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Online posts come back to haunt new Social Democrat, Finns Party...

Two new members of parliament, from opposite sides of the political spectrum, have had old online posts come back to haunt them since they...

Almost 200,000 reasons why Finland’s left emerged as the big election...

Twenty years ago in 1999 the euro currency was introduced; Ricky Martin launched his English-language singing career; cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants made its debut, and...

Antti Rinne back from health scare: ‘I’m ready to be Prime...

The chairman of the Social Democrats Antti Rinne is back at work today, after a long period of sick leave. Rinne and his wife first fell...

SDP’s Maarit Feldt-Ranta stops election campaign after stomach cancer returns

A senior figure in the Social Democrat Party, Maarit Feldt-Ranta, has said she won't continue her general election campaign, due the return of stomach...

SDP leader Antti Rinne and his wife hospitalised in Spain

Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne has been hospitalised in Spain, and is receiving medical treatment. The 56-year old politician fell ill while on holiday, and doctors...

Could ‘pleasant politics’ catch on in parliament?

Working in politics can be a dirty business, but one Finnish political operator decided to be Mr Nice Guy this week. Dimitri Qvintus, who works...

Social Democrats Propose ‘Robin Hood’ Tax Plan

Finland's Social Democrats have unveiled a new proposal to alleviate the tax burden on society's low income workers. It's just one part of a slate...

Social Democrats Back Fully-Free High School Education

The Social Democrats say that a proposal for fully-free secondary education - including high school and vocational school - should be added to parliament's...

Army Of One: Fighting The Government Over Unemployment ‘Punishment’

A Helsinki man admits surprise that his citizens' initiative to stop new government rules on unemployment benefits has received more than 100,000 signatures in...

Janne Strang Editorial – Social Democrats Countdown to Abdication

A new poll by state-funded broadcaster YLE shows the Social Democrats losing ground. So how long until there's regime change at the top of...