Applicants for Finnish residence permits are facing lengthy queues following the centralisation of citizenship and resident permit processing at the Finnish Immigration Service, Migri. Customers say that the wait for service is longest in Helsinki, where some people have been forced to wait on the street just to get a number to see an official.
Finland's media watchdog has given Yle a reprimand over its reporting of a potential conflict of interest in Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's handling of the state-owned mine Terrafame.
New figures show that Finland's largest dairy firm, Valio, took the largest slice of agricultural subsidies paid out in Finland last year, with total payments of some 2.3 million euros. In second spot was Närpes Grönsaker, a vegetable producer in western Finland. The total sum paid out in agricultural subsidies was two billion euros.
In an unusual judicial arrangement, the Chancellor of Justice will be responsible for consideration of charges against a colleague, the Prosecutor General. Matti Nissinen has admitted that he made "a mistake" by purchasing training services from his brother's company.
Telia, whose largest owner is the Swedish state, has finally dropped the Finnish name Sonera completely following the two companies' merger a decade and a half ago.