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As lawmakers have gathered at Helsinki’s House of the Estates for government formation negotiations over the past several days, demonstrators from various groups have also assembled there.
May 23, 2019
A major international military exercise began in Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland, on Wednesday. About 100 foreign soldiers are taking part in manoeuvres in Sodankylä, along with several Norwegian tanks.
May 16, 2019
The Regional Council of Lapland decided on Monday to include a controversial rail line from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes, Norway in an updated regional land use plan.
April 30, 2019
After several years of lower ratings, Finland is again ranked near the top of the World Press Freedom Index. Finland is now in second place behind neighbouring Norway, with another neighbour, Sweden, in third. The Netherlands, which was second last year, now slides to fourth.
April 18, 2019
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) has suspended a detective suspected of official misconduct. He was detained on Monday and his premises searched.
March 26, 2019
Planes from the Finnish and Swedish air forces could be seen flying over Finnish Lapland on Friday as part of a multi-national military exercise.
March 22, 2019
Russian officials reportedly stopped more than 1,000 people from illegally crossing the border into Finland last year, according to the Lännen Media news consortium.
March 21, 2019
There are currently five major forestry-related projects underway in Finland driven, at least in part, by Chinese investment.
March 21, 2019
A new report has called for closer and broader regulation of mining activity in the Arctic region. The authors of the report said that there has hitherto been surprisingly little research on the environmental risks associated with mining in the Arctic as well as measures that could mitigate those risks.
February 25, 2019
The UN has criticised Finland’s administrative courts for adding 93 people to the electoral register for the Sami parliament against the wishes of the Sami members of that parliament, who did not regard those 93 people as Sami.
February 02, 2019

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