Finland

Finland launches basic income experiment to overhaul welfare system

From the start of 2017, 2,000 people in Finland begin receiving a monthly government payment of around 600 dollars - whether employed or not. Finland hopes this social welfare experiment will...

Car drives into pedestrians in Finnish capital, injuring four

Four pedestrians were injured, at least one seriously, on Saturday when a car mounted a pavement in a suburb of the Finnish capital of Helsinki, police said.

Joulupukki, or Santa Claus, comes from Finland to Zagreb

Joulupukki, a Finnish Christmas figure. arrived in Zagreb from Lapland on Tuesday evening, and this most famous Finn, who is the Ambassador of goodwill, love and peace, will bring joy to children...

No political motive found in shooting of Finnish councillor, 2 others

Police investigating the fatal shooting of three women in a small town in south-east Finland have so far not found any political motive for the crime, police said Monday.

Town councillor among three dead in shooting in south-east Finland

One of the three women killed in a shooting overnight Sunday in Imatra in south-east Finland was the chair of the town council, police said, adding that a male suspect has been arrested.

Croatia-Finland ties good, emphasis should be put on economy

Croatia and Finland are friendly countries with good political relations that have a lot in common but their cooperation should be additionally strengthened on the economic front, Croatian...

Wales held by Georgia, wins for Ukraine, Croatia in WC qualifiers

Wales dropped points in their bid for World Cup qualification when they were held 1-1 by Georgia in Cardiff on Sunday.

Anti-racist protests staged in Finnish cities

Thousands of people, including the Finnish premier and a former president, took part in demonstrations against racism and violence across several cities in Finland on Saturday.

Kosovo make their point on international football stage

After becoming a FIFA member in May, Kosovo celebrate a first point and first goal in international competition after a 1-1 draw against Finland in a World Cup qualifying match.

Kosovo boosted before World Cup opener as FIFA lets players switch

World Cup debutants Kosovo are being boosted Monday before their first-ever qualifier against Finland as players are still being assessed for eligibility, world governing body FIFA said.

Russian President Putin in Finland discusses means of building trust

Efforts to reduce tensions in the Baltic Sea region took centre stage Friday when Russian President Vladimir Putin visited neighbouring Finland for talks with his Finnish counterpart.

Brexit prompts warnings from Finland, vow to back single market terms

Britain would have to sign up to "free movement of people" and not only the free flow of goods, services and capital if the country wanted access to the EU single market after leaving the bloc,...

Russian President Putin travels to Finland for talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to travel to neighbouring Finland Friday for a one-day working visit and talks with his Finnish counterpart.

Finnish foreign minister: EU referendum not due in near future

Finland is not likely to stage a referendum on EU membership during the current government's term, said Foreign Minister Timo Soini, head of the eurosceptic Finns Party.

Tusk says EU and Britain would be "weaker" without each other

Both the European Union and Britain would be "distinctly weaker" if British voters approve leaving the bloc, EU President Donald Tusk said Thursday during a visit to Finland.