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.

 

Wednesday's papers: The hunt for Finland's next prime minister, Helsinki plans to close schools and the arrival of a donut chain, YLE News, 23 April 2014

Finland to sign off on NATO assistance deal, YLE News, 22 April 2014

Vapaavuori insists:”Our party isn't in crisis”, YLE News, 22 April 2014

200m-euro wind farms blow into northern Finland, YLE News, 22 April 2014

Tuesday's papers: Searching for answers in plane wreckage, Nokia-Microsoft deal progresses and Supercellers invest, YLE News, 22 April 2014

Finland's homoerotic stamps are an ocular feast for women, too by Nell Frizzell, The Guardian, 21 April 2014

Turku physicist looks for cracks in Einstein's theory, YLE News, 20 April 2014

IL poll: 1 in 3 Finns ready to join Nato, YLE News, 19 April 2014

Foreign Minister: Finland not dependent on Russian gas, YLE News, 17 April 2014

Ukrainian crisis driving more seasonal workers into Finland, YLE News, 17 April 2014

Putin: Relations with Finland extremely good, YLE News, 17 April 2014

Inside the world of Finland's surname police, YLE News, 17 April 2014

Foreign Minister: Contest over Ukraine "absurd", YLE News, 17 April 2014

Finland's erotic Tom stamps raise temperatures worldwide, YLE News, 17 April 2014

Thursday's papers: Fear of Russia on the rise; war veterans' latest battle and over-65s in a tangle over fishing rights, YLE News, 17 April 2014

Finnish president sees Ukraine crisis as clash of values, YLE News, 16 April 2014

Haglund: EU countries to invest in defence after Ukraine crisis, YLE News, 16 April 2014

Wednesday's papers: Who's who in the Euro elections, and mix-ups over narcolepsy diagnoses, YLE News, 16 April 2014

Eloranta: New regional welfare and health care model still leaves some open questions by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 16 April 2014

Confederations: proposal to extend contractors' liability is not effective enough by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 15 April 2014

Finland meets first Kyoto goals, YLE News, 15 April 2014

Tuesday's print media round-up: Cut-price hobbies, cost-cut policing and the tablet that never was... YLE News, 15 April 2014

Russian worries overshadow Finnish firms' quarterly report season, YLE News, 14 April 2014

Finnish foreign minister: No need yet for broader sanctions on Russia, YLE News, 14 April 2014

Monday's papers: All eyes on Ukraine, dismantling gender pay gaps and gov't looks at judicial reform, YLE News, 14 April 2014

Finnish climate change expert calls for energy reductions, YLE News, 14 April 2014

Tuomioja and Sipilä respond to PM's pro-NATO comments, YLE News, 12 April 2014

PM: Finland should embrace open, international integration and consider NATO membership, YLE News, 12 April 2014

Weekly: Ex-President Ahtisaari calls on Finland to join NATO with Sweden, YLE News, 11 April 2014

Friday's papers: Budget blues, immigration views, tax inspectors and moped cars, YLE News, 11 April 2014

Decoding Finnish teenspeak, YLE News, 10 April 2014

Wednesday's papers: Weighing time vs. money, Twitter's new look and immigrant youth education, YLE News, 9 April 2014

In Tuesday's papers: Political ructions, pan-handling in Turku... and quark, YLE News, 8 April 2014

HS analysis: Why is Jyrki Katainen leaving his post? by Marko Junkkari– Helsingin Sanomat, Niina Woolley- Helsinki Times, 7 April 2014

Finnbay's English-language news reporting under scrutiny, YLE News, 7 April 2014

Monday's papers: Finland after Katainen and that juicy lottery windfall, YLE News, 7 April 2014

Who will replace Katainen? Four favourites stand out, YLE News, 6 April 2014

Jyrki Katainen to quit as Finland's PM to seek EU role by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 6 April 2014

Can government survive PM Katainen's departure? YLE News, 6 April 2014

Finns have concerns over Russian nuclear power plant by Heikki Arola – Helsingin Sanomat, Niina Woolley- Helsinki Times, 6 April 2014

Finland's Prime Minister to Step Down in June by Juhana Rossi, The Wall Street Journal, 5 April 2014

PM Katainen to stand down, YLE News, 5 April 2014

Finance Minister: Child benefit cuts to stay, YLE News, 5 April 2014

Finland in violation of EU fiscal rules by Piia Elonen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 April 2014

