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Parliament Committee wants more information in Pekka Haavisto case

Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee hasn't been able to find any clear resolution on whether Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) acted legally or properly in the...

Finnish politics review 2019: “A totally crazy year!”

It's the Friday before Christmas and Parliament has the atmosphere of school on the last day of term. When the division bell rings at 10:00,...

Government, foreign minister, easily win no-confidence vote

The government of Sanna Marin (SDP), and Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) have survived a vote of no-confidence in them 110 to 79. The motion in parliament was tabled...

Government survives first of two parliament votes this week

The new government of Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has passed a vote of confidence in parliament, the first of two votes this week on...

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...