In a court case that started on Monday in Helsinki, 476 private forest owners are demanding compensation from forest industry companies, as they claim their timber was underpriced by the forest companies -- by some 25 percent or more.
A Citizens' Initiative to ban daylight saving time has passed the threshold for consideration by parliament, just one day after Finland put the clocks forward. The initiative is supported by the Finns Party—but will need approval from Brussels to progress.
Storm wind warnings are predicted for the south and west of Finland, winds may reach up to 20 metres a second on Monday afternoon and evening. The standing record for ten-minute gusts is 31 metres a second, which was last recorded in 1995.
Consumer confidence in the Finnish economy is at its highest since 2011, according to data published by Statistics Finland on Monday. March figures show consumers upbeat about both the national economy and personal finances.
A citizens' initiative to abolish daylight savings time is gaining in popularity, reports today's Metro. Turun Sanomat says that getting a gun permit in the Turku region is more difficult than anywhere else in the country. And, late-edition papers headlined a major fire at a commercial facility in Vantaa.