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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...

Turn the page: political parties hope November brings a new chapter

For a number of Finnish politicians and political parties, it's been a bruising autumn so far, and they'll be hoping November allows them to...

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...

Coming & Going: More Politicians Declare For 2019 Elections

With an eye ahead to next year's national general election and a European Parliament vote, a number of prominent politicians are giving a thumbs...

Finland Votes: Your Essential Guide To Today’s Presidential Election

Voting gets underway across Finland today to choose the country's president. The head of state hasn't always been decided by popular vote: this is...

Twitter Bot Army Swarms Finnish Presidential Contenders

A researcher in Helsinki says he's identified hundreds of fake Twitter accounts which now follow at least two leading Finnish presidential candidates. The new research...

Merkel’s Losses Are Finland’s Gain

The dust has barely settled on vote counting from yesterday's general election in Germany, and diplomats, politicians and analysts in Helsinki and Berlin are...

Janne Strang Editorial: President Niinistö’s Election Non-Campaign

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö plays the role of international statesman this week when he meets the Russian and US Deputy Foreign Ministers in Helsinki,...