Finland Watch

This page provides links to English-language articles (and some in Finnish or Spanish) on public debates about domestic and foreign policy issues in Finland. I am also including articles about Finnish cultural scene.

 

I am away. Next update early June.

 

Monday's papers: Gov't talks make progress, cash payments rare and still no receipts, YLE News, 25 May 2015

New Finnish Government Raises NATO Stakes by Gerard O'Dwyer, Defense News, 24 May 2015

La austeridad deja de funcionar en su feudo finlandés por Nerea Castro, Iniciative Debate, 24 de mayo de 2015

Finland calls in ONE MILLION troops in the 'event of war' amid growing Russia aggression by Levi Wichester, Express, 22 May 2015

Friday's papers: Comfortable public sector salaries, multi-national air exercises, and cross-border bears, YLE News, 22 May 2015

World Village festival kicks off – without Charlie Hebdo tribute, YLE News, 22 May 2015

Moomins on the Riviera review – folksy Finns rock the Cote d'Azur by Steve Rose, The Guardian, 21 May 2015

Finland tells 900,000 reservists their roles 'in the event of war' by Nick Squires, The Telegraph, 21 May 2015

Thursday's papers: Aarnio's loyalty card misstep, Helsinki summer job blues, thanks PKN, and Koivu's BBQ battle, YLE News, 21 May 2015

President Niinistö: geopolitics is back, YLE News, 20 May 2015

Anneli Jäätteenmäki elected as European Parliament Vice-President, YLE News, 20 May 2015

Wednesday's papers: PKN disappointment, post-election surge, radioactive worries and golden prospects, YLE News, 20 May 2015

Lordy! Another first for Finland at Eurovision by Mark Bosworth, BBC News, 19 May 2015

Tuesday's papers: Few details on new 4 billion euro savings plan, ‘where is sex-messaging MP?' matriculation time rolls around, YLE News, 19 May 2015

Finland rejecting unaccompanied minors seeking asylum – against ECJ judgement, YLE News, 19 May 2015

Finland and the Moomins: On troll patrol in a fairytale landscape by Tracy-Ann Oberman, The Independent, 18 May 2015

Watch: Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, peers talk learning disabilities, YLE News, 18 May 2015

Monday's papers: Finns Party MP "sent sex messages," Ikea ditches Helsinki store plans, PKN hits Eurovision red carpet, YLE News, 18 May 2015

Helsinki fills with runners, food and art, YLE News, 16 May 2015

NATO to ramp up defence cooperation with Finland, Sweden, YLE News, 15 May 2015

Finland to oppose mandatory refugee re-settlement scheme by Anna-Liina Kauhanen, Virve Kähkönen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 15 May 2015

Unions react to campaign by private unemployment fund to attract members by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 15 May 2015

Friday's papers: A veritable deluge of political coverage, YLE News, 15 May 2015

Finland at the top of WEF's Human Capital Index, YLE News, 15 May 2015

Incoming gov't coalition wants to keep NATO option open, YLE News, 14 May 2015

Next government parties back work-based immigration, tuition fees, YLE News, 13 May 2015

Finland, Once a Eurozone Point of Pride, Is Now Faltering by David Jolly, International New York Times, 13 May 2015

Growing number of Finnish reservists request civilian service, YLE News, 13 May 2015

Finland sixth in new OECD school rankings, YLE News, 13 May 2015

Finland slips back into recession by Juha Roppola, Tuomas Niskakangas – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 13 May 2015

European Commission voices its grave concerns over Finnish economy by Virve Kähkönen, Tuomas Niskakangas – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 13 May 2015

Finland facing EU warning over deficit, YLE News, 13 May 2015

Wednesday's papers: Sipilä striving for gender balance, business daily defends immigration and looking for love in Lieksa, YLE News, 13 May 2015

Can the Guggenheim Charm Finland? by Ian Volner, The New Yorker, 12 May 2015

Tuesday's papers: Gov't talks, youth creating jobs, mixed reaction to Eurovision entry, YLE News, 12 May 2015

Who are the nationalist Finns Party? by Jan Sundberg, BBC News, 11 May 2015

New Helsinki plant to double solar energy production in Finland, YLE News, 11 May 2015

