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New focus on the environment for Independence Day celebrations

President Sauli Niinistö and first lady Jenni Haukio have announced their plans to host an environmentally friendly Independence Day celebration on 6th December. The invitations have already...

Finland navigates the UN with focused agenda and high profile representation

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins in New York this week, and President  Sauli Niinistö is leading a Finnish delegation which also includes embattled Foreign Minister Timo...

President Niinistö Heads To Sochi For Talks With Putin

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö is heading to Russia today for talks with Vladimir Putin. The pair will meet in the Black Sea city of Sochi -...

Two New Niinistö Biographies Allege Power Struggles, Meddling

Two new biographies of Sauli Niinistö are in Finnish bookshops this week, released just before the President's 70th birthday. One book, 'Sauli Niinistö - Lord...

President’s Official Pixel Picture Unveiled

The official portrait of Finland's 12th president has been unveiled, and it's a departure from tradition. The new work of art is made up of...

Calling Washington: Niinistö Phones Trump For Talks

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö talked with his American counterpart Donald Trump on the phone on Monday. According to a press release from Niinistö's office the...

Baby Boy For First Lady And President Niinistö

First Lady Jenni Haukio has given birth to a healthy baby boy. An announcement from the President's office came on Friday evening, and said both...

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...

Classified Documents Leak: Reports Go To Government, Newspaper Stands By The...

The government and President will receive a report today on the apparent leak of classified documents to Helsingin Sanomat newspaper. The report will also be...

Baby Announcement for President and First Lady

Finland's 'First Couple', President Sauli Niinistö and his wife Jenni Haukio have announced they are expecting a baby. The new arrival is due in February...