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.

 

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 19 September 2017

Tuesday's papers: Corporal punishment of children persists, overbred dogs suffer and an obstructionist constitution, YLE News, 19 September 2017

Espoo plans English-language education "from kindergarten to doctorate" in two years, YLE News, 18 September 2017

Rising numbers of Finland's Millennials on disability pensions, YLE News, 18 September 2017

New round of collective bargaining underway by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 18 September 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 September 2017

Monday's papers: Gender-neutral language, youth drinking and startup failures, YLE News, 18 September 2017

Renewables to provide bulk of Finland's energy next year, YLE News, 17 September 2017

Niinistö returns to Washington: US-Finnish ties have never been closer, YLE News, 17 September 2017

HS: Niinistö “shockingly” popular four months before elections by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 16 September 2017

Interior minister: Finnish authorities have foiled many planned attacks, YLE News, 16 September 2017

Finland's largest cities join forces to protect interests in face of reform by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 16 September 2017

Finnish government to boost cycling, electric cars under climate scheme, YLE News, 15 September 2017

Friday's papers: Tax fraud probes, metro test cancellation, singer on drugs, YLE News, 15 September 2017

FM Soini: Finland did not pay ransom for release of aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan, YLE News, 14 September 2017

THL: Finnish youth drinking less but weighing more, YLE News, 14 September 2017

Finnish government, forest industries relieved after vote on forest use rules by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 14 September 2017

Sipilä admits gov't policy has hurt the poor, YLE News, 14 September 2017

Kidnappers release Finn abducted in Kabul, YLE News, 14 September 2017

Thursday's papers: Metro fun and games, religious education, and unpaid bills for holiday ham, YLE News, 14 September 2017

Wednesday's papers: Turku knife attacker's alternative target, gun permit reform and a key EU vote, YLE News, 13 September 2017

Terho: “The asylum system must not be used to make millions in profit” by Dan Anderson, Helsinki Times, 13 September 2017

by Dan Anderson, Helsinki Times, 12 September 2017

Tuesday's papers: Hautala's high marks, stevedores wanted and the demise of one hockey team's cheerleader squad, YLE News, 12 September 2017

Monday's papers: Tampere killing, prisoners' parole and forest regulation, YLE News, 11 September 2017

Sibelius for the millions – BBC celebrates Finland’s centenary in Proms grand finale, YLE News, 9 September 2017

U.S. and Russian Deputy Foreign Ministers set to meet in Helsinki, bilateral relations on the table: AP, TASS, RIA, YLE News, 9 September 2017

Finnish-Syrian ”toy smuggler” suspected of pocketing fundraiser money, YLE News, 9 September 2017

Use of force by Finnish police doubles, YLE News, 9 September 2017

Report: 84 radicalised inmates in Finnish prisons – half remain behind bars, YLE News, 8 September 2017

NBI: Turku attack suspect had two alternative targets, YLE News, 8 September 2017

Friday's papers: Marriages lasting, Afghan deportations, church poetry, YLE News, 8 September 2017

Finnish police enlist late night charter flight for Afghan deportations, YLE News, 7 September 2017

Finnish priests worry about deportation of converted Christians, YLE News, 7 September 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 7 September 2017

Thursday's papers: Transnational divorce, suspect 'peace camp' and citizen's arrest kerfuffle, YLE News, 7 September 2017

Watch: On the trail of famine memorials in Finland, YLE News, 7 September 2017

Yle party poll: Finns Party, Greens support up, SDP and Centre still sliding, YLE News, 7 September 2017

Wednesday's papers: Border-hopping protesters, Parliament renovation, gold coin find, YLE News, 6 September 2017

Open Arms: Finland Indulging Daesh Defectors With Increased Social Benefits, Sputnik, 5 September 2017

Growing old as a migrant in Finland: "I feel like I’m driving half blind", YLE News, 5 September 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 5 September 2017

Tuesday’s papers: Korean tensions, Vuosaari fire lessons, wind power windfall, YLE News, 5 September 2017

Despite Jyväskylä protests, police start deportation of Afghan family, YLE News, 4 September 2017

