Latest News From Finland

Latest News From Finland


In June, the country was gripped by a record-breaking heat wave. Emergency rooms were overflowing with patients suffering from dehydration. A police officer was fired for being a member of a far-right WhatsApp group. In October, a teenager was sentenced to prison for his role in a stabbing at Helsinki Railway Station. Those are only a few examples of the big youth crime stories of this year. Additional info found at

The media is thriving, despite the country's poor economic performance. In August, the country swore in its first Somali-born MP, reflecting its increasingly diverse electorate. Meanwhile, the European Union has named Oulu as its Culture Capital in 2026. There are still a few hiccups, however. Here are just a few of the latest headlines. This week, the Finnish government announced its plans to withdraw from Afghanistan, but this is a long way off.

In October, the government suspended deportations to Afghanistan. The aim was to stop the Taliban from gaining control of the country. After the Taliban took over the country, Finland made the decision to suspend deportations. In August, the country evacuated 330 people from Kabul. Hundreds were left behind, and the situation has become more volatile. The country's president, Petteri Orpo, called the Western involvement in Afghanistan "a failure".

The government has introduced a bill that would restrict Yle's online text content. This is a response to complaints filed by the Finnish Media Federation. The FMF claimed that Yle's text-based news violated state aid laws. A new change to Yle's subsidy policy may put the nation in a difficult position. The new law will protect the rights of journalists in the Nordic region. This is good news for Finnish citizens.

The Finnish government has introduced a bill to restrict the text-based content of Yle. The FME, a group of Finnish journalists, had complained to the EU Commission that Yle was violating state aid laws. The government responded by making changes to the law to limit Yle's text-based content. This move will prevent the publication of some text-based news. The bill will also restrict the publication of certain kinds of content in Yle's website.

In December, the government introduced a one-off subsidy scheme for journalism. In the past, the government has granted EUR7.5 million to 97 companies, each of which must pay back EUR3,700 for a working journalist. This funding was meant to help Finnish news organizations and journalists. A free, live online news channel is also available in many languages. The HUS boss has compared the nurses' strike to a conflict in Ukraine.

During the past year, the government has passed a law that prevents immigrants from entering the country. The country's immigration policies have been criticized in the past. Yle's efforts to prevent migration are aimed at promoting a multicultural society. Its aims are to protect the population from unwanted immigrants, while ensuring its security. The Finnish government has a strong social system. In addition, a free market allows for economic growth and development.