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World Jewish Congress calls Left Alliance MP “antisemitic”

The World Jewish Congress has criticized Finnish Member of Parliament Anna Kontula (Left) for her protest against Israel's blockade of Gaza. The powerful US-based lobby...

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...

Sign of the times: Helsinki adds interpreters to improve local government...

Helsinki City Council is set to add sign language interpreters in Finnish and Swedish in an effort to make local politics more accessible and...

How Finland’s fake four-day week became a ‘fact’ in Europe’s media

Have you heard the news? Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is doing something radical. "Finland's new prime minister, 34-year-old Sanna Marin, has announced plans to introduce...

PM set to make first overseas visits to neighbours Sweden and...

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is set to make her first overseas visits next week, and as is traditional for Finnish leaders she will make...

Baltic Herring Movement: ‘Most Finns oppose the rise of the alt-right’

A grassroots Finnish movement that wants to rally people against hate speech and racism; and stands up for human rights, rule of law and...

Europe Minister interview: Mixed report card as Finland hands over European...

There's a few good images online from the 2012 presidential inauguration in Helsinki. Outgoing President Tarja Halonen (SDP) was giving up the keys of Mäntyniemi...

Prime Minister’s New Year message

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has issued a New Year message reflecting on the year just gone, and looking ahead to 2020. She says 2019 has...

Finnish politics review 2019: “A totally crazy year!”

It's the Friday before Christmas and Parliament has the atmosphere of school on the last day of term. When the division bell rings at 10:00,...

Fireworks go on sale with a warning, and political scrutiny

Friday fireworks go on sale on Friday, just in time for New Year's Eve celebrations, but they come with stern safety warnings. Fire departments are...