Monday's papers: Vantaa boom, Greens in government and an Indian (or just terrible) summer, YLE News, 4 September 2017

Sipilä: "It should be clear what constitutes criminal assistance of undocumented migrants", YLE News, 3 September 2017

Sibelius Monument turns 50: From vision of "drunk photographer's wife" to tourist hotspot, YLE News, 3 September 2017

Demonstration protests government policy in Helsinki, YLE News, 2 September 2017

SDP names Tuula Haatainen as presidential candidate, YLE News, 2 September 2017

President Niinistö: European defence force necessary – but will take time, YLE News, 2 September 2017

NBI: Final suspected accomplice in Turku stabbing case freed, YLE News, 1 September 2017

Helping or hiding? Government's plan to criminalise hosting of undocumented migrants raises questions, YLE News, 1 September 2017

Friday's papers: Police units to carry submachine guns, Turku attacker's video found, former minister on Helsinki police scandal, YLE News, 1 September 2017

Study: Men with Arabic-sounding names have much harder time renting flats in Finland, YLE News, 31 August 2017

After Turku attack, Finnish cabinet aims to rewrite citizenship and aliens laws, YLE News, 31 August 2017

Thursday's papers: Russia invites Finland to visit war games, Transport Ministry's electric car cash, Alko's odd pricing schemes, YLE News, 31 August 2017

Wednesday's papers: Jobs for the boys, budget talk and Vantaa daycare complaints, YLE News, 30 August 2017

Finland says no fighter deal with Boeing after Trump's comments, Reuters, 29 August 2017

Finnish police study 'manifesto' by knife attack suspect, Reuters, 29 August 2017

Trump F-18 gaffe should have been instantly corrected, says presidential candidate Vanhanen, YLE News, 29 August 2017

Police free two Turku stabbing suspects, YLE News, 29 August 2017

Security takes centre stage as Niinistö meets Trump in Washington DC by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 29 August 2017

Tuesday's papers: When Donald met Sauli, YLE News, 29 August 2017

Donald Trump gets close to sanity—physically, that is by Allen Abel, Macleans, 28 August 2017

Trump declines to say Russia is a security threat by Darlene Superville (AP), The Washington Post, 28 August 2017

Trump Says US ‘Very Protective' of Baltic Region by Jason Ditz, Antiwar.com, 28 August 2017

Experts: Russian ties may lie behind Trump-Niinistö meeting, YLE News, 28 August 2017

3,500 Finnish troops to take part in defence drills next week, YLE News, 28 August 2017

Finnish military rejects request for Russian tall ship visit to Åland, YLE News, 28 August 2017

Hossa National Park: Finland Celebrates a Century of Independence with Giant Expanse of Wilderness by Laura Holt, Independent, 28 August 2017

Monday's papers: Voters trending Green, Green chair under fire, Harvey pressures presidents, YLE News, 28 August 2017

Real identity of Turku knife attack main suspect confirmed, YLE News, 27 August 2017

Niinistö to meet Trump: "Baltic situation on the agenda", YLE News, 27 August 2017

Finnish cities beef up security in wake of terror attacks, YLE News, 26 August 2017

Finnish police release man arrested over knife attack, Reuters, 26 August 2017

Turku attack: Police release second suspect detained on Wednesday, YLE News, 26 August 2017

Poll suggests strong support for Niinistö ahead of presidential election, YLE News, 25 August 2017

Finns Party MP suspected of ethnic agitation, YLE News, 25 August 2017

Friday's papers: Sweden celebrates Finland's 100th, ID questions over Turku knife man, and city planners think safety, YLE News, 25 August 2017

Risikko tells YLE that 5,300 asylum seekers have disappeared in Finland by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 25 August 2017

Rinne provokes controversy by encouraging Finns to reproduce by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 25 August 2017

HS: Immigrants face increased hostility after stabbings in Turku by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 24 August 2017

Immigration boosts Finnish population to 5.5 million, YLE News, 24 August 2017

Finnish officials push schools to improve gender diversity teaching, leave behind traditional gender roles, YLE News, 24 August 2017

