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.

 

I am away. Next update late August.

 

Tuesday's papers: Mosquito repellent woes, possible SDP challenger and Olympic sponsor controversy, YLE News, 26 July 2016

Facing the music: violinist Pekka Kuusisto, The Guardian, 25 July 2016 (text and videos)

Turkey may distance itself from Europe and strengthen ties with Russia, views Niinistö by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 25 July 2016

Monday's papers: What would Trump do to Finland? MPs' autumn to-do list, and women still missing from Finland's boardrooms, YLE News, 25 July 2016

Ministries preparing for Brexit, YLE News, 24 July 2016

World's largest wooden periscope to open in Western Finland, YLE News, 24 July 2016

EU raps Finland: Two months to improve access to environmental data, YLE News, 22 July 2016

Friday's papers: Basic income trial next year, Finnish troops to Iraq, and MPs say no to Finnair privatisation, YLE News, 22 July 2016

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 22 July 2016

Finland’s farmers suffer biggest losses in whole EU, union claims, YLE News, 22 July 2016

Melartin: Traumgesicht, etc CD review – dreamy and evocative tone poems by Erica Jeal, The Guardian, 21 July 2016

Thursday's papers: Anttila bankruptcy fall-out, death of the summer cabin, and housing tax may rise, YLE News, 21 July 2016

Finland Auctions off Soviet-Era Cars Ditched by Asylum Seekers by Reuters, Russia Insider, 20 July 2016

Wednesday's papers: Russia doping reaction, Cuban volleyball rape case, and where to recycle that fridge? YLE News, 20 July 2016

Sharp drop in Mikkeli university applications after admin charge for overseas students, YLE News, 20 July 2016

For Generous Parental Leave and Great Schools, Move to Finland by Michelle Dean, International New York Times, 19 July 2016

Finland to aid anti-Isis coalition, YLE News, 19 July 2016

Tuesday's papers: SDP leadership battle, shoplifting frustrations, and the Pokémon backlash comes to Finland, YLE News, 19 July 2016

Stricter asylum requirements take effect: 77 percent of Iraqi applications refused in June, YLE News, 18 July 2016

by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 July 2016

Monday's papers: Finns in Nice, Finns in Turkey, 90s star passes, long-term weather, YLE News, 18 July 2016

New immigrants face difficulties finding housing, YLE News, 15 July 2016

Will the future of the generally binding collective agreements be the next struggle? by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 14 July 2016

Nato option widely misunderstood in Finland, says senior official by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 14 July 2016

Thursday’s papers: Britain's new PM, work-based asylum applications, and a bizarre Auer appearance, YLE News, 14 July 2016

Wednesday's papers: Auer appearance, nurse shortage, police memorial, roller coaster birthday, YLE News, 13 July 2016

Sipilä: Finland has Sweden's support for continuing dialogue with Russia by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 12 July 2016

Tuesday's papers: Fewer military dropouts, Finnwatch trial in Thailand and preparations for municipal job losses, YLE News, 12 July 2016

EU-Nato declaration good news for Finland, says professor by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 11 July 2016

Niinistö: Nato-Russia Council to measure how serious stakeholders are about transponders by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 11 July 2016

Monday's papers: Burglaries and medical studies abroad double, distrust of foreign-owned firms and strawberries almost gone, YLE News, 11 July 2016

MP perplexed by Finland’s 'surprise' defence agreement with Britain, YLE News, 10 July 2016

President Niinistö: Dialogue winning out over fear in conversations with Russia, YLE News, 9 July 2016

Finnish security expert: NATO troops in Baltic countries only symbolic gesture, YLE News, 9 July 2016

Immigration officials: Yes you can hire asylum seekers, as long as you do it right, YLE News, 9 July 2016

Contradictory polls indicate split over need for NATO referendum, YLE News, 8 July 2016

Friday's papers: Why the Finns Party deflated and the President's thoughts before Warsaw, YLE News, 8 July 2016

Kauhava reception centre head quits over "shoddy" treatment of asylum seekers, YLE News, 7 July 2016

What's So Special About Finland? by Uri Friedman, The Atlantic, 7 July 2016

36 Hours in Helsinki, Finland by Ingrid K. Williams, International New York Times, 7 July 2016

Popularity of SDP and Finns Party plunge – Left Alliance surges, YLE News, 7 July 2016

Thursday's papers: NATO, assault weapons, athletics, football – and anarchy in the UK, YLE News, 7 July 2016

