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Finland’s EU Presidency cost just two-thirds of the budget

The final cost to Finland of hosting the rotating six-month Presidency of the European Council last year was much cheaper than expected. New figures show...

Europe Minister interview: Mixed report card as Finland hands over European...

There's a few good images online from the 2012 presidential inauguration in Helsinki. Outgoing President Tarja Halonen (SDP) was giving up the keys of Mäntyniemi...

PM Rinne statement: give Britain more time for Brexit

Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) says he thinks the UK government should be allowed to have more time to figure out its Brexit strategy. Rinne made...

PM: Brexit ball is now in the hands of British Parliament

Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) says "the ball is now in the hands of the British Parliament" after the UK and EU strike a deal a...

Antti Rinne to Boris Johnson: new Brexit proposals fail on at...

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) has told his British counterpart Boris Johnson in no uncertain terms that his new Brexit proposals fall short of expectations...

EU Defence and Foreign Ministers hold back-to-back Helsinki meetings

It's the sort of logistics ballet the Finnish civil service prides itself on being able to handle with aplomb. From Wednesday evening to Friday afternoon...

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...