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Paavo Väyrynen, Simon Elo announce their new political homes

Two former frontline politicians have announced their new political homes on Monday. Former Centre Party heavyweight Paavo Väyrynen says he's returning to the party was...

Timo Soini interview: The unrepentant father of Finnish populism

Timo Soini's in rare form. Seven months out of the political spotlight - seven weeks of which was spent writing his new book on populism...

Blue Reform founder quits, as party struggles for political relevance

One of the founders of the Blue Reform political party Simon Elo has resigned, saying he thinks the party can no longer be effective in...

Sampo Terho gives up Blues leadership role after election disaster

The leader of the Blue Reform political party Sampo Terho has announced he's stepping down from the role. In a blog post the politician, who is...

Timo Soini signals the end of his parliamentary career

Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) has said he won't run for parliament in April's elections. It signals the end of a 16-year stint as a member...

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...

Timo Soini admitted to hospital with ‘high grade fever’

Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) has been admitted to hospital suffering from a "high grade fever" according to a statement from the Ministry of...

Timo Soini faces parliament showdown over abortion stance

Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) is facing a no-confidence vote in parliament this afternoon. The motion has been brought by opposition parties after numerous controversial comments that Soini...

Blue Reform Lines Up MPs For Election Battle

The Blue Reform political party has started lining up its members of parliament to fight next year's election. Defence Minister Juusi Niinistö is the latest...

Timo Soni’s Abortion Comments ‘Are Not Government Policy’: Ministers

Two Finnish government ministers have been forced to clarify that controversial comments by Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) are not official government policy. On Sunday, Soini...