Finland Watch

This page provides links to English-language articles (and some in Spanish) on public debates about domestic and foreign policy issues in Finland. I am also including articles about Finnish cultural scene.

 

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 19 November 2018

Monday's papers: Few women in STEM, Swedish fading, and medical marijuana's uphill battle, YLE News, 19 November 2018

Trump's Finnish 'raking' comment electrifies social media, YLE News, 18 November 2018

Finns ruthlessly mock Trump's claims they ‘take care of the floors' of forests by Bob Brighman, Raw Story, 18 November 2018

California wildfires: Finland bemused by Trump raking comment, BBC News, 18 November 2018

Finland's president said he briefed Trump on forest monitoring amid California wildfires by Michael Burke, The Hill, 18 November 2018

Donald Trump Says Finland Doesn't Have California Wildfires Problem Because ‘They Spent a Lot of Time on Raking' by Jesica Kwong, Newsweek, 17 November 2018

Brits in Finland ‘trapped' by latest Brexit deal by Tom Bateman, News Now Finland, 16 November 2018

Citizens' initiative to amend the definition of rape receives 50,000 backers by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 16 November 2018

All Points North #30: Tiina Ristikari and Elina Marjamäki on the mental health of youth in Finland, YLE News, 16 November 2018

Expert: More births, immigration the only remedies for Finland's shrinking working-age cohort, YLE News, 16 November 2018

Finland's fertility rate to continue to decline, against the odds by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 16 November 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 16 November 2018

Friday's papers: 4-day workweek, rising rates, men & #metoo and soy controversy, YLE News, 16 November 2018

PM Sipilä: Finland will approve draft Brexit deal, YLE News, 15 November 2018

Finland sees its standing in EU partly through rose-tinted glasses, suggests report by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 15 November 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 15 November 2018

Thursday's papers: Making migration work, expensive babies, and a silent killer, YLE News, 15 November 2018

Finnish-Turkish journalist has ‘terror' conviction quashed, News Now Finland, 14 November 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 14 November 2018

Wednesday's papers: Finland "ordinary" EU country, Airiston Helmi suspect wants money back, ferry blackout, YLE News, 14 November 2018

Finnish PM Accuses Russia of Making NATO's Giant Trident Juncture Military Drill More Realistic, Russia Insider, 13 November 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 13 November 2018

Tuesday's papers: Future of Finnish forests, more speed cameras, diesel fuel defenders and a neo-Nazi Finn, YLE News, 13 November 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 13 November 2018

Foreign Minister Soini to meet with US Secretary of State Pompeo, YLE News, 12 November 2018

Kremlin dismisses Finnish allegation it may have disrupted GPS signal by Tom Balmforth, Reuters, 12 November 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 12 November 2018

Monday’s papers: Paris Peace Forum, fast-tracking work-related residence permits and a pricey speeding ticket, YLE News, 12 November 2018

Law and order proposals: is Finland really turning into a ‘police state’? by David Mac Dougall, News Now Finland, 11 November 2018

Finnish PM: Russia possibly behind GPS jamming, YLE News, 11 November 2018

A truce in the struggle over dismissal law and new tripartite bill beckons peace in labour market by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 11 November 2018

Industrial Union chair slams gov't "ignorance" of working life, YLE News, 10 November 2018

Experts oppose gov't proposal to restrict right to assembly, YLE News, 10 November 2018

Foreign Minister Soini promises probe into suspected GPS jamming by Russia, YLE News, 9 November 2018

All Points North #29: Henna Huttu and Sam Kingsley on Roma portrayals in Finnish media, YLE News, 9 November 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 9 November 2018

Friday's papers: Hospital fusion, online buying boom ends, urban plans shuttered, YLE News, 9 November 2018

Finland’s ex-PM Stubb loses nomination to EU Commission top job, YLE News, 8 November 2018

Thursday’s papers: Cowboy builders at school, Brother Christmas probe advances and popular AI course now in Finnish, YLE News, 8 November 2018

The Finnish Basic Income Experiment – Correcting The Narrative by

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 8 November 2018

Poll: Opposition SDP holds steady, YLE News, 8 November 2018

Finland: Where second-hand comes first by Roger Harrabin, BBC News, 8 November 2018

Alexander Stubb: “No quiero ver morir a la democracia liberal” por Belén Domínguez Cebrián, El País, 7 noviembre 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 7 November 2018

