Source: Our world in data
FINNISH ENERGY GIANT FORTUM is rolling out the release of the new 'Fortum lever' in supermarkets. The product is designed to enable customers to open doors using their arms, in the hopes that the risk of COVID-19 transmission will be reduced.
PRIME MINISTER SANNA MARIN WAS PART OF A TENSE EXCHANGE with the Spanish Prime Minister over the use of EU funds during this weekend's coronavirus recovery talks, according to a report in the British newspaper the Financial Times (paywall).
SUPPORTERS OF THE SO-CALLED SILAKKALIIKE, or 'Herring Movement', an antifascist and anti-discrimination activist group, faced off against members of the far-right Soldiers of Odin in central Helsinki yesterday.
THE FINNISH BROWN BEARS at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have emerged from an exceptionally brief hibernation period, due largely to record winter temperatures that have put this season on track to be the warmest winter in 100 years.
THE JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES in Helsinki's Roihuvuori neighbourhood have begun to bloom, offering a colourful vista that is rarely seen in other parts of Finland.
CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE BEGINNING OF CHINESE NEW YEAR have begun in earnest in central Helsinki, where thousands of attendees have gathered on Kansalaistori to enjoy Chinese music, dancing, and food.
THE HELSINKI ZOO AT KORKEASAARI HOSTED a festive Christmas event today. You can see more photos from Christmas at the zoo by scrolling through the gallery.
WITH HELSINKI'S ICONIC FINLANDIA HALL set to close for a multi-year renovation and restoration project, the first designs for its temporary replacement have already been drawn up. The 'Pikku-Finlandia' ('Little Finlandia') Hall will be a temporary pavilion-style structure located next to the main building.
CONCERNS OVER THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS has triggered a wave of stockpiling across the Finnish capital, with supermarket shelves being emptied of goods such as hand sanitiser, soap, toilet paper, and non-perishable foodstuffs.
A COLLECTION OF IMAGES TAKEN ABOVE THE STREETS OF HELSINKI has highlighted the scale to which the COVID-19 virus has reshaped life in the Finnish capital.
TAMPERE CITY COUNCIL HAS UNVEILED the trams that will be used in the city's first tram network, due to be fully operational sometime in 2021. Once completed, the tram network will span 15km across the greater city region, with a total of 23 stops.
NEAR-RECORD LEVELS OF SNOWFALL have blanketed much of Northern Finland this week, prompting authorities to issue a number of "severe" avalanche warnings in Finnish Lapland.
FINNISH HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES up and down the country donned formal ballroom wear to participate in the traditional annual Vanhojenpäivä, or 'Old Day' dance. Hundreds of Helsinki students arrived at the Helsingin Jäähallli to continue the century-long tradition.
FINNISH FINAL-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS paraded through central Helsinki today as part of the traditional annual Penkkarit, in which students celebrate the end of class in preparation for their final matriculation exams later in the Spring.
A NUMBER OF FINNISH POSTAGE STAMPS have won international recognition for their design, with one (main image) being voted as the 'best in the world' for the 2013-2017 period. The annual Nexofil Awards consists of a panel representing 37 countries, tasked with awarding recognition to the best stamp designs around the globe.
TWO €74 MILLION FRENCH FIGHTER JETS arrived at Pirkkala Air Force Base today to conduct simulated war games above the Finnis skies, in an attempt by the French to secure a €10 billion contract from the Finnish Defence Ministry.
THE SO-CALLED 'TEDDY BEAR CHALLENGE', which aims to keeps kids active and entertained during the Covid-19 shutdown that has put a halt to normal life for most children, has found popularity in Finland after the trend began in the US.
ACTIVISTS FROM EXTINCTION REBELLION FINLAND (ELOKAPINA) gathered outside the Hotel Rantapuisto in Vuosaari, Helsinki, earlier today to demonstrate as government ministers met for a climate summit inside the hotel.
GREENPEACE ACTIVISTS IN GERMANY have projected the Finnish flag and the face of the CEO of Finland's state-owned energy company Fortum, Pekka Lundmark, onto the facade a controversial new coal-fired power plant being partly developed by Fortum in Datteln, Western Germany.
THE EASTERN UUSIMAA POLICE DEPARTMENT has released handouts of some of the illicit property they seized in the final weeks and months of 2019. Among the items seized include assault rifles, large quantities of amphetamines, and stacks of 50 euro notes.
Page 4 of 15