NBI releases one, detains one of Turku suspects arrested on Wednesday, YLE News, 24 August 2017

Finnish police release one knife attack suspect, Reuters, 24 August 2017,

Thursday's papers: More police, heightened anti-immigrant sentiment and an appeal for more babies, YLE News, 24 August 2017

Finnish police arrest two new suspects, doubt knifeman's identity in Turku attack, Reuters, 23 August 2017

Flow Festival review, Helsinki, Finland: Finds the perfect balance between local stars and international big-hitters by Tom Johnson, Independent, 23 August 2017

EU nationals deportation letters an 'unfortunate error', says May by Mattha Busby, The Guardian, 23 August 2017

Wednesday's papers: Turku stabbing investigation, Brexit problems and Johaug's tears, YLE News, 23 August 2017

President Niinistö: Security shaken, but closing borders leads to isolation, YLE News, 22 August 2017

How the World's Safest Country Produced So Many ISIS Fighters by Lara Whyte, Vice, 22 August 2017

Survey: One in three Finnish students will seek work abroad, YLE News, 22 August 2017

Tuesday's papers: Turku suspect details, intelligence law pressure, journalist threats and measles epidemic, YLE News, 22 August 2017

Monday's papers: Finland relives a nightmare, peels back the mask of terror, ponders a way forward, YLE News, 21 August 2017

SAK wants to improve the position of those with zero-hour contracts by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 21 August 2017

British man stabbed while defending victims in Finland terrorist attack says he's ‘no hero' by Harry Cockburn, Independent, 19 August 2017

Friday's papers: Barcelona attack, Niinistö takes centre stage, and the ditching of dirty diesels, YLE News, 18 August 2017

Thursday's papers: Asylum protests, and the true cost of housing and high school, YLE News, 17 August 2017

Finland, We Hardly Knew Ye by Ilari Kaila /Tuomas Kaila, Jacobin, 16 August 2017

Unions demand clear pay rise for the municipal sector by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 16 August 2017

Wednesday's papers: Flow bouncer brutality, Uber's ending, Kiky joy and Brexit analysis, YLE News, 16 August 2017

Tuesday's papers: Strike halts trains, a new explanation for Finnish school success, YLE News, 15 August 2017

Proposal for new Working Hours Act would make life more insecure for young families by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 11 August 2017

Unions focus on new employment and career coaching services by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 10 August 2017

El mito de Kullervo, entre Tolkien y Sibelius por Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, El País, 3 agosto 2017

NATO "handed over intercept of Russian planes to Finland", YLE News, 2 August 2017

Wednesday's papers: Finns Party breakup, mortgage ‘holidays', and postbox switch, YLE News, 2 August 2017

The latest experiment in Finland proves that universal basic income works – so why not bring it to the UK? by Frances Coppola, Independent, 1 August 2017

World of leather: how Tom of Finland created a legendary gay aesthetic by Alex Needham, The Guardian, 1 August 2017

Tuesday's papers: Minister powerless, over-keen cloudberry picking, and carphone contrasts, YLE News, 1 August 2017

HS: Finland's legal aid reform eroding legal protection of asylum seekers by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 31 July 2017

Monday's papers: Finns in Konstanz, Espoo cabins, student benefit gap, YLE News, 31 July 2017

HS: Big problems with legal services for asylum seekers, YLE News, 29 July 2017

Finland to end sales of diesel cars by 2030, says Berner by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 28 July 2017

Putin: Finland's foreign policy contributing to stability in Northern Europe by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 28 July 2017

Friday's papers: Putin, Putin, Putin, YLE News, 28 July 2017

Putin and Niinistö talk defence, environment and possible US sanctions, YLE News, 27 July 2017

Hundreds of asylum seekers in Finland converting from Islam to Christianity, YLE News, 27 July 2017

Biaudet calls for review of asylum procedures of Migri by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 27 July 2017

Thursday's papers: Putin's arrival and what to expect, YLE News, 27 July 2017

Putin-Niinistö meeting venues hold special place in Finnish-Russian history, YLE News, 26 July 2017

Six months on: Feedback on Finland's basic income trial, YLE News, 26 July 2017


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