Traditionally, Mudsummer Eve was a busy one for Finland's police force. Calls included a theft, dozens of drink-driving cases and speeding tickets. A number of brawls were also interrupted.
Finnish ice hockey history was made yesterday at the NHL draft when three Finns were among the top five recruits for the first time ever.
Finland’s Midsummer festivities got off to a tragic start as nine people lost their lives by drowning or in road traffic accidents. Finns traditionally head to the countryside for the Midsummer weekend, when drinking and proximity to open water of lakes, seas and rivers often produces a spike in drowning cases.
Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says that he is ‘disappointed’ by the British EU referendum result. Sipilä said that EU countries have to look in the mirror and think of ways to strengthen the 27-member bloc.
Political leaders in Finland have reacted with shock to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Leaders of the government parties met on Friday morning to discuss the news despite Finland’s Midsummer public holiday, and parliament is to be recalled from its summer break to discuss the repercussions of the referendum.