The Finns Party has reprimanded three MPs for their support for same-sex marriage, which becomes law in Finland from 1 March. The party had instructed lawmakers to support a citizens' initiative to prevent gay marriage becoming law, but three legislators rebelled against the party line.
Police have received at least three reports of a man pretending to be a police officer over the phone. Officers in Loimaa warned the public that the real police will never ask you for your bank account number.
The City of Helsinki is providing would-be immigrants whose residence applications have been rejected with primary assistance in the form of food vouchers. Under some circumstances, undocumented immigrants may even be given social assistance in the form of cash payments.
Yleisradio has ordered an independent report into the company's journalistic decision-making, following an extended scandal over possible self-censorship of stories about the Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä.
A 56-percent increase in the number of foreign prisoners in the last decade has caused Finnish detention facilities to develop their electronic communicating capacity. Digital services have been piloted in prisons for some six months.