Finnish speakers in Sweden are protesting about what they say is language-based discrimination. The group of activists wrote an op-ed in Dagens Nyheter claiming that use of Finnish in everyday life in Sweden is being hampered by petty rules and official obstruction.
Finnish Midsummer is a legendary celebration, but is it really all about boozing? Do more people drown at Midsummer? And do people really get more amorous around the summer solstice? We ask the experts about all the big Midsummer stereotypes.
Finland's young ice hockey players had a good night in Chicago on Friday, with six selected in the first round of the NHL draft. The highest Finnish pick was HIFK defenceman Miro Heiskanen, who went to Dallas Stars with the third pick.
As of Friday afternoon two people had died during the Midsummer holiday, with traffic slightly busier than expected.
The long Midsummer weekend will bring some changes to business hours for monopoly liquor retailer Alko as well as banks, supermarkets, service stations and post offices. It will also usher in special holiday schedules for public transportation services -- as well as for Yle News.