The closure of Russian airspace is causing uncertainty in Lapland’s tourism industry, which has relied heavily on travel from Asian countries. The amount of Asian tourists visiting Finnish Lapland has been growing year after year, before stopping completely because of the pandemic. Now, after many travel restrictions have been lifted,Continue Reading

Covid certification requirements will not be lifted from February 21, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) says, citing too-high rates of hospitalization as a result of symptomatic Covid. Speaking at the regular Thursday press conference, Kallas said: “The average number of symptomatic Covid patients admitted to hospital over the past tenContinue Reading

Prime Minister Kaja Kallas (Reform) urged the United States to ramp up its military presence in the Baltic countries in an interview to Financial Times. Russia has amassed over 100,000 troops on the Ukraine border. Kallas wants NATO to boost its eastern flank presence irrespective of whether Russia invades UkraineContinue Reading

Finland is facing a severe shortage of healthcare professionals over the coming decade, experts warn. Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland are struggling to fill nursing courses, despite the fact that the country is facing a well-documented shortage of healthcare professionals. “When you think about the current image of nursing,Continue Reading

“They have really started to think about how to help Lithuania, Latvia and Poland in the face of this situation,” Asta Skaisgiryte, the president’s chief foreign policy adviser, told the public broadcaster LRT. “This is the first initiative, which is now being examined by the Interior Ministry and other institutions.”Continue Reading