Road traffic officials are pondering legislative changes that could eliminate the requirement for cyclists to wear helmets on the road. Current legislation requires that bikers and persons being carried on bikes wear appropriate protective headgear when on the move - but doesn't prescribe any penalty for violations.
Home and cottage owners in Kirkkonummi’s Porkkalaniemi area are fuming over a motocross track apparently built and owned by Finnish formula racing megastar Kimi Räikkönen. Municipal officials say they are trying to determine whether or not any special environmental permits were required for the project.
Greens party leader Ville Niinistö is due to step down as chair in summer 2017, after serving a maximum of six years in the position. The party now faces the task of identifying a successor at a time when it is enjoying unprecedented popularity in voter opinion polls.
An Yle survey has found that a majority of Finnish MEPs would oppose the introduction of a visa-free regime for Turkish citizens entering the Schengen area. Just three of Finland’s representatives in the European Parliament support the move, which is part of a deal on migrant repatriation between the EU and Turkey.
Most supermarkets and retailers will keep their doors open on Ascension Thursday and on Mother’s day this Sunday. Alko will be closed however, and public transport will run to Sunday timetables.