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Prime Minister unveils Finland’s EU Presidency agenda to Parliament

Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) has put action to combat climate change at the heart of Finland's EU Presidency, as he unveiled the government's programme...

Second contender joins Centre Party leadership race

Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni has become the second candidate to say they want to be the new leader of the Centre Party. Current chairman,...

Government plans new ‘Animal Ombudsman’ for Finland

The government is planning to re-introduce the post of 'Animal Ombudsman' as part of a wider effort to revitalise the Animal Welfare Act. The position...

‘Movement Now’ decides to become a political party

The Liike Nyt - Movement Now - political movement has decided to become an official political party. The group's founder, and only MP, is multi-millionaire...

Pay for politics: 2019 general election spending revealed

How much does it take to win, or lose, a seat in parliament? Depending on the candidates, the campaign budget could range from a thrifty...

Government formally nominates Finland’s next EU Commissioner

The Government has formally nominated Jutta Urpilainen (SDP) as Finland's next EU Commissioner. An experienced politician, Urpilainen has represented her Vaasa constituency in parliament since 2003....

Thin blue line: government already failing on police staffing levels

On the hottest day of the year so far, Junior Constable Juho Mielonen has just started his night shift in south Helsinki. "You never know...

Former PM Matti Vanhanen becomes new Speaker of Parliament

Centre Party politician, former Prime Minister and former presidential candidate Matti Vanhanen has been elected as the new Speaker of Parliament. In a closed ballot in the...

Centre Party and Left Alliance pick their new ministers

The final pieces of the ministerial puzzle were put in place late Wednesday night with both the Centre Party and Left Alliance deciding on...

Janne Strang column: Deliverance day for Finland’s left

As the party line-up of the new Finnish government and its policy program was formally announced on Monday, the fiscally conservative right, who for...