Businesses and politicians have been too passive in capitalizing on the increasing international interest in Finlands Arctic region, argues a new report by former prime minister Paavo Lippanen.
Together with the Sodankylä brigade, 15 American soldiers are participating in an intense winter weather military training exercise in Finnish Lapland called The Winter War training course.
Projecting from present rates, the number of asylum seekers entering northern Finland across the border with Russia could shoot up from the some 700 seen in 2015 to 7,500 or more this year, according to the Finnish Border Guard.
Wood use for home heating has become more popular in the past decade, but officials warn that its emissions may cause hundreds of deaths annually.
Finland's policy of slowing traffic speeds in winter prevents injuries and saves lives, new research shows.
For years, Finnish root vegetables and freshwater fish stood neglected in the grocery aisles, as younger generations ignored them because they no longer knew their benefits or how to prepare them. But rebranding the old Finnish standards as Superfoods of the North has aroused new interest in Finlands healthy domestic treasures, and sales are once again picking up.
Crew members resolved their differences with their employer, state-owned Arctia Shipping, just in time to avoid a large-scale strike by maritime unions.
The facility, in the southern Finland municipality of Vantaa, will turn refuse into electricity and electricity, and it is expected to reduce overall carbon emissions.
Approval of a new Russian-built plant near Raahe.has a caveat: The facility must be at least 60 percent Finnish-owned, said Jan Vapaavuori, the nation's minister of economic affairs
A proposal to lower the threshold for bringing criminal charges has the support of two cabinet members, but some warn that any change needs t be backed up with training improvements to help officials uncover and prosecute environmental offenses.
Educators are focusing on practical instruction to boost conversational skills, and they are encouraging Finns to learn languages like French, German and Swedish.
Lynx are becoming more common in urban areas, and some have attacked pets.
The company pared back its request for a five-year extension and now says it can start construction within four years.
Farmers are retiring, and business challenges make the industry less attractive to new entrants, so participation is expected to decline, according to a new study.
Layoffs, suspended payment of bills and a delay in startup of a new mine are features of a restructuring program aimed at getting the company's finances in order.