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Finland is hosting the Arctic Biodiversity Congress this week, where 450 scientists, government officials, indigenous peoples and experts from 26 countries are discussing safeguarding the Arctic environment. Finland is chair of the Arctic Council from 2017-2019, and hosting two high-level environmental meetings this month.
October 10, 2018
Overnight stays by Japanese tourists in Lapland (Arctic Finland) have declined every month since the end of last year, according to Statistics Finland figures.
October 01, 2018
This past summer was a record-breaking one in the Nordic region. Now new data compiled by a European journalism group shows Sweden and Finland featuring prominently in the region’s shifting climate.
September 25, 2018
The gold mining industry in Lapland might cause more ecological problems than previously estimated.
September 20, 2018
After 41 years on the force, retiring deputy head of the Lapland Police Department Seppo Kinnunen is worried how his team will cope in the future. He says the large distances and lack of resources in the north already have his unit extremely overextended.
August 13, 2018
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia would react if Finland and Sweden joined NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
July 25, 2018
Twenty Kittilä councillors have been suspended by central government until the conclusion of their trial on charges of abuse of an official office, workplace safety violations and workplace discrimination.
June 19, 2018
President Sauli Niinistö addressed the Finnish Climate Summit in Helsinki on Wednesday, calling on the Arctic Council member states to meet to tackle black carbon emissions in the far north.
June 13, 2018
The Finnish regions of Lapland (north) is likely to see flooding in the coming weeks, as warm temperatures set spring thaws in motion. The Finnish Environment Institute’s leading hydrologist Bertel Vehviläinen says that current data point to the worst flooding in 20 years.
May 14, 2018
Defence Ministers from Finland, Sweden and the United States are scheduled to meet in Washington to discuss military cooperation between the three countries and the overall security policy situation, according to a press release from Finland’s defence ministry issued on Monday evening.
May 09, 2018

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