Finland places 8th in social progress index, YLE News, 4 April 2014

Friday's papers: Cabinet reshuffle, business advice, and spring weather, YLE News, 4 April 2014

La finesa Telia-Sonera admite prácticas de corrupción en Asia por Adrián Soto, El País, 4 de abril de 2014

Researchers premiere thought-powered computer, YLE News, 3 April 2014

Kela: Pay single standard child benefit and save 100 million, YLE News, 3 April 2014

Thursday's papers: Budget grumbles, more women staying home during recession, and empty stands for hockey play-offs, YLE News, 3 April 2014

Helsinki is shaping up to be an amazing city by Lesley Riddoch, Sundaypost.com, 2 April 2014

Stora Enso admits use of child labour in Pakistan by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 2 April 2014

Jörn Donner to run for European Parliament, YLE News, 2 April 2014

Finland postpones economic meeting with Russia, YLE News, 2 April 2014

Finland struggles to deal with diabetes explosion, YLE News, 2 April 2014

Wednesday's paper review: Nuclear reactor bill triples, new central library short 16 million euros, and growing number of stolen goods sold online, YLE News, 2 April 2014

PISA: Finnish kids best problem-solvers in Europe, YLE News, 1 April 2014

April Fool papers: Metso sale rumours, pollen pain, ministerial savings, and education rules, YLE News, 1 April 2014

Tango's growing appeal in Finland, YLE News, 1 April 2014

Social Democrats take culture, National Coalition transport portfolio, YLE News, 31 March 2014

Stubb: Russia's economic dip could pose risk for Finland, YLE News, 31 March 2014

State government to undergo serious trimming, YLE News, 31 March 2014

Monday's papers: Sporting tragedy, trading in human parts and Tsarist ambitions for Putin? YLE News, 31 March 2014

HS: Support for NATO membership up slightly, YLE News, 30 March 2014

Controversial cleric urges Muslims to be active in society - video, YLE News, 30 March 2014

Experts: Finland unlikely to be a mediator in the Ukrainian conflict, YLE News, 29 March 2014

Friday's papers: Daring divers, costly schoolbooks, slow trains and runaway skiers, YLE News, 28 March 2014

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo/Leila Josefowicz – review by Guy Damman, The Guardian, 27 March 2014

Finnish firms relying on Russian business face bankruptcy threat, YLE News, 27 March 2014

Consumers, businesses remain glum on the economy, YLE News, 27 March 2014

Russian aerial exercises prompt emergency alerts in eastern Finland, YLE News, 27 March 2014

Thursday's papers: budget crying game and those cracks in gov't ranks, YLE News, 27 March 2014

Joensuu museum aims to help immigrants to integrate, YLE News, 27 March 2014

MLL: Brunt of austerity savings borne by children, YLE News, 26 March 2014

Wednesday's papers: Reactions to the Government's framework cuts, YLE News, 26 March 2014

Government unveils plan to save an additional 2.3 billion euros, YLE News, 26 March 2014

Ilkka Kanerva joins OSCE Ukraine delegation, YLE News, 26 March 2014

Left Alliance leaves government, YLE News, 25 March 2014

Niinistö looks for understanding over Finland's Russia stance, YLE News, 25 March 2014

Finland gives 44 million euros to Syria, South Sudan and Central African Republic by Piia Elonen – Helsingin Sanomat, Annika Rautakoura- Helsinki Times, 25 March 2014

Unemployment creeps above 9 percent in February, YLE News, 25 March 2014

Tuesday's papers: Budget battle, stabbing trial, new coastal highway and healthy gardening, YLE News, 25 March 2014

Niinistö will continue to meet with Putin, YLE News, 24 March 2014

Left Alliance ultimatum: Protect the poor or else, YLE News, 24 March 2014

Monday's papers: Social and health care reform victory and those pesky budget talks, YLE News, 24 March 2014

Thai berry pickers should get employment contracts, rapporteur proposes by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Filand, 24 March 2014

Government and opposition reach deal on health care reform by Teija Sutinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 23 March 2014

Ukrainian crisis has not increased Finns' fear of Russia, YLE News, 22 March 2014

Central bank chief: Declining confidence in Russia already hurting Finland, YLE News, 22 March 2014

Finnish ambassador to Ukraine praises observer mission, YLE News, 22 March 2014

Finland to send up to 20 monitors to Ukraine, YLE News, 22 March 2014

Foreign language speakers overtake number of Swedish-speakers, YLE News, 21 March 2014

