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.

 

Friday's paper review: Rouble woes, a car-bombing and Russian ghost flights, YLE News, 19 December 2014

Union: Finnish employees getting poorer as job quality declines, YLE News, 18 December 2014

Finnish development projects under fire in Afghanistan, YLE News, 18 December 2014

SDP passes NCP in newspaper poll, YLE News, 18 December 2014

Thursday's papers: Decline for the NCP, freedom of speech on trial, the collapse of the rouble, YLE News, 18 December 2014

Humanitarian aid boost amid "record need", YLE News, 17 December 2014

Rouble collapse hits Finland, Forex stops buying Russian currency, YLE News, 17 December 2014

Wednesday's papers: Rouble collapse, a drop in Russian tourism and Estonian criticism of Finnish foreign policy reticence, YLE News, 17 December 2014

Ann Selin elected UNI Global Union president by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 16 December 2014

Tuesday's papers: Aarnio trial begins, Finns Party election hopes and a surprise counterfeit bust, YLE News, 16 December 2014

Finland to take 350 Syrian refugees in 2015, YLE News, 15 December 2014

Monday's papers: Cheap petrol, deaths and DUIs, banishing Monday morning blues, YLE News, 15 December 2014

Väyrynen rejects criticism from Stubb by Tuuli Vattulainen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 15 December 2014

PM: “We have lived for six years beyond our means and the national debt has doubled”, YLE News, 14 December 2014

HS: Four-fifths of Finns support President Niinistö, YLE News, 14 December 2014

Finnish organisations bemoan Lima climate summit outcome, YLE News, 14 December 2014

Civilian planes directed to evade Russian military aircraft, YLE News, 14 December 2014

Clergy fears fragmentation of Lutheran Church, YLE News, 13 December 2014

Nearly 1000 metal workers on sympathy strike, YLE News, 13 December 2014

Dismissal of shop steward brings on the wrath of the trade unions by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 12 December 2014

Friday's papers: More on same-sex marriage, online shopping habits, crowdfunding takes off, YLE News, 12 December 2014

Finnish intelligence: Most who leave to join Isis are Finns, YLE News, 12 December 2014

EU agrees to milk subsidy for Finnish dairy farmers, YLE News, 11 December 2014

Thursday's papers: Unpopular government, cash for clunkers and a new home in Helsinki for Russian diplomats, YLE News, 11 December 2014

Air Force steps up air-policing amid intense Russian activity by Jarmo Huhtanen, Anna-Liina Kauhanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 10 December 2014

Wednesday's papers: Ollila criticism, joint icebreaking risks, forestry worker shortage and railway opposition, YLE News, 10 December 2014

Females with immigrant background feel 'less secure' in Helsinki, YLE News, 10 December 2014

Finland's flight from the country, YLE News, 10 December 2014

Russian planes “exceptionally active” over Baltic, YLE News, 9 December 2014

NGO: Finnish publishers using sweatshop labour, YLE News, 9 December 2014

Tuesday's papers: Child marriage laws, Vantaa set to grow and helping ISIS victims from afar, YLE News, 9 December 2014

¿Caligrafía o mecanografía? por Anna Sabaté Salvador, El País, 8 de diciembre de 2014

Finlandia repudia la cursiva, El País, 8 de diciembre de 2014

Radiation watchdog wants harder look at children and smartphones, YLE News, 8 December 2014

Security Intelligence Service on terrorism: Finland abreast of developments, YLE News, 8 December 2014

Most adults in Finland consider life good, YLE News, 8 December 2014

Finland one of the least corrupted countries in the world by Tuuli Vattulainen, Hannes Nissinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 8 December 2014

Finland, Scandinavia falling short in fight against radicalisation, expert says, YLE News, 8 December 2014

Monday's papers: Centenarian charmer, vandalism, party fortunes, start-up funding and bike snatchers, YLE News, 8 December 2014

Government u-turn on tuition fees, YLE News, 7 December 2014

President Niinistö: Finland has a fine future ahead of it, YLE News, 6 December 2014

Defence Commander: East-west tensions "concerning", YLE News, 6 December 2014

Finnish Independence Day: Galas, protests & war memories, YLE News, 6 December 2014

Fewer than half of international students find work in Finland by Marjukka Liiten – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 6 December 2014

Lunch with the FT: Esa-Pekka Salonen by Laura Battle, Financial Times, 5 December 2014

Friday's papers: Parliamentary rush, a Stubb admission, electronic health care and a trust survey, YLE News, 5 December 2014

2014 Immigrant Man of the Year: Get to know your neighbours, YLE News, 4 December 2014

Workers make a nice living in Finland by Tuomas Niskakangas – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 December 2014

