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 in the week starting 23 July.

 

Tuesday's papers: Trump-Putin meeting, analysis and commentary, YLE News, 17 July 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 17 July 2018

"No collusion": Russian election interference claims overshadow Trump-Putin summit, YLE News, 16 July 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 16 July 2018

Live updates: Donald Trump meets Sauli Niinistö in Helsinki, YLE News, 16 July 2018

Monday's papers: Focus on the Trump-Putin summit, YLE News, 16 July 2018

Trump-Putin Visit Doesn’t Herald Thaw, Pundits Say, The Moscow Times, 16 July 2018

Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki: Greenpeace climbers in church bell tower call for climate action, Greenpeace International, 16 July 2018

Finnish Newspaper Greets Trump and Putin With Billboards Defending 'Free Press' by Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 15 July 2018

Mass Protests Greet Trump as He Lands in Helsinki for Summit, Defend Democracy Press, 15 July 2018

'Not welcome': Finnish protesters criticise Trump-Putin summit by Andrew Roth, The Guardian, 15 July 2018

What Will Happen When Trump Meets Putin in Helsinki? by Susan B. Glasser,The New Yorker, 15 July 2018

Finns Rally Against Trump, Putin Ahead of Helsinki Summit Jussi Rosendahl, Reuters, US News, 15 July 2018

Reporting Helsinki: What The Russian Media Says, News Now Finland, 15 July 2018

Amnesty International Finland calls on President Niinistö to defend human rights during Trump-Putin talks, YLE News, 15 July 2018

Helsinki Calling organisers refute claims of "language policing", exclusion at Trump-Putin demo, YLE News, 14 July 2018

Poll: Finn ish support for development aid at 10-year high, YLE News, 13 July 2018

Friday's papers: THL probe, gov't unpopularity and Rehn fighting debt, YLE News, 13 July 2018

President Niinistö: NATO alliance stronger despite Trump's "blunt" comments, YLE News, 12 July 2018

Number of protests for Trump-Putin Helsinki summit rises to 10, YLE News, 12 July 2018

Close to 1,500 journalists to cover Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki, YLE News, 12 July 2018

Helsinki ranked fifth worldwide in terms of smart city governance by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 12 July 2018

Thursday's papers: Niinistö's sunny NATO report, Aarnio's murder connection and Oksanen's Finlandisation missive, YLE News, 12 July 2018

A Soviet shadow looms over the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki by Sofi Oksanen, The Guardian, 11 July 2018

Wednesday's papers: Thai cave diver, Espoo substance abuse and Tampere lake algae, YLE News, 11 July 2018

Nokia signs billion-euro network tech deal with China Mobile, YLE News, 10 July 2018

The Rise and Fall of Nokia review – fascinating insight into the Finnish, and now finished, tech firm by Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, 10 July 2018

Finland to probe potential of cattle manure for energy production, YLE News, 10 July 2018

Tuesday's papers: Gift register fail, offline life and protest switch, YLE News, 10 July 2018

Finland's Interior Ministry to propose border checks for EU arrivals during Trump-Putin talks, YLE News, 9 July 2018

Welcome to Finland—but your work permit might take some time, YLE News, 9 July 2018

Finland and Sweden sign defence pact in Turku, YLE News, 9 July 2018

Monday's papers: Summit speculation, military recruits, bothersome seals and restless reindeer, YLE News, 9 July 2018

Finnish President tells tabloid: EU not strong enough in international politics, YLE News, 7 July 2018

Commuters, airline passengers, tourists in Finland to feel pinch of Trump-Putin summit, YLE News, 6 July 2018

Finnish Navy orders Israeli missiles in 162m-euro deal, YLE News, 6 July 2018

Friday's papers: Sote cuts, Trump risks, and ex-MP's lobbying ban, YLE News, 6 July 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 5 July 2018

Thursday's papers: Putin preparations, cheap booze hunt and Pukki's second chance in Britain, YLE News, 5 July 2018

US gov't plane seen in Turku, raising speculation over Trump's plans in Finland, YLE News, 4 July 2018

Four protests planned for Trump-Putin Helsinki summit, so far, YLE News, 4 July 2018

Interior Ministry aims to block repeat asylum applications, YLE News, 4 July 2018

Wednesday's papers: Violent passenger, solar panel rental and tips for mosquito season, YLE News, 4 July 2018

Union: Activation model hitting Finland's senior unemployed hardest, YLE News, 3 July 2018

President Niinistö to talk crisis management ops at NATO summit in Brussels, YLE News, 3 July 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 3 July 2018

Tuesday’s papers: Thai cave rescue, coastal pollution, Lapland heat and Helsinki sprawl, YLE News, 3 July 2018

Supreme Administrative Court grants asylum to 19-year-old facing death threats in Afghanistan, YLE News, 2 July 2018

THL: Psychological stress three times more common among unemployed in Finland, YLE News, 2 July 2018