Helsinki mall welcomes Muslim consumers with Eid festivities, YLE News, 6 July 2016

Wednesday's papers: Finnish MEPs don't believe in Brexit, asylum seekers create jobs, and rain provokes holiday exodus, YLE News, 6 July 2016

Foreign Ministry to outsource Syrian, Iraqi family reunification application processing, YLE News, 5 July 2016

Putin has toughened up his rhetoric, views expert by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 5 July 2016

Putin's statement was reckless, says Russia expert by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 5 July 2016

Tuesday's paper review: Texting while driving, fruit consumption up, and scamming seniors, YLE News, 5 July 2016

Lavrov Warns Finland Against Joining 'Anti-Russia' NATO, The Moscow Times, 4 July 2016

Finnish, Swedish leaders invited into 'inner circle' at NATO summit, YLE News, 4 July 2016

Monday's papers: Russian troops, Airbnb, summer love, YLE News, 4 July 2016

Breaking cycle of mistrust key for Baltic Sea and Ukraine, says Niinistö by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 4 July 2016

Sipilä: Balanced and close relationship beneficial for both Britain and EU by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 4 July 2016

Niinistö's popularity finally matches Halonen's, YLE News, 4 July 2016

Municipalities accept just one-third of migrant teens, YLE News, 3 July 2016

Putin's comment about location of Russian troops baffles, YLE News, 3 July 2016

Researcher: Russian image of Finland contradictory, YLE News, 2 July 2016

Finland Is Still the World's Best Kept Secret by Ira Kalb, The Huffington Post, 1 July 2016

Putin: Russia to respond if Finland joins NATO, RT, 1 July 2016

Putin: "NATO would gladly fight Russia to the last Finnish soldier", YLE News, 1 July 2016

Putin agrees to Finnish proposal on aircraft transponders, YLE News, 1 July 2016

Putin calls for transponders on military flights over Baltics by Agence France Press, The Daily Star, 1 July 2016

Sipilä: Europe must not forget its history, YLE News, 1 July 2016

Daily: Finland to sign defence cooperation pact with UK, YLE News, 1 July 2016

Soini faces criticism after visit to UK by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 1 July 2016

Friday's papers: Soini in the soup, media star's misdeeds and lower wages for migrants? YLE News, 1 July 2016

Newspaper poll: Majority of Finns do not favour EU referendum, YLE News, 30 June 2016

Thursday's papers: Health and social care milestone, hot topics for Putin's visit and Turku tries to clean up its act, YLE News, 30 June 2016

Finland is the most socially progressive country in the world, new study reveals by Matt Payton, Independent, 29 June 2016

Despite challenges, Finland tops stability and human capital rankings, YLE News, 29 June 2016

Wednesday's papers: Will Brexit turn Finland into the EU's bankroller? Or boost struggling Finnish trade? YLE News, 29 June 2016

Red Cross asylum seeker work practice programme set to expand, YLE News, 29 June 2016

NCP's Orpo: Finns Party EU referendum talk "irresponsible", YLE News, 28 June 2016

President Niinistö: Brexit won't affect Finnish security assessment, YLE News, 28 June 2016

Niinistö to welcome Putin to Kultaranta by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 28 June 2016

Tuesday’s papers: Engxit, referendum wave, pollution payout, archipelago hideaway, YLE News, 28 June 2016

Asylum seeker traffic dries up at Lapland border crossings, YLE News, 28 June 2016

Veps: Finno-Ugric people with ancient roots by Sergei Khoroshavin, Russia Beyond the Headlines, 27 June 2016

PM Sipilä: “No EU referendum during this government’s term”, YLE News, 27 June 2016

Brexit to only have limited impact on Finnish economy, says chief economist by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 27 June 2016

Rent incentive encourages asylum recipients to settle near reception centres, YLE News, 27 June 2016

Expert criticises “panic-induced” family reunification law changes, YLE News, 27 June 2016

Brexit should serve as reminder of certainty of reform, says Niinistö by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 27 June 2016

Rehn: EU must focus on what's really important by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 27 June 2016

Monday's papers: Brexit repercussions, Midsummer tragedies, YLE News, 27 June 2016

Yle survey: Suicide attempts in nearly half of reception centres, YLE News, 27 June 2016

