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Could ‘pleasant politics’ catch on in parliament?

Working in politics can be a dirty business, but one Finnish political operator decided to be Mr Nice Guy this week. Dimitri Qvintus, who works...

Social Democrats Propose ‘Robin Hood’ Tax Plan

Finland's Social Democrats have unveiled a new proposal to alleviate the tax burden on society's low income workers. It's just one part of a slate...

Social Democrats Back Fully-Free High School Education

The Social Democrats say that a proposal for fully-free secondary education - including high school and vocational school - should be added to parliament's...

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...

Army Of One: Fighting The Government Over Unemployment ‘Punishment’

A Helsinki man admits surprise that his citizens' initiative to stop new government rules on unemployment benefits has received more than 100,000 signatures in...

Janne Strang Editorial – Social Democrats Countdown to Abdication

A new poll by state-funded broadcaster YLE shows the Social Democrats losing ground. So how long until there's regime change at the top of...

Parliament Returns: It’s The Economy, Stupid

Finland's Members of Parliament get back to work today after the long summer recess, with a busy legislative schedule ahead. The government has the economy...