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Lessons learned 25 years after Estonia ferry disaster

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of one of Europe's worst maritime disasters, when the M/S Estonia ferry sailing from Tallinn to Stockholm sank...

Mixed messages: “confusing” Brexit and ‘GREAT’ Britain

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) says the situation in Britain "is getting more confusing now." He made the comment to journalists in parliament after the UK's...

Finnish delegation heads to a changing United Nations

President Sauli Niinistö heads to New York this week to attend the 74th annual United Nations General Assembly. Among the Finnish delegation joining him in the...

Kashmir protests as Indian Foreign Minister visits Finland

A small group of protesters in central Helsinki put on a noisy demonstration as India's Foreign Minister paid his first official visit to Finland. Subrahmanyam...

President Niinistö to meet President Trump for October talks

President Sauli Niinistö is going to the USA at the beginning of October for a meeting with US President Donald Trump. The meeting is set to take...

PM in Paris: Rinne and Macron call for clear Brexit message

Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) paid his first official working visit to Paris today to meet French President Emmanuel Macron. Brexit - the departure of the United...

Frustrated, dejected and disheartened: the international students hit by Migri delays

The last email Stephen Abayateye received from his case worker at Migri said he'd get a decision on a Finnish residence permit within the month. That...

President preaches peace – and happiness – on Ukraine mission

President Sauli Niistö has said that "nothing is more valuable than peace" and that Finland supports Ukraine in "solidarity", even as it's locked in a slow-burning...

Survey: Russians have a positive attitude towards Finland

A new survey carried out for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs finds the majority of Russians have a favourable attitude towards Finland and Finns...

President Niinistö starts Ukraine visit with Russia on the agenda

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö starts a two-day official visit to Ukraine today. The main set-piece event will be a meeting on Thursday afternoon with his opposite...