Finland Yle Uutiset

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 11:52:43 +0200
Northern lights beam across Finland on Sunday night
It is not uncommon for aurora borealis sightings to occur in southern Finland in March, according to one expert.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 10:59:04 +0200
FDF Commander: Nato's national defence budget target falls short
General Timo Kivinen says that Nato's defence spending level of two percent of member countries' GDP is insufficient for Europe's needs.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:18:58 +0200
Monday's papers: Finland's 'miracle elections', border escalation, and the Finnish Las Vegas
The European Commission for Values and Transparency VP praised how Finland has deflected Russian interference in its elections.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 17:39:10 +0200
Upset over restrictions, hunting associations quit deals to help police
Some local hunting associations say they will no longer euthanise large predators.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 12:44:39 +0200
Two female prison guards dismissed over suspected inmate relationships
One of the women is suspected of smuggling a phone and drugs into prison.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 11:25:19 +0200
Finland joins first Nato collective defence drill
The exercise marks Finland's first collective defence drill as a Nato member.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 16:16:35 +0200
MP likens Tarja Halonen to Disney character
The National Coalition Party parliamentarian has apologised for his "thoughtless" post.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 15:40:14 +0200
Finland sees unprecedented rise in STIs
Last year Finland recorded a concerning rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 12:25:18 +0200
ERR: Finnish-Estonian electrical cable repairs to take 6 months
Estonian grid operator Elering has ruled out external interference as a potential cause of the cable malfunction.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 11:45:19 +0200
STT: No positive decisions for eastern border asylum applications
Finland's eastern border will remain closed until 14 April.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:03:36 +0200
Vastaamo victims' lawyer: Some took their own lives after patient record leak
The trial of Vastaamo suspect Aleksanteri Kivimäki saw a lawyer for the victims call for a moment of silence for victims who had taken their own lives.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:22:36 +0200
Government gets serious about scabies scourge
With an increasing number of people feeling the itch, the Finnish government is looking to make treatment more effective.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:37:36 +0200
Ukrainian media: Three Lviv Opera artists AWOL after Finnish tour
Ukrainian media reports suggest that the trio did not return after a tour of Finland in February.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 14:33:31 +0200
Finland's new President Stubb vows to ensure peace "under all circumstances"
"We are standing on the threshold of a new era," Stubb said during his inaugural address.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:38:52 +0200
Olkiluoto 3 maintenance break starts on Saturday
Finland's electricity market is to be tested once the third reactor at the Olkiluoto plant starts a planned, month-long maintenance break on Saturday.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:36:28 +0200
Paper: Finland sees record number of foreign graduates
Students from outside the EU completed a record number of higher education degrees last year.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:39:32 +0200
Finnish fighters heading to Nordic Response 24 drills
Next week's international exercise is the Finnish Defence Forces' "most important" drill of the year, according to the Air Force.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 09:08:32 +0200
Friday's papers: A polyglot president, housing shortages and an affinity for Finglish
Finland's next president Alexander Stubb's rhetorical style differs greatly from that of his predecessor.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:46:27 +0200
Niinistö wraps up 12-year presidency with final press conference as Finland's head of state
Among other things, the president said that Europe needs to be more active in supporting Ukraine.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:49:20 +0200
Energy Authority: Vattenfall manipulated electricity prices, but won't be fined
The watchdog has been investigating the Swedish energy company's activities since last spring.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:03:51 +0200
Fur farms get over €50m in compensation for bird flu culls
More than 70 fur farms were ordered to cull animals after avian influenza was found on their premises. Last year, state compensation funds ran out.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:53:04 +0200
Forest agency: More hunting and fishing crimes last year
Eastern Finland police are investigating a major poaching ring, in which dozens of people are suspected of killing large predators and protected birds.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:03:11 +0200
Employment Fund to shrink staff due to adult-education budget cuts
The state fund said it may have to cut up to 80 jobs due to government plans to end funding for its adult education programme.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:25:37 +0200
Israeli embassy in Helsinki splattered with red liquid
The red substance was not paint, but blood, according to the embassy's Deputy Chief of Mission and Consul, Galia Frenkel.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:27:31 +0200
Finnish economy slipped into recession in late 2023
In October-December, Finland's gross domestic product contracted by 0.7 percent from the previous quarter and by 1.8 percent year-on-year.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 11:32:10 +0200
Finland has not set limits on use of weapons sent to Ukraine
Ukraine is free to use military aid provided by Finland however it sees fit, say Finnish officials.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:59:10 +0200
Finland's winter has been exceptionally snowy, cold and long
While in most parts of the world the weather has been warmer than average, this winter has been snowier, colder and longer than usual in Finland.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:31:19 +0200
Thursday's papers: Niinistö's final days, Finnish arms sold to Russia, English-only ban proposal
President Sauli Niinistö has had a busy final week in office as the nation prepares to mark a transition of power with the inauguration of Alexander Stubb on Friday.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:09:15 +0200
City of Helsinki announces salary hikes for 4,500 workers
Raises will go to early childhood education teachers, youth counsellors and others.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:37:02 +0200
THL announces savings plan, looming job cuts
The Institute for Health and Welfare is aiming to save 12 million euros.