Finland Watch

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

 

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 24 September 2018

Finland navigates the UN with focused agenda and high profile representation by David Mac Dougall, News Now Finland, 24 September 2018

Monday's papers: A closer look at Airiston Helmi's land grab and speeding penalty changes, YLE News, 24 September 2018

All Points North #25: Steve El-Sharawy takes us on a guided tour of the underbelly of social media, YLE News, 21 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 21 September 2018

Friday's papers: Minister faces no-confidence vote, textbook shortage, and fast-tracking integration through Swedish, YLE News, 21 September 2018

Mykkänen scraps proposal to ban dual citizens from senior military positions by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 20 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 20 September 2018

Thursday's papers: Violence towards men, asylum debate and floods on the rise, YLE News, 20 September 2018

Defence minister to “think very carefully” about future conflict export orders by David Mac Dougall & Elias Huuhtanen, News Now Finland, 19 September 2018

Defence Minister says Finland exports protection to UAE, not guns, YLE News, 19 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 19 September 2018

Wednesday's papers: The Stasi's window on Finland, functional illiteracy, and working off the books, YLE News, 19 September 2018

Chancellor of Justice: Foreign Minister's role in anti-abortion events "problematic", but not unlawful, YLE News, 18 September 2018

Principles of rule of law are eroding in Finland, state professors by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 18 September 2018

Tuesday's papers: Justice Chancellor rules on Soini, PE teachers in the dark, farm aid heading south, YLE News, 18 September 2018

NBI chief Lardot suspended; massive police trial begins in October, YLE News, 17 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 17 September 2018

Investigation: Finnish-made Patrias, some with Russian heavy weapons, deployed in Yemen battle zone by David Mac Dougall & Elias Huuhtanen, News Now Finland, 17 September 2018

Monday's papers: Wild boar scare, MP's taxi rides and unseasonably warm weather, YLE News, 17 September 2018

Bringing in the political process of Helsinki’s participatory budgeting by Ruby van der Wekken, Commons.fi, 16 September 2018

President Niinistö: Russia "would see enemies" if Finland joins Nato, YLE News, 15 September 2018

Opposition SDP chair: Seeking a better life abroad "not wrong", YLE News, 15 September 2018

Finland looks ahead to a future of fossil fuel-free transport by Petja Pirhonen, News Now Finland, 14 September 2018

All Points North #24: Kaisu Keisala-Kaseja and Edem Agbekey-Taylor talk immigrant entrepreneurship, YLE News, 14 September 2018

Interior Minister: Asylum seekers should apply for and accept work, YLE News, 14 September 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 14 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 14 September 2018

Friday's papers: Green Party chair's sick leave, falling wages and Bourse Club's male-only rule review, YLE News, 14 September 2018

Finland has 60,000 'working poor', tens of thousands at risk of poverty, YLE News, 13 September 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Time, 13 September 2018

Morning headlines: Thursday 13th September 2018, News Now Finland, 13 September 2018

Thursday's papers: Daylight saving time, migrant entrepreneurs and digital news, YLE News, 13 September 2018

Iraq to issue passports to asylum applicants in Finland, YLE News, 12 September 2018

Finland rules out Kabul as refuge for Afghan families with children, YLE News, 12 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 12 September 2018

Wednesday's papers: Principal shelved over interview, anonymous shipyard complaints, Finn won't budge for Florence, YLE News, 12 September 2018

Esteemed Finnish choir announces winter concerts in Malaga by Tony Bryant, Sur in English, 11 September 2018

Finland moves to cap "infinite renewal" asylum applications, YLE News, 11 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 11 September 2018

Tuesday's papers: Iraqi twins' appeal trail, a discriminatory ad and poisonous mushrooms, YLE News, 11 September 2018

Finland used the swastika before the Nazis. Why do they still? by Gordon F. Sader, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 September 2018

Surprise, resignation as Finland reacts to Sweden's general election, YLE News, 10 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 10 September 2018

Monday's papers: Sweden election, personality and diet and rain on the way, YLE News, 10 September 2018

Analysts: 10 defence pacts in 2 years nudge Finland away from non-aligned status, YLE News, 9 September 2018

Government to urge people to ride motorbikes to reach emissions target, YLE News, 8 September 2018

Opposition parties move to oust anti-abortion Foreign Minister Soini, YLE News, 7 September 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Time, 7 September 2018

All Points North #23: Tuomas Enbuske has opinions about empathy in Finland, politicians' silly season and how to be bored, YLE News, 7 September 2018

Morning Headlines: Friday 7th September 2018, News Now Finland, 7 September 2018

Friday's papers: Substance abuse behind the wheel, MP questions, dissing Finnish coffee, YLE News, 7 September 2018

1 in 10 young Finnish families food insecure, YLE News, 6 September 2018

All Points North podcast tackles bullying, political silly season with special guest Tuomas Enbuske, YLE News, 6 September 2018

Thursday’s papers: Zero taxes for the rich, germy airport bins and sauna trams, YLE News, 6 September 2018

OECD blames Finland’s home care allowance for poor integration of immigrant women, children, YLE News, 5 September 2018

Amos Rex Museum Is Helsinki’s New Homegrown Star by Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 5 September 2018

