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Helsinki mayor Jan Vapaavuori announces he won’t run for second term...

The Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori (NCP) says he won't be running for a second term in office at next April's municipal elections. Vapaavuori made the...

Jan Vapaavuori: ‘We’re working to fix covid testing problems’

The Mayor of Helsinki says his administration is working with Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District HUS to fix some major problems with coronavirus testing...

Concern over rise in coronavirus cases among Somali community

Healthcare officials in the Finnish capital have expressed their concerns about the rise in numbers of Somali-speaking residents testing positive for coronavirus. So far nearly...

Jan Vapaavuori interview: I’m reaching out to international, marginalised and isolated...

The corridors and public spaces of Helsinki City Hall are rather empty these days. With many staff working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Malmi Airport gets a possible lifeline from local residents

Helsinki’s Malmi Airport is getting a possible lifeline thanks to local residents. The airport is slated to end commercial and private operations before the end...

Power to the people: Helsinki divides up more than €4 million...

The people of Finland's capital have spoken: they want more trees, more benches and more trash cans. And thanks to a new initiative, where citizens...

Jan Vapaavuori interview: the rebel Mayor and the rise of the...

With its oversized potted plants and stylish furniture, the Helsinki Mayor's office doesn't look much like the headquarters of an insurgent movement. And the urbane...