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Explained: Finland’s latest government crisis

Finland is going through something it likes to call a 'government crisis'. In other countries these sort of issues would rise only to the...

HS poll shows growing support for opposition parties

The latest political polling from Helsingin Sanomat shows the right wing populist Finns Party gaining more ground with 22.4% support from potential voters. The survey,...

SDP’s Maarit Feldt-Ranta loses her battle with cancer

Social Democratic Party stalwart and former Member of Parliament Maarit Feldt-Ranta died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. She was 51. Feldt-Ranta's husband Vesa...

Political parties, and voters, remain unconvinced about lowering the voting age

When it comes to lowering the voting age in Finland from 18 to 16, it seems the country is not yet convinced it's a...

Deputy Speaker: Parliament fake video is worrying for our democracy

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Tuula Haatainen (SDP) has spoken out after a fake video of a parliamentary debate got thousands of views online. The video...

Liike Nyt officially becomes Finland’s 18th political party

A political movement that wants to change the way Finland does politics has officially become the country's 18th political party. Liike Nyt - which means...

Cannabis decriminalisation efforts can now move to parliament

A grassroots effort to decriminalise cannabis in Finland has taken a step forward this week, with a citizen's initiative exceeding the required 50,000 signatures...

Hate speech in Finland stops decision-makers taking part in public debate

A new report finds that a third of municipal decision-makers and half of Members of Parliament or their assistants have been targets of hate...

Low turnout as Sámi Parliament election results announced

After a month-long postal voting process the results of the Sámi Parliament elections were announced in Inari on Tuesday afternoon. The Sámi Parliament has 21...

Li Andersson interview: “I think in politics you are never finished”

It's been almost four months since Li Andersson joined the government, one of two Left Alliance cabinet ministers, capping a successful year for the...