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Russia’s Sergei Lavrov meets Niinistö, Haavisto for talks in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was in Helsinki on Tuesday for his first visit in three years. In the morning he met with President Sauli Niinistö at his...

Haavisto heads to Washington; and still leads presidential poll

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) is heading to Washington DC today for talks with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo. On the agenda for the two-day trip is...

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...

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...

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...