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.

 

Report on long-term defence challenges submitted, YLE News, 1 October 2014

OECD study: Education levels average in Finland, YLE News, 1 October 2014

Wednesday's paper review: National Reflector Day, Mayor cracks down on Helsinki pubs and Finland 15th in senior well-being index, YLE News, 1 October 2014

Defense Minister Haglund: Credible defense forces cannot be built alone, YLE News, 30 September 2014

Tuesday's papers: Stubb's German charm offensive, Siuntio castle for sale and beautiful--or freezing--weather on the way, YLE News, 30 September 2014

Finnish Prime Minister: 'Moscow Is Provoking a Number of Its Neighbors' by Dieter Bednarz, Spiegel Online International, 29 September 2014

More funding for the military, YLE News, 29 September 2014

Niinistö on presidential retreat in Portugal; Stubb tours EU capitals, YLE News, 29 September 2014

NGOs concerned about Helsinki's "hidden homeless", YLE News, 29 September 2014

Finland under more pressure over Russian N-plant plan by David Crouch and Peter Spiegel, Financial Times, 29 September 2014

Consumers, businesses remain pessimistic about economy, YLE News, 29 September 2014

Yle poll breakdown: National Coalition Party political blunders push voters away, YLE News, 29 September 2014

Monday's papers: Mapping Helsinki's multicultural schools, disabled persons turned employers and Stubb's election gamble, YLE News, 29 September 2014

Labour market organisations agree to employment pension reform by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 28 September 2014

Haglund: Retirement age-raise plan ”problematic”, YLE News, 27 September 2014

Räsänen looks to close asylum-seeker loophole, YLE News, 27 September 2014

Ministry plays down EU probe of uranium deal with Russia, YLE News, 26 September 2014

Leftist MEPs line up to oppose Katainen's EU appointment, YLE News, 26 September 2014

Friday's papers: Analysing the pensions breakthrough and seething National Coalition-SDP relations, YLE News, 26 September 2014

Estonian conservative party to set up shop in Finland, YLE News, 25 September 2014

The SDP's Paatero named International Development minister, YLE News, 25 September 2014

Authorities "powerless" to return Finnish kids in Syria, YLE News, 25 September 2014

Defence Forces chief: No decision yet on Islamic State ops, YLE News, 25 September 2014

Thursday's papers: Ministerial appointment under scrutiny, tweeting as premier, and provincial housing market flat, YLE News, 25 September 2014

‘Finlandisation' makes a polarising comeback in Finland by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 24 September 2014

Stubb names Grahn-Laasonen new Environment minister, YLE News, 24 September 2014

Finns flock to Spain – not just for retirement anymore, YLE News, 24 September 2014

Wednesday's papers: Support for higher pensions payments, job centre phone chaos, lights out in Turku? YLE News, 24 September 2014

Think tank pegs real unemployment rate at 12 percent, YLE News, 24 September 2014

President Niinistö calls for action at UN climate summit, YLE News, 23 September 2014

Police accused of excessive force detaining protesters, YLE News, 23 September 2014

Niinistö lauds Sami youth, criticises Russia by Laura Saarikoski– Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 23 September 2014

Hidden unemployment up by a fifth as economy stalls, YLE News, 23 September 2014

Tuesday's papers: Strike slows capital, union defends action and Russian airspace violations under the spotlight, YLE News, 23 September 2014

Unions defend shop stewards and win in the Labour Court by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 23 September 2014

Defaulting on debt grows, YLE News, 22 September 2014

Rosatom Finland director: Difficult to discuss nuclear issues in Russia, YLE News, 22 September 2014

Monday's papers: Security police futures, pedestrian safety tests and drop in criminal background checks, YLE News, 22 September 2014

Reports of sonic blasts from Hornets again - Defence Forces deny another airspace violation, YLE News, 21 September 2014

Playing war games with NATO troops, YLE News, 21 September 2014

FM on Ukraine ceasefire: Significant steps, at least on paper, YLE News, 20 September 2014

