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Council of Europe: intolerance and nationalism put pressure on Finland’s minorities

A new report from the Council of Europe about the status of minorities in Finland says that rising intolerance and nationalism have begun to...

Finland sharply criticised over racism, trans rights and immigrant issues

A new Council of Europe report on the state of human rights in Finland concludes the Nordic nation falls short on a range of...

Finland rebuked over lack of female police and lenient sex crimes...

The Council of Europe has sharply rebuked Finland over the low number of female police officers and lenient sentences for sex crimes offenders. The criticism...

Anti-trafficking experts call on Finland to do more for child victims

A group of experts at the Council of Europe is calling for Finland to do more to help victims of human trafficking, especially children,...

Finland hands over troubled Council of Europe presidency to France

Caretaker Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) has handed over the presidency of the Council of Europe to France at a ceremony in Helsinki today, marking the...

Niinistö: Finland’s relations with Russia are no different than other Nordic...

President Sauli Niinistö held an hour-long bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. The meeting was held in the sidelines of the...

Finland criticised over minority language failures

The Council of Europe has criticised Finland for not doing enough to promote and protect minority languages like Karelian, Swedish and Sámi. In a recent...