Plan for a social contract for labour market fails by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 11 May 2015

Monday's papers: New government trinity negotiates key policies; the myths of lactose-intolerance; and homelessness in Espoo, YLE News, 11 May 2015

EU and immigration on agenda as coalition talks begin by Marjukka Liiten, Tuomas Niskakangas – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 11 May 2015

EU to propose refugee quota shared by all member states, YLE News, 10 May 2015

Greens caution against proposed coalition's austerity zeal, YLE News, 9 May 2015

Academic slams politicians' blind reliance on Finance Ministry austerity projections, YLE News, 9 May 2015

Survey: Kids 'overwhelmed' by constant flow of information, YLE News, 9 May 2015

Opposition: Finland becoming more conservative and backwards, YLE News, 8 May 2015

Friday's papers: Reaction to ‘Three S' cabinet announcement from Finland, Sweden and children, YLE News, 8 May 2015

Sipilä opts for right-leaning government, YLE News, 7 May 2015

Asylum applications soar by 38% this year, YLE News, 7 May 2015

Thursday's papers: Tonight's big reveal, Sipilä's social contract goes sour and time to file taxes, YLE News, 7 May 2015

Finns rank Tampere as top tourism city, YLE News, 6 May 2015

16 Finnish jets join NATO-dominated exercise over Lapland, YLE News, 6 May 2015

English language instruction to start in second grade, YLE News, 6 May 2015

Wednesday's papers: Centre Party opposes new housing, city wins big, Sipilä drops a hint and a lost elk calf, YLE News, 6 May 2015

Finland: welcome to the Ostrich Nation by Gareth Rice, openDemocracy, 5 May 2015

EU Commission: Finnish economy falling behind rest of Europe, YLE News, 5 May 2015

No longer at top: Finland second best nation for mothers YLE News, 5 May 2015

Tuesday's papers: Centre, Finns parties reach consensus, Airbnb headaches, online cellphone deal turns into knifepoint robbery, YLE News, 5 May 2015

Monday's papers: Fiskars' good news 'surprise,' prices could draw Finnish holiday makers east, car crash kills teen, YLE News, 4 May 2015

City consortium aims to become zero-waste, emissions-free zones, YLE News, 3 May 2015

Defence Forces respond to Newsweek: “Reservist letter not connected to prevailing security situation”, YLE News, 2 May 2015

New translation of Finnish classic, YLE News, 1 May 2015

Anarchists burn flags in Helsinki, get rowdy in Tampere, YLE News, 1 May 2015

Niinistö calls for continuity in foreign policy making by Anna-Liina Kauhanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 30 April 2015

Finland signs nuclear construction deal with Russian firm by Associated Press, wtop, 30 April 2015

Red Cross logistical unit gets green light for Nepal trip, YLE News, 30 April 2015

Thursday's papers: Finland should get submarine MP says, police probe Uber car service, May Day holiday preps, YLE News, 30 April 2015

Trumpeter Verneri Pohjola: “It just has to feel right”, YLE News, 30 April 2015

Ahtisaari and Elders meet with Putin, Gorbachev, YLE News, 29 April 2015

Finland's Sámi request UN help in securing their rights, YLE News, 29 April 2015

Wednesday's papers: Submarine search suspense, Estonia offers tech jobs to Finns, oil prices unstable for years to come, YLE News, 29 April 2015

Coast Guard begins preliminary enquiry into suspected territorial violation, YLE News, 29 April 2015

Finland fires warning shots at 'foreign submarine' near Helsinki by Andrew Marszal, The Telegraph, 28 April 2015

Trade union members well represented in the new Parliament by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 28 April 2015

Tuesday's papers: Police investigate Talvivaara, gambling treatment shortage, and no takers for Dunkin' Donuts? YLE News, 28 April 2015

Experts: Cultural diversity in law enforcement must increase by Marjo Valtavaara – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 27 April 2015

Britain should be wary of borrowing education ideas from abroad by Pasi Salhberg, The Guardian, 27 April 2015

Monday's papers: Nepal disaster, living the Estonian dream, and has Finnish bureaucracy gone too far? YLE News, 27 April 2015

