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First day of new parliament: so what happens next?

Today was the first day of the new parliament, and there was some ceremonial housekeeping to take care of for MPs. As per tradition, the...

Almost 200,000 reasons why Finland’s left emerged as the big election...

Twenty years ago in 1999 the euro currency was introduced; Ricky Martin launched his English-language singing career; cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants made its debut, and...

Juha Sipilä steps down as Centre Party leader… in September

Outgoing Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says he'll step down from his role as the leader of the Centre Party - but only in September. Writing on...

“Values” at the heart of coalition government negotiations

Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne has put the theme of "values" at the centre of his plans to try and form Finland's next coalition government. And...

Cyber attack on election system, as 1.5 million Finns vote in...

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI is looking into the circumstances around an apparent cyber attack against Finland's election information systems. It happened over the...

Police investigate political signs as possible racist and homophobic crimes

Police in Helsinki have launched an investigation to determine whether some political campaign banners have broken the law. They're looking specifically into the leader and...

Polls tighten on last day of election advance voting

Today is the last day of advance voting before Sunday's general election, and the latest polls show the race to be the leading party...

Political hate speech targets immigrant candidates

Politicians in Finland are all too frequent targets of abusive emails and social media messages. But election candidates with immigrant backgrounds are often the...

Deleted Finns Party video prompts conspiracy theories, and apology from Yle

Finland's public-funded broadcaster Yle has found itself in the middle of a dust-up with the Finns Party over a technical problem. An interview show which...

Kokoomus candidate: “Why does multiculturalism not work?”

Officials from the National Coalition Party - known in Finnish as Kokoomus - are distancing themselves from an election candidate who used a campaign...