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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...

Former PM Alex Stubb announces bid to be ‘President of Europe’

Former Prime Minister Alex Stubb (NCP) has announced his bid to become the President of the European Commission. Stubb has been out of frontline politics for the...

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...

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...

Finnish politicians react to Sweden’s election

Politicians in Finland have been watching the results of the Swedish general election  closely. The rise of the right wing Sweden Democrats, with their deep...

Sweden’s Right Wing: More Finland, Less NATO

Sweden votes on Sunday in an election that opinion polls and analysts alike predict could bring a generational shift in the country's political landscape. The...

Parliament Returns As 2019 Election Battle Lines Are Already Being Drawn

Finland’s two hundred members of parliament get back to work this week after their summer break. With just eight months still to go until the...

Snowstorm Inauguration For President Niinistö

President Niinistö was inaugurated for his second term of office this afternoon in a snowy Helsinki. After giving a speech to MPs inside parliament, Niinistö...

Sauli Niinistö Wins Re-election In Historic First Round Vote

Finnish president Sauli Niinistö has won a comfortable re-election this evening, after securing 62.7% of the vote in a race he lead from the...