Wednesday's papers: Unsolved thefts, free medicine and Merkel visit, YLE News, 7 November 2018

Weber v Stubb: Will one of these men lead the EU? by Alan Fleming, BBC News, 7 November 2018

Finland bottom of the Nordic English class, YLE News, 6 November 2018

Tuesday's papers: Patient confidentiality, same-sex weddings, businesses seeking new owners, YLE News, 6 November 2018

Finland's schools ditch traditional classrooms for open-plan learning, BBC News, 6 November 2018

Column: Why the flags are flying for Swedish Heritage Day, News Now Finland, 6 November 2018

Govt, unions, private sector reach accord on controversial firing bill, YLE News, 5 November 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 5 November 2018

Monday's papers: Record import of used cars, domestic food prices, and another imbibing pilot, YLE News, 5 November 2018

Pekka Haavisto elected new Greens chair, YLE News, 3 November 2018

Student loans in Finland balloon to more than 3bn euros, YLE News, 2 November 2018

Slight progress in Finland: Equal Pay Day nudges forward into November, YLE News, 2 November 2018

Ministry report on foreign aid urges Finland to boost long-term commitments, YLE News, 2 November 2018

Leaked EU Documents Show Finland Leading Efforts to Undermine Human Rights Standards by Adam Smith, Helsinki Times, 2 November 2018

Kotus: Finnish and Swedish are under serious threat by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 2 November 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 2 November 2018

Friday's papers: Gender pay gap, progressive taxation, and city bikes take a break, YLE News, 2 November 2018

Fewer people moving to Finland, more leaving, YLE News, 1 November 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 1 November 2018

Thursday's papers: Name-based discrimination, budget-friendly supermarkets and waving to pay, YLE News, 1 November 2018

More working part-time in Finland – and not by choice, YLE News, 1 November 2018

Nato jets over Finnish Lapland as Rovaniemi hosts major military exercise, YLE News, 31 October 2018

Climate change looms over future of Finnish forestry industry, YLE News, 31 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 31 October 2018

Tuesday's papers: Finland and NATO, English gaining ground, peeking at your neighbour's finances, YLE News, 30 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 30 October 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 30 October 2018

Unions suspend industrial action after Government backs off on bill to ease dismissals by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 29 October 2018

Trying To Finn-ish Us Off? by Leonid Savin, OrientalReview.org, 29 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 29 October 2018

Monday's papers: Emergency response, free flu shots and rising anti-Semitism, YLE News, 29 October 2018

Eeva Lennon, Lontoo (a memoir) by Antti Alanen, Film Diary, 28 October 2018

Life expectancy of men catching up with women in Finland, YLE News, 27 October 2018

HBL: Finland suspends asylum seeker deportations to Iraq, YLE News, 26 October 2018

Union confederations accept gov't compromise on firing law--with conditions, YLE News, 26 October 2018

Indigenous Sámi community weighs in on truth and reconciliation process, YLE News, 26 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 26 October 2018

Friday's papers: Gov't-unions tension, stock market dives, winter creeping in, YLE News, 26 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 25 October 2018

Thursday's papers: Coalition choices, cancer breakthrough, war games, YLE News, 25 October 2018

Wednesday's papers: Strikes and more strikes, doctors needed, slippery roads, YLE News, 24 October 2018

Tuesday’s papers: Healthcare sector harassment, airport pink ribbon protest, and security workers' strike, YLE News, 23 October 2018

Monday's papers: Strike effects, new tyre rules and less work on Fridays, YLE News, 22 October 2018

Teen Climate Activist to Crowd of Thousands: 'We Can't Save the World by Playing by the Rules Because the Rules Have to Change' by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, 20 October 2018

Thousands gather in Helsinki to demand swift action on climate change, YLE News, 20 October 2018

Finnish Foreign Ministry demands investigation into Khashoggi's death, YLE News, 20 October 2018

Three Internet Trolls Convicted of Systematic Defamation Against Journalist in Finland by Andrew Higgins, The New York Times, 19 October 2018

Finland to prohibit energy use of coal on 1 May 2029 by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 19 October 2018

Narrow majority of Finns would adopt winter time permanently, finds survey by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 19 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 19 October 2018

Friday's papers: President calls EU weak, strike shuts kitchens, nuclear plant fuel line leak, YLE News, 19 October 2018

Finland Is Officially the Happiest Country on Earth, Is it Because it Has No Immigrants? by John Freeman, Russia Insider, 18 October 2018