Three industrial unions are deliberating on how to intensify cooperation by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 4 December 2014

Thursday's papers: Sweden's political crisis, festival bankruptcy and wolf panic, YLE News, 4 December 2014

Finlandeses, ¿estáis seguros? por Miguel Ángel Bargueño, El País, 3 de diciembre de 2014

Finnish wages above EU average, YLE News, 3 December 2014

Who stands in the bread queue? YLE News, 3 December 2014

Survey: More Finns concerned about Russia, YLE News, 3 December 2014

Wednesday's papers: Tax refunds, cheaper petrol, body cameras and corruption, YLE News, 3 December 2014

Economic chill set to make Finland the sick man of Europe by Tony Barber, Financial Times, 2 December 2014

Finland and Russia deepen energy ties by Richard Milne, Financial Time, 2 December 2014

Finalists chosen in Guggenheim Helsinki design competition, YLE News, 2 December 2014

Tuesday's papers: Lazy MPs, Yle re-organisation under fire, and tax man takes on lunch voucher system, YLE News, 2 December 2014

Finland set to agree joint nuclear venture with Russian energy company by Simon Tisdall, The Guardian, 1 December 2014

Niinistö: Finland and Sweden increase co-operation due to unrest in Ukraine by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times/Helsingin Sanomat, 1 December 2014

Yle MOT: Reservists call for parallel armed force to defend Finland, YLE News, 1 December 2014

Monday's papers: Church exodus continues, street mediation for juveniles and mapping AIDS in Finland, YLE News, 1 December 2014

Church resignations hit 7,800 after gay marriage vote, YLE News, 30 November 2014

Security Intelligence Service: 50 from Finland gone to fight in Syria, YLE News, 29 November 2014

Finland considering role in anti-ISIS operation, YLE News, 29 November 2014

Lutheran church loses members over archbishop's support for marriage equality, YLE News, 29 November 2014

Gallery: Supporters celebrate passage of gay marriage bill, YLE News, 28 November 2014

Finnish Parliament approves same-sex marriage, YLE News, 28 November 2014

Finland legalises gay marriage by Reuters, The Guardian, 28 November 2014

Road opens up towards new trade union confederation by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 28 November 2014

Friday's papers: Close vote on same-sex marriage, Black Friday and anti-consumerism, YLE News, 28 November 2014

Foreign graduates struggle in Finnish labour market, YLE News, 28 November 2014

Finns are more content at work by Tapio Mainio, Kirsti Karttunen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 27 November 2014

Thursday's papers: Same-sex marriage bill, police not eager to pull guns, turning around the economy, YLE News, 27 November 2014

“El plan inversor no es la panacea pero puede marcar diferencias” por Claudi Pérez, El País, 26 de noviembre de 2014

Alahuhta calls for extreme wage moderation by Heikki Arola – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 26 November 2014

Finnish universities warily approve of tuition fees, YLE News, 26 November 2014

Joining NATO would alienate Russia says Finlands President Niinisto, YourNewsWire, 25 November 2014

Wednesday's papers: Finnish schools abroad under threat, new union confederation in the spotlight, and ski ban possibly extended, YLE News, 26 November 2014

Tuesday's papers: Family support in the spotlight, Helsinki top job up for grabs, and the economics of immigration, YLE News, 25 November 2014

Finland's Leaders See Peril in Standoff Between Russia and the West by Washington Post, Atlantic Council, 24 November 2014

Survey: Employers attitude often behind industrial disputes by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 24 November 2014

President Niinistö: Joining NATO now would harm relations with Russia, YLE News, 24 November 2014

Monday's papers: Mulling family tragedy, superfluous health checks and biobanks for juniors, YLE News, 24 November 2014

Finnish teenagers with sleeping disorders double in last 20 years by Helen Russell, The Guardian, 23 November 2014

Finland appreciated in Karelia despite sanctions, interviews show, YLE News, 23 November 2014

Friday's papers: National Coalition party's downward spiral, medical mergers, and Swedish-Finnish literary victories, YLE News, 21 November 2014

Concern rises as cracks appear in Nordic model by Richard Milne, Financial Times, 20 November 2014

Thursday's papers: Uber comes to Finland, Finnish firms hit Tallinn, and Forssell's training delay, YLE News, 20 November 2014

Rovio and Supercell to make big-budget Kalevala film trilogy, YLE News, 19 November 2014

EU leaves Finland off dairy subsidy list – opposition blames “complete EU policy failure”, YLE News, 19 November 2014

Wednesday's papers: Talvivaara's future, schools on the move and Finland's Donald Duck footballers, YLE News, 19 November 2014

