The charity organisation Save the Children's Finnish branch says the cost of textbooks for upper secondary school in Finland is prohibitively expensive for an increasing number of families.
Helsingin Sanomat interviews reveal that many of the country's top legal experts are concerned about a recent decision to leave Finland with no official Chancellor of Justice for eight months. The current supreme legal guardian, Chancellor Jaakko Jonkka, retired in April, but delays and scheduling conflicts have meant his replacement Tuomas Pyösti will not begin in his post until January 2018.
Conditions throughout Finland are very dry after weeks with little to no rain. The Finnish Meteorological Institute says a grass and forest fire alert is in effect for almost the entire country, with the exception of eastern Lapland and the region of Koillismaa.
Finland's print press on Friday discusses the funeral proceedings for Former President Mauno Koivisto, news of Finns Party bigwig Jussi Halla-aho's illegitimate child and a ferry passenger falling overboard off the Turku coast.
Finland's great and good gathered in Helsinki on Ascension Thursday for the state funeral of Mauno Koivisto, the ninth president of independent Finland.