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President, Helsinki mayor weigh in on al-Hol refugee camp case

President Sauli Niinistö says the new Finnish government - sworn in on Tuesday - should consider making a clear political decision about the fate of...

Foreign Minister off the hook after tabloid accusations

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) has given a credible account of his actions over Finnish women and children held in Syrian refugee camps, after a tabloid...

Finland marks International Children’s Day rights convention 30th anniversary

Today marks the International Day of the Rights of the Child, and this year is the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention...

Poll: Pekka Haavisto most popular choice for next president

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is the most popular choice to be Finland's next president if a vote was taken today. In a new poll for...

Pekka Haavisto: preparations underway to help possible 100,000 refugees from Syrian...

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says the international community is bracing itself for a possible exodus of up to 100,000 people from Kurdish-controlled areas of...

Pekka Haavisto interview: ‘The world is a more unstable place’

Every night before bed, Pekka Haavisto diligently opens up his phone and checks the location of the Stena Impero tanker. And in the weeks since...

Finnish Foreign Minister warns of “nightmare the day after Brexit”

Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) has warned of the "nightmare the day after Brexit" as the clock counts down to Britain's departure from the European...

Summit of Finnish ambassadors encourages small footprint, big impact

An annual meeting of Finnish ambassadors has heard that in a time of global uncertainty, the country's diplomats can pay an important role. The event...

Pekka Haavisto tasked with Africa diplomacy mission

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is heading to Africa this week, on a diplomatic mission to discuss the situation in Sudan. Haavisto has been tasked to...

First candidate announces bid to be Green party leader

New MP Maria Ohisalo, also a Vice President of the Greens, says she wants to be her party’s new leader. Writing on Facebook this morning, Ohisalo...