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Education union welcomes new compulsory education law

The Finnish Education Union OAJ has welcomed a package of new laws which extend compulsory education. Members of Parliament passed a package of new laws...

Haavisto survives vote of confidence, but gets harsh criticism from Centre...

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) has survived a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday 101-68, and keeps his job with the backing of...

Police investigate Oulu councilor’s video broadcast

Police in Oulu say they’re investigating a suspected incident of threatening language and defamation by city councilor Junes Lokka. The alleged incident took place during the time of...

Finland’s youngest MP announces baby’s early arrival

The youngest Member of Parliament Iiris Suomela (Green) has announced the arrival of her new baby. Writing on social media, she shared a picture of her holding...

Crosshairs: Accused man apologises in court for online harassment of interior...

A 30-year old man has apologised in court on Tuesday, for online posts he made about Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green). The comments came on...

Government’s new plans to open up travel branded as “far too...

New proposals to make it easier for foreign tourists to come to Finland have been described as "far too complicated" by the Chairman of...

Police detain one person after threats against Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo

One man is in custody awaiting a court appearance, after allegedly sending threatening messages to Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) via social media. The minister wrote...

Budget deficit rises to almost €20 billion in latest coronavirus funding...

The Finnish government is increasing debt to almost €20 billion to help the country recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A new,...

Kokoomus plans to cut emissions by scrapping car tax

The National Coalition Party has unveiled its plans to cut traffic emissions, by scrapping car tax and enabling drivers to buy more modern, low-emissions...

HS poll: Sanna Marin’s Social Democrats remain on top

A new poll published by Helsingin Sanomat takes a look at the popularity of Finland's political parties and asks potential voters who they would...