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# Finland

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Finland to shut last border crossing to Russia due to migration concerns
Finland shares a 1,340-kilometre border with Russia and has seen a surge in undocumented migrants seeking asylum on its border with Russia.
Last month
November 2023
Finland to close all but one border crossing to Russia after rise in asylum seekers
Finland last week shut half of its eight crossings to Russia.
Finland put Northern Ireland to the sword in Helsinki
Michael O’Neill’s injury-ravaged side started well but crumbled after Joel Pohjanpalo’s penalty late in the first half.
This year
NATO ramps ups Baltic Sea patrols after destruction caused to gaspipe and communications cable
The natural gas pipeline and a telecommunications cable were damaged last week.
Von der Leyen condemns 'possible deliberate' destruction Estonia gaspipe
Nato has been contacted and reportedly ready to assist in the investigation.
Finnish economy minister resigns over alleged pro-Nazi remarks after just 10 days in office
In 2019 he suggested that Finland should promote abortion in Africa as a measure to tackle climate change.
Sweden have won the Eurovision to equal Ireland's record of seven song contest wins
Hold me. Now.
Tractors, unicorns and Edgar Allan Poe: Ten acts to look out for at tonight's Eurovision final
Graham Norton joins the presenting lineup for tonight’s show from Liverpool.
27 people, mostly children, injured as footbridge collapses in Finland
24 of the injured have been transported to various hospitals in the region.
Ireland's Wild Youth have crashed out of Eurovision at the semi-final stage
The group’s entry, We Are One, failed to make the grade when the ten finalists were announced.
Russia warns of 'countermeasures' after Finland becomes 31st member of Nato
Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine prompted Finland – and its neighbour Sweden – to drop decades of non-alignment.
Finland is set to officially join Nato tomorrow
‘Tomorrow we will welcome Finland as the 31st member,’ Nato general secretary Jens Stolenberg told reporters today.
Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin defeated by conservatives in country's general election
With the top three parties expected to each get around 20% of the vote, no party is in position to form a government alone.
Finland goes to the polls as far right aims to unseat Prime Minister Sanna Marin
The vote comes just days ahead of Finland’s formal accession to the Nato defence alliance.
Turkey becomes final Nato country to ratify Finland joining alliance
Finland – and Sweden – had been blocked from the alliance by Turkey and Hungary.
Michael O’Neill rues missed chances as Northern Ireland suffer Finland setback
Benjamin Kallman’s first-half goal earned the visitors victory at Windsor Park.
Finland named happiest country for sixth year in a row, with Ireland ranked 14th
That’s according to the World Happiness Report, which ranks Afghanistan and Lebanon as the unhappiest countries.
Finland on track to join NATO after Turkey and Hungary back accession
Finland and Sweden need all 30 NATO members to approve their accession, which Turkey and Hungary have refused to do until now.
Finland may join Nato without Sweden over Turkey's opposition
The Turkish foreign minister said Turkey has fewer problems with Finland joining than Sweden.
Turkey's president says his country may allow Finland to join NATO without Sweden
Every member of NATO must vote to approve the acceptance of new members, with Turkey being the most opposed to the two Nordic countries.
Last year
Finland pushes forward with ditching fossil fuels in face of Russia's war and energy crisis
Decades of diversifying energy has meant Russia’s war on Ukraine hasn’t left Finland as vulnerable as other countries – but prices have still jumped.
Inside the small Finnish city that became a big player in climate action
A report by
Lauren Boland
A Finnish city with a population nearly the size of Cork’s is years ahead of Europe’s climate targets.
100km north of Helsinki, a Finnish city with a population nearly the size of Cork's is years ahead of Europe's climate targets.
The Journal visited Lahti this week for a closer look at its climate policies in action.
Debunked: No, 35km queues of traffic have not formed at the Russia-Finland border
The videos posted on social media are not of the current situation on the border.
Brad Pitt and Nick Cave make surprise art debut in Finland
Artist Thomas Houseago reportedly persuaded a Tampere museum to include works by his famous friends.
'I'm dreaming' - Ireland's heroes savour epic night after earning World Cup play-off spot
Lily Agg scored the winner for Vera Pauw’s side against Finland.
Ireland secure historic World Cup play-off with victory over Finland
A record crowd of 6,952 watched on at Tallaght Stadium.
Republic of Ireland v Finland, World Cup qualifier
Relive all the action as Vera Pauw’s side went in search of a World Cup qualifying play-off spot at Tallaght Stadium.
Finland see themselves as underdogs for showdown against 'very good' Ireland
The Finns’ struggles have been well-documented, but tomorrow could be the start of something new under interim manager Marko Saloranta.
Opposition focus - Finland's turbulent build-up to this crunch World Cup qualifier
Ireland go in search of a play-off spot against the Finns at Tallaght Stadium.
Finnish PM apologises for inappropriate photo of her friends taken at official residence
“I think the picture is not appropriate, I apologise for it. Such a picture should not have been taken,” Marin said.
Finnish PM takes drugs test ‘for own legal protection’ after party video leak
Sanna Marin was seen in footage posted on social media yesterday dancing and lip-syncing a song at a party.
'She’s 36. She’s allowed to party': Varadkar defends Finland PM after dancing party video leak
A video posted on social media showed six people, including Sanna Marin, dancing and mimicking a song.
Finland sack manager ahead of decisive World Cup qualifier against Ireland
Anna Signeul has been dismissed after a wretched Euros appearance.
Spain battle back from early shock to brush aside Finland in their Euro 2022 opener
The much-fancied Spaniards were stunned when Linda Sallstrom struck with just 50 seconds on the clock.
Nato poised to sign off on accession for Sweden and Finland
The move will further increase Russia’s strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
Turkey lifts objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted Sweden and Finland to abandon their long-held non-aligned status.
'We have the feeling that we can maybe do it' - Ireland's World Cup play-off push
Vera Pauw’s side are facing into a decisive double-header in September.
Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit new NATO candidates Finland and Sweden today
Coveney will meet the the Foreign Affairs minister of Sweden and Finland while also meeting the Defence minister in Helsinki.
Ukraine warns only talks can end war as Russia cuts Finland gas
Ukraine’s president says “there are things that can only be reached at the negotiating table”.
Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids
Turkey has long accused Nordic countries of harbouring extremist Kurdish groups.