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Union calls for restaurant compensation: full fixed costs including staff salaries

The Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa is calling on the government to fully compensate business owners in the sector for their fixes costs, including staff...

Finland declares state of emergency over rising coronavirus cases

Finland has declared a state of emergency, with immediate effect, because of the rising number of coronavirus cases - especially in the capital city...

Government lifts Uusimaa lockdown ahead of schedule

The government is ending the restrictions on travel in and out of Uusimaa region earlier than planned. The partial lockdown was due to expire on...

Lahti orchestra embraces technology for online Sibelius celebration

More than 60 Finnish classical musicians have joined together online - but remotely - to record a coronavirus-inspired version of the Sibelius classic Finlandia. Sinfonia...

Drive to donate computers for distance learning students

A number of initiatives are underway in Finland to provide computer for students who don't have their own, and help them keep up with...

Emergency measures against coronavirus extended until 13th May

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has announced that the government will extend emergency legislation which was put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus,...

Government imposes new Uusimaa travel restrictions

The Finnish Government has announced new travel restrictions affecting some 1.7 million people in the Uusimaa region - which are planned to come into...