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PM prepares restaurant and bar closures, Uusimaa isolation

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has said again that her government is ready to shut down restaurants and bars, shopping centres, and also impose travel...

Finnish politics review 2019: “A totally crazy year!”

It's the Friday before Christmas and Parliament has the atmosphere of school on the last day of term. When the division bell rings at 10:00,...

Explained: Finland’s latest government crisis

Finland is going through something it likes to call a 'government crisis'. In other countries these sort of issues would rise only to the...

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...

President Niinistö marks Constitution’s 100th anniversary

President Sauli Niinistö has praised Finland as one of the world's most stable countries, describing it as "a clear-headed and reliable actor" as he commemorates...

Parliament resumes for autumn session

Finland's 200 Members of Parliament gather back in Helsinki today for the start of the autumn term. The first plenary session begins on Wednesday afternoon...

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...

Timo Soini survives parliament vote of no confidence

Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) has survived a parliament vote of no confidence by a wide margin of 100-60. The no confidence motion was brought...

Parliament Green Light For Väyrynen’s Return

Veteran Finnish politician Paavo Väyrynen (Centre) has been given the green light to come back to parliament, and take his constituency seat on 12th June. Parliament's Secretary...

Viva Åland! Independence Dream Not Dead, But More Autonomy Comes First

The ongoing turmoil in Spain over Catalan independence is being watched very carefully in the Åland Islands. "I'd say what we learned from Catalonia is...