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‘Men only’ club votes for historic change to let women become...

Helsinki's Stock Exchange Club has decided to approve a measure to let women join. The vote was passed by a clear majority of 77%. Of the...

Wife’s cancer diagnosis puts Paavo Väyrynen’s political ambitions on hold

Veteran politician Paavo Väyrynen has revealed that his wife has been diagnosed with cancer, and says he's now uncertain about his own political future. Väyrynen says his...

US elections: the Finn teaching Americans how to vote

America goes to the polls this week, in midterm elections that have traditionally been seen as an opportunity for voters to pass judgement on...

Just one Green leadership candidate so far, as front-runner drops out

The early front-runner to lead Finland's Green Alliance political party says she won't join the race to be the new chairperson. Only Helsinki MP Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto has...

Blow to Stubb as EU leaders support his rival

Former Prime Minister Alex Stubb (NCP) has been dealt a serious blow in his bid to become the next ‘President of Europe’. Stubb launched his election campaign earlier this...

Former Left Alliance leader announces election bid

The former leader of the Left Alliance political party Paavo Arhinmäki has announced that he intends to stand for re-election at the next general election...

Timo Soini survives parliament vote of no confidence

Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) has survived a parliament vote of no confidence by a wide margin of 100-60. The no confidence motion was brought...

Timo Soini faces parliament showdown over abortion stance

Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) is facing a no-confidence vote in parliament this afternoon. The motion has been brought by opposition parties after numerous controversial comments that Soini...

Greens pick temporary leader to cover sick leave

Finland's Green Alliance political party has chosen Maria Ohisalo to be the temporary leader of the party while Touko Aalto is on sick leave. The...

Time running out for Paavo Väyrynen’s party dreams

Veteran politician Paavo Väyrynen (Ind) has conceded that time is running out on his dream of forming a new political movement in Finland. In a blog...