Wednesday’s papers: Tele-marketing fraud, gender inequality, lesbianism and foreign-born crickets, YLE News, 5 September 2018

Finnish immigration authorities suspend Afghan asylum decisions, YLE News, 4 September 2018

Women suffering more than men from austerity policies, finds gov’t report, YLE News, 4 September 2018

Several trade unions ready to take measures if Government goes ahead with plan to ease individual dismissals by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 4 September 2018

Tuesday's papers: Cracking down on easy credit, tunnel progress, and Macron's coffee, YLE News, 4 September 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 4 September 2018

Yle analysis disproves PM's claim that most asylum seekers are economic migrants, YLE News, 3 September 2018

New car purchases surge in Finland – including high-emissions models, YLE News, 3 September 2018

Warm weather continues as 2018 leaves trail of shattered records, YLE News, 3 September 2018

Study: Link between pollution and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, YLE News, 3 September 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 3 September 2018

Monday's papers: Private health clinic referrals, Silicon Valley of the east, and Finns' drug use survey, YLE News, 3 September 2018

Interior Ministry bows to pressure, orders independent study of Finnish Immigration Service, YLE News, 1 September 2018

PM Sipilä: Quota refugee and development aid increases on the horizon, YLE News, 1 September 2018

Finns Party seeks to "take care of only Finnish citizens", YLE News, 1 September 2018

All Points North Podcast #22: Michaela Moua on Afro haircare, the veneer of Finnish honesty, and coping with isolation, YLE News, 31 August 2018

Sipilä and Macron unveil statements on defence co-operation, artificial intelligence by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 31 August 2018

Unions threaten industrial action over plans to ease firing for small firms, YLE News, 31 August 2018

Friday's papers: Alcolocks in airplanes, police funding and homeless men, YLE News, 31 August 2018

Striking animation by Finnish researcher shows history of climate change, YLE News, 30 August 2018

Finland agrees to join France-led defence coalition, YLE News, 30 August 2018

Finland to open embassy in Baghdad after 27-year break, YLE News, 30 August 2018

Thursday's papers: Turku attack anniversary march, SDP popularity spike, shopping on Sundays, YLE News, 30 August 2018

2019 budget plan offers carrots and sticks, YLE News, 29 August 2018

French, Finnish presidents to weigh European defence proposals, YLE News, 29 August 2018

Amnesty urges Finland to stop deportations to Afghanistan, YLE News, 29 August 2018

300,000 Finns have stopped using Facebook since April, says social media blogger by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 29 August 2018

Wednesday's papers: Macron in Helsinki, budget talks, neo-Nazi trial and no mail on Fridays, YLE News, 29 August 2018

Capitalism as we know it is dying because it is too focused on short-term profit and not on long-term good, scientists warn the UN by Chris Pleasance, Mail Online, 28 August 2018

Men's Finnish national football team willing to cut their pay to support women's national team by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 28 August 2018

Tuesday's papers: No pardons from the president, long drink sales up and Neo-Nazi court day, YLE News, 28 August 2018

Red sunset in store as North American wildfire smoke spreads across Finland, YLE News, 27 August 2018

Hundreds of Russian Jehovah's Witnesses seek asylum in Finland, YLE News, 27 August 2018

Ethereal underworld: exploring Helsinki's colossal new art bunker by Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian, 27 August 2018

Monday's papers: Breathalysers at work, fatal bus crash and wasteful Finns, YLE News, 27 August 2018

Experts call for trained sex educators in Finnish schools, YLE News, 26 August 2018

President Niinistö: Finland's NATO membership "a possibility", YLE News, 25 August 2018

Turku stabbing hero faces fresh legal problems over fundraising irregularities, YLE News, 24 August 2018

All Points North Podcast #21: Comedian James MacDonald, trouble for Turku hero and civil disobedience, YLE News, 24 August 2018

Friday's papers: Good news for business, JSN double standards and President Niinistö turns 70, YLE News, 24 August 2018

Thursday's papers: Disturbing find in convicted singer case, party support, road user charges, YLE News, 23 August 2018

Putin welcomes Niinistö’s Arctic Summit initiative, YLE News, 22 August 2018

Wednesday’s papers: Terrorism, school bullying and a new Helsinki 'super museum', YLE News, 22 August 2018

Budget cuts threaten international Sámi language cooperation, YLE News, 21 August 2018

Tuesday's papers: Celebs join Liike Nyt, citizens' initiatives in danger, English as language of science, YLE News, 21 August 2018

Monday’s papers: School closures, Afghan deportations panned and drones take flight, YLE News, 20 August 2018

Friday's papers: Recognising shared parenting, cops feign ignorance, deterring repeat offenders, YLE News, 17August 2018

The planned legislation to ease individual dismissals is hitting women hardest by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 17 August 2018

Helsinki fashion week to ban leather as vegan fabrics catch on by Scarlett Conlon, The Guardian, 17 August 2018

Universal basic income hasn't made me rich. But my life is more enriching by Tuomas Muraja, The Guardian, 7 August 2018

 

 

 

 

For older articles go to the archive: Finland's foreign policy, Finland's political and social life, Finland's political history, Immigration in Finland