OSCE's Ilkka Kanerva: Cautiously optimistic about Ukraine ceasefire, YLE News, 20 September 2014

Travel to and from Russia slows down, YLE News, 20 September 2014

Ordinary Finnish Muslims are uninterested in calls to jihad by Lasse Kerkelä, Kalle Koponen, Tiina Rajamäki, Tuomo Väliaho – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 20 September 2014

Green Party votes unanimously to leave, YLE News, 20 September 2014

President dismisses Finlandisation claims, YLE News, 20 September 2014

Word conjugations and other Finnish language battles by Ville Eloranta – Helsingin Sanomat, Niina Woolley - Helsinki Times, 20 September 2014

Niinistö touches a sore spot with Finlandisation remark by Juha Roppola – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 19 September 2014

Rosatom entitled to one-third of Fennovoima power by Suvi Turtiainen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 19 September 2014

Finland to join effort to defuse Islamic State threat, YLE News, 19 September 2014

Friday's papers: Stubb's not-so-harmonious quartet, a teary farewell and some heated issues at home and abroad, YLE News, 19 September 2014

Greens' Niinistö: We should have quit four years ago, YLE News, 19 September 2014

Industry unions support building new nuclear power plant by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 19 September 2014

EU Parliament resolution takes aim at Fennovoima-Rosatom project, YLE News, 18 September 2014

Thursday's papers: Government's dramatic day, Finlandisation storm, and September snow, YLE News, 18 September 2014

Ministry glum on unemployment outlook into 2015, YLE News, 18 September 2014

Environment Minister defends "Finlandisation" comments, YLE News, 18 September 2014

Stubb attacked for ‘Finlandisation' policy by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 17 September 2014

Four charged in Finland's first terror case, YLE News, 17 September 2014

Wednesday's papers: Nuclear decision-time, Finland's the weakest link, and 13,000 jobs to go, YLE News, 17 September 2014

Study finds better learning outcomes for students learning languages, YLE News, 17 September 2014

Coalition government cracking at the seams over nuclear applications, YLE News, 16 September 2014

Youth arrange flash mob to demand a voice, YLE News, 16 September 2014

Finnwatch flags workers' rights violations on palm oil plantations, YLE News, 16 September 2014

Tuesday's papers: Greens to leave government, dolphins to stay in Tampere and bright autumn ahead, YLE News, 16 September 2014

Muslims meet with officials to discuss frayed interdenominational ties, YLE News, 16 September 2014

FM to Israeli paper: Israel could also face EU sanctions, YLE News, 15 September 2014

EU study: Sweden most socially just, Finland second, YLE News, 15 September 2014

Monday's papers: Lessons from Sweden, police-Muslim pow-wow, credit for the needy, YLE News, 15 September 2014

Travel tips: Helsinki city break and the week's best deals by Joanne O'Connor, The Observer, 14 September 2014

Aamulehti poll: 43% of Finns see Russia as a threat, YLE News, 14 September 2014

Defence Ministry warns of Russian ”information war”, YLE News, 13 September 2014

Tuomioja: Russia must free “kidnapped” Estonian officer, YLE News, 13 September 2014

Cyber security pro: Finland under hybrid warfare attack, YLE News, 13 September 2014

Finance and trade ministers: Little impact on Finland from new EU sanctions, YLE News, 12 September 2014

Sakari Oramo conducts 120th Last Night of the Proms, YLE News, 12 September 2014

Opinion: High time for self-scrutiny in Finland's Muslim community, YLE News, 12 September 2014

Friday's papers: China is the sanctions winner, women MPs sidelined, patients overcharged, YLE News, 12 September 2014

Stubb hopes new Russia sanctions will be short-lived, YLE News, 11 September 2014

Thursday's papers: Super commissioner Katainen, Ukrainian fury over Finnish sanctions stance, hospital patients at risk, YLE News, 11 September 2014

FM Tuomioja's dissenting 'note for historians' on Russia sanctions sparks political storm, YLE News, 10 September 2014

