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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...

Young people more keen to get involved with citizen’s initiatives

A new study by researchers at Åbo Akademi finds that young people in Finland are more likely to get involved in citizen's initiatives than...

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...

Got milk? Kokoomus politician wants to ban free milk for children

Finland is the world's biggest consumers of milk per capita, with Finns consuming 384 liters of milk or milk products like cheese and yoghurt...

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...

HS poll shows latest changes in political fortunes

The latest political poll published on Tuesday in Helsingin Sanomat newspaper shows the populist right wing Finns Party holds on as the largest single...

Li Andersson bids for second term as Left Alliance leader

The leader of the Left Alliance Li Andersson says she'll seek a second term in charge of the party. Speaking in Helsinki on Tuesday morning, Andersson...

Opposition: Rinne’s Brexit comments in Paris “very unprofessional”

Opposition politicians have criticised Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) for comments he made about Brexit in France this week. On Wednesday Rinne went to Paris for talks...

Liike Nyt poised to become a fully fledged political party

A political movement headed by millionaire businessman-turned-reality-TV show host Hjallis Harkimo is pointed to become a fully fledged political party. Liike Nyt won just one seat...