Politics

Divorce For Green Party Leader

The wife of the Green Party Chairman Touko Aalto, Johanna Pietiläinen, wants a divorce. Pietiläinen confirmed to Ilta-Sanomat newspaper that she filed a divorce claim with the District Court last week. The couple married on 5th August 2015. They have no...

Finance Minister: Finland’s Economic Growth is Strong

Finland's Finance Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP) says the country's economic growth continues to be strong, and predicts the government will reach its goal of wiping out sovereign debt in 2019. Orpo made the comments following the first day of his...

Political Party Leaders’ Pay Boost Revealed

Have you ever wondered how much money political party leaders in Finland make? On top of their salaries for being members of parliament or government ministers, some parties also give bonuses to their chairpersons, according to a story in Uutisuomalainen...

Päivi Räsänen Considering Presidential Run

Former Chair of the Christian Democrat Party Päivi Räsänen says she is prepared to seriously consider a run to be President of Finland - if her party leadership requests it. The Christian Democrats currently have five MPs in parliament, including...

Government Didn’t Oppose Sky-High Pension for Finnair CEO

Finland's national airline says it didn't get any response from the goverment after it told them CEO Pekka Vauramo would be getting a sky-high extra pension worth €130,000. It's the latest twist an an ongoing story that started when Finnair...

President’s Steamboat and Opera Diplomacy for Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to pay a one day visit to Finland today, as part of the country's 100th independence anniversary celebrations, hosted by Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. The visit begins with bilateral talks at Hotel Punkuharju in...

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Finland declares state of emergency over rising coronavirus cases

Finland has declared a state of emergency, with immediate effect, because of the rising number of coronavirus cases - especially in the capital city...

Kennel Club announces ban on guard dog ‘hobby training’ after horrific videos reveal abuse

The Finnish Kennel Club Kennelliitto has announced a ban on training of guard dogs as a hobby after video last week showed animals being...

Exiled Belarus opposition leader begins four-day Finland visit

The exiled opposition leader of Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is beginning a four day visit to Finland on Monday. During her trip she will meet for...

MP Elina Lepomäki makes unexpected Helsinki election announcement

National Coalition Party MP Elina Lepomäki has announced that she'll be a candidate in May's municipal elections, standing for a Helsinki City Council seat -...

Spring weather on the way this week, but watch out for ‘takatalvi’

Meteorologists are forecasting spring-like weather on the way this week, but the fairer conditions come with the warning of 'takatalvi' or 'winter backlash' still...

Helsinki hits highest-ever positive covid cases as pandemic worsens in the capital

The City of Helsinki says 274 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Saturday, the highest single-day tally for the capital since the start of...

Flags are flying for Finnish Day of Culture and a celebration of Kalevala

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate Kalevala, the national epic literary work written by author Elias Lönnrot in 1835. February 28th is also...

Kirsi Piha quits: Kokoomus rocked as Helsinki mayor candidate drops out of the race

The National Coalition Party candidate in the Helsinki mayoral race Kirsi Piha has announced she won't now run for election, citing an ideological split in...