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Parliament’s return brings surefire political clashes, and a chance for change

Parliament returns to business this week for the autumn session, although this year Finnish politics never really took much of a holiday. The coronavirus pandemic...

Politicians adapt traditional May Day speeches to the online new normal

Finnish politicians traditionally use the May Day holiday to give speeches in their home constituencies, setting out policy ideas or promoting some of their...

Finns Party plus one, file no-confidence motion against government

The opposition Finns Party, with support from the only Movement Now Liike Nyt MP Hjallis Harkimo, have filed a motion of no confidence in...

Finns Party politician and newspaper editors face trial in ‘fake rape...

Finns Party Member of Parliament Juha Mäenpää, and the former editors of two regional newspapers, are facing a court case later in March. The trial concerns...

Government increases the money it gives to political parties

The Government has decided to increase the amount of financial grants it gives to registered political parties by €6 million. The system of financial help...

World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...

Liike Nyt officially becomes Finland’s 18th political party

A political movement that wants to change the way Finland does politics has officially become the country's 18th political party. Liike Nyt - which means...

Hate speech in Finland stops decision-makers taking part in public debate

A new report finds that a third of municipal decision-makers and half of Members of Parliament or their assistants have been targets of hate...

Low turnout as Sámi Parliament election results announced

After a month-long postal voting process the results of the Sámi Parliament elections were announced in Inari on Tuesday afternoon. The Sámi Parliament has 21...

Sámi Parliament elections going ahead, despite legal issues

Voting is set to begin next week to elect 21 members of the Sámi Parliament. But an ongoing legal battle of who is eligible...