Hossa area. © Photo: Sirke Seppänen, Metsähallitus
New national park to celebrate Finland's 100 years of independence
Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen proposes areas in Suomussalmi and Kuusamo in north-eastern Finland to be designated as the commemorative national park for Finland's 100th year of independence 2017. Establishing a national park was also one of the key projects in the current government programme.