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Vanhanen in, Kulmuni out of “top 5” government line-up

Finland's new Finance Minister Matti Vanhanen (Centre), who was sworn into the position by President Niinistö on Tuesday morning, also becomes the country's new...

Former PM Matti Vanhanen picked to be new finance minister

Former Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen has been selected as his party's pick to be the new Minister of Finance. Vanhanen, 64, was chosen by...

Open heart surgery for Speaker of Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament, and former Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (Centre) is having open heart surgery on Thursday. The 63-year old politician has had a number...

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...

Parliament Speaker Matti Vanhanen confirms cancer surgery

Speaker of Parliament Matti Vanhanen (Centre) says his recent surgery to remove a kidney came after a cancer diagnosis. The former Prime Minister is currently on...

Ex-Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen reveals heart surgery date

Former prime minister and presidential candidate Matti Vanhanen (Centre) has revealed that he'll have heart surgery in the summer to correct an ongoing medical problem. The...

Matti Vanhanen Hospitalised, Presidential Campaigning Paused

The Centre Party's candidate for the 2018 presidential elections, Matti Vanhanen has been hospitalised with a heart condition. The announcement came on Vanhanen's Facebook page, where...