Threshold high to anti-racist action, YLE News, 21 March 2014

Tuomioja: No Finns on new EU sanctions list, YLE News, 21 March 2014

Friday's papers: A welcome exemption to sanctions against Russia, former Nokia employees making good, and problems finding a wife, YLE News, 21 March 2014

Helsinki Arena owners slapped with US sanctions over Ukraine, YLE News, 20 March 2014

Ties with Finland irrelevant when imposing sanctions, says Katainen by Piia Elonen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 20 March 2014

Thursday's papers: Does Putin mean us? Finns in the KHL and SDP looks for a new role, YLE News, 20 March 2014

Finnish Air Force steps up surveillance amid "interesting traffic" over Baltic, YLE News, 19 March 2014

Former General: "They wouldn't dare come here", YLE News, 19 March 2014

Weak ruble hurts Russian tax-free spending, YLE News, 19 March 2014

Wednesday's papers: Even more government savings, controversial Muslim cleric won't visit, and lots of drugs offered to teens, YLE News, 19 March 2014

Report: Integration services cater mainly to refugees, YLE News, 18 March 2014

Fennovoima nuclear plan raises concern in Sweden, YLE News, 18 March 2014

Centre's Sipilä warns of sanctions impact, YLE News, 18 March 2014

Tuesday's papers: Russian shipyard owners wanted, waste disposal in Estonia, more on Crimea and tragedy strikes, YLE News, 18 March 2014

Expert on EU's Crimea sanctions: No immediate effect, YLE News, 18 March 2014

Tuomioja expects little from EU's second phase of sanctions, YLE News, 17 March 2014

Stubb: "We are quite reluctant about the sanctions themselves", YLE News, 17 March 2014

Several Finnish cities hit by high pollution levels by Samuli Laita – Helsingin Sanomat, Niina Woolley- Helsinki Times, 17 March 2014

Russia to move 3,000 soldiers to Finnish border, YLE News, 17 March 2014

Monday's papers: Crimea, guy power, Turku's sinking shipyard and superbugs, YLE News, 17 March 2014

Finlandia se asoma al abismo por Adrián Soto, El País, 16 de marzo de 2014

Katainen: Finland is not neutral, NATO is an option, YLE News, 16 March 2014

Finland condemns 'illegal' Crimean vote, YLE News, 16 March 2014

Finlandia se asoma al abismo por Adrián Soto, El País, 16 de marzo de 2014

Sanctions on Russia could hit Finland hard by Minna Nalbantoglu – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 15 March 2014

IMF to Finland: Cut spending and restructure, YLE News, 15 March 2014

Finland-Russia Society rep: Relations with our eastern neighbour are still good, YLE News, 14 March 2014

Friday's papers: Nokia's new boss, poor ambulance services, foiled criminals and more missing planes, YLE News, 14 March 2014

Parliamentary debate on Ukraine turns to Nato by Teija Sutinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 13 March 2014

MPs undecided on defence cooperation, alliance with Sweden, YLE News, 13 March 2014

Thursday's papers: Defence developments, same-sex marriage, and an Internet sensation, YLE News, 13 March 2014

Premier worried by EU's strained ties with Russia, YLE News, 12 March 2014

Niinistö: Russia wants to see itself in central position in world politics by Anna-Liina Kauhanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 12 March 2014

Nordics rethink security after Ukraine crisis, YLE News, 12 March 2014

Wednesday's papers: Advice for investors in Russia, storm winds in the North, and the Government knuckles down to cut 3 billion, YLE News, 12 March 2014

Haavisto urges Stora Enso to act on child labour, YLE News, 12 March 2014

Parliament sanctions deployment of Finnish troops in CAR by Olli Pohjanpalo – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 11 March 2014

Rocky linguistic road for immigrant nurses, YLE News, 11 March 2014

Tuesday's papers: passport penalties, curbing beer sales, health sector reform and a slick new tv series, YLE News, 11 March 2014

Finland's Russian speakers receive invitation letter to observe Crimean autonomy referendum, YLE News, 10 March 2014

Finland EU's third largest user of renewable energy, YLE News, 10 March 2014

Finland finds homes for 500 Syrian refugees, YLE News, 10 March 2014

Monday's papers: Teachers flee mould, ageing doctors and matriculation exam changes, YLE News, 10 March 2014

Trade unions campaign for the European Parliament elections by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 10 March 2014

Sweden awards literature prize to Finnish author Kjell Westö, YLE News, 9 March 2014

