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Language-based AI leaves Finland behind--can a new initiative change that?

Finland launches a project to collect speech samples from all Finnish speakers to develop voice-recognition technology.

PM Marin: "No surprises" as EU summit deadlocked on stimulus package

EU leaders could not find a consensus on planned support measures. 

Life continues: What you need to know when Finland opens up

Finland takes a big step forward in relaxing emergency measures on Monday.

Three Finnish families arrive from Syrian camp on Sunday

Finland’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday said three Finnish families had returned from the Al-Hol refugee camp.

Climate activists slam Finland's role in new German coal plant

A contested Finland-linked coal power plant was connected to Germany’s grid on Saturday amid protests.

HS: A third of Finns tightening purse strings

A new poll finds that a third of residents have become more cautious spenders since the coronavirus crisis.

What happens after Finland eases restrictions on Monday?

HUS says it's prepared to treat more Covid-19 patients after Finland's tentative return to normal life.

VR to sell masks, hand sanitiser to passengers

State railways VR says it is not requiring passengers to wear face masks.

No filter: Photo diaries capture collective portrait of Finland's shutdown

Finnish photographers turned their cameras on themselves to document the daily drama of life during coronavirus.

Bumper mosquito crop after snowy Lapland winter

The whine of a mosquito is coming to a forest patch near you.

School year to end on summery note in southern Finland

Conditions will be partly cloudy but balmy in the south, while Lapland still has ample snow cover.

Gov't lifts restrictions on domestic leisure travel

The recommendation specifically relates to domestic and not overseas travel and takes effect immediately.

Man trying to enter Russia stuck in Finland for over 2 months

The Russian resident had been trying to return to Russia from Finland when the borders closed.

Statistics Finland: Economy is officially in recession

Drops in GDP, export and employment for the second consecutive quarter indicates Finland is in economic decline.

Friday's papers: Estonia opens borders, Montenegro welcomes Finns, warm weekend

Finland's press looks into issues concerning foreign travel with summer on the doorstep.

Contract deal finally reached across municipal sector; same wage hikes for nurses and other employees

Many nurses, teachers and other municipal employees have been working without a contract during the coronavirus crisis.

Finland ponders EU's coronavirus rescue proposal

As the EU announces a move to boost virus-damaged economies, All Points North asks how Finland will respond.

Unemployed jobseeker figures almost double in April

The employment ministry said the spike was due to layoffs caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Deceased man found following Espoo apartment explosion had money problems

The man's neighbours and landlord said they had not seen him very much in the past couple of years.

Coronavirus crisis to shrink Finnish GDP by 8%, Etla says

The hardest-hit sector will be the hotel and restaurant industries, according to the research institute.

Low-income teens struggle to cope during epidemic, poll finds

Save the Children Finland says the epidemic may further widen the gap between poor and middle class families.

Monday’s papers: Strawberry fields, one-euro face masks and the mental load

The reality of farm work is capturing Finland's attention.

Yle poll: Corona crisis has unified Finland

A social scientist warns that the feeling of cohesion may dissipate quickly if crisis measures are seen as unequal.

Final grades weigh heavily in uni admissions

Many study spots are being filled via direct admissions this spring in Finland as unis shift entrance exams online.

Wednesday’s papers: Covid-19 immunity, dental decay and summer job rethink

Some soon-to-be graduates in Finland are left scrambling after coronavirus upends summer internships.

Dozens quarantined over likely exposure to coronavirus as school reopens

After two contact school days, some classes in Porvoo and Sipoo are back to distance learning.

Finland stops paying for airport taxis

Health care officials from the city of Vantaa will no longer collect health data from arriving passengers.

Coronavirus hurting Finland's private childcare industry

A major private provider, caring for 11,000 kids, seeks debt restructuring, partly owing to coronavirus.

Niinistö warns of EU divisions over coronavirus

As Niinistö sees it, the key pressure on EU unity is financial policy.

VTT: Masks protect others, but not user

The study by Finland's Technical Research Centre suggests masks slow progress of virus, but cannot eliminate its spread.

Living in a pandemic: Life but not as you know it

This week our All Points North podcast looks at Finland's efforts to normalise the abnormal as some restrictions ease.

Helsinki hospital apologises for infection of patients on heart disease wards

Laakso Hospital is investigating whether coronavirus-infected workers carried the disease between wards.

Car hire firms claim coronavirus prompts long-term rental boom in Helsinki

Month-long rentals are proving popular in the Finnish capital.

Universities in Finland to hike admissions to dam youth unemployment

The number of young people out of work has grown from 30,000 to 40,000, because of the coronavirus crisis.

Govt grapples with restaurant re-openings and support package

Eateries, bars and cafes might open next month, but there could be restrictions on things like alcohol sales and opening hours.

Dozens of staff diagnosed with Covid-19 at Helsinki hospital since March

Most of the roughly 800 staff at Laakso Hospital have been tested for the disease - including those without symptoms.

Monday's papers: School absences, Finns favour higher taxes and obedient elderly

Today's press explores school reopening measures, taxation to offset coronavirus costs and successful social distancing.

New rules in the making as Finland prepares to ease restrictions

Finland will soon ease curbs on daily life, but the government is already planning new measures if cases resurge.

Finland's school reopening: "I believe we're doing the right thing"

With some schools in Finland reopening next week, parents and teachers worry about the spread of coronavirus.

Study: Finns worried about economy, loneliness, childcare

Interim findings of a global study on coronavirus pandemic stress factors compared Finnish respondents with their European counterparts.

Eva: EU popularity drops in Finland during coronavirus crisis

As flags fly across Finland for Europe Day, a survey finds Finnish people’s support for the EU is waning.

Finland gets some relief from restrictions, but what lies ahead?

Finland will soon ease many restrictions on business, social life and sporting activity. APN looks at what it all means.

Virus crisis sees tourism spending in Finland plummet by up to €10b

In 2019, foreign and domestic tourists spent an estimated 16.1 billion euros in Finland.

S-Group reports asylum seekers to police for allegedly breaking quarantine

The Nihtisilta reception centre in Espoo has been quarantined since 30 April. The centre has reported 101 Covid-19 cases.

You can now claim tax deductions for working at home during coronavirus

Wondering if working remotely qualifies for any tax breaks? Read on to find out which home office costs are deductible.

Wednesday's papers: Is Finland taking Sweden's approach to beating Covid-19?

Dailies probe the human cost of achieving herd immunity and explore the downsides of social distancing.

Finland to relax some coronavirus restrictions on 1 June

Next month restaurants and cafes will be allowed to open and groups of up to 50 people will be able to gather.

Coronavirus-linked decline in aviation affecting weather forecasts

Weather data are usually collected by aircraft--most of which the pandemic have grounded.

Nearly 100 coronavirus cases at Espoo reception centre

Residents are not allowed to leave the grounds, and have been told to stay in their rooms as much as possible.

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