Sipilä: Finland's next government has to “get results or get out”, YLE News, 25 April 2015

Friday's papers: Gov't wrangling, Niinistö-Putin talks, negative interest, and who's happy now, YLE News, 24 April 2015

Finland moves to plug income tax losses to Spain, YLE News, 24 April 2015

President Niinistö discusses Ukraine, Iran in phoner with Putin, YLE News, 23 April 2015

Finland sending surveillance plane to the Mediterranean, YLE News, 23 April 2015

Thursday's papers: Migrant crisis in the Med, younger MPs, lobbyists, books and roses, YLE News, 23 April 2015

Critique of Finland's education system raises eyebrows, YLE News, 23 April 2015

Yle poll: Majority of Finns oppose work-based immigration, YLE News, 22 April 2015

Wednesday's papers: PM-elect holds secret discussions, Finland's first artificial heart transplant, and largest-ever forestry investment to revitalise Äänikoski, YLE News, 22 April 2015

Proportion of female MPs highest in SDP, youngest in Greens, YLE News, 21 April 2015

By narrow margin, new MPs put industry before environment, YLE News, 21 April 2015

Tuesday's papers: Election reactions, 16,500 votes tossed out, Richard Branson mulling Turku shipyard? YLE News, 21 April 2015

On what do the main party leaders disagree? YLE News, 20 April 2015

Fewer women, more youngsters in new Parliament, YLE News, 20 April 2015

Monday's papers: Election surprises and predictions, Russian and provincial reactions, YLE News, 20 April 2015

Opinion: PM-elect Sipilä can't remain a man of mystery, YLE News, 20 April 2015

Two immigrant MPs heading to Parliament, YLE News, 20 April 2015

Triumph of Right-Wing Populists: How Dangerous Is Finland to the Euro? by Sven Böll and Maria Marquart, Spiegel Online International, 19 April 2015

"We're here to stay," trumpets populist Soini, YLE News, 19 April 2015

PM Stubb to lose post as Centre sweeps polls, YLE News, 19 April 2015

Finns take to the polls Sunday, YLE News, 19 April 2015

How sleepy Finland could tear apart the euro project by Mehreen Khan, The Telegraph,18 April 2015

"Stuck without work or a partner" - social anxiety threatens to marginalise youth, YLE News, 18 April 2015

'Russia is a Friend': Finland's Major SDP Party Rules Out Russian Threat, Sputnik, 18 April 2015

Sofi Oksanen: ‘We know about British colonialism. Russian colonialism is not well known' by Luke Harcing, The Guardian, 18 April 2015

Once a taboo, Nato membership now a hot topic in Finland by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 17 April 2015

Valio, hit by Russian losses, to cut up to 320 jobs, YLE News, 17 April 2015

Katainen wants Finland to take part in investment plan by Virve Kähkönen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 17 April 2015

Finns top-notch in English skills, YLE News, 17 April 2015

Friday's papers: Finance Minister's Nokia job worries, new Pirkanmaa robbery, 'funniest person in world' on US tour, YLE News, 17 April 2015

Niinistö: Maintaining credible defence capabilities is important by Martta Nieminen, Olli Pohjanpalo – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 16 April 2015

Finland's Diplomatic Balancing Act With Russia Comes Under Scrutiny by Reuters, The Moscow Times, 16 April 2015

Climate change a worry, but has hardly changed lifestyles, YLE News, 16 April 2015

Finnish fighter planes in the Netherlands and Baltics for exercises, YLE News, 16 April 2015

Social Democrats win a clear majority in Industrial Union TEAM elections by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 16 April 2015

Thursday's papers: Nokia's all-time biggest investment, final arguments in drug squad corruption trial and Alko causes 'minor' uproar over alcohol-free product policy, YLE News, 16 April 2015

Finland after the boom: 'Not as bad as Greece, yet, but it's only matter of time' by David Crouch, The Guardian, 15 April 2015

When wage is not enough to survive by Pekka Torvinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 15 April 2015

Nokia's Alcatel-Lucent merger largest corporate acquisition in Finnish history, YLE News, 15 April 2015

