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.

 

Snow; Echo Rising Stars; Philharmonia Orchestra/ Salonen – review by Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, 26 February 2017

'It's very scary in the forest': should Finland's wolves be culled? by Patrick Barkham, The Guardian, 25 February 2017

Elderly more marginalised, developing alcohol problems, YLE News, 25 February 2017

Finland in the World Press: 18-24 February, Helsinki Times, 24 February 2017

Q&A: What next for Yle News? YLE News, 24 February 2017

Friday's papers: Malmi airport, honest Helsinki and SDP presidential conundrum, YLE News, 24 February 2017

Migri: 11 reception centres to shut down by late August by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 24 February 2017

Public assistance for undocumented immigrants in need - at least in Helsinki, YLE News, 23 February 2017

Sibelius: Kullervo, etc; Kortekangas: Migrations CD review – thrilling and commanding by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 23 February 2017

Yle orders external report on company's journalism, YLE News, 23 February 2017

Amnesty: Finland's family reunification requirements are unreasonable by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 23 February 2017

Thursday's papers: Slippery roads, mayoral race, defying the church, YLE News, 23 February 2017

More reception centres close as migration to Finland dwindles, YLE News, 22 February 2017

Philharmonia/Salonen review – inventive energy animates Tansy Davies premiere by Andrew Clemenrs, The Guardian, 22 February 2017

Wednesday's papers: Wolf bite, clock-watching, and Lahti ski celebration, YLE News, 22 February 2017

Philharmonia/Salonen review – superb UK premiere for rediscovered Stravinsky by Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 21 February 2017

Start-up aims to attract 100,000 foreign students to Finland, YLE News, 21 February 2017

Environment Minister: Finland carbon neutral by 2045, YLE News, 21 February 2017

Tuesday's papers: Jet sales, inter-party pressure, wolverine felled, YLE News, 21 February 2017

Finland's School Reforms are Troubling: 4 Reasons Why, Nancy Bailey's Education Website, 20 February 2017

Aki Kaurismaki probes Finland's asylum system, The Economist, 20 February 2017

Refugee assistance NGO chief concerned about Finland's deportations, YLE News, 20 February 2017

Monday's papers: MP absences, athletes drinking, biathlon bronze, Norovirus hunt, YLE News, 20 February 2017

Mixed messages at Munich Security Conference, YLE News, 19 February 2017

Is Finland's basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? by Sonia Sodha, The Guardian, 19 February 2017

Aki Kaurismäki wins best director for "The Other Side of Hope", YLE News, 19 February 2017

Berlin: Aki Kaurismaki Wins Best Director for 'The Other Side of Hope' by Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reprter, 18 February 2017

Helsinki breaks all-time tourist record – 3.6 million overnight stays, YLE News, 18 February 2017

by Dan Anderson, Helsinki Times, 17 February 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 17 February 2017

Nearly 80,000 working-age men have disappeared from the labour force, YLE News, 16 February 2017

Six key points about Finnish defence policy, YLE News, 16 February 2017

Defence development to focus on army, YLE News, 16 February 2017

Legendary filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki: There will be no more films, YLE News, 16 February 2017

Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects, Bright Side, no date

n STTK: The Act on Co-operation within Undertakings needs to undergo full reform by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 16 February 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 16 February 2017

Re port: State subsidy should extend to all integration language teaching, YLE News, 15 February 2017

Poll: Finns more uncertain over Nato membership, YLE News, 15 February 2017

Wednesday's papers: Capital focus, foundation scandal, and demands for more cuts, YLE News, 15 February 2017

Cult Finnish director calls for compassion for migrants by Deborah Cole with Anne Kauranen, AFP, Yahoo! News, 14 February 2017

'The Other Side of Hope' ('Toivon tuolla puolen'): Film Review | Berlin 2017 by David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 February 2017

The Other Side of Hope review – Syrian refugee story honours Aki Kaurismäki's legacy by Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian, 14 February 2017

Speaker receives citizens' initiative on legalisation of euthanasia, YLE News, 14 February 2017

Chief editors: Media not a channel for personal freedom of speech, YLE News, 14 February 2017

Tuesday's papers: Better parents, good friends and a six-hour workday, YLE News, 14 February 2017

Finland stops Russians buying land near military sites amid invasion fears by Tom Batchelor, Independent, 13 February 2017

