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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...

Human rights protest greets Putin’s arrival

Human rights protesters are highlighting the bleak situation in Russia, and staging a protest to coincide with the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin in...

‘Movement Now’ decides to become a political party

The Liike Nyt - Movement Now - political movement has decided to become an official political party. The group's founder, and only MP, is multi-millionaire...

Pay for politics: 2019 general election spending revealed

How much does it take to win, or lose, a seat in parliament? Depending on the candidates, the campaign budget could range from a thrifty...

Centre Party and Left Alliance pick their new ministers

The final pieces of the ministerial puzzle were put in place late Wednesday night with both the Centre Party and Left Alliance deciding on...