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PM prepares restaurant and bar closures, Uusimaa isolation

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has said again that her government is ready to shut down restaurants and bars, shopping centres, and also impose travel...

Finns Party plus one, file no-confidence motion against government

The opposition Finns Party, with support from the only Movement Now Liike Nyt MP Hjallis Harkimo, have filed a motion of no confidence in...

Poll: More than a quarter of Finns would support president’s third...

President Sauli Niinistö's popularity is so high that 26% of Finns say they would support an exemption to let him stay in office for...

Embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto facing Parliament, criminal investigations

Finland's embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Greens) whose leadership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been beset with allegations of bullying and poor staff...

Finnish MEPs find unity opposing monthly Brussels-Strasbourg Parliament move

The European Parliament is having its monthly plenary session in Strasbourg this week, when all the politicians - including 14 Finnish MEPs and their...

Politicians present a broadly united front on Finland’s security

As Parliament resumes this week for the spring session, MPs are broadly united when it comes to Finland's security. A new study by the Finnish...

President condemns rise of hate speech and racism, at Parliament opening

President Sauli Niinistö has used his address at the formal opening of Parliament to condemn the rise of racism and intolerance in Finland. Recalling his own visits...

Prosecutor General wants to charge Finns Party MP with ethnic incitement

Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen wants to charge a Finns Party MP with inciting hatred towards an ethnic group. During a June 2019 debate in Parliament, Juha Mäenpää...

Government increases the money it gives to political parties

The Government has decided to increase the amount of financial grants it gives to registered political parties by €6 million. The system of financial help...

HS poll shows mixed fortunes for political parties

A new poll in Helsingin Sanomat on Wednesday shows the changing fortunes of Finland's political parties. It's the first of the newspaper's regular surveys carried out...