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Concern Over Inadequate Voting Arrangement For Conscripts

The Finnish Conscripts' Union Varusmiesliitto says it is concerned about access to vote, for thousands of conscripts currently doing their basic military training. Under Finnish...

Silent Vigil: Finland’s War Dead, Military, Honoured Among Independence Day Festivities

Thousands of volunteers are standing silent vigil next to the graves of Finnish war veterans today, as the country marks 100 years of independence. The...

Poll: Majority of Finns Oppose NATO Membership

The majority of Finns are opposed to joining NATO. That's according to a new survey for national newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. Their survey was carried out at...

Finland’s Weapons Trade: Middle East Market Grows

The share of Finnish weapons exports going to the Middle East reached a new high last year, according to a report by the SaferGlobe...

Analysis: Finland’s War Games Take to the Skies

By Petri Mäkelä The Finnish Air Force, Ilmavoimat, is holding its largest exercise of the year, Ruska 17, alongside Swedish air assets this week. The exercise...

Nuclear Treaty Dodge Pleases NATO

Dozens of countries around the world have signed up to an agreement banning nuclear weapons in recent weeks. But Finland is following NATO's example, and...

Analysis: Aurora 17 Military Exercise

By Robin Haggblom Perhaps the final sign to show that Sweden has now moved out of the notorious ‘strategic blackout’ is the major exercise Aurora...

Russia’s Military Build-Up: Zapad Decoded

Russia is set to hold the Zapad 2017 military exercises at the end of next week, and it's believed to be the largest of...

Analysis: #Zapad2017: Russia threatens Finland and the Baltic States

By Petri Mäkelä The eyes of European military experts and leaders have been focused on the upcoming Russian Zapad2017 exercise for a while now. When...