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Prime Minister Sipilä: We’re All Friends Again

Afternoon 'trust talks' between the leaders of Finland's three-party coalition government seem to have resulted in an outbreak of trust. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre)...

Orpo: “No Political Crisis” After MP Switches Party

Chairman of the National Coalition Party Petteri Orpo says "there is no political crisis in Finland" after a Blue Reform MP jumped ship from that...

Calling Washington: Niinistö Phones Trump For Talks

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö talked with his American counterpart Donald Trump on the phone on Monday. According to a press release from Niinistö's office the...

New Political Movement Wants Your Ideas

A new political movement launched over the weekend aims to increase transparency in Finnish political decision making, and empower voters to have more direct...

The Foreign Influence Behind Finland’s Far Right ‘Awakening’

Finnish right wing activists are set to hold a conference this weekend, bringing together white nationalist speakers from Europe and the USA to a...

Social Democrats Back Fully-Free High School Education

The Social Democrats say that a proposal for fully-free secondary education - including high school and vocational school - should be added to parliament's...

Education Minister Welcomes Union Proposals For More School Time

Education Minister Sanni Grahn-Laasonen (NCP) says she agrees with new proposals that would stretch the number of years children stay in education. Today, the Education Trade...

Life In Limbo: How Finland Is Failing On Gender Identity Rights

Finland's Human Rights Centre Ihmisoikeuskeskus is set to release a new report this month about the status of transgender rights in the country, and will...

Thousands Sign Initiative For Free Vocational Education Rights

Students in Finland already enjoy some world-leading free university education. But a new Citizens' Initiative aims to put the idea of genuinely cost-free vocational training...

A Thousand Days Of Juha Sipilä

The Finnish government marks a milestone today, one thousand days on the job with Juha Sipilä (Centre) as Prime Minister. Compared to some recent previous Finnish...