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.

 

Govt plan bets on education, bio-economy; opposition underwhelmed, YLE News, 1 September 2015

Tuesday's papers: Municipal politics and the refugee crisis, Soini goes Alaska, and summer's days are numbered, YLE News, 1 September 2015

Yle survey: Helsinki only major city with immigrant hiring policy, YLE News, 31 August 2015

Monday's papers: Asylum seekers' costs, deadly steel cable to go and girls beat boys to high school but men still dominate as CEOs, YLE News, 31 August 2015

Reception centre director: "Thank goodness it's still summer", YLE News, 31 August 2015

True or False? Yle tackles Finland's top ten complaints about asylum seekers, YLE News, 30 August 2015

Finns protest at asylum seeker centre in Nokia home town by Anna Ercanbrack, Reuters/Daily Mail, 30 August 2015

PM: Gov't determined to enact growth-promoting policies, YLE News, 30 August 2015

BBC SO/Oramo/Torikka/Rusanen-Kartano review – urgent performances by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 30 August 2015

Dissertation: Trade unions adjusting slowly to increased labour migration, YLE News, 29 August 2015

New reception centre scrambles to hire staff as first asylum seeker occupants arrive, YLE News, 29 August 2015

Papers: Government measures to hit pensioners hard, YLE News, 29 August 2015

Immonen's nationalist group to set up new regional branches, YLE News, 28 August 2015

Friday's papers: Dangerous crossings, welcoming refugees, and localising labour agreements, YLE News, 28 August 2015

Tabloid: Russian opposition leader detained in eastern Finland, receives travel ban, YLE News, 28 August 2015

News agency Tass: Finland detains Russian on US request; Russians irate, YLE News, 27 August 2015

Border Guard: Eastern border control "considerably weakened", YLE News, 27 August 2015

Kullervo: Tolkien's fascination with Finland by Hannah Sander, BBC News, 27 August 2015

Online opposition to new reception centres "systematic", YLE News, 27 August 2015

Thursday's papers: Erroneous quote, black list, opening hours and full centres, YLE News, 27 August 2015

Selling Austerity to Finland by Pedro Aibéo, CounterPunch, 26 August 2015

Racism may be to blame for poor school achievement of second-generation immigrants by Paula Paukku – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 26 August 2015

Wednesday's papers: Stock market woes, presidential address, and Forssa denies racism, YLE News, 26 August 2015

Mental health care in short supply for war-ravaged refugees, YLE News, 26 August 2015

No major changes ahead in foreign policy by Anna-Liina Kauhanen – Helsingin Sanomat, Aleksi Teivainen - Helsinki Times, 25 August 2015

Finnish President: Europe endangered by “ring of violence”, YLE News, 25 August 2015

Watch: Finland our natural EU ally, says UK finance minister, YLE News, 25 August 2015

Finnish exports to Russia down more than 35 percent, YLE News, 25 August 2015

Tuesday's papers: Man abducted at gunpoint, Gasoline 5th priciest in EU, zebra crossing hubbub, YLE News, 25 August 2015

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oramo review – embraces Nielsen at face value by Guy Dammann, The Guardian, 25 August 2015

Philharmonia/Salonen review – waving the flag for Shostakovich's apeman by Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 25 August 2915

Ministry: US planes violated Finnish airspace, YLE News, 24 August 2015

Monday's papers: Hotel's offer to homeless students, boosting Finnish food brands, pensioners moving to Estonia, YLE News, 24 August 2015

Municipal, household waste could soon power more than 500,000 homes, YLE News, 24 August 2015

Gallery: Anti-austerity demonstrations in Helsinki, YLE News, 23 August 2015

BBCSO/Oramo review – elemental Sibelius to buoyant Beethoven by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 23 August 2015

Labour market organisations did not find a joint agenda on measures to boost Finnish economy by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 22 August 2015

Friday's papers: Social contract failure, asylum seeker influx, heat en route, Night of the Arts, YLE News, 21 August 2015

Orpo: Finland prepares for massive influx of asylum seekers, YLE News, 20 August 2015

Labour market leaders abandon "social contract" talks, YLE News, 20 August 2015

Anti-torture body raps Finland over detainee treatment, YLE News, 20 August 2015

The Economist: Helsinki tenth most livable city, YLE News, 20 August 2015

Finland cuts cash support for asylum seekers, YLE News, 20 August 2015

Thursday's papers: "Kill Alexander Stubb", the PM's recession-busting deal hangs in the balance and zebras getting safer, YLE News, 20 August 2015

Finland considers basic income to reform welfare system by Maija Unkuri, BBC News, 20 August 2015

Wednesday's papers: Finland should respect its youngsters; stop believing social media; and be suitably shocked by Espoo vandalism, YLE News, 19 August 2015

Tuesday's papers: Soini's explanations, Niinistö's chat, Lidl's labelling, Beck's indie-pop, YLE News, 18 August 2015

President Niinistö: "Finland has been utterly excessive in its expenditure”, YLE News, 17 August 2015

Monday's papers: Shielding sex crime victims, spike in bicycle thefts, and concert excitement, YLE News, 17 August 2015

BBCSSO/Volkov review – Sibelius that didn't shake the soul as it should by Martin Kettle, The Guardian, 17 August 2015

BBCSSO/Dausgaard review – striking Sibelius with smudges and sweep by George Hall, The Guardian, 16 August 2015

Friday's papers: Overflowing refugee centres, eurozone woes, and a ghost bike, YLE News, 14 August 2015

Thursday's papers: Budget blues, high school woes, YLE News, 13 August 2015

Somalia's lone female presidential candidate mulls Finland's "failed integration policies" YLE News, 12 August 2015

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