Lifestyles of the jobless: Five days unpaid work, two days in the soup kitchen, YLE News, 19 November 2014

Finland back on red alert over expansionist Russia by Simon Tisdall, The Guardian, 18 November 2014

Finland and Estonia confirm LNG terminal, YLE News, 18 November 2014

Tuesday's papers: St Petersburg water pollution, presidential criticism response and the end of longhand, YLE News, 18 November 2014

Long-term unemployment doubles in six years, YLE News, 17 November 2014

Labour Minister promises new services for long-term unemployed, YLE News, 17 November 2014

Monday's papers: Propaganda machines in Russia, Putin fesses up and Finland sits on Russia plan, YLE News, 17 November 2014

Finland commemorates suicide memorial day, YLE News, 16 November 2014

Somali taxi driver beaten and threatened in Lieksa, YLE News, 16 November 2014

Survey: A third of Finns have lived beyond their means by Helsingin Sanomat, Niina Woolley- Helsinki Times, 16 November 2014

Finns are afraid of "crazies", says an immigrant psychiatrist by Katri Kallionpää – Helsingin Sanomat, Meri Rantama - Helsinki Times, 15 November 2014

Town called Nokia seeks a new calling by Harry Wallop, The Telegraph, 15 November 2014

Russian child ombudsman: Finland engaging in "juvenile terror", YLE News, 15 November 2014

President slams government's "politics of illusion", YLE News, 15 November 2014

Minna Helle is the new National Conciliator by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 14 November 2014

Finland loses some of its clout in EU by Virve Kähkönen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 14 November 2014

Private healthcare expanding, YLE News, 14 November 2014

Friday's papers: Presidential views on Nato, the threat of weaponized Ebola, and the best town in Finland, YLE News, 14 November 2014

Duma foreign affairs committee chief: Finland willing to end sanctions, YLE News, 13 November 2014

Thursday's papers: Church poll's binned ballots, fathers under fire, happy house hunting for young pairs and fewer Finns in Russia, YLE News, 13 November 2014

Wednesday's papers: Single hair identifies terrorist kidnapper; Cold War fears heat up, YLE News, 12 November 2014

PM Stubb: "Cold war looming, sanctions our best bet", YLE News, 11 November 2014

Tuesday's papers: Baltic incidents, police chief's year of solitary, prescription-pushing and wolf-hunting, YLE News, 11 November 2014

Student group blasts tuition fee plan, YLE News, 11 November 2014

MOT: Big Finnish firms avoid taxes with secret Luxembourg deals, YLE News, 10 November 2014

President Niinistö: A new kind of Cold War, YLE News, 10 November 2014

Monday's papers: More on airspace violations, debts growing for pensioners, and the sound of hungry dogs, YLE News, 10 November 2014

Finnish government survives nerve-wracking confidence vote, YLE News, 7 November 2014

Industrial unions boost cooperation Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 7 November 2014

Friday's papers: Mine bankruptcy fallout, sea eagle comeback and a laconic lottery winner, YLE News, 7 November 2014

Northern European PMs talk shop in Espoo, YLE News, 7 November 2014

Cameron loses support from European allies by George Parker, John Aglionby and Richard Milne, Financial Times, 6 November 20144

LPO/Vänskä review – he conducts Sibelius better than anyone else alive by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 6 November 2014

Thursday's papers: Finance Minister behind time, Russian jet pilot's ruse and 200,000 flu shots dumped every year, YLE News, 6 November 2014

Finland warns of new cold war over failure to grasp situation in Russia by Simon Tisdall, The Guardian, 5 November 2014

Finland warns Europe is 'at the gates of a new cold war' in wake of Russian military activity by Adam Withnall, The Independent, 5 November 2014

Union: Immigrants and young people most likely to be underpaid, YLE News, 5 November 2014

Wednesday's papers: Drink-driving in the spotlight, Sweden asylum spike and low pay in Veikkausliiga, YLE News, 5 November 2014

Only a fraction of Finland's top earners are women by Piia Elonen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 November 2014

Sanctions against Russia hinder cooperation in higher education by Marjukka Liiten – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 4 November 2014

Tuesday's papers: Finnish fascination with other people's earnings grows, YLE News, 4 November 2014

Big tax data reveal: Average Finn earned 40K in 2013, top earner pocketed 4.7 million, YLE News, 3 November 2014

Govt's corporate tax take continues to decline in 2013, YLE News, 3 November 2014

Monday's papers: Pay gap blues, coach congestion, Utsjoki killing reveal and wolves in Sotkamo, YLE News, 3 November 2014

