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Weekend friendlies give renewed Susijengi the chance to snarl

The posters say 'Welcome to Wolf Country', and this weekend two top basketball teams are heading to Finland to take on a Wolfpack -...

Anti-Semitic vandalism prompts diplomatic protests and Jewish community concern

The graffiti appeared recently in Helsinki. Swastikas and the Nazi SS symbol spray-painted on the side of a utility box alongside the letters LVP. It might...

Opposition criticises Finland’s move to tighten up visa rules for Russians

Finland's former interior minister has criticised a move by the government to tighten up the rules for Russians who want to apply for Finnish...

Foreign Minister Haavisto calls Iran ship seizure “unacceptable”

Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says Iran's seizure of a British-flagged vessel in the Gulf is "unacceptable". In a call to his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt on...

Racism at work: only 10% of Somali job applicants get interview

Only 10% of job applications from people with Somali names lead to a job interview in a large-scale study carried out by Finland's Ministry...

President Niinistö meets President Macron at Bastille Day celebrations

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö is in France today, taking part in the Bastille Day celebrations and meeting French President Emmanuel Macron. The visit began with the traditional...

Angela Merkel has another shaking incident at Antti Rinne ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered from another bout of shaking, during a meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP). Rinne was making his first visit to Berlin...

Pekka Haavisto tasked with Africa diplomacy mission

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is heading to Africa this week, on a diplomatic mission to discuss the situation in Sudan. Haavisto has been tasked to...

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...

Royal visit burnishes Finland’s business and culture profile in Japan

The visit of Japan's Crown Prince and Princess to Finland officially marks 100 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, but it also...