Wednesday's papers: PM's office data leak theories; 'Highest hotel' plans; Coping with rising sea levels; and 100 'surprising' facts about party leaders, YLE News, 15 April 2015

Parliament to consider citizens' initiative to deport convicted foreigners, YLE News, 15 April 2015

Finns with bad credit rating at all-time high, YLE News, 14 April 2015

Tuesday's papers: Ingrian worry, Nordic co-op report, election spurt, student agents, YLE News, 14 April 2015

Debate over Nato flares up after Russia voices its concerns by Tommi Hannula, Eeva Palojärvi – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 13 April 2015

People want Centre and SDP to govern by Martta Nieminen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 13 April 2015

Inadequate Finnish instruction and lack of jobs plague migrants, YLE News, 13 April 2015

Nordic dilemma over how much to include the populist parties by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 13 April 2015

Calculator: putting the price tag on long-term unemployment by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 13 April 2015

Monday's papers: Vaccination rates down, Capital area public transport costs to rise, Winner of Miss Suomi 2015, YLE News, 13 April 2015

BBCSO/Oramo review – totally assured conducting, immaculate playing by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 12 April 2015

Expert: Nordic ministers' article unwisely provoked Russia, YLE News, 12 April 2015

Stubb and Tuomioja rush to reassure after Russian statement: “Nothing to worry about”, YLE News, 12 April 2015

Russia concerned about Finland and Sweden's “increasingly strong” link to NATO, YLE News, 12 April 2015

HS poll: Government's popularity takes a plunge, YLE News, 12 April 2015

Poll: Nearly a third of Finns uncertain about Nato, YLE News, 11 April 2015

Defence Chief: Russia not an acute threat, YLE News, 11 April 2015

Haglund: Increased Nordic security cooperation not Nato-related, YLE News, 10 April 2015

Nordic countries to boost defence co-operation by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 10 April 2015

Finland rises in social progress index, still trails in Nordics, YLE News, 10 April 2015

Ingrian migration programme winding down as interest wanes, YLE News, 10 April 2015

Parliament cancels Mohammed cartoonist visit, YLE News, 10 April 2015

Friday's papers: Candidates campaigning on the cheap, Stubb wants lists and hot weather on the way, YLE News, 10 April 2015

Norwegian daily: Nordics to step up security cooperation on perceived Russian threat, YLE News, 10 April 2015

Defence Minister: Call up letters unrelated to Ukraine crisis, YLE News, 9 April 2015

Thursday's papers: Greek warning, civil war opera and a 'regal' property for sale, YLE News, 9 April 2015

Galicia: La Xunta equipara su modelo educativo con el de Finlandia por Cristina Huete, El País, 8 de abril de 2015

Wednesday's papers: Early voting begins, Post office tests home services for elderly, Home grown chili peppers, YLE News, 8 April 2015

Helsinki fills in government's integration gaps, YLE News, 8 April 2015

Finns Party immigration report author accused of trickery, YLE News, 7 April 2015

Stubb turns on coalition allies in battle for re-election in Finland by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 7 April 2015

Finland's richest 1% own growing share of net wealth by Juhani Saarinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 7 April 2015

Research: Muslims fastest growing religious group worldwide – also in Finland, YLE News, 7 April 2015

Tuesday's papers: Shoplifting costs 500 million euros per year, Who are the Russians with properties on Finland's coast? Is spring really coming? YLE News, 7 April 2015

Helsinki to spend a few million on promoting employment among immigrants by Joonas Laitinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 6 April 2015

Finland's got a lot of problems by Edward Hugh, Business Insider, 6 April 2015

Majority of parliamentary candidates rate climate change above competitiveness, YLE News, 4 April 2015

Researcher: There are not enough Finns to fill jobs promised by political parties by Päivi Repo – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 3 April 2015

Economic forecast gets another downward revision, YLE News, 2 April 2015

Thursday's papers: Icebreaker close call, businessman's entry ban, Russian land purchase strictures, YLE News, 2 April 2015

Wednesday's papers: Potentially bad shipping news, Finnish businessman expelled from Russia and SDP leader's personal tragedy, YLE News, 1 April 2015

