On a visit to Helsinki on Thursday, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said that the EU may be able to help Finland cope with impending job losses at Microsoft and Talvivaara.
Helsinki police say they had to resort to force to break up altercations between supporters of two local football clubs on Thursday evening.
An appeals court in Kuopio has upheld a one-year prison term for a man convicted of throwing a petrol bomb at an emergency housing centre for asylum seekers in south-east Finland.
The National Bureau of Investigation says it has completed a massive preliminary investigation into allegations that a former leading member of the business cooperative HOK-Elanto received bribes amounting to one million euros. The results of the investigation - contained in about 16,000 pages of documents - are headed to the prosecutor's office.
Lake water temperatures throughout the country have risen well above average for this time of year. According to the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), even lake waters up north are warmer than usual.