Finland at a crossroads developing new Russia policy, YLE News, 10 September 2014

Katainen takes vice-president role in Juncker's new EU Commission, YLE News, 10 September 2014

English language dominance worries language teachers, YLE News, 10 September 2014

Wednesday's papers: Sanctions and nuclear worries, fresh Apples and brownies, YLE News, 10 September 2014

Finnair to replace domestic labour with Far East rental employees by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 10 Sepember 2014

President: Sanctions no surprise; delay debate no damage to Finland's rep, YLE News, 9 September 2014

Tuesday's papers: Cool reception for sanctions, tax planning hits Helsinki and Espoo looks to cut budget, YLE News, 9 September 2014

Stubb: Finland not a “spanner in the works” over Russia sanctions, YLE News, 9 September 2014

Finland denies obstructing EU deal on Russia sanctions by Richard Milne and Peter Spiegel, Financial Times, 9 September 2014

Monday's papers: Roadside births up, police interrogating unaccompanied kids, footballing fiasco averted, YLE News, 8 September 2014

Business leaders say uncertainty damaging trade with Russia, YLE News, 7 September 2014

Finnish security police: Growing number of tips on terrorist recruiters, YLE News, 6 September 2014

Finnish Somalis: Help us prevent ISIS from recruiting our youth, YLE News, 6 September 2014

Teacher: Finnish schools let down two-thirds of kids, YLE News, 6 September 2014

Record attendance for Tove Jansson exhibition, YLE News, 6 September 2014

Finnish foreign rights book sales on the rise, YLE News, 6 September 2014

Foreign Minister Tuomioja guarded on Ukraine ceasefire, YLE News, 5 September 2014

Finnish agriculture minister in "Putin's cheese" stunt at EU meeting, calls for compensation for milk producers, YLE News, 5 September 2014

Friday's paper review: Finland signs host nation agreement, President Niinistö stresses self-sufficiency, schools number one again and a covert scratch-off, YLE News, 5 September 2014

Finland now dependent on Sweden for electricity by Heikki Arola – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 September 2014

Niinistö warily optimistic on prospects for Ukraine ceasefire, YLE News, 4 September 2014

Flags fly in memory of Continuation War, YLE News, 4 September 2014

Thur sday's papers: That NATO summit, stalled pension reform talks, more health care fines, and a musician's passing, YLE News, 4 September 2014

Finns on Russian border wary of Nato ties by Mark Bosworth, BBC News, 3 September 2014

Parliament backs conciliatory approach to Ukraine crisis by Piia Elonen, Olli Pohjanpalo – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 3 September 2014

Stubb: EU can wait to see if ceasefire holds before agreeing new sanctions, YLE News, 3 September 2014

Police probe leak of DefMin memo detailing NATO targets, YLE News, 3 September 2014

FM Tuomioja: NATO bases in the Baltics would be ‘unfortunate', YLE News, 3 September 2014

Defence Minister: Hard to imagine a good explanation for airspace violations, YLE News, 3 September 2014

Wednesday's paper review: The pending NATO summit, a cruise ship repair bonanza and volcanic emissions recorded in Sodankylä, YLE News, 3 September 2014

Finland's Lesson for Ukraine by René Nyberg, International New York Times, 2 September 2014

PM Stubb defends anti-Russian sanctions: "Our values aren't for sale", YLE News, 2 September 2014

Consumers looking to ‘buy Finnish' after Russian sanctions, YLE News, 2 September 2014

Wealthy Finns reveal hidden assets as Swiss bank secrecy comes to an end, YLE News, 2 September 2014

CNN: Finland tops list of countries with Muslim fighters in Syria, YLE News, 2 September 2014

National Coalition MP claims immigrants favoured over Finns; Espoo official proves otherwise, YLE News, 2 September 2014

Tuesday's papers: Finnair's contracting woes, Estonian differences on Ukraine, and a boost in patriotic feeling in the supermarket, YLE News, 2 September 2014

Helsinki Philharmonic names first female chief conductor, YLE News, 2 September 2014