Monday's papers: Drug squad boss exposé, opposition parties say no to Halla-aho, cancer detectable by smell, YLE News, 13 February 2017

Defense Minister at odds with military leadership over defense policy, YLE News, 12 February 2017

Researcher: Underage asylum seekers opportunity, not threat, YLE News, 11 February 2017

Green League's Haavisto to run for president, YLE News, 11 February 2017

Dreaming of a new life while living in limbo by Anu Yijälä and Maria Nyman, Helsinki Times, 10 February 2017

Lapland records 92% rise in overnight stays by visitors from China, Hong Kong by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 10 February 2017

Estonia, Finland to Buy Second-Hand S Korean Howitzers in Defense Against Russia, Sputnik, 10 February 2017

Friday's papers: New Terrafame owner found, Italian behind bogus Soini Twitter account, new norovirus outbreak, YLE News, 10 February 2017

Defence Intelligence Agency issued instructions on dual citizens, reports YLE by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 10 February 2017

Dual Finnish-Russian citizen denied work at garrison kitchens, YLE News, 9 February 2017

Supo: Finnish-language radical Islamic propaganda spreading, YLE News, 9 February 2017

Thursday's papers: Crooked politician, one-week MP and pension wars begin, YLE News, 9 February 2017

These are the 19 best countries for raising a family, as voted by expats by Lianna Brinded, Independent, 8 February 2017

Source: Defense Forces' intelligence dept behind discriminatory dual citizenship guideline, YLE News, 8 February 2017

Unions are looking for new ways to work: a media cooperative and a music club by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 8 February 2017

Ministry of Interior: Extremism and false news increasingly common in Finland by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 8 February 2017

Foster homes sought for child refugees, YLE News, 8 February 2017

Wednesday's papers: Citizens' initiatives, looking under rocks, pricey veggies, and who's your roomie? YLE News, 8 February 2017

Reports: Estonia to team up with Finland for joint arms deal, YLE News, 7 February 2017

Defence Minister's proposal to clarify legislation on dual citizens raises eyebrows by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 7 February 2017

Tuesday's papers: Swedish teacher recruitment, Onnibus savings and gay of the year row, YLE News, 7 February 2017

Finland, Sweden Invited to UK-Led Expeditionary Force, Creep Closer to NATO, Sputnik, 6 February 2017

Sámi National Day celebrated – 100 years since first Sámi Conference, YLE News, 6 February 2017

President Niinistö calls for study of UK's joint expeditionary force offer, YLE News, 6 February 2017

Monday's papers: Cold may strain power supplies, no to conscription for women, more babies needed, YLE News, 6 February 2017

Defence Ministry: UK offers Finland place in joint expeditionary force, YLE News, 5 February 2017

PM vows no more cuts – Government to outline needed new growth measures, YLE News, 5 February 2017

Central Finland town recognised for embracing asylum seekers, YLE News, 5 February 2017

Katja Lehto-Komulainen of ETUC: Workers´ voice must be heard in Europe by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 3 February 2017

Survey: Half of Finns see Finnish-Russian dual citizens in the Defence Force as a serious threat, YLE News, 3 February 2017

Friday's papers: President's speech, Baltic beautification and skating season specials, YLE News, 3 February 2017

Europe must stand up for western values, states Niinistö by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 3 February 2017

What Finland doesn't want you to know about its forests by Satu Hasi, EurActiv, 2 February 2017

President Niinistö urges re-evaluation of dual citizenship laws, YLE News, 2 February 2017

STT: Armed forces to investigate dual citizen claims, YLE News, 2 February 2017

HS: Dual Finnish-Russian citizen had Foreign Ministry job revoked because of Russian citizenship, YLE News, 2 February 2017

Thursday's papers: MP concerns about Trump, loss of EU roaming fees dear for Finnish operators, bank customers unhappy, YLE News, 2 February 2017

Defence Minister heatedly denies dual citizenship news – Yle holds line, YLE News, 1 February 2017

Wednesday's papers: Trump and Finland, interest rate shock in store, and birth date determinism in sports, YLE News, 1 February 2017

Undocumented migrants to be charged for medical services, YLE News, 31 January 2017

Tuesday's papers: Finland vs Sweden's birth rates, MP wants sanitary products VAT cut, big study on Finnish health starts, YLE News, 31 January 2017

Monday's papers: Grocery prices, FB death threats, anti-bullying and Berner continues crusade, YLE News, 30 January 2017