Finland’s Brits in shock over Brexit result, YLE News, 26 June 2016

Expert: Brexit boon for Russia, YLE News, 25 June 2016

PM Sipilä "disappointed" over Brexit vote, YLE News, 24 June 2016

Finnish eurosceptics say respect Brexit vote, no time for Finland euro exit by Jussi Rosendahl, Reuters, 24 June 2016

Finnish parliament to be recalled over Brexit vote, YLE News, 24 June 2016

Conditions for good life have deteriorated in Finland, suggests survey by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 23 June 2016

Thursday's papers: Bated breath on Brexit, rising Greens, and Midsummer memories, YLE News, 23 June 2016

Helsinki air quality has improved, YLE News, 23 June 2016

Kuusisto/Frank-Gemmill/Stefanovich review – Ligeti's subversive masterpiece gets the performance it deserves by Andrew Clemens, The Guardian, 22 June 2016

Parliament passes tougher family reunification rules, YLE News, 22 June 2016

Wednesday’s papers: Ministerial reshuffle reactions, health bosses slammed, loading up for midsummer, YLE News, 22 June 2016

Brexit would change power balance in EU, says Vanhanen by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 21 June 2016

Tuesday's papers: Kultaranta, Brexit, and midsummer heat, YLE News, 21 June 2016

Underground network takes to hiding rejected asylum seekers in their homes, YLE News, 20 June 2016

Swedish ex-minister tells Niinistö: ”Hard to understand why you invited Putin”, YLE News, 20 June 2016

Finland can't rule out possibility that military force is used against it, says Government by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 20 June 2016

Locus of trouble moving from southern to northern eurozone, writes Krugman by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 20 June 2016

Monday's papers: Police murder scrutiny, Karelia accident, 100m champ, post-cancer gig, YLE News, 20 June 2016

Security summit: Swedish PM dismisses NATO talk, President Niinistö says no Russian threat, YLE News, 20 June 2016

PM refutes idea of Finland-Sweden defence alliance, YLE News, 19 June 2016

Finland answers France’s call, 160 more soldiers to Lebanon, YLE News, 19 June 2016

Thousands more homes needed as refugee housing shortage bites, YLE News, 19 June 2016

Migri dispels misconceptions about income requirements by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 19 June 2016

Growing Movement to Exit EU: An Interview With Antti Pesonen of Finland's Independence Party by Michael Nevradakis, Truthout, 19 June 2016

Swedish PM to appear at President Niinistö's security summit, YLE News, 19 June 2016

Interior Ministry ups asylum target to 1,000 decisions a week, YLE News, 19 June 2016

“Avoids implying Russian threat”: Reactions to government security report, YLE News, 18 June 2016

Plans for a new trade union confederation come to nought by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 18 June 2016

Soini: Finland "will deepen cooperation" in face of changing security situation, NATO option still open, YLE News, 17 June 2016

Friday's papers: Metro delays, Yle funding and reluctant fathers, YLE News, 17 June 2016

Standard of living rise may be slow for decades to come, YLE News, 17 June 2016

Finland Is Hyped Up About Russia's Economic Growth by Sputnik, Russia Insider, 16 June 2016

Four in ten have lost confidence in media by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 16 June 2016

Thursday's papers: Supercell sale, battling the trolls, hotel boom and Räty's pension joy, YLE News, 16 June 2016

France and Finland push for common EU defence policy expansion, YLE News, 15 June 2016

Report: Trust in news highest in Finland, YLE News, 15 June 2016

Downshifting: Stubb to serve as rank-and-file MP, YLE News, 15 June 2016

Wednesday's papers: Labour accord, solar panels and investment advice, YLE News, 15 June 2016

Danske Bank: Competitiveness pact a historic internal devaluation by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 15 June 2016

Competitiveness pact signed, sealed, delivered at PM's residence, YLE News, 14 June 2016

Competitiveness Pact signed covering 86.5 per cent of employees by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 14 June 2016

Annual presidential summer talks to focus on defence cooperation, YLE News, 14 June 2016

Finland Is Struggling to Fill 7,000 Programmer Jobs by Reuters, Fortune, 14 June 2016

Tuesday's papers: Finland's surveillance plans, Metro expansion boss under fire, Finnish director's Chinese fantasy, YLE News, 14 June 2016

Finland's greatest future challenge is division of labour force, says Andersson by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 13 June 2016

Monday's papers: Orlando shock, political emotions, Brits in Finland, YLE News, 13 June 2016

Race between land uplift and sea level rise begins in archipelago, YLE News, 13 June 2016