Defence Force: Hornets to continue recon missions this week, YLE News, 1 September 2014

EU source: Ex-PM Katainen to become "super commissioner", YLE News, 1 September 2014

Monday's papers: Doing business in "Novorossiya", oligarch sanctions squeeze, over-the-counter drugs control, college choices and bedbugs, YLE News, 1 September 2014

Tuomioja and new EU foreign policy chief Mogherini get on “like a house on fire”, YLE News, 1 September 2014

Researcher: Finland faces mass unemployment, YLE News, 31 August 2014

Finland to consider new Russia sanctions, YLE News, 31 August 2014

Finland plans large-scale military exercise on Russian border, YLE News, 30 August 2014

Some 60 people at Turku anti-Nato demonstration – Video, YLE News, 30 August 2014

Finland's Katainen misses out as Tusk and Mogherini take EU top jobs, YLE News, 30 August 2014

Finland to keep tabs on new Russian citizenship law by Kaisa Läärä, Aapo Mentula – Helsingin Sanomat, Niina Woolley- Helsinki Times, 30 August 2014

Stubb: Russia is trying to irritate us, YLE News, 30 August 2014

Finland's Fighter Jets on Alert as Russia Violates Airspace by Kati Pohjanpalo and Kasper Viita, Bloomberg, 29 August 2014

Finnish Air Force moves hardware to Helsinki-Vantaa airport; public reports Hornet sightings, YLE News, 29 August 2014

Finnish Defence Force lists ten years of airspace violations, YLE News, 29 August 2014

Valio to decide fate of rejected lactose-free products, YLE News, 29 August 2014

Nato warships receive mixed welcome in Turku harbour, YLE News, 29 August 2014

Finland to sanction Nato exercises on its soil by Piia Elonen, Laura Halminen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 29 August 2014

Haglund toughens stance on Russian airspace violations, YLE News, 29 August 2014

Budget resolution – Tough choices and harsh criticism, YLE News, 29 August 2014

Friday's papers: Responses to hard-hitting budget, and Finland-Russia tensions rise further, YLE News, 29 August 2014

Dealing with the bitter pill of unexpected job loss, YLE News, 29 August 2014

Finnish foreign minister: Russian incursion ‘no accident', YLE News, 28 August 2014

Niinistö: Finland must be active in foreign policy by Anna-Liina Kauhanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 28 August 2014

Labour Court: The language skills supplement for shop assistants must be paid by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 28 August 2014

Valio's lactose-free cartons stopped at Russian border, YLE News, 28 August 2014

Thursday's papers: Nato hubbub, budget talk progress and anti-bullying heroism, YLE News, 28 August 2014

Russian politico: Finland and Sweden no longer NATO-neutral countries, YLE News, 28 August 2014

Finland to deepen its partnership with Nato by Kari Huhta, Anna-Liina Kauhanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 28 August 2014

Finland and Sweden to strengthen ties with Nato by Associated Press, The Guardian, 27 August 2014

Finland, Sweden edge closer to NATO host nation status, YLE News, 27 August 2014

Sweden and Finland Nato accords set to boost defences by David Crouch, Financial Times, 27 August 2014

Government says sanctions impact less than feared, YLE News, 27 August 2014

Valio to lay off 126 after Russian dairy sanctions, YLE News, 27 August 2014

Border Guard puts Russian airspace violation down to 'lightning and carelessness', YLE News, 27 August 2014

Consumer confidence in jobs outlook falls, YLE News, 27 August 2014

Wednesday's papers: NATO support up, Finland's secret Ukraine talks, and more tax headaches for the NCP, YLE News, 27 August 2014

Finland hosts 'Track II diplomacy' on Ukraine, YLE News, 26 August 2014

Finland: Secret US-Russia talks over Ukraine held on Finnish island in June by AP, US News, 26 August 2014

President Niinistö: We can't stand by while common values are threatened, YLE News, 26 August 2014

