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Finns Party MP avoids prosecution after Parliament vote

Finns Party MP Juha Mäenpää has avoided having his parliamentary immunity lifted and being indicted by prosecutors after a Friday vote failed to secure a...

Parliament starts debate on rare MP prosecution request

Members of Parliament will begin a discussion today on whether MP Juha Mäenpää from the Finns Party can be prosecuted for comments he made...

New HS poll: Social Democrats maintain their lead

The Social Democrats, lead by Prime Minister Sanna Marin have maintained their lead in a new opinion poll published Wednesday by Helsingin Sanomat. However the growth...

Government announces end to coronavirus state of emergency

The Government of Finland has decided to end the Emergency Act which was brought into use for the first time since WWII in March...

Finns Party: No apology for racist, anti-women book

The leader of the Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho says his party won't be issuing any official apology for the publication of a book this week...

Pride postponed – but issues linger in Finland around flags, advocacy...

Pride events in Finland, and around the world, are postponed. Usually a month filled with colour, music and diversity, June this year is more subdued...

Helsinki’s mayoral office criticised for “concentration of power”

The management of the City of Helsinki, with a directly elected mayor, has been criticised for a "concentration of power" in the hands of...

Finns Party distances itself from ‘racist’ book despite Halla-aho appearing at...

The Finns Party's senior leaders are scrambling to distance themselves from a book published by a right-wing think tank associated with their party, after...

Vanhanen in, Kulmuni out of “top 5” government line-up

Finland's new Finance Minister Matti Vanhanen (Centre), who was sworn into the position by President Niinistö on Tuesday morning, also becomes the country's new...

Justice Minister: Time to look at ending state of emergency

Justice Minister Anna-Maja Henriksson (SFP) says the Government needs to start discussing soon a complete end to the state of emergency declared in April to...