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Ohisalo: “We cannot allow anyone to drown in the Mediterranean Sea”

Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) has issued a stark warning as she meets her EU counterparts in Helsinki to discuss the migrant crisis in the...

Eight drone pilots fined for breaching Helsinki no-fly zone

Eight drone pilots have been fined after their machines breached a strict no-fly zone around Finlandia Hall during last week's EU ministerial meetings. Police say...

Krista Mikkonen: EU countries “moving towards” 2050 carbon neutral goal

Environment and Climate Change Minister Krista Mikkonen (Green) thinks that all of the EU countries can find common ground to agree a 2050 deadline to...

WATCH: 10-metre tall plastic pile signals environment concerns

A 10-metre tall pile of plastic waste has grown overnight in Helsinki. Situated between Parliament and Oodi Central Library in Kansalaistori, 'Plastic Mama' is an...

Juncker in Finland: the European Union needs leadership and stability

Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) has just started his term of office, while EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is just coming to the end of his tenure. Politically...

Competitiveness on the agenda as EU politicians meet in Helsinki

Finlandia Hall takes centre stage on Thursday and Friday as Finland hosts the first major ministerial meetings of its six-month EU Presidency. The EU ministers...

63,000 call for more government action on EU climate agenda

More than 63,000 people have signed a petition calling on the government to use Finland's EU Presidency to do more to fight climate change. After...

Europe Minister: Climate change, Brexit and Finland’s EU impact

Finland's Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen (SDP) says she hopes Brexit doesn't overshadow Finland's Presidency of the European Council over the next six months, as the Finns...