Finnair to resume flights over Western Ukraine, YLE News, 26 August 2014

Rise in number of long-term unemployed, YLE News, 26 August 2014

Tuesday's papers: Scandal over minister's tax bill, Finland's death hotspots, and why is Russia breaching Finnish airspace? YLE News, 26 August 2014

Finland asks Russia to explain air space incursions, YLE News, 25 August 2014

Indifference behind Russian airspace violations, Haglund gauges by Juha-Pekka Raeste – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 25 August 2014

Many work nearly 40 hours a week by Juha Roppola – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 25 August 2014

Prom 49: BBCSO/Oramo review – curiously ill at ease by Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 25 August 2014

Monday's papers: High approval rating for the President, PM urges more Russian studies, and keeping warm with wood, YLE News, 25 August 2014

There is no reason to fear Russia, Stubb views by Esa Juntunen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 25 August 2014

Russia Says Aircraft Didn't Violate Finland's Airspace by Reuters, The Moscow Times, 25 August 2014

PM Stubb receives ”adequate report” on alleged airspace violation, YLE News, 24 August 2014

"La ley de la Sharia gobernará en Finlandia" por J.P., El País, 24 de agosto de 2014

Ministry mum on latest Russian airspace violation, YLE News, 24 August 2014

Finland steps up humanitarian aid for Ukraine, YLE News, 23 August 2014

'Thanks, Putin!': Finland flooded with cut-price 'Putin cheese' as Russia turns away European exports by Lizzie Dearden, The Independent, 22 August 2014

PM Stubb: Stricter dual citizenship criteria not on the agenda, YLE News, 22 August 2014

Finland preps for post-crisis operation in Afghanistan, YLE News, 22 August 2014

Finnair decides not to suspend flights to Tel Aviv, YLE News, 22 August 2014

General Hägglund: Nato membership would herald wind-down of defence capability by Mark Autio, Laura Halminen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 22 August 2014

Russian visitors to spend €100m less in Finland, MaRa estimates by Jarkko Jokelainen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 22 August 2014

Supermarket website crashes as Finns clamour for ”Putin's butter”, YLE News, 22 August 2014

President: It was me who ordered dual-citizenship rethink, YLE News, 22 August 2014

Friday's papers: Sanctions could have been worse, taxi racism, a lack of compassion in Nurmijärvi and Ilkka Kanerva on Ukraine, YLE News, 22 August 2014

Tour operator cancels holiday packages to Israel, YLE News, 21 August 2014

Former Defence Force chief: Russia not a military threat to Finland, YLE News, 21 August 2014

Thursday's papers: Speculation over Russia, beauty queen homecoming and hunting report, YLE News, 21 August 2014

Pension reform on the door by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 21 August 2014

Survey: Helsinki public transport outperforms European competition by Tapio Pellinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Niina Woolley- Helsinki Times, 21 August 2014

Finnish dairy to resume some exports to Russia, YLE News, 20 August 2014

Niinistö cautiously optimistic on peace in Ukraine by Matti Koskinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 20 August 2014

Wednesday's papers: Judges settling more break-ups, parents revolt over daycare food, and is there arsenic in your water? YLE News, 20 August 2014

Rehn: Commissioner-without-portfolio post for Katainen “not desirable” for Finland, YLE News, 19 August 2014

Finland braced to receive last and most dangerous batch of Syrian chemical waste, YLE News, 19 August 2014

Tuesday's papers: Shortage of immigrant daycare staff, health reforms opposition and what do Putin's yoghurts taste like? YLE News, 19 August 2014

Russia's food import ban sparks panic buying – among Finnish shoppers, YLE News, 18 August 2014

PM Stubb: Military aid for Ukraine not on, YLE News, 18 August 2014

Monday's papers: Javelin's golden boys, Stubb's political party cachet, cheese hoarders and trackers for cruisers, YLE News, 18 August 2014

Majority of Finns back sanctions against Russia, YLE News, 17 August 2014

Niinistö: Russia must stem flow of weapons into Ukraine by Suvi Turtiainen, Pekka Hakala – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 16 August 2014

