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.

 

Finnish nurses heading abroad for better pay, YLE News, 3 July 2015

Friday's papers: Travel ban spat, North Korean defection, PM's popularity and dubious dental services, YLE News, 3 July 2015

President Niinistö: Visa travel ban row "unfortunate situation", YLE News, 2 July 2015

Russia Disgusted With Finland After Delegates Barred From OSCE Session, Russia Insider, 2 July 2015

Labour Law Professor on the Government Programme: What on earth does this mean? by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 2 July 2015

Soini: Kremlin is right to summon Finnish ambassador, YLE News, 2 July 2015

Thursday's papers: Croatian investor mystery deepens, Russia politicians' fury at Finland, and fewest births since 1800s, YLE News, 2 July 2015

Wednesday's papers: Soini to be PM next week, Russians shot flares at Swedish Air Force, Moomin park finds home in Japan, YLE News, 1 July 2015

Amid Grexit concerns, Finnish finance leaders offer assurances of ECB support and collateral, YLE News, 30 June 2015

Boehner: Finland has been a great ally and friend to the US, YLE News, 30 June 2015

Stubb: Greek talks to continue after referendum by Tuomas Muraja – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 30 June 2015

Tuesday's papers: Finland's Grexit tab, defence readiness and Yle's Olympics loss, YLE News, 30 June 2015

One in four Finns rely on transfer payments by Jani Timonen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 29 June 2015

US Speaker of the House visiting Finland, to talk security, defence, YLE News, 29 June 2015

Monday's papers: Greek financial crisis, electricity-free water treatment, amateur pilot's emergency landing, YLE News, 29 June 2015

Stubb: Greece is not leaving the euro, YLE News, 28 June 2015

Finland comes in 37th in global well-being survey by Jukka Vuorio – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 26 June 2015

Crises in Africa and Middle East felt on Finnish border by Anna-Liina Kauhanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 26 June 2015

Record numbers of asylum-seekers, reception centres strained, YLE News, 26 June 2015

Friday's papers: Record number of asylum seekers, elder care controversy, first Pride parade in Savo, YLE News, 26 June 2015

Major victory for employees in a long struggle for a collective agreement by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 25 June 2015

Unemployment rate hits 15-year high by Teemu Luukka – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 25 June 2015

Small Finnish town welcomes return of asylum seekers, YLE News, 25 June 2015

HS: Finnish Defence Forces set up new rapid deployment force, YLE News, 25 June 2015

Thursday's papers: Greek flip-flop, Gaza flotilla, woodpecker rebound, YLE News, 25 June 2015

Gov't split on EU refugee transfers, YLE News, 24 June 2015

Wednesday's papers: Rape sentencing under scrutiny, Russian land purchases, and Guggenheim in the balance, YLE News, 24 June 2015

Tuesday's papers: Greek crisis, smartwatch insurance schemes, SDP crisis and the price of votes for ministers, YLE News, 23 June 2015

Finland reduces quota refugee intake, agrees to take EU transfers, YLE News, 22 June 2015

Support for Social Democrats slips to new low since 1990 by Olli Pohjanpalo – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 22 June 2015

Monday's papers: Biking best option for city slickers; Connecting Pirkanmaa; Midsummer death toll, YLE News, 22 June 2015

Violence, drink-driving, drowned – "Normal Midsummer", say police, YLE News, 20 June 2015

Finland cracks down on homelessness – Expert still worried, YLE News, 19 June 2015

Eat on your feet to lose weight, Finland's health ministry urges by Agence-France Press, The Guardian, 18 June 2015

Thursday's papers: Unnerving pace of government decision-making, Russian rumblings and another state-funded Talvivaara bail-out, YLE News, 18 June 2015

Niinistö: “Europe is not in a state of peace” by Anneli Ahonen, Tiina Juujärvi – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 17 June 2015

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different by David Crouch, The Guardian, 17 June 2015

Wednesday's papers: Pondering Putin's prescriptions and forget the sunblock, you won't need it, YLE News, 17 June 2015

Niinistö to discuss Ukraine and EU on President Putin visit, YLE News, 16 June 2015

Tuesday's papers: Wage deal analysis, presidential bust-up, and how to cut sick leave rates? YLE News, 16 June 2015

National Wage Agreement offers 16 euro a month rise by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 16 June 2015

Thousands protest education cuts in Helsinki, YLE News, 15 June 2015

Monday's papers: President defends Kremlin visit, new data centre, and Mixu gets the boot, YLE News, 15 June 2015

Online surveillance is key for national security, Niinistö states by Pekka Torvinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 15 June 2015

President: Growing military presence in the Baltic region, YLE News, 14 June 2015

Defence Minister: US plans to install weapons in Baltics part of reassurance policy, YLE News, 14 June 2015

President opening foreign and security policy debate, YLE News, 14 June 2015

Finland's marathon man faces long haul with eurozone's other straggler by Szu Ping Chan, The Telegraph, 13 June 2015

Growing risk of segregated neighbourhoods, YLE News, 13 June 2015

Newspaper poll: Half of Finns oppose longer working hours, YLE News, 13 June 2015

When the Doves Disappeared', by Sofi Oksanen by Paul Gould, Financial Times, 12 June 2015

Finland is most popular destination for Russian tourists by Sirpa Pääkkönen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 12 June 2015

