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Consensus and concessions as new government programme unveiled

The incoming Finnish government launched its policy agenda on Monday, engaging directly with members of the public, the media and non-governmental organisations on its...

Juha Sipilä’s government becomes Finland’s longest-serving administration*

The outgoing government of caretaker Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) is set to become Finland's longest-serving administration. With a caveat! On Saturday, Sipilä's government will have clocked up...

Sote reform debacle comes back to haunt new government

Plans to reform Finland's social and health care, and regions, known as sote, are causing problems for the new government before it's even taken office. Politicians and...

Government negotiations enter third – and final? – week

Talks to form the next coalition government have entered the third week at the House of the Estates in Helsinki, but there already seem...

Antti Rinne choose four coalition partners for government

Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne has chosen four other parties from the centre right and left of politics to try and form Finland's next government. At...

Prime Minister Sipilä: We’re All Friends Again

Afternoon 'trust talks' between the leaders of Finland's three-party coalition government seem to have resulted in an outbreak of trust. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre)...

Orpo: “No Political Crisis” After MP Switches Party

Chairman of the National Coalition Party Petteri Orpo says "there is no political crisis in Finland" after a Blue Reform MP jumped ship from that...