Fresh Left leader Andersson slams competitiveness pact, YLE News, 12 June 2016

Swedish People's Party elects first female leader, YLE News, 12 June 2016

Ex-Centre Party PM Matti Vanhanen announces bid for presidency, YLE News, 12 June 2016

Orpo to take over as finance minister, YLE News, 12 June 2016

Helsinki 2050 - diverse and tolerant or isolated and segregated? YLE News, 11 June 2016

PM Sipilä shoots down talk of NATO military support for Finland, YLE News, 11 June 2016

Metalworkers approve competitiveness pact, EK says 87% of labour on board, YLE News, 10 June 2016

Friday's papers: "Super weekend" for politics, soft play boom, and Finland's merciless president, YLE News, 10 June 2016

New SAK President Jarkko Eloranta: Fragmenting forms of work demand modern trade union movement approach by Heikki Jokinen, Trade Union News from Finland, 9 June 2016

Danish helicopter accused of violating Finnish airspace, YLE News, 9 June 2016

Thursday’s papers: Summer storm, poor diets, urban ticks and who’s having sex, YLE News, 9 June 2016

Why did Angry Birds fly? Thanks to European cooperation by Kati Levoranta, The Guardian, 9 June 2016

Yle poll: Record approval for Greens, Centre regains sliver of a lead, YLE News, 8 June 2016

Deportation of mother and three-year-old daughter on hold after ruling by Supreme Administrative Court by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 8 June 2016

Wednesday's papers: Finnish factories coming home, Stubb leadership poll, and family's six-year cruise, YLE News, 8 June 2016

Eloranta takes reins of Finland's main labour group, YLE News, 8 June 2016

How asylum seekers could help ease Finland's tech skills shortage by Jon Henley, The Guardian, 7 June 2016

Andersson to take reins of Left Alliance by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 7 June 2016

Finland's participation in Baltops based solely on defence interests, says Soini by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 7 June 2016

Tuesday's papers: Finland reassures Russia on NATO, Prisma beats Lidl prices, fare dodgers' days numbered, YLE News, 7 June 2016

Russia to Finland: We will respond to NATO Baltics activity by Dmitry Solovyov, Vladimir Soldatkin and by Jussi Rosendahl, Reuters, 6 June 2016

NATO exercises raise tensions at Soini-Lavrov meeting, YLE News, 6 June 2016

NATO-led military drills start on Finland's southern coast, YLE News, 6 June 2016

Migri filing report on Iraqi mother-child deportation case, YLE News, 6 June 2016

Asylum seeker reception centres prepare for Ramadan, YLE News, 6 June 2016

Monday's papers: "Finland breaks up families," reception centres prepare for Ramadan, and forecast calls for summer storm, YLE News, 6 June 2016

Finlandia, la 'crisis' que otros añoran por Àngel Ferrero, Público, 05.06.2016

Interior Minister calls for probe over decision to deport Iraqi mother – father and baby to stay in Finland, YLE News, 5 June 2016

Zero-emission bike taxis to coast into Helsinki, Kuopio, Porvoo, YLE News, 5 June 2016

Stravinsky Myths & Rituals: Philharmonia – review by Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, 5 June 2016

HS: Experts optimistic about economy, YLE News, 5 June 2016

Putin to visit Finland this summer, YLE News, 5 June 2016

Proportion of rejected asylum claims doubles, YLE News, 4 June 2016

Moody’s downgrades Finland’s credit rating, upgrades outlook to stable, YLE News, 4 June 2016

Competitiveness pact approved – Metalworkers last holdout, YLE News, 3 June 2016

Finnish growth outpaces EU average, YLE News, 3 June 2016

Friday's papers: New discrimination cases at S-Bank, cruise ship cancellations, what's middle class in Finland? YLE News, 3 June 2016

Government aims to make it easier to provide military support abroad, YLE News, 2 June 2016

Soini negotiates in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Moscow, YLE News, 2 June 2016

Rautavaara: Rubaiyat, Balada, Canto V, Four Songs from Rasputin CD review – gooey post-Romanticism by Kate Molleson, The Guardian, 2 June 2016

Thursday’s papers: Backseat births, tyre-maker scandal fallout and another Microsoft backlash, YLE News, 2 June 2016

Sámi pride festival to move from Finland to Norway in protest against church, YLE News, 1 June 2016

NCP's leadership contenders raise eyebrows with views on Nato by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 1 June 2016

Reception centre closings force new round of Finnish Red Cross job cuts, YLE News, 1 June 2016