Sipilä: Reform first, impact assessment later by Virve Kähkönen, Juha-Pekka Raeste – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 12 June 2015

Government postpone cuts in unemployment benefits by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 12 June 2015

Friday's papers: Soini flip-flop? Shipping woes, wealthy woes and bomb scare details, YLE News, 12 June 2015

Foreigners puzzled by cramped and pricey flats in Helsinki by Marja Salmela, Noona Bäckgren – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 11 June 2015

Finland slashes development aid by 43% amid fears others may follow by Georgi Gotev, The Guardian, 11 June 2015

Thursday's papers: Anti-austerity protests, academics slam gov't plans, and 1000 Nicki Minaj cut-outs flood Senate Square, YLE News, 11 June 2015

Number of libraries halved since 1980s, YLE News, 11 June 2015

Wednesday's papers: FM lambasted, disabled man beaten and high rents decried, YLE News, 10 June 2015

Intercepted ceramic artefact not from Syria, YLE News, 9 June 2015

Finns no longer believe they live in an equal society, study claims, YLE News, 9 June 2015

Tuesday's papers: Executive pay cuts, ISIS returnees, cottages make for way for nuclear site, YLE News, 9 June 2015

Charlie Hebdo satirists shred Finns Party in latest issue, YLE News, 8 June 2015

Monday's papers: Soini badmouthed, Finns' tick fear, literature exchange boom, YLE News, 8 June 2015

Were the antiquities going to Russia from Syria or Iran or France? Conflict Antiquities, 7 June 2015

Finland exports electricity to Russia for first time, YLE News, 7 June 2015

Turku's medieval summer – golden ticket to new tourist markets? YLE News, 6 June 2015

Newspaper poll: Most Finns willing to work a longer week, YLE News, 6 June 2015

Finland's richest get the most out of domestic expenses tax deductions, YLE News, 5 June 2015

Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia, YLE News, 5 June 2015

Friday's papers: A rush to wind power, nuclear backers not worried, and why is it so chilly? YLE News, 5 June 2015

Fearful of Putin, Finland Explores NATO Membership by Mark Seip, Newsweek, 4 June 2015

Employers to continue facing hurdles in hiring foreigners by Katja Boxberg – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 June 2015

Government to cut back on military crisis management by Eeva Palojärvi – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 June 2015

Thursday's papers: Military stops Russian land purchase, Happy Birthday Mannerheim and FA's Greek trip under fire, YLE News, 4 June 2015

Estonia, Finland oppose EU refugee distribution plan, YLE News, 3 June 2015

Opposition furious over broken election promises by Martta Nieminen, Olli Pohjanpalo – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 3 June 2015

Army resignations up after reserve letter, YLE News, 3 June 2015

Wednesday's papers: Government troubles, Aarnio's salary, and cheaper petrol in Russia, YLE News, 3 June 2015

Tuesday's newspapers: New rules for ministers, nearly 10,000 computers missing in Espoo, sea rescue from cruise ship fall, YLE News, 2 June 2015

The Finnish Disease by Paul Krugman, International New York Times, 1 June 2015

Proposed asylum seeker re-settlements would cost Finland roughly €10M by Anna-Liina Kauhanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 1 June 2015

Monday's papers: Blacklisted MEP criticises FM's downplay of list, 36 rapes on Baltic cruise ships last year, summer brings coach, rail price wars, YLE News, 1 June 2015

Young Karelians face blacklisting by Kremlin over Finns Party visit, YLE News, 1 June 2015

Foreign Minister Soini plays down Russian blacklist, says it's "no surprise", YLE News, 31 May 2015

Circus-themed rooms, a sauna scrub-down and the world's most beautiful Burger King: Highlights of wonderful, wacky Helsinki by Jonathan Ray, Mail Online, 30 May 2015

Government renewable fuel target “ambitious but achievable”, YLE News, 30 May 2015

European Broadcasting Union urges Yle to boost diversity, YLE News, 30 May 2015

Finnish MEP on new Russian blacklist, YLE News, 30 May 2015

Finland Not Afraid to Criticize Russia — New Foreign Minister by Reuters, The Moscow Times, 29 May 2015

Ministers pressed on broken election promises, YLE News, 29 May 2015

Government's new proposal to labour market organisations: take it or leave it by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 29 May 2015

Young immigration sceptic elected as Parliamentary speaker, YLE News, 29 May 2015

President appoints new cabinet, YLE News, 29 May 2015

We Asked Non-Finns React To Photos Of Finnish Stuff And Now They're All Jealous by Tabatha Leggett, BuzzFeed, 28 May 2015

Thursday's papers: New government under the microscope and Finland's FIFA conundrum, YLE News, 28 May 2015

“African men should submit to forced sterilisations” by Heidi Lämsä – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 27 May 2015

Wednesday's papers: New cabinet predictions, daycare savings drive and new mosque for Helsinki? YLE News, 27 May 2015

Finland for the Finns? by Anna Vesterinen, openDemocracry, 26 May 2015

European Commission to propose that 700 asylum seekers be relocated to Finland by Piia Elonen, Anna-Sofia Nieminen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 26 May 2015

Tuesday's papers: Ministry of Environment to stay, EU wants Finland to take 688 Mediterranean refugees, 'maternal instinct' saves 16-month-old from meningitis, YLE News, 26 May 2015

Over 2,500 queue for free food - charity workers concerned about possible cuts, YLE News, 25 May 2015

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

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