Green Minister firm on anti-nuclear power stance, YLE News, 8 March 2014

Finland's judiciary system fourth best in world, YLE News, 7 March 2014

Friday's papers: Empty threats, empty cottages and payment problems, YLE News, 7 March 2014

Katainen, Tuomioja urge restraint on Ukraine, YLE News, 6 March 2014

Refugee Council honours Kurdish-born bus driver, YLE News, 6 March 2014

Women's incomes rise – yet lag well behind, YLE News, 6 March 2014

Tuomioja: No plans to bail out Ukraine independently, YLE News, 6 March 2014

Thursday's papers: Professor stabbing, icebreaker move and spring-like driving conditions, YLE News, 6 March 2014

Finland is EU's second most violent country for women, YLE News, 5 March 2014

Wednesday's papers: assessing the Ukraine fallout, trade with Russia slumps, and Finland's domestic violence shame, YLE News, 5 March 2014

Police listening in more often, YLE News, 5 March 2014

FM: Putin's Crimea claims not credible, YLE News, 4 March 2014

Ukraine crisis a hurdle to Fennovoima by Juha-Pekka Raeste – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 March 2014

Fennovoima permit changes face stiff opposition, YLE News, 4 March 2014

Finns not as concerned about climate change as western neighbours by Heikki Arola, Katja Boxberg – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 March 2014

Trade unions defend genuine possibility for alternation leave by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 4 March 2014

Free food queues lengthening – new distribution sites opening across the country, YLE News, 4 March 2014

Haglund's tie stunt makes Russian daily see red, YLE News, 4 March 2014

Tuesday's papers: All about Ukraine, Russia -- and Finland, YLE News, 4 March 2014

Tuomioja: European Council to outline measures regarding Russia Thursday, YLE News, 3 March 2014

Fennovoima: Hopefully Ukrainian situation won't lead to financial crisis, YLE News, 3 March 2014

Russia-Ukraine tensions may impact Finnish economy, YLE News, 3 March 2014

Hundreds of European schools to combat bullying with Finnish methods by Toni Lehtinen– Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 3 March 2014

Haglund postpones visit to St. Petersburg amid tension in Ukraine by Anna-Liina Kauhanen, Susanna Reinboth – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 3 March 2014

Monday's papers: Reaction to Russia-Ukraine, tougher laws on buying sex, and Finns looking good in Hollywood, YLE News, 3 March 2014

Tuomioja plans to call Russia's Ambassador to Finland to an audience on Tuesday, YLE News, 3 March 2014

FM on Ukraine: "Those acting on behalf of violent alternatives should be isolated and brought to justice”, YLE News, 2 March 2014

President Niinistö: Russia's conduct is in opposition to international law, YLE News, 2 March 2014

FIIA: Finland's security policy status has changed, YLE News, 2 March 2014

FM on Russian Parliament's Crimea decision: “There will be many consequences”, YLE News, 2 March 2014

Finnish Defence Force expert analyzes escalating Ukraine situation, YLE News, 1 March 2014

Kalevala-collector Lönnrot was Finland's 19th century Renaissance man, YLE News, 28 February 2014

Lahti set to double up on refugee quota, YLE News, 28 February 2014

Friday's papers: Ukraine, hacking charges, powerful profits, a CEO's sudden death and teen pop at a jazz fest, YLE News, 28 February 2014

Thursday's papers: War games, a police probe, food aid and disabled rights, YLE News, 27 February 2014

Wednesday's papers: Experienced blood donors, icebreakers and ice hockey, liquid Lapland and a pseudo-crash, YLE News, 26 February 2014

Tuesday's papers: Arhinmäki's "Sochigate" continues, a spat over a presidential film, and Turku's fading LNG port dream, YLE News, 25 February 2014

Finland to send roughly 20 special troops to Central African Republic by Anna-Liina Kauhanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 24 February 2014

Monday's papers: Minister's heavy night in Sochi, sick pay incentives, and the cost of over-indulgence, YLE News, 24 February 2014

Friday's paper review: Gender-neutral marriage debate, disenfranchised youth initiative, and Finland's gold medallists, YLE News, 21 February 2014

Finland acquires Israeli military equipment, services for over 50 million euro by Bruno Jäntti, Helsinki Times, 20 February 2014

Finns ready to criminalise wage dumping by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 20 February 2014

Thursday's papers: Sochi success, gay marriage in the spotlight and special advisors strike back, YLE News, 20 February 2014

More youngsters turning to hard drugs, warn support workers, YLE News, 19 February 2014