Helsinki draws working-age population - bureaucracy still slowing immigration, YLE News, 1 April 2015

Tuesday's papers: Merkel meets 'Alex', brewpub boom underway and football post-mortem continues, YLE News, 31 March 2015

Merkel talks EU security with Stubb and Niinistö, YLE News, 30 March 2015

Monday's papers: Chilling Germanwings cockpit revelations, Future of robotic militaries, Where are your kids chatting? YLE News, 30 March 2015

Statistics show more retirees returning to work, YLE News, 29 March 2015

How much do foreign students cost Finland? YLE News, 27 March 2015

83 000 employees work with zero-hours contracts by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 27 March 2015

Friday's papers: Germanwings tragedy, Turku factory shutdown, daylight saving time, YLE News, 27 March 2015

South Ostrobothnia decides to close its doors to refugees, YLE News, 26 March 2015

Thursday's papers: Potential shipping strike, remembering Germanwings victims, and Finnish climber feared dead, YLE News, 26 March 2015

Finnish President declines Moscow's Victory Day invitation, YLE News, 25 March 2015

PT Economists: Employment would suffer from more state spending cuts, YLE News, 25 March 2015

Wednesday's papers: Germanwings airliner crash, defense spending plans, clashing over IQ scores, YLE News, 25 March 2015

Unemployment passes 10% mark, YLE News, 24 March 2015

Benefits fund braces for massive debt in face of rising unemployment, YLE News, 24 March 2015

Finnish-Swedish-US joint training sorties begin, YLE News, 24 March 2015

Tuesday's paper: Taxes, a lifesaver honoured, and chilly is what it's supposed to be, YLE News, 24 March 2015

Online whistleblower service sees record tax fraud reports, YLE News, 23 March 2015

Yle Poll: SDP and NCP race for second place; undecideds growing, YLE News, 23 March 2015

Monday's papers: Stimulus vs austerity, party heads on Russia, and favourite Finnish foods, YLE News, 23 March 2015

Red Cross wants more foreign-background blood donors, YLE News, 22 March 2015

Finns among Europe's happiest people, YLE News, 21 March 2015

Finns still sharply divided over wind power, YLE News, 21 March 2015

Finland schools: Subjects are out and ‘topics' are in as country reforms its education system by Richard Garner, The Independent, 20 March 2015

Philharmonia/Ashkenazy review – Sibelius's 150th celebrated with satisfying bite by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 20 March 2015

Sports help immigrants settle in, many still face discrimination, YLE News, 20 March 2015

Friday's papers: Russian nationalism, party cut hesitation, solar eclipse and International Day of Happiness, YLE News, 20 March 2015

Joint Nordic-American air force exercises start next week, YLE News, 19 March 2015

Fewer tourists from Russia, more from western Europe, YLE News, 19 March 2015

Thursday's papers: Potential for terrorism, conscripts and cannabis, Russian planes over the Baltic, and tyre care, YLE News, 19 March 2015

Half of parliamentary candidates support increased refugee intake, YLE News, 18 March 2015

Wednesday's papers: Finland's biggest CEO earners, woman seeks family 30 years later, Helsinki's top fishing spots, YLE News, 18 March 2015

Helsinki refugee reception centres at full capacity, YLE News, 17 March 2015

Government officials unveil grim economic outlook by Eeva Palojärvi – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 17 March 2015

Wärtsilä favours a mock trade union at its factory in India by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 17 March 2015

Tuesday's papers: Street dust, collapsing hockey crowds and election campaign latest, YLE News, 17 March 2015

Russian troops near Finnish border placed on combat readiness, YLE News, 17 March 2015

Most Finns are ready to step up defence spending by Juha-Pekka Raeste – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 16 March 2015

Study: Finnish education level slipping below OECD average, YLE News, 16 March 2015

Minister calls for action over large companies' pay practices, YLE News, 16 March 2015

Monday's newspaper review: 12 homes destroyed in Helsinki blaze, Angry Birds playground raises ire in Espoo, Big Tampere ethnic grocery store guide, YLE News, 16 March 2015