Record number of families in Finland seek shelter from domestic violence, YLE News, 2 July 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 2 July 2018

Monday's papers: Tractor taxi, hanging bridge fail and kindergarten on wheels, YLE News, 2 July 2018

Free contraception reduces teen abortions by a third in Vantaa, YLE News, 1 July 2018

Record-breaking 100K march in Helsinki Pride, YLE News, 30 June 2018

Finland's first Romani café founded, YLE News, 30 June 2018

Trump and Putin in Helsinki, singalong taxis – Finland in the World Press by Dan Anderson, Helsinki Times, 29 June 2018

Friday's papers: Trump-Putin reaction, taxi shake-up and EU summit, YLE News, 29 June 2018

Putin-Trump summit to bring huge delegations, press corps to Helsinki, YLE News, 28 June 2018

Finnish neutrality key to Helsinki hosting US-Russia summit by Jonathan Hall, AP, 28 June 2018

Study: Finland's health care system among best in the world, YLE News, 28 June 2018

Thursday's papers: Katainen leaves politics, the race for AI, and cold Finns, YLE News, 28 June 2018

President Niinistö to join NATO summit, YLE News, 27 June 2018

Wednesday's papers: Trump-Putin, moves to limit motoring and Sipilä's climbdown, YLE News, 27 June 2018

Terho shoots down Mykkänen's proposal to raise refugee quota by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 25 June 2018

Tuesday's papers: Sote timetable, carbon neutrality and train chaos, YLE News, 26 June 2018

Finland on fence about joining France-led defence coalition, YLE News, 25 June 2018

British national awarded Finland's life saving medal for heroism in Turku attack, YLE News, 25 June 2018

Monday's papers: Busy weekend for Coast Guard, rollercoaster scare and wage differences, YLE News, 25 June 2018

Sipilä: EU leaders widely supportive of creating processing centres in North Africa by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 25 June 2018

Wind power picks up speed in Finland, YLE News, 24 June 2018

Eurostat: Finland 8th most expensive country in Europe, YLE News, 24 June 2018

Survey: Finland ranks number one in citizen trust, YLE News, 23 June 2018

Finnish Interior Minister proposes ten-fold increase in quota refugees across the EU, YLE News, 23 June 2018

Happiest Finns live in Lapland and Uusimaa, finds survey by Alma Media by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 22 June 2018

Sipilä and Tusk discuss means to bring migration under control ahead of EU summit by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 22 June 2018

Finland's birth rate falls again in 2017 - likely lowest in 150 years, YLE News, 21 June 2018

Mykkänen: European asylum system has reached the end of its road by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 21 June 2018

Thursday's papers: Happy Laplanders, fewer traffic deaths and online murder reports, YLE News, 21 June 2018

World Cup supporters claim asylum in Finland, YLE News, 20 June 2018

Asylum Seekers Enter Finland From Russia Using World Cup IDs, The Moscow Times, 20 June 2018

Wednesday's papers: Nato statement, Brexit briefing and US ambassador, YLE News, 20 June 2018

HS: Wärtsilä's calculations question merits of nuclear power projects in Finland by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 19 June 2018

Tuesday's papers: Cheap wind power, cheaper travel and Midsummer mosquitos, YLE News, 19 June 2018

Former President Ahtisaari in Kultaranta: We Are Harming the World By Labeling Democracy, Law and Human Rights As Western Values by Tony Öhberg, Finland Today, 18 June 2018

Niinistö reiterates concern about re-emergence of power politics by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 June 2018

Iraqi police sending deportees back to Helsinki over temporary travel documents, YLE News, 18 June 2018

Why the Finns don't want to be happy? by Kate Leaver, BBC News, 18 June 2018

Finland's homelessness scheme takes 3,500 people off the street, YLE News, 18 June 2018

Turku knife-man sentenced to life in prison by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 June 2018

Monday's papers: Drugs dismissal, Finns Party MP trial and terror charges dropped, YLE News, 18 June 2018

Kultaranta talks: UN Secretary-General, President on the future of politics, YLE News, 17 June 2018

Survey: More than half of young women in Finland have faced sexual harassment, YLE News, 15 June 2018

Finland's activation model stage two on the way, YLE News, 15 June 2018

All Points North Podcast #18: Lauren Stevens talks marriage equality, LGBT rights and Helsinki Pride, YLE News, 15 June 2018

Friday's papers: Political fragmentation, farm fragility and discounter sponsorship, YLE News, 15 June 2018

Trade unions Pro and Pardia plan a merger by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 15 June 2018

Finland's safety investigators recommend measures to prevent radicalisation of asylum seekers, YLE News, 15 June 2018

Report calls on Finland to adopt quality control for asylum interpreter services, YLE News, 14 June 2018

Reuters-Oxford study finds Finns most trusting of mainstream media outlets, YLE News, 14 June 2018

The Finnish Government has turned its back on the tripartite cooperation by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 7 June 2018

 

 

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