Jessikka Aro: Finn jailed over pro-Russia hate campaign against journalist, BBC News, 18 October 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 18 October 2018

Thursday’s papers: Cyber crime damage costs, fewer jobless and new life-saving newborn screening, YLE News, 18 October 2018

Life expectancy is rising in Finland – unlike in the UK. What's going right? by Annika Koljonen, The Guardian, 17 October 2018

Finland's goverment survives confidence vote, YLE News, 17 October 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 17 October 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 17 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 17 October 2018

Interior Minister: No guarantees for Brits in Finland if Brexit deal fails by David Mac Dougall, News Now Finland, 17 October 2018

How the Finnish survive without small talk by Laura Sturadus, BBC Travel, 17 October 2018

Wednesday’s papers: Transparent pay, youth homelessness, and the cost of flying, YLE News, 17 October 2018

Yle accused of witch hunt over film director’s questionable methods, YLE News, 17 October 2018

Author Arto Paasilinna dies aged 76, YLE News, 16 October 2018

Unions view Government call for a confidence vote over dismissal legislation as political theatre by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 16 October 2018

Cars, heating and meat-eating are main climate problems in Finland, says Mykkänen by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 16 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 16 October 2018

Tuesday's papers: Fake medicine, dead fish and Stockmann's retreat from Russia, YLE News, 16 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 15 October 2018

Monday's papers: Climate change price tag, local reform slacking, radioactive imports, YLE News, 15 October 2018

Greenpeace slams Finland's "untenable" carbon sink reduction plans, YLE News, 13 October 2018

Finland, Arctic neighbours pledge to reduce black coal emissions, YLE News, 12 October 2018

All Points North #28: Outi Haanperä and Hanna Aho on ordinary people living with climate policy, YLE News, 12 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 12 October 2018

Friday's papers: Sipilä's smoke and mirrors, Helsinki's answer to daycare teacher shortages, YLE News, 12 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 11 October 2018

Thursday's papers: Carbon-absorbing forests, educational inequality and war games, YLE News, 11 October 2018

by Adam Oliver Smith, Helsinki Times, 10 October 2018

The dismissal bill dispute escalates - and might get even worse by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 10 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 10 October 2018

Wednesday's papers: National park limits, criminal gangs and nuclear questions, YLE News, 10 October 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 10 October 2018

Minister defends Finland's push to clear forests for biofuels, YLE News, 9 October 2018

Hundreds of scientists, leaders in Lapland for Arctic Biodiversity Congress, YLE News, 9 October 2018

Human rights and women journalists groups granted Finnish democracy award, YLE News, 9 October 2018

Amnesty Finland hands over petition to stop Afghan deportations, YLE News, 9 October 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 9 October 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 9 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 9 October 2018

Tuesday's papers: Politicians vow to tackle warming, MEPs take on golden passports, new Vitamin D doses, YLE News, 8 October 2018

Finnish prime minister calls all-party summit on climate policy, YLE News, 8 October 2018

A broad campaign calls for legislation on human rights due diligence by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 8 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 8 October 2018

Monday's papers: Finland reacts to climate report, more unions join overtime ban, and a bid to have women join call-ups, YLE News, 8 October 2018

How the Finnish lifestyle of getting drunk while wearing pants became the new hygge by Miska Rantanen, The Observer, 7 October 2018

First Finnish aid team arrives in Indonesia disaster zone, News Now Finland, 5 October 2018

All Points North #27: Ville-Veikko Pulkka on the erosion of workers' rights in the app-driven economy, YLE News, 5 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 5 October 2018

Friday's papers: Call to limit labour strikes, views on violent crime, Finland's first skyscraper, YLE News, 5 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 4 October 2018

Thursday's papers: Bus driver walk-out, nuclear power plant delay and Finns in drug bust, YLE News, 4 October 2018

Finnish MPs approve fast-track changes to constitution, YLE News, 3 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 3 October 2018

Wednesday's papers: Parliament rush vote, new Turku sting evidence, schools' director raps MP, YLE News, 3 October 2018

Las primarias de los conservadores para la Comisión Europea se calientan con un segundo candidato por Bernardo de Miguel, El País, 2 Octubre 2018

Stubb announces European Commission presidential bid, YLE News, 2 October 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 2 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 2 October 2018