Wednesday's papers: pricey day care, Sochi, fatalities from malpractice, and police feuding, YLE News, 19 February 2014

Government split over CAR military response, YLE News, 18 February 2014

Anti-Guggenheim Checkpoint Helsinki wins extra funding, YLE News, 18 February 2014

Union: Employers breaking the law, YLE News, 18 February 2014

Tuesday's papers: More on tax havens, media coverage of immigration and errant education funding, YLE News, 18 February 2014

Finland may send up to 100 soldiers to CAR, YLE News, 17 February 2014

Monday's papers: hospital violence, traffic pollution woes, and just why do Sweden always win? YLE News, 17 February 2014

Heinola flooded with immigration requests – refugee debate leaks as far as South America, YLE News, 14 February 2014

Homelessness growing in Helsinki suburbs; immigrants hit hard, YLE News, 14 February 2014

Poll: Vocational students have faith in their future career, YLE News, 14 February 2014

Yellow union legalised in surprise decision by district court by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 13 February 2014

US Department of Energy studies particles in Finnish forest, YLE News, 13 February 2014

Thursday's papers: Flu epidemic fears, summer job search, and Supercell's super results, YLE News, 13 February 2014

Finland tops 2014 press freedom index, YLE News, 12 February 2014

Daily: NATO open to independent Finnish defence policy, YLE News, 12 February 2014

Wednesday's papers: An eye on NATO, Finland's Afghan campaign, after the Kouvola fire and meat-loving Finnish men, YLE News, 12 February 2014

Finland's first Somali author: 'Somalia's more than war and FGM', YLE News, 11 February 2014

More than 9,000 granted Finnish citizenship, YLE News, 11 February 2014

Immigrant employment: Origin and age make a difference, YLE News, 11 February 2014

Youth survey: Little interest in politics, YLE News, 11 February 2014

Tuesday's papers: Socially passive youth, threatened wolves, and the prospect of snowless winter sport holidays, YLE News, 11 February 2014

Ministry: Immigrants get bogged down in language training, YLE News, 10 February 2014

Language barrier hampering prospects of foreign job-seekers grows by Katja Boxberg– Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 10 February 2014

Monday's papers: Slopestyle silver, foreigner employment and Lapland football stand renovation, YLE News, 10 February 2014

Where Did White People Come From? by Gary Leupp, CounterPunch, 7 February 2014

Friday's papers: Last-minute preparations in Sochi, neo-pagan religion becomes official and an E.coli outbreak in Oulu, YLE News, 7 February 2014

Finland Has A Shyness Problem by Ira Kalb, Business Insider, 6 February 2014

Unemployment fund spending hits record high, YLE News, 6 February 2014

Finns spending more and more time alone, YLE News, 6 February 2014

One out of five municipalities had consultations for possible personnel cuts by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 6 February 2014

Thursday's papers: Worries that shame will drive the nation to ruin, advice on helping rescue services, and Finns on the slopes at Sochi, YLE News, 6 February 2014

'The grim truth behind the Scandinavian miracle' – the nations respond by Michael Booth , Adam Price, Agnes Bolsø , Eirikur Bergmann, Alexander Stubb and Lars Tragardh, The Guardian, 5 February 2014

Joensuu and Kontiolahti agree to take in 100 Syrian refugees over three years, YLE News, 5 February 2014

Study: Recession blights teens' whole working life, YLE News, 5 February 2014

Hannu Raittila takes Runeberg prize, YLE News, 5 February 2014

Tuesday's papers: Finns party squabbles, basketball dreams come true and just how dry was your January? YLE News, 4 February 2014

Report: Finland 'still has work to do' in addressing corruption, YLE News, 3 February 2014

Monday's papers: Some economic confidence, cannabis use by MPs, and a gay athlete not worried about sponsors, YLE News, 3 February 2014

Helsinki to overhaul the way it is governed by Joonas Laitinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Niina Woolley- Helsinki Times, 3 February 2014

Major Finnish companies are well represented in tax havens by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 31 January 2014

Vantaa now has more speakers of Russian and Estonian than Swedish, YLE News, 31 January 2014

Friday's papers: Youth sexual harassment, gov't debt split and risky vitamin supplements, YLE News, 31 January 2014

Anglophilia and the Lure of Neoliberalism in Finland by Donna M. Roberts, Voima.fi, 30 January 2014

Finland to tighten rules on residency, YLE News, 30 January 2014

Thursday's papers: Kone's golden handshake, language requirements for EU health professionals and a jewellery heist, YLE News, 30 January 2014