Men get better jobs and pay than equally qualified women, study finds, YLE News, 1 November 2014

Racial intolerance spreading among Finnish youth, professor warns, YLE News, 1 November 2014

Finland's Economy is in the Middle of a “Lost Decade” by Kourosh Ziabari and Jutta Urpilainen, Fair Observer, 31 October 201

Food exports to Russian plummet over 60 percent in one month, YLE News, 31 October 2014

Union: Women still trail men in gender pay gap, YLE News, 31 October 2014

Friday's papers: Ebola patient, Salo poisoning, level crossing stats and Espoo metro cuts, YLE News, 31 October 2014

Lukewarm reception for tuition fee proposal by Marjukka Liiten – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 30 October 2014

Finland flies alongside NATO missions to intercept Russian jets, YLE News, 30 October 2014

Finland to probe whether dual citizenship poses a threat to national security, YLE News, 30 October 2014

Thursday's papers: Police broaden care-home murder inquiry, more nepotism claims, and Stockmann's "blunders", YLE News, 30 October 2014

Finnish researchers discover new type of black hole, YLE News, 30 October 2014

Stubb lukewarm over joint Nato assessment by Elina Kervinen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 29 October 2014

Border Guard forwarding equipment and experts to the Mediterranean, YLE News, 29 October 2014

Wednesday's papers: Combating family violence, activating long-term jobseekers and feting a mysterious winner, YLE News, 29 October 2014

Tuomioja: Finland could accept more Syrian refugees, YLE News, 29 October 2014

Finnish researchers discover two 'violence genes', YLE News, 28 October 2014

Ministry denies Finns Party juniors increased funding, cites anti-multicultural stance, YLE News, 28 October 2014

Finn voted "funniest person in the world", YLE News, 28 October 2014

Tuesday's papers: Public sector job cuts, council finances, and Rautavaara tragedy aftermath, YLE News, 28 October 2014

Finland's shopping tourism hit as Russians stay at home by Kasper Viita, Kati Pohjanpalo, The Independent, 27 Otober 2014

Monday's papers: Road tragedy in Savo, jobs for the kids, shady pension dealings and Helsinki's changing neighbourhoods, YLE News, 27 October 2014

Defence Minister Haglund: Finland wouldn't organise a submarine hunt "farce", YLE News, 27 October 2014

Defence Minister: New fighters necessary to restore Finland's defence credibility, YLE News, 25 October 2014

Finnish documentary wins Europe's top industry award, YLE News, 25 October 2014

Autumn's brief glory in Finnish Lapland by Andrew Eames, Financial Times, 24 October 2014

Friday's press review: Crime tourism, the secret to happiness and climate change back on EU agenda, YLE News, 24 October 2014

Sweden increases funding for Finnish, YLE News, 24 October 2014

Social democrats kept clear majority at the Woodworkers' Union by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 23 October 2014

Thursday papers: Submarine hunt concerns, two decades in the EU, and when will those lakes freeze over? YLE News, 23 October 2014

Helsinki book fair: Iraqi refugees, Nordic drunks and British spies, YLE News, 23 October 2014

Centre races past National Coalition by Teemu Luukka – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 22 October 2014

Committee rejects proposal to limit Russians' rights to buy land, YLE News, 22 October 2014

“Say ‘nein' to Merkel”, Finnish MPs urged, YLE News, 22 October 2014

Wednesday's papers: The unemployed army, more sub searching, and a female goalie makes her Mestis debut, YLE News, 22 October 2014

Nordic Somali communities join forces to fight extremist recruitment, YLE News, 22 October 2014

Tuesday's papers: Sub-terfuge? As the Swedish Navy's search off the waters of Stockholm continues, the Finnish media heats up with Cold War fears, YLE News, 21 October 2014

Swedish, Finnish PMs discuss Baltic security and EU climate policy, YLE News, 20 October 2014

Finnish president sees rising non-civilian traffic in Baltic, YLE News, 20 October 2014

Ripples of Syrian civil war felt also in Finland by Aishi Zidan – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 20 October 2014

Russian tourists in Finland fewer and more frugal, YLE News, 20 October 2014

Monday's papers: Swedes sweep for subs, blended family politics and laundering shady money, YLE News, 20 October 2014

Russian sanctions make companies rethink contracts, YLE News, 19 October 2014

Finnish Security Police raised terrorism risk level owing to ISIS activity YLE News, YLE News, 18 October 2014

Finnish Defence Forces to replace aging Hornet fighter fleet, YLE News, 18 October 2014

Friday's papers: online car deals, Sibelius in Ateneum, Converse sneakers, moose accidents, and the plight of the homeless, YLE News, 17 October 2014

