year in a row. It's a further indication that while there...

Study: residents with foreign backgrounds integrate, but don’t always feel Finnish

A new study of Finnish residents from five different language groups in the capital city region finds that while many feel they have integrated...

Finland sharply criticised over racism, trans rights and immigrant issues

A new Council of Europe report on the state of human rights in Finland concludes the Nordic nation falls short on a range of...

Right wing amplifies the myth of Helsinki’s ‘no-go zone’

London, Paris, Stockholm, Malmö - and now the Helsinki neighbourhood of Vuosaari. They're all places that right wing agitators - including US President Donald Trump -...