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President Niinistö to meet President Trump for October talks

President Sauli Niinistö is going to the USA at the beginning of October for a meeting with US President Donald Trump. The meeting is set to take...

President preaches peace – and happiness – on Ukraine mission

President Sauli Niistö has said that "nothing is more valuable than peace" and that Finland supports Ukraine in "solidarity", even as it's locked in a slow-burning...

President Niinistö starts Ukraine visit with Russia on the agenda

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö starts a two-day official visit to Ukraine today. The main set-piece event will be a meeting on Thursday afternoon with his opposite...

President Niinistö marks Constitution’s 100th anniversary

President Sauli Niinistö has praised Finland as one of the world's most stable countries, describing it as "a clear-headed and reliable actor" as he commemorates...

Putin’s visit brings travel restrictions to the capital

Anyone trying to move around the Finnish capital on Wednesday should be braced for road restrictions and security cordons all day - and into...

Finland commemorates Veterans Day

Finland commemorated Veterans Day this weekend, a date which marks the end of the Lapland War on 27th April 1945. The main events this year...

President denounces extremism and intolerance in New Year speech

President Sauli Niinistö has used his traditional New Year message to the nation to denounce extremism and intolerance. He also touched on migration, integration, democracy, the rule...

New focus on the environment for Independence Day celebrations

President Sauli Niinistö and first lady Jenni Haukio have announced their plans to host an environmentally friendly Independence Day celebration on 6th December. The invitations have already...

Finland navigates the UN with focused agenda and high profile representation

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins in New York this week, and President  Sauli Niinistö is leading a Finnish delegation which also includes embattled Foreign Minister Timo...

President Niinistö Heads To Sochi For Talks With Putin

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö is heading to Russia today for talks with Vladimir Putin. The pair will meet in the Black Sea city of Sochi -...