Sauli Niinistö delivered the president's traditional New Year’s address on Friday

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 theContinue Reading

The Parliamentary Ombudsman of Finland has criticised the Defence Forces for using discriminatory training material in relation to fitness checks for new conscripts. The Centre for Military Medicine, which is responsible for the health of conscripts and Defence Forces personnel, was specifically singled out by the ombudsman’s report. The officeContinue Reading

The defense ministers of Finland, Norway and Sweden meet in the far northern military base of Porsangmoen to sign an agreement that is to bolster Nordic cooperation. “This is a beautiful place with great nature, and I wanted to show it to my Nordic colleagues,” Norwegian Minister of Defense FrankContinue Reading

The Finnish Climate Change Panel is calling for a 1.5-billion-euro green recovery package that it says would boost employment while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The stimulus package would direct funding at projects such as constructing deep geothermal pump systems, overhauling building heating systems and advancing electric transport. The panel arguesContinue Reading

Viimeisimmän vuorokauden aikana Suomessa on todettu THL:n tuoreiden tietojen mukaan 93 uutta koronatartuntaa ja yksi uusi kuolemantapaus. Yhteensä koronakuolemia on todettu Suomessa 337. Tiistaina THL kertoi koronatartuntoja todetun 8 337. Kahden viime viikon aikana on raportoitu 428 tartuntaa, kun kahden edellisen viikon määrä oli 360. Kasvua oli siis 68 tapausta. ViimeisimmänContinue Reading