Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen has been charged for a third time with ethnic agitation, after an indictment was filed in Oulu District Court at the end of March. Tynkkynen has two previous convictions for similar offences. He was convicted of hate speech in 2017 and he was
In 2021–2022, Finland allocates 2 million euros for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), which works to strengthen the creation of trading opportunities for least-developed countries (LDCs). The agreement on the support was signed on Tuesday 23 March in Geneva. Finland has supported the EIF partnership since 2008 by approximately 23.5 million
Police, he said, received around 1,800–2,000 domestic calls a week in February and March, representing an increase from all but a couple of weeks last spring. The weekly number of domestic calls usually ranges from 1,200 to 1,700. He estimated that a factor contributing to the increase in domestic calls
Sweden’s novel approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic has drawn both praise and fierce criticism, not just inside the Scandinavian country, but across the Western world. The country has so far resisted going into lockdown, unlike the rest of Europe, even during the peak of its second wave over Christmas.
The State Department green-lighted the sale of rocket systems to Finland, which it called “a trusted partner”. The US State Department has approved the sale of extended range guided multiple-launch rocket systems and related equipment to Finland. The estimated cost is 91.2 million dollars or about 76 million euros, according
Finland’s Finance Ministry says higher immigration explains Sweden’s and Norway’s lead. A report issued by the Ministry of Finance in Helsinki on Monday has questioned whether Finland can be considered a Nordic nation any longer, in light of the growing economic gap between the country and its closest countries of
Finlands president Sauli Niinistö öppnade riksmötet inför en nära heltom riksdag. Han inledde sitt tal med att blicka tillbaka till motsvarande tal ifjol – hur lite man då visste om den kommande pandemin – och avrundade med “lärorik berättelse” om upproret vid Capitolium i USA. Niinistö tog också upp det
President Sauli Niinistö addressed pandemic fatigue in his New Year’s speech on Friday, urging people to find the strength to carry on. He said hardship stemming from the virus was far from over despite vaccines beginning to roll out. Touching on vaccine hesitancy, Niinistö said vaccines will only improve the
A new study shows that renters in Finland use a greater share of their income on housing than home owners. Housing is often considered expensive in Finland, but researchers at Turku University found that it generally eats up less than a fifth of income, which is below the European average.