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Katri Kulmuni interview: “It would be easy if we could just...

Finland's Minister of Finance Katri Kulmuni (Centre) has been burning the candle at both ends. A marathon 16-hour video conference at the start of the...

Twenty-one mayors criticise government’s municipal aid offer

Mayors from 21 Finnish cities have written an open letter criticising the government's new offer to help their finances. In an open letter signed by...

Billion euro help for businesses – but Kokoomus wants more say...

The Government has announced a total of one billion euros in funding for small and medium sized businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis -...

New education initiative raises the age on compulsory classes

A new initiative by the government aims to keep more young people in school and working towards a qualification by increasing the age of...

PM in Brussels: “We have to be ambitious, but we also...

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has set out her opening gambit in Brussels, ahead of multi-year budget talks that are likely to be contentious. Speaking to...

Finland charts the middle ground between EU budget givers and takers

Senior members of the Finnish Government have got Brussels - and Berlin - on the brain this week, as months of planning and negotiating...

Finland’s EU Presidency cost just two-thirds of the budget

The final cost to Finland of hosting the rotating six-month Presidency of the European Council last year was much cheaper than expected. New figures show...

New class sizes proposed for kindergarten children

The Ministry of Education is proposing to change the regulations about the ration of staff and children at kindergartens. The new proposal would see seven...

Power to the people: Helsinki divides up more than €4 million...

The people of Finland's capital have spoken: they want more trees, more benches and more trash cans. And thanks to a new initiative, where citizens...

Budget boost keeps Migri funded for the end of the year

The government has earmarked more funds for the Finnish Immigration Service Migri, to try and reduce waiting times and stop staff cuts. The agency will...