The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council has launched a two-year project to examine prospects for constructing a rail link between the Finnish and Estonian capitals. The aim is to come to grips with the costs involved and the technical feasibility of a transport tunnel transversing the Gulf of Finland.
Among the items in the morning's newspaper press are reports on President Sauli Niinistö's readiness to sign a defense cooperation agreement with the US, experts saying that an ISIS tale about a Finnish female recruit rings true, worries out treasure hunters damaging heritage sites, and a surge in women signing up for boxing classes.
Museum officials are tipping their hats to a group of treasure hunters from the Pirkanmaa chapter of the Finnish metal detectors association for discovering ancient jewellery in Urjala, western Finland.
By 2030, wind generation will account for one fifth of Finland's electricity production, predicts CEO Jari Suominen. He asserts that wind power will set the floor price against which other forms of electricity will be forced to compete.
Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen has landed on the shortlist for the European Film Awards for his drama film, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki. The breakout film director snatched the top prize in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ category in the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.