Opposition leaders praise Niinistö: Trip demonstrates necessity of a president, YLE News, 16 August 2014

Niinistö after Ukraine visit: "Open discussion is needed", YLE News, 16 August 2014

Niinistö: Signs for hope of resolving the Ukraine crisis, YLE News, 16 August 2014

Niinistö and Poroshenko meeting in Kiev, YLE News, 16 August 2014

Afternoon meeting for Niinistö and Poroshenko, YLE News, 16 August 2014

Stubb to CNN: Russia may face more EU sanctions, YLE News, 16 August 2014

Finnish President hopes for Ukraine ceasefire; to meet Poroshenko next, YLE News, 15 August 2014

Putin laments impact of sanctions on bilateral trade, describes talks as constructive, YLE News, 15 August 2014

Prom 38: BBC Philharmonic/Storgårds review – heart-on-sleeve Sibelius by Tim Ahley, The Guardian, 15 August 2014

One-third of businesses disapprove of sanctions or would relax them by Annika Rantanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 15 August 2014

Finnair issues profit warning by Jane Wild, Financial Times, 15 August 2014

Russia amending list of banned EU products, YLE News, 15 August 2014

Emergency supplies may be in danger owing to Ukraine crisis, YLE News, 15 August 2014

Friday's paper review: President Sauli Niinistö's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this afternoon dominates the Finnish dailies, YLE News, 15 August 2014

Minister: Finland eligible for millions in sanctions compensation, YLE News, 15 August 2014

Niinistö and Putin to meet Friday, YLE News, 14 August 2014

Poll: Most businesses support sanctions against Russia, YLE News, 14 August 2014

Almost Half of Finnish Companies Hit by Russia Sanctions by Reuters, The Moscow Times, 14 August 2014

Greens' Niinistö: "We should not submit to Russia's to divide and rule politics", YLE News, 14 August 2014

Helsinki-based CMI working toward Ukraine settlement, YLE News, 14 August 2014

Prime Minister Stubb: We have good, straightforward relations with Russia, YLE News, 14 August 2014

Thursday's papers: Finnish peace feelers in Ukraine, sales of surplus dairy products, and more urban merger plans, YLE News, 14 August 2014

Lifting sanctions is easy and fast if conditions are met, says Tuomioja by Teemu Luukka, Juhani Saarinen, Katja Boxberg – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 13 August 2014

Outsourcing does not make public services better, Finnish politicians believe by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News fom Finland, 13 August 2014

Wednesday's papers: What is Russia actually doing in Ukraine, and is Alexander Stubb a credible PM? YLE News, 13 August 2014

Challenges mount for Finland's prime minister by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 12 August 2014

Russian state media aims for radio station in Helsinki – already discussing license, YLE News, 12 August 2014

Tuesday's paper review: Differences over Russian sanctions, rising divorce rate among 50+ set, municipal plan divides leaders, YLE News, 11 August 2014

Russian sanctions fire up Finnish politicians, YLE News, 11 August 2014

Foreign Minister Tuomioja welcomes moves for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, 11 August 2014

Monday's papers: Political peccadilloes, construction ups and downs, bad electrics and psychiatric care for minors, YLE News, 11 August 2014

Thousands support online campaign to eat and drink Finnish-made products, YLE News, 11 August 2014

Think tank chief: Spring election could be a NATO vote, YLE News, 10 August 2014

Analyst: "Finns right to be concerned about Russia", YLE News, 9 August 2014

100 years of Tove Jansson, YLE News, 9 August 2014

PM Stubb: NATO is like the EU, membership is long term, YLE News, 9 August 2014

Poll: Ukraine crisis fuelling support for joining NATO, YLE News, 8 August 2014

Putin's Trade Blow Sends Finnish Firms Into Shock: Nordic Credit by Kati Pohjanpalo, Bloomberg, 8 August 2014

PM Stubb: Finland among countries "hardest hit" by Russian food embargo, YLE News, 8 August 2014

Dairy producer Valio begins layoff talks over Russian food embargo, YLE News, 8 August 2014

