The Finnish Defense Forces are seeking legal powers to expand surveillance data gathering operations. At present, the Defense Forces are not permitted to carry out intelligence gathering by monitoring data traffic crossing the country's borders.
The Finnish government announced on Monday that a number of means will be used to deal with the activities of violent extremist groups in the country. Most of these will require no changes to current laws.
The Family Federation of Finland says that many young people cannot afford safe sex and should be provided with free contraception. It points to lower rates of teenage pregnancies and STDs in areas where contraceptives are available free of charge as an example of the positive impact this could make nationwide.
Police are investigating the case of a baby boy stricken with leukaemia who was left blind and severely brain damaged after repeatedly receiving overdoses of a cancer drug from doctors at Kuopio University Hospital in the summer of 2015. The doses of cancer medication the six-month old child received were reportedly eight times larger than they should have been.
Growing numbers of people are failing to pay real estate taxes. Tax authorities are sending out over 330 thousand reminders of overdue real estate tax payments, close to 40 thousand more than last year.