Wednesday's papers: Plan to scrap health centres, police speed camera claims challenged, and what to do with a six-minute longer workday? YLE News, 1 June 2016

Crunch time for Finland's competitiveness pact, YLE News, 31 May 2016

A Hacker Organises Cyberattacks Against Russia “They Could Have Killed Me Two Years Ago”, YLE News, 31 May 2016

Tuesday's papers: Lowdown on employment cuts, hospital misconduct cover-up, homeowner fears army invasion, YLE News, 31 May 2016

Russian cyber-espionage group hits Sanoma, YLE News, 30 May 2016

Effort to Expose Russia's ‘Troll Army' Draws Vicious Retaliation by Andrew Higgins, International New York Times, 30 May 2016

Increase in reports of sexual harassment, YLE News, 30 May 2016

Monday's papers: Hope for former Microsoft workers, but money problems on the rise elsewhere, YLE News, 30 May 2016

University of Helsinki to introduce tuition fees of €13,000–18,000 for non-EU/EEA students by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 30 May 2016

Finland mustn't ignore public opinion on Nato, says Niinistö by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 29 May 2016

WHO: Finland's air third-cleanest in world, YLE News, 29 May 2016

Refugee worker compares best practices in Finland and Sweden, YLE News, 29 May 2016

Municipalities promote cycling in a bid to save millions, YLE News, 29 May 2016

NATO divide: NCP suggests membership without referendum, President Niinistö says citizens should decide, YLE News, 28 May 2016

New eco-friendly public sauna opens in Helsinki, YLE News, 28 May 2016

Philharmonia/Salonen review – rare Stravinsky from Russia with love by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 27 May 2016

Just over 6% of unaccompanied minors granted asylum to date, most applications still pending, YLE News, 27 May 2016

Friday's papers: Dwindling street patrols, commentator stroke survival, Microsoft helps jobless, school dog days, YLE News, 27 May 2016

Thursday's papers: Wall to wall Microsoft, Talvivaara shutdown not a slam dunk, YLE News, 26 May 2016

Our Awful Prisons: How They Can Be Changed by Adam Hochschild, The New York Review of Books, 26 May 2016

Government ministers pledge to help laid-off Microsoft workers, YLE News, 25 May 2016

Benjamin: Dream of the Song; Lindberg: Era review – RCO explores new horizons by Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 25 May 2016

“Making lay-offs is cheap and easy in Finland” by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 25 May 2016

Wednesday's papers: Crime statistics, drowning suspect and Ilves woes, YLE News, 25 May 2016

Immigration officials concerned about missing underage asylum seekers, YLE News, 24 May 2016

Tuesday's papers: Air Force trips, high school feats, cottage life, Dylan hype, YLE News, 24 May 2016

10 things that surprised me in Helsinki, Young Adventuress, 23 May 2016

Finland and Sweden vital for security of Baltic Sea, says Nato chief by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 23 May 2016

Angry Birds movie an opening weekend box office hit in US and China, YLE News, 23 May 2016

Monday's papers: Hockey defeat, illegal residence, and cheap summer travel, YLE News, 23 May 2016

BBCSO/Ibragimova/Oramo review – orchestral sonorities meet choral intensity by Erica Jeal, The Guardian, 22 May 2016

Greens' Niinistö seen as most popular opposition leader, YLE News, 21 May 2016

Ministry of Interior: Threat of terrorism has grown also in Finland by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 20 May 2016

Soini: NATO ties aim to strengthen Finland’s position and defence, YLE News, 20 May 2016

Interior Minister defends official view of Iraq as safe for returnees, YLE News, 20 May 2016

Urban fests toast world cultures, YLE News, 20 May 2016

European Commission tables three recommendations for Finland by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 20 May 2016

Friday's papers: Alcohol compromise, regional poll and crisp delight, YLE News, 20 May 2016

Internal security report calls for more border guards, stable police force, YLE News, 19 May 2016

Government wants 230mn euros more for asylum seekers, YLE News, 19 May 2016

Brexit would create uncertainty especially in Finland, experts warn by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 19 May 2016

Helsinki works with startup training asylum seekers to ease coder crunch, YLE News, 19 May 2016

Thursday's papers: Disappearing asylum seekers, Soini heads to NATO meeting, the "final" Restaurant Day, YLE News, 19 May 2016

Here's Why Finland Is Able to Implement A Basic Income Experiment by Nordic think tank Demos, 18 May 2016

