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A Thousand Days Of Juha Sipilä

The Finnish government marks a milestone today, one thousand days on the job with Juha Sipilä (Centre) as Prime Minister. Compared to some recent previous Finnish...

Government Fails To Agree On Family Leave Reform

The government has failed to find common ground on plans to reform parental leave laws. The heads of the three coalition parties Prime Minister Juha...

Cannabis Cash: Where Is Finland’s Tax High?

Finland is missing out on tens of millions of euros in tax revenues each year from legal cannabis sales, but it's a topic the...

Parliament Returns: Social & Healthcare Reform, Working Life Legislation On Spring...

Finland's two hundred members of parliament get back to work today after the Christmas break, with a busy legislative agenda ahead. The holiday season was...

Sick Leave For ‘Forcible Kiss’ Finns Party MP

A Finns Party MP who was sanctioned for forcibly kissing another politician against her will is on long-term sick leave. Teuvo Hakkarainen previously said he...

Troublemaker: Paavo Väyrynen Makes (Even More) Mischief For Centre Party

Veteran Centre Party politician Paavo Väyrynen is making headlines again by announcing a new bid to be party chairman in the summer. He's running against...

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...

Finland Votes: Conflicting Poll Numbers, But Niinistö Still Leads

The latest presidential opinion polls paint a confusing picture for voters, political analysts and campaigns alike. One thing is clear, incumbent President Sauli Niinistö (NCP,...

Election Cash Details: Show Me The Money!

All but one of the eight candidates in the upcoming presidential election have filed financial paperwork about their campaigns. Veteran campaigner Paavo Väyrynen, who is not...