Survey: economic difficulties causing insecurity at the workplace by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 16 October 2014

Thursday's papers: Cheap beer, Putin asked to return land and a big jump in welfare payments,YLE News, 16 October 2014

Indian President visits Finland, YLE News, 15 October 2014

Wednesday's papers: Economy huddle, street patrols, West Metro delay, less smoking and a hair-pulling fine, YLE News, 15 October 2014

PM Stubb slams MPs' "russophobia" over planned Russian nuclear plant, YLE News, 14 October 2014

THL: Finland well-prepared for Ebola, YLE News, 14 October 2014

Pupils in Italy excel after using Finnish maths book, YLE News, 14 October 2014

Defence Chief: NATO has committed four to five times more aircraft to the Baltics, YLE News, 14 October 2014

Tuesday's papers: Sweden trumps Finland, MPs debate Fennovoima, Bishop and PM meet, and new law worries alcohol retailers, YLE News, 14 October 2014

Stubb in CNBC interview: "The iPhone killed Nokia and the iPad killed the Finnish paper industry", YLE News, 13 October 2014

Monday's papers: Whiskygate, working past 65, dairy industry troubles, minors in detention and Russians buying up land, YLE News, 13 October 2014

Free trade agreement protest march gathers hundreds in Helsinki, YLE News, 11 October 2014

Poll: Ukrainian crisis worsening Finns' perception of Russia, YLE News, 11 October 2014

The Peat Monster by Britt Peterson, Foreign Policy, 10 October 2014

80,000 industrial jobs disappeared over five years, new figures show, YLE News, 10 October 2014

Friday's papers: Former rapper one of terrorism murder suspects, Schwarzenegger talks business in Helsinki, and Lohja students raise funds for Haiti school, YLE News, 10 October 2014

Ukrainian crisis hits Finnish economic growth by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 9 October 2014

Thursday's papers: Helsinki gang rampage, return to the Cold War, and why is Finland lagging in online shopping? YLE News, 9 October 2014

Wednesday's papers: Oksanen on Finlandisation, icebreaking policy shift, Katainen charms MEPs and capital egg-static over farmer's deliveries, YLE News, 8 October 2014

€300bn question left unanswered as MEPs roast Katainen by Virve Kähkönen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 8 October 2014

Greens would replace nuclear power with renewables by Olli Pohjanpalo – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 7 October 2014

Tuesday's papers: Finnair deal with cabin crew, Tuomioja in Russia, entrepreneurs fault vacation law, YLE News, 7 October 2014

Finland unlikely to recognise Palestine state anytime soon, YLE News, 6 October 2014

Tuomioja, Lavrov agree to disagree on Ukraine, YLE News, 6 October 2014

Kurdish protestors in Turku stage three-day hunger strike, YLE News, 6 October 2014

Why Finland's schools are top-notch by Pasi Sahlberg, CNN, 6 October 2014

Russians spend less in Finland as ruble weakens, YLE News, 6 October 2014

Air Force steps up aerial drills in northern skies, YLE News, 6 October 2014

Monday's papers: Revenge of the pigs, changes to paternity law, NCP election jitters and FM to Moscow, YLE News, 6 October 2014

Finns and their beloved coffee – they couldn't drink more if they tried, YLE News, 6 October 2014

Finland hoping to boost solar energy industry with tax change, YLE News, 5 October 2014

FM criticises Finnish media for substandard “pancake” journalism, YLE News, 4 October 2014

Russia calls on nationals to report dual citizenship, YLE News, 3 October 2014

Campaign against government hospital cuts gains 50k supporters, YLE News, 3 October 2014

Friday's papers: Government in-fighting growing, new vision for Tampere centre, and on the trail of Espoo's lotto millionaire, YLE News, 3 October 2014

Finnish Justice Minister: EU to take lead on criminalising war tourism, YLE News, 2 October 2014

Thursday's papers: police chief jail assault, Defence Forces jet money and Tampere Region overhauls, YLE News, 2 October 2014

Summer job hotline helped hundreds of young people by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 2 October 2014

Food prices to drop due to Russian sanctions, YLE News, 2 October 2014

Embargo-hit Finnish dairy and meat giants cut staff, YLE News, 1 October 2014

Ministry for Foreign Affairs denies advocating Nato membership by Anu Nousiainen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 1 October 2014

Finland's Swedish media group cuts 1 in 5 jobs, YLE News, 1 October 2014

Finnish elderly worst off in the Nordics – blame it on the wars? YLE News, 1 October 2014

Leaked document shows Katainen's lowly status in EU Commission, YLE News, 1 October 2014

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

 

 

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