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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
Airport operator Finavia is launching a major investment programme in northern Finland. It aims to raise the number of passengers using airports in Lapland and nearby Kuusamo to two million annually by 2030. That’s up from the 1.3 million people who passed through the region’s airports.
May 08, 2018
Amidst recent plans to explore a proposed Arctic Railway that would run from Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland to the Norwegian port of Kirkenes, Finnish Transport Minister Anne Berner’s plans have been called into question by the National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA).
April 10, 2018
Tuesday marks the commemoration of national Sámi Day, a celebration held across Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia on the 6th of February.
February 06, 2018
The financial group OP predicts that employment, consumption and consumer confidence will grow this year before growth slows again in 2019.
January 23, 2018
Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen has proposed that Finland should move up its ban on coal-burning for power to 2025. The government had previously agreed on a 2030 date for phasing out the fossil fuel in the country’s energy market.
January 10, 2018
A majority of Finns still believe that Finland should remain outside the NATO military alliance, according to the latest Yle-commissioned poll.
December 19, 2017
Fennovoima expects to spend some €500 million on building its planned nuclear power plant in northern Finland even before the building permit has been granted, according to the company.
December 08, 2017

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