We are not in a trade war, Stubb views by Jukka Harju – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 8 August 2014

Timing of retaliatory sanctions was calculated, professor views by Heikki Arola – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 8 August 2014

Service sector now face severest threat of redundancy by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 8 August 2014

Friday's papers: Budget tensions and Russian sanctions, YLE News, 8 August 2014

Russia's ban on food imports could boost Finnish tourism, professor claims, YLE News, 8 August 2014

Finland Fears Crisis as Russia Sanctions Bite by Charles Duxbury, The Wall Street Journal, 7 August 2014

Russian food import ban halts Finnish lorries at the border, YLE News, 7 August 2014

Finland bracing for impact of Russian import ban, YLE News, 7 August 2014

Thursday's papers: Russian sanctions, lost network deal and bio-diversity, YLE News, 7 August 2014

Good news from the Baltic Sea, finally by Tiina Rajamäki, Janne Toivonen, Meeri Ylä-Tuuhonen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 6 August 2014

Wednesday's papers: Inside the mind of the finance minister, hopes for a clean Baltic, and the end of Finnair? YLE News, 6 August 2014

Tuesday's papers: Turku's perfect day, schools' diabetes shortcomings, and the heat goes on, YLE News, 5 August 2014

Speaker: Parliament was sidelined in sanctions decision, YLE News, 4 August 2014

Monday's papers: Selective crimebusters, hazy sulphur directive, ambulance driving tests and the Finland-Israel weapons link, YLE News, 4 August 2014

Friday's papers: Rack, ruin and rebuilding -- of homes, lives and international relations, YLE News, 1 August 2014

Thursday's papers: Gaza, Russian market uncertainty, high-salary jobseekers, cormorants and dolphins, YLE News, 31 July 2014

Wednesday's papers: Sanction specs, pickpockets, dirty waters and swarming bees, YLE News, 30 July 2014

Tuesday's papers: Heat alerts, Stubb comment storm, grain boom and derelict Vyborg, YLE News, 29 July 2014

Monday's papers: extreme electric weather, bloody Sunday in Gaza, Ukraine body train, rise in youth drug use and animal news, YLE News, 21 July 2014

Customs faces questions over second illegal arms shipment, YLE News, 20 July 2014

Customs missile info reached cabinet office – but not high command, YLE News, 20 July 2014

Russia conducts aerial exercises over Finland, YLE News, 20 July 2014

Finnish President on Ukraine: “From bad to worse”, YLE News, 19 July 2014

Daily reports Ukraine missile shipment from Vietnam, YLE News, 19 July 2014

Finnish tax man condones Airbnb accommodation trend – for now, YLE News, 19 July 2014

Finland pledges nearly one million in aid for Palestinians in Gaza, YLE News, 18 July 2014

Katainen ‘not in running' for top EU posts, YLE News, 18 July 2014

Finnair admits it flies over Ukraine after PR blunder, YLE News, 18 July 2014

Friday's papers: Ukraine plane aftermath, Microsoft layoff reaction, and a good day for RoPS, YLE News, 18 July 2014

“Puede haber flexibilidad, pero antes Roma y París deberán aplicar reformas” por Claudi Pérez, El País, 17 de julio de 2014

TEAM celebrates 120 years of union work by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 17 July 2014

PM Stubb: Russian border co-operation not under threat, YLE News, 17 July 2014

Thursday's papers: Easy ambulance call-outs, a tragic parking accident and ex-PM's pay raises eyebrows, YLE News, 17 July 2014

Finland opposes new sanctions against Russia, YLE News, 16 July 2014

Undocumented immigrants now only receive emergency housing assistance by Virve Rissanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 16 July 2014

English the primary language of service at many eateries in Helsinki by Virve Rissanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 16 July 2014

New sanctions on Russia would be a blow to Eastern Finland by Jussi Sippola – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 16 July 2014

