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Social Democrats clear MP, but police investigation continues

The Social Democrats have decided to take no further again against one of their MPs Hussein al-Taee over controversial online posts. The social media posts, which...

Government’s new budget plan includes big increase for their own salaries

The government revealed its 2020 budget proposals on Friday, which included a raft of provisions to boost employment and innovation; to cut carbon emissions...

Halla-aho accuses police of ‘political attack’ investigation

Finns Party leader Jussi Halla-aho has accused Helsinki Police of carrying out a political attack as they investigate one of his MPs. This week it emerged...

Investigation dropped into local politician after Finns Party complaint

Police say they've got no plans to investigate a Helsinki city councilor who was accused of making racially-charged comments about supporters of the Finns...

HS Poll: Finns Party on the rise

A new poll from Helsingin Sanomat shows the right wing populist Finns Party increasing their appeal to potential voters. In April's election the Finns Party...

100th anniversary of Finland’s first president

Finland got its first president exactly 100 years ago today. The Republic of Finland was born on 17th July 1919 and the first president Karlo...

Rinne tells EU Parliament that Europe’s core values are being challenged

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) has used a speech at the European Parliament to warn MEPs that the continent's core values "are being challenged", that...

President Niinistö meets President Macron at Bastille Day celebrations

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö is in France today, taking part in the Bastille Day celebrations and meeting French President Emmanuel Macron. The visit began with the traditional...

Tax increases on alcohol and sodas “possible” – Minister

The government is planning to raise taxes on alcohol and soft drinks, according to a report in business newspaper Kauppalehti today. But Finance Minister Mika Lintilä (Centre) says...

Juncker in Finland: the European Union needs leadership and stability

Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) has just started his term of office, while EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is just coming to the end of his tenure. Politically...