Hallinto-oikeus löysi puutteita Napapiirin kaavan valmistelusta, mutta ei kumonnut kaavapäätöstä
Pohjois-Suomen hallinto-oikeuden mukaan asemakaavan valmistelussa ei täysin onnistuttu yrittäjien kuulemisessa.
Monday's papers: Faltering foreign languages, daycare discontent, appearance angst, Arctic chill
Surveys reveal falloff in foreign languages, dissatisfied daycare staff, anguish over self-image and a frigid forecast.
Ex-Angry Birds marketing chief's involvement in Arctic Railway ruffles feathers in Lapland
The railway project would cost an estimated three billion euros, and planned to be built along 10 different reindeer herding areas.
Arctic Council fails to agree on declaration as US holds out on climate change
Sources involved in the negotiations told Yle News the failure was due to US refusal to agree to a common statement on fighting climate change in the Arctic.
US Secretary of State slams "aggressive" Russia in Arctic Council speech
Mike Pompeo’s speech in Rovaniemi criticised America’s biggest rivals in the Arctic, but made no mention of the Arctic Council’s top priority: climate change.
Finland’s Arctic Council chairmanship overshadowed by global tensions
As the 11th Arctic Council ministerial meeting gets underway in Rovaniemi, the last two years of Finnish leadership in the region are under scrutiny.
Can you get a carton of milk on May Day? Check our holiday reminders
Elves will be working through the holiday from 10.00am to 5.00pm at Santa’s post office in Rovaniemi just south of the Arctic Circle.
Sanctions, GPS jamming on agenda during bilateral talks between Finnish, Russian presidents
President Sauli Niinistö and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the Russia-backed Arctic Forum in St Petersburg.
Wednesday's papers: Slow assault litigation, robotics in Tampere, Arctic jet set wonderland
Finnish dailies run stories on psychologists worried about children's rights, a massive EU robotics initiative and a Kalevala-themed luxury holiday village.
Finland, Arctic neighbours pledge to reduce black coal emissions
Arctic ministers at the Biodiversity Congress in Lapland said they believe that they can quickly and easily tamp down on the use of black coal.
Hundreds of scientists, leaders in Lapland for Arctic Biodiversity Congress
Scientists, experts and leaders from around the world are in Rovaniemi this week for a meeting that aims to find ways to save the Arctic.
Haluaisitko melontaretkelle yöttömään yöhön Lappiin? Uusi merkitty melontareitti ylittää napapiirin
Melontareitti kulkee 160 kilometriä Kolarista aina Tornionjoelle saakka. Juuri valmistuneella reitillä meloja voi ylittää muun muassa napapiirin.
President Niinistö calls for Arctic Summit – including Russia and US – to tackle black carbon
President Sauli Niinistö has consistently raised the issue of black carbon in talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump, among others.
Finland activists aim to carve "Mount Trumpmore" ice sculpture on melting glacier
The environmental activists say their likeness of Donald Trump will be a living symbol of climate change in the Arctic Sea.
Finnish President Niinistö and Trump discuss Arctic, other issues in Monday phone call
Finland's President Sauli Niinistö had a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Monday, according to the office of the president.
Emergency supply agency: Planned Arctic rail line would not safeguard supplies in crisis
A planned Arctic Railway near the Russian border would not increase Finland's supply security, says the National Emergency Supply Agency – contrary to the transport minister’s claims.
Niinistö addresses Arctic issues at Munich Security Conference
President Sauli Niinistö will be making the opening statement on Arctic security issues at a gathering of 500 foreign and security policy decision-makers from around the world.
Finnish Foreign Minister to again join US prayer breakfast
Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini will speak on behalf of the Arctic Council and Finn Church Aid in the US next week. He also plans to join the National Prayer Breakfast during his visit.
Grönlantilaishiihtäjälle jälleen olympiapaikka – tavoitteena paikka 50 parhaan joukkoon
Martin Möller sivakoi Pyeongchangin olympialaduilla kolme matkaa: skiathlonin, 15 kilometrin vapaan ja 50 kilometrin perinteisen.
Glass igloo photo goes viral: Resort in Finnish Lapland expands to meet demand
An aerial shot of cosy glass igloos glowing in the azure winter hues of northern Finland has been viewed on social media over one billion times around the world. This massive exposure propelled the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort near Saariselkä to invest even more in its expanding business.
Arctic Council set to meet in Oulu
The first meeting of Finland's chairmanship of the Arctic Council will be held this week in Oulu, northern Finland. The focus of Finland's chairmanship will be climate change and sustainable development.
US icebreaker investment could bring €2bn windfall to Finland
The US is planning to acquire several new icebreakers for its Arctic fleet. Although rules prevent it from importing the ships directly, the Finns are counting on US manufacturers needing plenty of expert consultation and parts.
Summer solstice: Wednesday longest day of the year
Even though the calendar day on which the Midsummer holiday falls is this coming Saturday, actual midsummer - or summer solstice, the day of the year with the most hours of sunlight - is today, Wednesday, June 21.
For Lapland hotel, work ethic trumps Finnish language skills
An award-winning Lapland hotel says it hasn’t had any trouble recruiting in the competitive tourism sector. Highly ranked and commended on the online travel site Trivago, Arctic Light Hotel and its management say they are more interested in prospective employees’ work ethic than their ability to speak fluent Finnish.
A late spring is better than an early summer - if you're a bird...or a blueberry bush
Unseasonably cold weather is keeping birds from nesting and delaying the blossoming of wild berry bushes in Finland's north. However, experts say that for the birds and the berries a late spring is better than an early summer interrupted by a cold snap.
Finland looks to put education, environment at top of Arctic agenda
Finland takes over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from the United States this week. The Finnish government will emphasise action to fight climate change and aim to share expertise in education during its two-year chairmanship of the multilateral body.
Foreign Minister Soini visits Washington en route to Arctic Council summit
Foreign Minister and Finns Party leader Timo Soini will meet his US counterpart Rex Tillerson in Alaska this week, but not before stopping in the American capital.