From Holland to Finland to Scotland, Basic Income Could Be a Reality Across Europe by Steve Rushton, Truthout, 30 January 2017

Palestinian teacher prize winner praises Helsinki school integration efforts, YLE News, 29 January 2017

Party leaders rally around education as primary campaign issue ahead of local elections, YLE News, 28 January 2017

Forced returns doubled last year, YLE News, 27 January 2017

Friday's papers: Birth rate low, sex crime stats, Aarnio charges hold, seven false IDs, YLE News, 27 January 2017

Thursday’s papers: Rape records, school holiday reshuffle, and minister’s road reform ordeal continues, YLE News, 26 January 2017

Centre and SDP drop – NCP eyes top spot ahead of spring elections, YLE News, 26 January 2017

Tuition fees for foreign students vary widely around Finland, YLE News, 25 January 2017

Dear Mr Trump, this is why you should come to Finland by Sami Sillanpää, Helsingin Sanomat, 25 January 2017

Finland drops a place in corruption index, YLE News, 25 January 2017

Wednesday's papers: Berner's "political catastrophe", Poroshenko visit, and medical care for undocumented migrants, YLE News, 25 January 2017

Conscientious objectors’ union condemns Defence Minister’s 'deserter' comments, YLE News, 25 January 2017

Ukrainian President: Finland and Ukraine both face external threat, YLE News, 24 January 2017

Norway wants to give Finland a mountain for its birthday in ‘unprecedented show of kindness between countries’ by Christopher Hooton, Independent, 24 January 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 24 January 2017

Tuesday's papers: Berner hits brakes on transport reform, fewer foreign students, fast treatment for depression, YLE News, 24 January 2017

Ukraine's Poroshenko and Finland's Niinistö meet for talks, YLE News, 24 January 2017

Finland Offers to Organize Meeting Between Trump and Putin, The Moscow Times, 23 January 2017

"Deserters": Defence Minister slams reservists for switching to civilian service, YLE News, 23 January 2017

Helsinki to launch online whistleblower service, YLE News, 23 January 2017

Monday's papers: Easing car sales, gambling problems, work permit delays, and not even close to spring yet, YLE News, 23 January 2017

Finland focusing on the plight of Syrian women and girls, YLE News, 23 January 2017

Finnish politicos react to Trump inauguration, YLE News, 21 January 2017

Finns Party popularity slumps to seven-year low, YLE News, 21 January 2017

Friday’s papers: Bumpy ride for minister’s road reform proposal – and it’s Trump time, YLE News, 20 January 2017

Transport Minister claims road privatisation will be a bigger change than invention of car, YLE News, 19 January 2017

The people have spoken - rye bread is the national food, YLE News, 19 January 2017

Thursday’s papers: Major corruption scandal in Helsinki, Social Democrats reject Nato, celebrity sex tape trial continues, YLE News, 19 January 2017

Paper Workers' Union pull out of a planned merger of four industrial unions by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 19 January 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 January 2017

Sipilä: May's Brexit speech had two important things for Finland by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 January 2017

Wednesday's papers: Killer on the loose, pension cuts loom, wheelchair racer wins big, Moomins uncensored, YLE News, 18 January 2017

Finland funding cuts a ‘catastrophe’ for research by Ellie Bothwell, The World University Rankings, 17 January 2017

Finland's euro exit would be dangerous, says well-known economist by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 17 January 2017

Tuesday's papers: Honours for tyrants, Soini slaps down Sebu and Bottas celebrates contract, YLE News, 17 January 2017

Iraq refuses to accept forced returns from Finland, negotiations to continue, YLE News, 16 January 2017

Will Finland's basic income trial help the jobless? by Maija Unkuri, BBC News, 16 January 2017

Seven go on trial for people smuggling, YLE News, 16 January 2017

Monday's papers: Free transport, same-sex marriage, local elections, luxury in Lapland, YLE News, 16 January 2017

Finns flock to the cinema, 8.7 million tickets sold last year, YLE News, 15 January 2017

Finnish President mulls changing political landscape as Trump prepares to take office, YLE News, 14 January 2017

Niinistö to meet Putin twice in 2017, YLE News, 14 January 2017

The world's leading travel guides pin Finland as a must-visit destination in 2017 — here are some of the country's pearls by Tom Turula, Busines Insider, 13 January 2017