PM Stubb calls for Russian action on Ukraine, YLE News, 16 July 2014

Katainen selected as EU economic affairs commissioner, YLE News, 16 July 2014

Wednesday's papers: More lightning, Microsoft layoffs, derailment in Moscow and newborn arrives in transit, YLE News, 16 July 2014

Andrew McCormack Trio review – seductive jazz themes sound familiar and fresh by John Fordham, The Guardian, 15 July 2014

PM Stubb's Europarliament campaign funded by well-known big shots, YLE News, 15 July 2014

French auditors slam Areva for Olkiluoto nuclear project in Finland, YLE News, 15 July 2014

Foreign Ministry grants 27 million to international organisations, YLE News, 15 July 2014

In Tuesday's papers: Death by lightning, bad omens for ex-Nokians, Swedish doctors, and politics -- as usual, YLE News, 15 July 2014

Russian actions in Ukraine a concern for over half of Finns by Annabella Kiviniemi – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 14 July 2014

Overseas academics claim discrimination in university recruitment, YLE News, 14 July 2014

Monday's papers: Finland on the pitch for World Cup final, a deadly weekend, and is Talsinki a decade away? YLE News, 14 July 2014

Finns tightening belts as disposable incomes fall, YLE News, 12 July 2014

Footballer: ‘Racism common in Finland', YLE News, 12 July 2014

Most Finns sceptical about new National Coalition ministers, YLE News, 11 July 2014

Stubb to Swedish newspaper: Finland should have already joined NATO back in 1995 by Suvi Joensuu, Helsinki Times, 11 July 2014

Friday's papers: Helsinki boating hazards, priest bus assault, silly season stories and Finnish football's Euro losses, YLE News, 11 July 2014

Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years by Adam Greenfield, The Guardian, 10 July 2014

EU refers Finland to European Court of Justice over racial equality failings, YLE News, 10 July 2014

Loophole is not an incentive for asylum seekers by Kaisa Väkiparta, Helsinki Times, 10 July 2014

Thursday's papers: Privacy breaches, drones, and costlier Estonian booze, YLE News, 10 July 2014

Food banks get creative to replace ”EU bags”, YLE News, 9 July 2014

Wednesday's papers: Niinistö's popularity on the rise, Real Madrid comes to Tampere, and who'll fill empty Anttila stores? YLE News, 9 July 2014

OECD ‘concerned' over high Finnish suicide rates, YLE News, 9 July 2014

Tuesday's papers: Crash aftermath, yacht drama, metropolis formula and stork immigration, YLE News, 8 July 2014

Monday's papers: Precision pregnancies, crash eyewitness speaks, and beach weather is here, YLE News, 7 July 2014

National Coalition Party comes on top among government parties by Juha Roppola – Helsingin Sanomat, Niina Woolley - Helsinki Times, 5 July 2014

Unique 18-year survey of Finnish nature nears completion, YLE News, 5 July 2014

PM Stubb: “I like Sweden even though it's not in NATO”, YLE News, 4 July 2014

The future resident of Helsinki will not own a car by Maija Aalto – Helsingin Sanomat, Annika Rautakoura - Helsinki Times, 4 July 2014

New recycling targets a challenge for Finland by Reetta Heiskanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 July 2014

Friday's papers: Räsänen's fightback begins, text message fraudsters, and who do Finns trust the most? YLE News, 4 July 2014

Helsinki airport on standby to introduce tougher checks, YLE News, 3 July 2014

Survey: Finns back development aid in spite of tough economic times, YLE News, 3 July 2014

Thursday's papers: Finland's spy chronicles and another political party poll, YLE News, 3 July 2014

Secret services: Cyber spies twice penetrated Foreign Ministry, YLE News, 2 July 2014

Wednesday's papers: School massacre threats, post-Nokia recovery, cycle paths and goose droppings, YLE News, 2 July 2014

Veteran Finnish EU politician Olli Rehn nabs Europarliament vice-presidency, YLE News, 1 July 2014

Philharmonia/Salonen review – true pianissimo and roof-raising climaxes by George Hall, The Guardian, 1 July 2014

 

 

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