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Many Lapland residents will spend this Christmas enjoying record snow cover, according to data from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, FMI.
December 23, 2019
Over the past year, a working group at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has been examining the future of commercial reindeer herding in Finland, including the issue of how many domesticated reindeer there should be in the whole of the country.
November 28, 2019
After years of negotiations and planning in the Sámi Parliament, the Finnish government has agreed to the formation of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for Sámi peoples in Finland.
November 15, 2019
Lapland tourism players are divided over a proposal to mitigate carbon emissions by introducing a flight tax. On Thursday, a citizens’ initiative aimed at implementing a tax passed the 50,000-signature threshold required for lawmakers to consider it. It notes that a similar scheme already in place in neighbouring Sweden adds between six and 40 euros to most airfares.
November 05, 2019
In her dissertation, researcher Nafisa Yeasmin looked at factors that negatively impact northward migration. The study showed that many immigrants feel socially isolated from the majority population.
October 29, 2019
The nearly-monthlong Sámi Parliament elections entered their final week on Monday, and on Tuesday Finland’s national broadcaster Yle published the candidates’ responses to an online election compass. Possible responses to the 20 questions ranged from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”.
September 25, 2019
The sudden bankruptcy and liquidation of tour operator Thomas Cook will have an impact on businesses in Finnish Lapland, according to tourism agency Visit Lapland.
September 24, 2019
With warm weather continuing in early September, this summer has brought more hot days than usual to most of the country, says the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). It defines “hot” as 25 degrees Celsius (77F) or more.
September 03, 2019
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has described as “worrying” US plans to locate mid-range missiles in Europe and called for dialogue on the matter. Speaking during a joint press conference with his opposite number from Moscow Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Niinistö said that the situation was not governed by any agreements, something that was especially troubling from the European perspective.
August 21, 2019
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said on Tuesday that no issue or subject will be considered off the table when he meets with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin within the next few weeks.
August 13, 2019