Helsinki's first electric buses hit the road on Monday, YLE News, 13 January 2017

Police Commissioner: Hate crimes in rapid rise, YLE News, 13 January 2017

Friday's papers: Storm causes trotting horse deaths, Finns Party Halla-aho's popularity increasing, dads grow cannabis for real estate, YLE News, 13 January 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 13 January 2017

PM Sipilä says he hasn't considered giving up ownership steering job, YLE News, 12 January 2017

Daily: Finland planning to buy new counter artillery system, YLE News, 12 January 2017

Thursday's papers: Storm rocks cruise ships, Migri to update security assessments, wolves spotted in southern Finland, YLE News, 12 January 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 12 January 2017

Chancellor of Justice confirms complaints over PM Sipilä’s biotech firm ties, YLE News, 11 January 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 11 January 2017

Wednesday’s papers: Congestion charge opposition grows and PM's "terrible Tuesday" continues, YLE News, 11 January 2017

PM’s children sell off stake in engineering firm that won order from state mining company, YLE News, 10 January 2017

State firm Fortum saves near-bankrupt tech firm part-owned by PM Sipilä’s children, YLE News, 10 January 2017

Iltalehti: PM lobbied for Finnish biotech in India – company partly owned by his children received 110 million euro deal, YLE News, 10 January 2017

Tuesday's papers: Gov't denies defense tax, PM's business promo, aging population, driverless cars, YLE News, 10 January 2017

International ski school offers free lessons to immigrant children, YLE News, 10 January 2017

Finland's basic income experiment begins: one man looks forward to a new start, YLE News, 9 January 2017

Monday's papers: Defense tax, Finns wary of Trump, cheaper motoring, fake lawyer, YLE News, 9 January 2017

"When can I retire?", Pension scheme changes raise questions, YLE News, 8 January 2017

Faith in job security returns as economic upswing talk continues, YLE News, 7 January 2017

Finnish brain drain picks up speed, entire research groups now moving abroad, YLE News, 6 January 2017

Social worker: Emergency housing for homeless merely temporary solution, YLE News, 6 January 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 6 January 2017

Finland Has a New Social Experiment: Giving People Free Money by Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian.com, 5 January 2016

Study: Close to two-thirds of Finnish girls reject future career in science or technology, YLE News, 5 January 2017

Russian President confirms summer visit to Finland, YLE News, 5 January 2017

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 5 January 2017

Three Finns Party politicians in court over online hate speech, YLE News, 4 January 2017

Sibelius: In the Stream of Life; Pohjola’s Daughter etc review – Finley brings power and finesse by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 4 January 2017

Nerg: Finnish authorities concerned about security risk posed by illegal immigrants by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 4 January 2017

Land of £475 a month dole - even if you work: Unemployed in Finland to be paid £6,000 a year as part of social experiment by David Wilkes, Mail Online, 4 January 2017

Finland experiments with a basic income scheme for unemployed by Dylan Brethour, openDemocracy, 3 January 2017

Finland launches universal basic income pilot of 560 Euros a month by Harriet Agerholm, Independent, 3 January 2017

Finland introduces basic income for unemployed by Umut Uras, Al Jazeera, 3 January 2017

Risk of growing social inequality is real, says Sipilä by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 3 January 2017

Finland trials basic income for unemployed by Associated Press, The Guardian, 3 January 2017

Finland Becomes First Country to Provide Citizens Basic Income, teleSUR, 2 January 2017

Una renta básica en la sociedad de la inteligencia por Milagros Pérez Oliva, El País, 2 enero 2017

Asylum applications in Finland plunged in 2016, YLE News, 2 January 2017

EU is now needed more than it has been in decades, says President Sauli Niinistö by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 2 January 2017

President Niinistö: Russia and US could sideline EU, YLE News, 1 January 2017

100,000 Strong Celebrate the Centenary of Finland's Independence on New Year's Eve in Helsinki by Tony Öhberg, Finland Today, 1 January 2017

President Putin Congratulates Finland On the Country's Independence Jubilee Year, Finland Today, 31 December 2016

Nicola Sturgeon hands out first ‘baby boxes' to Scottish newborns to mark New Year by Jon Stone, Independent, 31 December 2016

Saunas, knitting, 'snow swimming': Finland kicks off centenary celebrations on New Year's Eve by Amy Hadley, CBC News, 30 December 2016

