The spectrum of political party representation in coming appointments to Helsinki City Council tasks was agreed upon on Saturday. Mayor-to-be Jan Vapaavuori tweeted the information after a negotiation period of five days.
Monday marks the beginning of a two-day mid-term review of Finland's state of affairs and the government's fiscal plan for 2018-2021. Not everything is going according to plan, according to the Ministry of Finance. Here are some questions and answers on the eve of the talks.
The Finnish-built satellite Aalto-2 has docked safely at the International Space Station orbiting Earth. Project leader Jaan Praks says the carrier spacecraft's three-day journey was entirely successful.
President Tarja Halonen writes in a Helsingin Sanomat column that the forced returns of asylum-seekers with negative asylum decisions be suspended until the authorities have updated their security information on Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria especially. Foreign affairs committee chair Matti Vanhanen disagrees.
Finns Party MP Sampo Terho officially threw his hat in the ring to become new party chair on Friday, and said that Finland should return to a national currency. The eurosceptic Terho said it is possible - and likely - that Finland will leave the euro behind within a few decades.