Finland's heart is not so dark as it's been painted, Letters, The Guardian, 29 January 2014

Wednesday's papers: New Kone CEO, kids rule, and Tampere super city, YLE News, 29 January 2014

Immigrants bring 70% of Finland's population growth, YLE News, 28 January 2014

Grocery chains looking into report of inhumane conditions at Thai suppliers, YLE News, 28 January 2014

Tuesday's papers: Unfair-trade fruit juice, slumping corporate taxes, crowded ferries and robot rockers, YLE News, 28 January 2014

Pilot project to cut lengthening refugee reception periods, YLE News, 27 January 2014

Dark lands: the grim truth behind the 'Scandinavian miracle' by Mark Booth, The Guardian, 27 January 2014

University language proficiency test shortfall, YLE News, 27 January 2014

Finnish conductor receives Grammy Award, YLE News, 27 January 2014

Monday's papers: Potential for violence in Kiev and the impact of high tech on work, YLE News, 27 January 2014

Swarthy, blue-eyed caveman revealed using DNA from ancient tooth by Ian Sample, The Guardian, 26 January 2014

Individual Finns' charity donations on the rise, YLE News, 25 January 2014

Making a difference as Refugee Woman of the Year, YLE News, 25 January 2014

Finland pilots mid-day hobbies at schools - results encouraging, YLE News, 25 January 2014

FMI data show Finland warming up, YLE News, 25 January 2014

Friday's papers: Defence forces go shopping, rescue services face reform and measles rears it spotty head, YLE News, 24 January 2014

At Davos, Finnish pols ponder decision-making mechanisms, YLE News, 23 January 2014

A New Year and some new laws and regulations by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 23 January 2014

Thursday's papers: Escalating volence in Ukraine, a spate of burglaries, belt tightening and a Finn skis to the South Pole, YLE News, 23 January 2014

Finnish culture to a different beat: Asylum seekers meet street dancers, YLE News, 22 January 2014

Gulf of Finland Year campaigns for cleaner, healthier sea, YLE News, 22 January 2014

Wednesday's papers: tax hikes, marines, electronic smokes, cannabis and home builders, YLE News, 22 January 2014

Tove Jansson biography scoops book prize, YLE News, 21 January 2014

Citizens' initiative launched demanding the separation of church and state by Jaana Savolainen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 21 January 2014

Tuesday's paper review: Extreme cold kills crops and freezes trains in their tracks, a prank YouTube video kicks up dust and Stubb and Soini quibble, YLE News, 21 January 2014

Olli Rehn not seeking Commission presidency, YLE News, 20 January 2014

Finland could take minor role in Central African operation, YLE News, 20 January 2014

Paper review: Wooden houses, industry woes, traffic safety and frogs, YLE News, 20 January 2014

Finance minister calls for probe of tax havens, YLE News, 19 January 2014

Finnish antibullying programme attracts international interest, YLE News, 19 January 2014

HS: over 2000 Finns using tax havens, YLE News, 19 January 2014

Haavisto to lead international forum, YLE News, 18 January 2014

Life, Art, Words, by Boel Westin; Sculptor's Daughter, by Tove Jansson by James Lovegrove, Financial Times, 17 January 2014

Finnish foreign minister opposes Olympic boycotts, YLE News, 17 January 2014

Guggenheim architectural competition faces postponement, YLE News, 17 January 2014

National Coalition's Stubb to run for Europarliament seat, YLE News, 17 January 2014

Friday's papers: Growing concern over public sector spending, Finnish flick nominated for Oscar, and Lapland sports academy's successful formula, YLE News, 17 January 2014

Confederations support campaign to reduce use of alcohol and problems created by it by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 16 January 2014

Finnish comedy director wins ticket to Oscar gala, YLE News, 16 January 2014

New Erasmus programme to increase student exchange by Marjukka Lliten– Helsingin Sanomat, Meri Rantama- Helsinki Times, 16 January 2014

Thursday's papers: mobile banking, fake doctors and open prisons, YLE News, 16 January 2014

Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words by Boel Westin – review by Sue Prideaux, The Guardian, 15 January 2014

Greens threaten to withdraw support for Guggenheim architecture competition, YLE News, 15 January 2014

Wednesday's papers: The battle of the big cities, project roadblock and landowners' unpaid compensation, YLE News, 15 January 2014

Proposal to abolish mandatory history at high schools sparks debate by Minna Nalbantoglu – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 15 January 2014

 

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