Finlandia, laboratorio mundial de la renta básica universal por Belén Domínguez Cebrián, El País, 29 diciembre 2016

Criticism for harsh new unemployment terms: “Treating us like children”, YLE News, 27 December 2016

Government unveils decisions to promote consumers' freedom of choice in health care by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 26 December 2016

Christmas charity dinner caters to some 2,000 guests, YLE News, 24 December 2016

Australian Lydia Strohfeldt Learned to Speak Fluent Finnish In a Year – Here's How She Did It by Tony Öhberg, Finland Today, 23 December 2016

Finland to begin paying basic income to unemployed citizens by Ben Kentish, Independent, 23 December 2016

Nordic Sámi Convention agreement reached after more than a decade, YLE News, 23 December 2016

Friday's papers: PM wraps up year with health reforms, Turku bus drivers face abuse and Lapland booked up for holidays, YLE News, 23 December 2016

Professor: Prosecution's demands in widely-publicised assault harsh but not unreasonable by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 23 December 2016

Soini: Establishing rapport with US key for Finland by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 22 December 2016

Expert: Neo-Nazi group crackdown would also criminalise its propaganda, YLE News, 22 December 2016

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 22 December 2016

Thursday's papers: Finland's "permanent" bread queues, return of Nokia - Apple patent battles, could Storm Barbara hit Finland? YLE News, 22 December 2016

Parliament seals 2017 budget, debates Turkey and EU defence, YLE News, 21 December 2016

Merger of four industrial trade union moves forward by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 21 December 2016

Wednesday's papers: Berlin attack, Saara Aalto sings, shortest day of the year, YLE News, 21 December 2016

Finnish police raise alert levels in response to Berlin tragedy, YLE News, 20 December 2016

2,000 selected for compulsory basic income trial - names to be revealed in late December, YLE News, 20 December 2016

Survey: 80% of Finns perceive social climate as distressing by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 20 December 2016

Tuesday's papers: Finland wakes to Berlin attack news, MP euthanasia straw poll, Christmas trees go online, YLE News, 20 December 2016

Electrical Workers' Union choose a new President and continue to defend Polish workers' rights at the Olkiluoto construction site by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 19 December 2016

Citizens' initiative on euthanasia proceeds to Parliament, YLE News, 19 December 2016

Monday's papers: Govt faces heat over sloppy lawmaking, poll finds "oppressive" climate and Helsinki's most costly bus route, YLE News, 19 December 2016

FINLAND: Basic Income experiment authorized by Parliament by Kate McFarland, BIEN, 18 December 2016

El gobierno pasa factura a la extrema derecha en Finlandia por Santiago Sáez, La Marea, 18 diciembre 2016

Kritische Medien erträgt er nicht von Jüri Reinvere, Frankfurter Allgemeine, 18.12.2016

Finland's #1 press freedom status at risk, YLE News, 17 December 2016

Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless by Peter S. Goodman, The New York Times, 17 December 2016

State to pay for undocumented aliens' basic care and subsistence, YLE News, 17 December 2016

BBCSO/Oramo review – a bewitching poetic meditation by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 16 December 2016

The Guardian view on Moomintroll: a hero for our time, Editorial, The Guardian, 16 December 2016

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 16 December 2016

Basic education providers divided over new core curriculum, YLE News, 16 December 2016

Friday's papers: Help for Syria's wounded, Ex-Yle boss tells all, drug use, and charity giving, YLE News, 16 December 2016

UK's first major Moomin exhibition set to open in London by Mark Brown, The Guardian, 15 December 2016

Thursday's papers: Yle journalists quit, gym row, children's fitness down, swan saved, YLE News, 15 December 2016

Yle board voices confidence in company execs, YLE News, 15 December 2016

Arctic thaw: Finland aims to host Putin-Trump meeting in 2017, RT, 14 December 2016

Two Finnish journalists resign amid row with prime minister over press freedom by Reuters, YLE, DW, 14 December 2016

Dozens of claims of mistreatment from asylum seekers, YLE News, 14 December 2016

New Feminist Party gears up for municipal elections, YLE News, 14 December 2016

Wednesday's papers: Student housing benefits cuts, Finns Party MEP mulling presidential run, Helsinki's rising Länsimetro costs, YLE News, 14 December 2016