Poll: Finland wants a 'red earth' government, YLE News, 15 March 2015

Finland shelves indigenous rights agreement ratification, YLE News, 14 March 2015

Parliament rejects education spending cuts, YLE News, 14 March 2015

Friday's papers: Sámi identity, school mornings, Donner redux and a steampunk gin joint, YLE News, 13 March 2015

FINLAND: 65% of Parliamentary Candidates Favor Basic Income by Stanislas Jourdan, Basic Income Earth Network, 12 March 2015

Finland, Home of the $103,000 Speeding Ticket by Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, 12 March 2015

Sanctions complicate Finnish business operations in St. Petersburg, YLE News, 12 March 2015

Thursday's papers: Economy antidote, raging rugrats, crafty thieves – and meatless meatballs, YLE News, 12 March 2015

Finland's economy: In search of the sunny side by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 11 March 2015

Immigrants face long wait for language courses by Kaisu Moilanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 11 March 2015

Wednesday's papers: Mystery disappearance in Tampere, parliamentary intrigue, and Biaudet runs in elections, YLE News, 11 March 2015

Young immigrants face more discrimination by Jukka Hiiro, Outi Salovaara, Jussi Ahlroth – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 10 March 2015

Tuesday's papers: Tax cover-up claims, drink-driving debate, and thousands of company secrets leak out, YLE News, 10 March 2015

Finland misses some world class acts because of Russia, YLE News, 10 March 2015

Tuomioja: An EU army is not realistic, YLE News, 9 March 2015

Research: Video games driving English language skills; other languages suffer, YLE News, 9 March 2015

Monday newspapers: More Finns moving away than returning, Foreign man 'disappears,' 95-year-old slalom skiier, YLE News, 9 March 2015

Deportation of Chinese grandfather prompts legislative review by Lasse Kerkelä – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 9 March 2015

La estrella finlandesa pierde brillo por Adrián Soto, El País, 8 de marzo de 2015

English increasingly common in Finnish streets and culture, YLE News, 8 March 2015

Finnish Parliament passes "unambitious" climate act, YLE News, 6 March 2015

Swedish remains obligatory in Finnish schools, YLE News, 6 March 2015

Friday paper review: Social reform collapse, growing markets may save paper makers, and cooking courses all the rage, YLE News, 6 March 2015

President calls for case-by-case look at property deals in strategic areas, YLE News, 6 March 2015

Refugee Woman of the Year 2015: No point living here without learning Finnish, YLE News, 5 March 2015

Finland should not exclude NATO application in next four years: PM by Jussi Rosendahl and Ralph Boulton, Reuters, 5 March 2015

Chinese grandfather removed from Finland by Lasse Kerkelä – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 5 March 2015

Thursday's papers: NATO support, complaints to police, state visits, a Nazi anthem and cancelled flights, YLE News, 5 March 2015

Finland one step closer to ratifying UN disabilities pact, YLE News, 4 March 2015

Wärtsilä under fire over Indian operations, YLE News, 4 March 2015

Wednesday's papers: Geography and investment, farmers' holidays, competition for study spots, YLE News, 4 March 2015

Finland to participate in NATO crisis management exercises, YLE News, 3 March 2015

Finns support tripartite labour market negotiation model by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 3 March 2015

Russia raps Finland for Ukrainian laser exports, YLE News, 3 March 2015

Tuesday's papers: Methanol drinking, a 50,000 euro speeding fine and HJK's 'Asian strategy', YLE News, 3 March 2015

Air Force: American aircraft sighted at Helsinki Airport was transporting people by Juho Jokinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 2 March 2015

Haglund wants right to restrict foreign property purchases, YLE News, 2 March 2015

Still no economic upswing in sght, YLE News, 2 March 2015

Monday's papers: Triple homicide, Estonian elections, summer jobs, YLE News, 2 March 2015

Eurovision 2015: Finnish punk band with learning disabilities applies to raise awareness by Jess Denham, The Independent, 2 March 2015

Finland punk band PKN set for Euvision, BBC News, 1 March 2015

Punk and tears of joy - Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät to the Eurovision Song Contest, YLE News, 1 March 2015

