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When the Kautokeino parish in Norway banned same-sex marriages in its church, sexual and gender minority Sápmi Pride Festival decided to move it’s festival from Inari, Finland to Kautokeino, Norway.
June 03, 2016
An economic barometer survey found that while trade between Finland and Russia contracted again last year – some companies say they see some light at the end of a rather dismal economic tunnel.
May 11, 2016
President Sauli Niinistö has told Yle that there is no automatic link that would require Finland and Sweden to coordinate application for NATO membership. He also said that a decision on whether or not to join NATO would require a referendum in Finland.
May 03, 2016
A new border restriction has been in force for 10 days at Finland’s two Lapland border crossings on the Russian border in a bilateral agreement to clamp down on illegal migration.
April 21, 2016
The population of Finland’s national animal, the brown bear, rose by 15 per cent in the last year, reports the Natural Resources Institute Finland.
April 20, 2016
Businesses and politicians have been too passive in capitalising on the increasing international interest in Finland’s Arctic region, argues a new report by former prime minister Paavo Lippanen.
April 12, 2016
The Canadian gold exploration company Rupert Resources has acquired the bankrupt Pahtavaara gold mine in the Lapland municipality of Sodankylä.
March 31, 2016
Finland’s Interior Minister Petteri Orpo is calling for Nordic cooperation in sending rejected asylum seekers back to their home countries.
March 03, 2016
Finland’s Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö wants new legislation to shorten the call-up time for reservist training.
January 26, 2016