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Government parties working to build trust after Rinne debacle

Finland's incoming prime minister says "we have a lot of work to do to rebuild trust" after ten days of political turmoil that saw...

Ministerial shuffle for Social Democrats and Centre Party

The two largest parties in government have shuffled around their ministerial teams. It comes after ten days of political upheaval which saw Antti Rinne (SDP) step down...

Social Democrats clear MP, but police investigation continues

The Social Democrats have decided to take no further again against one of their MPs Hussein al-Taee over controversial online posts. The social media posts, which...

Social Democrats and Swedish People’s Party unveil their new ministerial teams

The Social Democrats SDP, winners by a one seat margin in April's general election, have unveiled their new ministerial team for the next government....

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...