Finland will continue to support flights to regional airports for another year
Flights to and from the regional airports of Kokkola-Pietarsaari, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani and Kemi-Tornio with state funding.
The strike threatens to disrupt bus traffic in cities across Finland from Wednesday
AKT and the Confederation of Road Transport Employers (ALT) did not reach an agreement on the bus drivers’ conditions on Monday. According to the national mediator, the two labor market organizations will meet again on Tuesday to try to resolve their differences. Anu Pajavaara. Harri PasanenAKP’s advocacy director, considered yesterday, while the negotiations were still […]
Empowering young people: Ashoka Nordic shares two young change-makers in Finland with social impact initiatives
First Prize Winner, Panashe Kauhanen, is the founder of the FASHCENE brand, which focuses on producing contemporary and modern fashion shows to promote the inclusion of Finnish youth. The brand’s goal is to create a platform where young people can showcase their talents in a safe and welcoming environment. The team behind the brand consists […]
Foreigners’ knowledge of Finnish was considered a bigger obstacle than it really is, says a city official
Joensuu’s labor manager says that employers still have unnecessary prejudices towards hiring immigrants.
Supreme Administrative Court: Finland’s Covid restrictions were partially illegal
The court found that the restrictions set in Eastern Finland, which prevent a restaurant from Joensuu from offering take away orders and home deliveries, are against the law.
The police suspect bus drivers from Joensuu of discriminating against Ukrainians
In the city, bus company employees allegedly repeated pro-Putin propaganda.
Russian men in Finland are thinking about their next move
Gleb Yarovoy in Joensuu has opened his home to Russian men fleeing the country after Vladimir Putin’s partial mobilization.
Finnair won the bid to return to offering low-passenger domestic routes
Air traffic to Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kokkola-Pietarsaari and Kemi-Tornio airports will continue at the end of October, operated by Finnair.
Finns’ donations to the victims of the war in Ukraine are decreasing, aid organizations say
People’s enthusiasm to donate money and goods to help Ukrainians fleeing their war-torn country has decreased. Vassili GoutsoulChairman of the Ukrainian Association in Finland. Goutsoul said donations began to decline in June compared to the spring. For now, Ukrainian association in Finland has collected around 280,000 euros for the victims of the war. Vassili GoutsoulSilja […]
Mursu’s visit causes a stir in the southern Finnish city
The seaside town of Hamina received a very unusual visit from a walrus that crawled onto the beach until it returned to the water under its own power on Friday. The animal, which was watered by rescue workers to prevent dehydration, was found lying between rowing boats on the shore of the Salmenvirta River, a […]
Other than emergency calls burden the emergency services
Emergency calls have increased significantly in various parts of Finland, and ambulances are often sent to situations where there is no real emergency, the rescue service says. Such situations can overwhelm emergency services and delay their arrival in truly urgent situations. According to the emergency center’s figures, the number of first aid services dispatched during […]
Thursday’s leaves: Flights, fertilizer and four elections
The country’s largest daily circulation, Helsingin sanomat newspapercontains an analysis of the possible effects of the forthcoming foreign and domestic elections on Finland’s pending NATO membership. Turkey, Finland and Sweden will have parliamentary elections in the next 12 months, and the US by-elections are only five months away. According to HS, although NATO membership enjoys […]
The Finnish Motorcycle Association ordered the district court to cease all activities
Prosecutor Timo Honkahuhta stated to the broadcaster that the decision was “expected and absolutely necessary” in view of the damage caused to society by the organizations. The prosecutor had argued that the main and dominant purpose of the organizations was to commit crimes and considered that the organizations were structured in such a way that […]
Haavisto: Resolving the NATO dispute between Finland and Turkey will take weeks of negotiations
Turkey has also called on countries to lift their arms embargo imposed because of its military intervention in Syria. “I said a few days ago [that it’d take] days or weeks, but maybe as a precaution I will now say that it will take weeks, ”Haavisto told YLE in Joensuu on Sunday. “I’m optimistic that […]
The SPP re-elects Henriksson; Ohisalo returns to the Greens’ conference
Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson was unanimously re-elected leader of the Swedish People’s Party (SPP) on Sunday in Turku. Henriksson, who has led the party since 2016, ran without opposition. "We have repeatedly shown that we in Finland are the driving force behind the equal value of the people, all equal rights and freedoms and […]
Haavisto "optimistic" that the problems with Turkey will be resolved, but it may take weeks
Foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) expects Finland and Turkey to solve the problems related to Finland’s NATO application, but predicted that it will take a few weeks. On Saturday, the president Sauli Niinistö called the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Finland’s NATO membership and the conditions set by Turkey for Finland and Sweden will […]
Finland wants to expel Wolt’s courier "earn too much"
The Finnish Immigration Service refused to apply for a residence permit from private contractor Muhammad Musah this spring because his income as a food courier was not "credible." According to the agency, Musah’s Wolt earnings were suspiciously high, with his average monthly turnover as a self-employed food courier last year averaging € 5,632. Musah, a […]
Monday’s newspapers: Niinistö from NATO, mothers’ burnout, too few interpreters
Evening paper Evening News on the Swedish television program STV on Sunday night, criticizes the president Sauli Niinistö gave a positive picture of what NATO membership would mean for Finland. The program presented the report described on the Finnish-Russian border in Nuijamaa, as well as the MP’s views on security issues. Erkki Tuomioja (SDP) and […]
Thursday’s papers: NATO timing, energy imports, pollen season
Tampereen Morning paper is one of the working visits of the Finnish Minister of Defense to the United States Antti Kaikkonen (Cen). Kaikkonen described his conversation with his American colleague. Lloyd Austinlike "good and constructive". After his meetings, Kaikkonen told the press that continuing NATO’s open door policy is important for Finland, but due to […]
Finns reserve iodine tablets
The attack on Ukraine has affected domestic pharmaceutical sales. Demand for strong iodine has been higher than usual in the pharmacy chain Yliopiston Apteekki, which has stores all over Finland. Strong iodine is only intended for use in a crisis situation, such as a nuclear incident. Iodine tablets from Joensuu’s New Pharmacy ran out on […]
Finnish anti-war protesters take to the streets to support Ukraine
Protesters took to the city streets around Finland on Thursday to protest against Russia’s military attack on Ukraine. Police estimate that about 1,500 people gathered for a peaceful demonstration in front of the Russian embassy in Helsinki on Thursday afternoon. The protesters shouted slogans e.g. "Alas Putin" and "Russia out" and a Finnish hip hop […]
Three died in a traffic accident in central Finland when a snowstorm covered Finland
Three people died and one was injured in an accident south of Jyväskylä on Tuesday when a snowstorm caused disruption in southern and central Finland. The collision between a truck and a car occurred shortly after 8 a.m. and caused extensive disruption to traffic in the area. Dangerous driving conditions were warned in Uusimaa and […]
Tuesday’s newspapers: Niinistö analysis, Swedish mortgages, throat cost
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has been in the international media recently, and it is a matter of pride for many Finns. Ilta-Sanomat has a convenient whole Niinistö’s interviews in recent days and outlines his position as one of the few Western leaders to have regular discussions with the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Niinistö has expressed […]
The consumption footprint of Helsinki residents is larger than in many others
However, residents of many other municipalities may not be able to make the same choices when it comes to food and exercise. Energy is Helsinki’s main culprit. The use of fossil fuels in the production of district heating increases the consumption footprint of residents by more than 3.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. Helsinki Energy […]