Helsinki vigil for Boris Nemtsov, YLE News, 1 March 2015

Flags fly for Kalevala Day – national epic still resonates after 180 years, YLE News, 28 February 2015

President Niinistö: Nemtsov shooting "a cruel and reprehensible act", YLE News, 28 February 2015

Niinistö to Swedish press: Russia wants to destabilize Ukraine, YLE News, 27 February 2015

Karelian news service begins at Yle, YLE News, 27 February 2015

Friday's papers: Election issues, whistle blowing on tax evaders, printed ads still preferred, YLE News, 27 February 2015

Unemployment rose slightly in Finland by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 27 February 2015

Treasure map designed to lure tourists to remote Finnish hamlet by Clare Dowdy, Financial Times, 26 February 2015

Quarter-million scrape by on minimum benefits in Finland, YLE News, 26 February 2015

Thursday's papers: 'Sote' reform, shopping mall drugs, fat conscripts and wood over ice, YLE News, 26 February 2015

Amnesty reprimands Finland for treatment of asylum seekers by Suvi Vihavainen– Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 25 February 2015

Parliamentary committee rejects public call to scrap compulsory Swedish lessons, YLE News, 25 February 2015

Research: Mobile phones more important to Finns than work or relationships, YLE News, 25 February 2015

Amnesty raps Finland on refugee, transgender rights, YLE News, 25 February 2015

Wednesday's papers: Health policy, summer jobs, a Marilyn revival and unboxing the new baby box, YLE News, 25 February 2015

Business lobby debt clock shows govt debt piling up at 9,000 euros a minute, YLE News, 25 February 2015

Para redescubrir a Sibelius por Miguel Pérez Martín, El País, 24 de febrero de 2015

Finland greenlights Greek loan extension, YLE News, 24 February 2015

'I am Charlie' exhibit forced to close in Helsinki, YLE News, 24 February 2015

Tuesday's papers: MP's own 2.6bn euro budget cut ideas, Kesko CEO on threat of foreign chains, and sauna is good for your heart, YLE News, 24 February 2015

Yle to read The Koran cover to cover on radio series, YLE News, 24 February 2015

Monday's papers: Wolf hunt blocked, winter-spring weather questions, and a missing Danish man's 110 km mysterious journey, YLE News, 23 February 2015

Finnish small talk: minimal but effective, YLE News, 22 February 2015

Friday's papers: the Auer trial, SOTE drama, and implementing gender-neutral marriage, YLE News, 20 February 2015

BCSO/Oramo review – like green shoots breaking through concrete by Erica Jeal, The Guardian, 19 February 2015

The rise and fall of the far right in Finland by Anna Leszkiewicz, New Statesman, 19 February 2015

Large companies continue shedding jobs by Joonas Laitinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 19 February 2015

Negotiations on reforms of bargaining system fails by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 19 February 2015

Free contraception causes big drop in youth abortion and STDs, YLE News, 19 February 2015

Number of Russian Christmas tourists to Finland plummets, YLE News, 19 February 2015

Thursday's papers: Looming economic collapse in Russia, defence plan reaction, Auer cries foul and secret kidney ailments, YLE News, 19 February 2015

Finland and Sweden lay groundwork for crisis co-operation by Elina Kervinen, Kari Huhta – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 18 February 2015

Expert: Finnish-Swedish defence effort plans "major decision", YLE News, 18 February 2015

Wednesday's papers: Defence co-operation, Stingy meals on wheels, Centre party inevitability, and a container shortage thanks to Russian recession, YLE News, 18 February 2015

Metal music an important part of Finland's "brand", YLE News, 18 February 2015

Hotline a first step towards closer Finnish-Swedish defense co-operation, YLE News, 17 February 2015

FinMin Rinne: Greece deal unlikely soon, YLE News, 17 February 2015

Tuesday's papers: Home-grown terror threat, Yle controversy and Finland's economy fares worse than Greece, YLE News, 17 February 2015

Municipalities take fewer quota refugees in 2015, YLE News, 17 February 2015

Monday's papers: Denmark shootings, skiing holidays, shifting party loyalties, and NATO, YLE News, 16 February 2015

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