Down and out in Helsinki by David Mac Dougall, Politico, 18 May 2016

Finland dodges EU commission rap over budget, YLE News, 18 May 2016

Nazi street patrol leader convicted of assault, YLE News, 18 May 2016

Updated security assessments come under heavy criticism by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 18 May 2016

SDP challenges government over privatisation, care for disadvantaged, YLE News, 18 May 2016

Wednesday’s papers: Asylum restrictions, hockey hubris and free buckets, YLE News, 18 May 2016

Finland says Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia now safe, tightens residence permit requirements, YLE News, 17 May 2016

Finland and Estonia agree on most things—but not Russia, YLE News, 17 May 2016

Woman trademarks Soldiers of Odin name for unicorn-themed clothing in anti-racism protest, YLE News, 17 May 2016

Tuesday's papers: Spy games, tragedy in court and Estonians show signs of kicking their Helsinki habit, YLE News, 17 May 2016

Arms trade between Israel and Finland by Max Blumenthal. Vimeo, 16 May 2016

Obama's praise of Finland's heavy metal goes viral by Umut Uras, Al Jazeera, 16 May 2016

Philharmonia/Salonen – an electrifying start to their Stravinsky season by Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 16 May 2016

Monday's papers: Mixed feelings about defense, modest school outings, keen on Airbnb, YLE News, 16 May 2016

“Together, the Nordics are a superpower,” Niinistö says at White House by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 15 May 2016

Finns remember Civil War, ‘Red’ and ‘White’ resentment lingers, YLE News, 15 May 2016

Niinistö on Washington visit: Security issues primary topic, YLE News, 14 May 2016

Kolari reception centre boss sacked, YLE News, 14 May 2016

Arsonist gets 3.5 years for attack on reception centre, YLE News, 13 May 2016

Watch: President Obama lauds Finland's heavy metal and good governance, YLE News, 13 May 2016

Want Peace? Prepare for War! Finland Ready to Deploy Overseas Military Aid, Sputnik, 13 May 2016

Partnering with the Chinese pays off by Xin Wang, Helsinki Times, 13 May 2016

Finland to join NATO summer war games in Poland, YLE News, 13 May 2016

Friday's papers: Finland's violence fears creep up, accident-prone Finland, roaming bear visits Hamina, YLE News, 13 May 2016

Finland's country image largely unchanged, finds survey by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 12 May 2016

Finland is now more gay-friendly than Sweden, claims report by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 12 May 2016

Finland considers restrictions on dual citizens in official posts, YLE News, 12 May 2016

Thursday's papers: A death overlooked, MP's face on severed head, six-week teaching cut and govt's shareholding selloff, YLE News, 12 May 2016

Finnish troops could be deployed overseas to provide military aid, says Niinistö by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 11 May 2016

Wednesday's papers: Declining support for Stubb, drinking co-workers, and remembering Finnish singer Riki Sorsa, YLE News, 11 May 2016

Government weighs response to EU asylum quota plan, YLE News, 10 May 2016

Tuesday's papers: Greece again, store opening carnage, and sunshine brightens workplaces, YLE News, 10 May 2016

Foreign Minister Soini: Strong US presence in Baltic Sea increases security, stability, YLE News, 10 May 2016

Finnish exports plunged by 10% in March by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 10 May 2016

Barometer: Finland-Russia trade down - but some remain hopeful, YLE News, 9 May 2016

The Angry Birds Movie review – game spin-off that doesn't quite reach Lego Movie levels by Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 9 May 2016

Monday's papers: Brexit, flex offices, arson, and a rare astronomical event, YLE News, 9 May 2016

NATO's Spring Storm Exercise: Another Step to Aggravate Tensions in Europe by Andrei Akulov, Strategic Culture Foundation, 7 May 2016

Royal Northern Sinfonia/Mustonen review – supremely elegant by Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, 6 May 2016

“Private consumption not to blame for economic woes of Finland” by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 6 May 2016

Friday's papers: Stubb's battle, unemployed graduates and Finland's Olympic dreams, YLE News, 6 May 2016

Grahn-Laasonen: We must take action to weed out racism and hate speech by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 5 May 2016

Majority of Finnish MEPs oppose visa-free regime for Turkey, YLE News, 5 May 2016

Minister of Defence: Finland must retain its discretionary powers in regards to Nato by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 5 May 2016

Nato membership would provoke a response from Russia, warns report by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times, 4 May 2016

 

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