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Government announces new plan for equal paid parental leave

The Government has announced plans to give all parents the same amount of paid parental leave in an effort to increase gender equality and...

Citizen activists: Baltic Herring Movement’s first public action draws modest crowd...

A grassroots movement that aims to unite a broad coalition against hate speech and racism; and stands up for human rights, rule of law...

Baltic Herring Movement: ‘Most Finns oppose the rise of the alt-right’

A grassroots Finnish movement that wants to rally people against hate speech and racism; and stands up for human rights, rule of law and...

Summer reading: 6 Pride Week stories you might have missed

This week Helsinki comes alive with Pride Week, the largest celebration of LGBTQI+ culture and rights in Finland. There's more than 100 events taking place...

Most Finns trust the media – but numbers are falling

Most Finns trust most of the media, most of the time. But the numbers are falling. That's one of the key findings from the 2019...

Tackling poverty and waste, new Helsinki supermarket offers surplus food at...

More than 400 million kilos of edible food is thrown away every year in Finland, even as campaigners say there's still too much food...

Income Inequality Grows Across Nordic Region

Across the Nordic region the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Nordic...

Strike Support Grows Over Government’s Unemployment ‘Punishment’

A strike called for next Friday is attracting more support from Finnish unions. Today, the Finnish Industrial Union Teollisuusliitto said its members would participate in the...

Surgeries Lacking for Finland’s Obesity Problems

While Finns are getting fatter, there are still too few surgeries carried out each year to combat the growing obesity epidemic, according to experts Every...