This week's All Points North asks Romani filmmaker and writer Carmen Baltzar whether the tide might be turning against racism in Finland. We also look at the position of Veikkaus as a betting firm draped in the national flag, and include a roundup of all the week's top stories. 1 June 2018 / All Points North / Yle News
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How high can the Huuhkajat fly?
: This week's All Points North looks at why Finland's male footballers are now, after 80 years of trying, about to qualify for a major football tournament. Is it down to Pukki mania? Is Glen Kamara a driving force? We ask sports monthly Elmo Lehti features editor Topias Kauhala to guide us through. / All Points North / Yle News
Grading Antti Rinne's first 150 days in office
As Antti Rinne's government grapples with employment and climate challenges, we look at how well they are meeting voter expectations. Will it fulfill pledges of more jobs, concrete climate action and a reinforced social welfare state? With the Finns Party rising in the polls we also look at how climate and immigration are becoming populist wedge issues. Yle political journalists Helmiina Suhonen and Robert Sundman join the discussion.
Does Finland need a flight tax?
Flying has become much more common in recent years, but should we be doing it less to try and protect the climate? All Points North looks at proposals for a flight tax.
31 October 2019 / All Points North / Yle News
Who do you call when you suspect biased hiring practices?
People who suspect hiring bias because of their gender can turn to the Equality Ombudsman for help. But many don't know what to do when they believe they've been discriminated against in the recruitment process. This week APN sits down with Michaela Moua, senior officer from the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman's office to discuss what the authority can and cannot do.
24 October 2019 / All Points North / Yle News
Foreign dads seek community during parental leave
Finland plans to reform parental leave to encourage more dads to participate in child-rearing. The policy is seen as a move toward greater gender-equality in family roles and also as a much-needed boost for falling birth rates. But paternity leave can be isolating for foreign fathers in particular. Dad James Cramer and Fabrizio Turci of the family integration non-profit Familia join APN to discuss how to support foreign stay-at-home dads.
17 October 2019 / All Points North / Yle News
Is Finland welcoming enough to foreign workers?
Finnish policy on residence permits for highly-skilled migrants is under the spotlight this week, so we asked Melanie Dower from Supercell and Rasmus Roiha from Software E-Business Finland what needs to change and why. / All Points North / Yle News
Back to school: Can Finland teach in English?
Finland says foreign labour will help shore up the economy. But how does the country's education system serve multicultural, multilingual families?
Anu Halvari from the Finnish National Agency for Education and British father Steve El-Sharawy help us explore this topic.
Climate Change policy: Is Finland doing enough?
Finland aims to be carbon neutral by the year 2035, but what changes does that demand? And what adjustments can you make to your everyday life to help? We ask Riina Pursiainen, vice-chair of the Finnish chapter of Youth Agenda 2030, and Amanda Rejström, CEO of the social enterprise Spark Sustainability, to help us answer these questions.
All Points North: Gambling with addiction -- does Finland have a problem?
What's it like to live with a gambling addict? We ask Pinja Hiltunen how her mother's addiction affected her childhood. She wants slot machines removed from kiosks and grocery stores. Hannu Rinkinen, Veikkaus' manager for responsible gaming, provides the gambling monopoly's view.
19 September 2019 / All Points North / Yle News
Brexit: The unknown unknowns
This week APN looks at the latest in the Brexit saga as the UK prepares - maybe - to leave the EU on 31 October. What impact will the messy divorce have on British people living in Finland and Finnish nationals in the UK? Our guests today are the British Ambassador to Finland Tom Dodd and Helsinki University EU researcher Timo Miettinen.
12 September 2019 / All Points North / Yle News
Obstacles for international students in Finland - and other useful info
This week's APN takes a look at the residence permit roadblock that some higher education students face in their bid to study in Finland. There are an estimated 20,000 international students in higher educations insitutions at present, and more are being courted. What should potential freshmen know? Our guests today are Heidi Rättyä of the National Union of University Students in Finland and Leena Turku of the Finnish Immigration Service, Migri.
5 September 2019 / All Points North / Yle News
All Points North: The "Famous Five" begin their four-year government adventure
The i's are all dotted and the t's crossed on the new cabinet and the government programme put together by Antti Rinne's five-party coalition. But what does it all mean in practice for ordinary people and how easy will it be for the administration to make good on its proposals? Political commentator Sini Korpinen and Helsinki University world politics professor Teivo Teivainen join APN to unpack the latest developments.