Tuesday's papers: Trial of top cops begins, Stubb hopes to be the next Juncker, and an award-winning hospital, YLE News, 2 October 2018

'We are constantly one step behind': Finland worries about cyber warfare in shadow of Russia by Kim Sengupta, Independent, 1 October 2018

Union protests against easing of dismissals widen to include one day strike by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 1 October 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 1 October 2018

Monday's papers: Åland boom, restaurant food labels and plogging, YLE News, 1 October 2018

Experts speculate on Turku real estate firm's possible Russian intelligence links, YLE News, 1 October 2018

Defence minister: Dual citizens from "democratic states" can work in Finnish military, YLE News, 30 September 2018

by Maria Timko, Helsinki Times, 29 September 2018

No national security risk detected in preliminary assessment of Airiston Helmi case, sources say, YLE News, 29 September 2018

Neoliberal think tank issues complaint to EU Commission about Finland’s collective agreements by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 28 September 2018

All Points North #26: Allyana Thomas makes the case for fast-tracking integration in Swedish, YLE News, 28 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 28 September 2018

Friday's papers: Niinistö in DC, vital submarine cables, women in the army, and a Lahti fire, YLE News, 28 September 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 28 September 2018

Frozen: Sámi Parliament vote exposes deep divisions on identity and rights, News Now Finland, 27 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 27 September 2018

Thurday's papers: Divorce rate, police response times and power outages, YLE News, 27 September 2018

Finnish, Russian PMs talk environment, cooperation - and money laundering probe, YLE News, 26 September 2018

Yle examines Russian businessman behind Turku firm suspected of money laundering, YLE News, 26 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 26 September 2018

Wednesday's papers: Russian PM's visit, bogs for sale and arson suspects caught, YLE News, 26 September 2018

Two suspects in Turku money laundering case remanded into custody, YLE News, 25 September 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 25 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 25 September 2018

Tuesday's papers: Emergency gov't sit-down, prof questions security threat, "activation" spikes disability pensions, YLE News, 25 September 2018

NBI seeks remand of 2 suspects in archipelago money laundering case, YLE News, 24 September 2018

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 24 September 2018

Vote on land ownership reform in November, says Defence Minister, YLE News, 24 September 2018

Analysis: A dawn raid in the Archipelago by Robin Häggblom, News Now Finland, 24 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 24 September 2018

Finland navigates the UN with focused agenda and high profile representation by David Mac Dougall, News Now Finland, 24 September 2018

Monday's papers: A closer look at Airiston Helmi's land grab and speeding penalty changes, YLE News, 24 September 2018

All Points North #25: Steve El-Sharawy takes us on a guided tour of the underbelly of social media, YLE News, 21 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 21 September 2018

Friday's papers: Minister faces no-confidence vote, textbook shortage, and fast-tracking integration through Swedish, YLE News, 21 September 2018

Mykkänen scraps proposal to ban dual citizens from senior military positions by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 20 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 20 September 2018

Thursday's papers: Violence towards men, asylum debate and floods on the rise, YLE News, 20 September 2018

Defence minister to “think very carefully” about future conflict export orders by David Mac Dougall & Elias Huuhtanen, News Now Finland, 19 September 2018

Defence Minister says Finland exports protection to UAE, not guns, YLE News, 19 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 19 September 2018

Wednesday's papers: The Stasi's window on Finland, functional illiteracy, and working off the books, YLE News, 19 September 2018

Chancellor of Justice: Foreign Minister's role in anti-abortion events "problematic", but not unlawful, YLE News, 18 September 2018

Principles of rule of law are eroding in Finland, state professors by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 18 September 2018

Tuesday's papers: Justice Chancellor rules on Soini, PE teachers in the dark, farm aid heading south, YLE News, 18 September 2018

NBI chief Lardot suspended; massive police trial begins in October, YLE News, 17 September 2018

Morning headlines, News Now Finland, 17 September 2018

Investigation: Finnish-made Patrias, some with Russian heavy weapons, deployed in Yemen battle zone by David Mac Dougall & Elias Huuhtanen, News Now Finland, 17 September 2018

Monday's papers: Wild boar scare, MP's taxi rides and unseasonably warm weather, YLE News, 17 September 2018

Bringing in the political process of Helsinki’s participatory budgeting by Ruby van der Wekken, Commons.fi, 16 September 2018

President Niinistö: Russia "would see enemies" if Finland joins Nato, YLE News, 15 September 2018

 

 

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