Central bank: Finland has pulled out of recession, YLE News, 13 December 2016

Forget Denmark and hygge, Finland is the new Nordic hotspot for wellbeing by Phoebe Luckhurst, Evening Standard, 13 December 2016

Tuesday's papers: Online VAT crackdown, Trump's Finnish pick, and the Eagle Owls' new boss, YLE News, 13 December 2016

Survey: Two thirds of disabled people report discrimination, YLE News, 13 December 2016

Monday’s papers: Saara, Saara, Saara! YLE News, 12 December 2016

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 12 December 2016

Seven Points Of The Meeting Between Prime Minister Sipilä and Medvedev, Finland Today, 11 December 2016

The New Estonian PM Juri Ratas Doesn’t Bow to Russia and Aims to Increase Trade With Finland by Tony Öhberg, Finland Today, 11 December 2016

Poll: 52 percent of Finns want 2nd term for President Niinistö, YLE News, 11 December 2016

Finnish film wins 'European Discovery' award, YLE News, 11 December 2016

PM Sipilä on recent freedom of press row: “I considered resigning”, YLE News, 10 December 2016

Finn Fadumo Dayib withdraws candidacy from Somalian presidential race, YLE News, 10 December 2016

Plastic bags deemed ‘Most useless item of the year', YLE News, 10 December 2016

Sokos drops fur products, Centre party MPs threaten boycott, YLE News, 9 December 2016

Security boss: Neo-Nazi group should be banned, YLE News, 9 December 2016

Friday's papers: Posti problems, Russian gas and urbanised schools, YLE News, 9 December 2016

Helsinki's website best in class, Good News from Finland, 9 December 2016

Finland’s schools were once the envy of the world. Now, they’re slipping by Joe Heim, The Washington Post, 8 December 201

BBCSO/Saraste review - courtly bonhomie to precision-crafted ecstasy by Flora Willson, The Guardian, 8 December 2016

Trump to President Niinistö: "Finns are great people", YLE News, 8 December 2016

Immigration agency becomes 'one-stop shop', YLE News, 8 December 2016

Thursday's papers: Homework for educators, growing segregation and lengthening bread lines, YLE News, 8 December 2016

Interior Minister seeks to tackle social marginalisation after Imatra tragedy, YLE News, 7 December 2016

Finland's 99th Independence Day in Pictures by Tony Öhberg, Finland Today, 7 December 2016

Wednesday's papers: Who was the belle of the ball? Police keep protests in hand, YLE News, 7 December 2016

Teachers' union 'concerned' over Pisa results, YLE News, 7 December 2016

Pisa results are in: Finland's gender gap in science wider than anywhere else in OECD by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 7 December 2016

Helsinki has the best tourism posters by Joe Vesey-Byrne, Independent, 6 December 2016

President Niinistö: "Democracy does not depend on one person", YLE News, 6 December 2016

Seven detained and brawls at Independence Day marches – neo-Nazis, far-right and counter-protesters clash in Helsinki, YLE News, 6 December 2016

‘You, Expatriate Finns, Are Important Ambassadors For Finland,' Says President Sauli Niinistö, Finland Today, 6 December 2016

Up to ten Independence Day demonstrations expected YLE News, 5 December 2016

Populist movements must be taken very seriously, says Niinistö by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 5 December 2016

Monday's papers: Imatra pain, pre-Independence Day, Nokia management, Finnish faces, YLE News, 5 December 2016

Finland shooting: three women killed outside Imatra restaurant by Hannah Summers and agencies, The Guardian, 4 December 2016

Sniper shoots dead council official and two journalists in Finland by Harriet Agerholm, Independent, 4 December 2016

Hundreds of asylum applicants protest deportations in Helsinki, YLE News, 3 December 2016

Nothing but praise after Finnish opera premiere in New York, YLE News, 3 December 2016

RSF condemns Finnish premier's harassment of state TV journalists, Reporters Without Borders, 3 December 2016

Andersson: “PM doesn't understand that it's his responsibility to dispel suspicions” by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 2 December 2016

Finnish police carrying out forced returns of rejected Iraqi asylum seekers, YLE News, 2 December 2016

Friday's papers: PM's email exchange, Soini 'threatened by suicide bomber,' Nokia-branded phones return, YLE News, 2 December 2016

Yle poll: SDP retains lead, YLE News, 2 December 2016

Poll: Finnish support for Nato membership still low, YLE News, 1 December 2016


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