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President condemns rise of hate speech and racism, at Parliament opening

President Sauli Niinistö has used his address at the formal opening of Parliament to condemn the rise of racism and intolerance in Finland. Recalling his own visits...

President cites Brexit in New Year plea for civil discourse

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has cited Britain's departure from the European Union as an example of a fractured society, as he used his New Year...

President has to clarify al-Hol refugee position

President Sauli Niinistö has issued a statement clarifying his position on Isis-linked Finnish women and their children at al-Hol refugee camp in Syria. In recent days...

President, Helsinki mayor weigh in on al-Hol refugee camp case

President Sauli Niinistö says the new Finnish government - sworn in on Tuesday - should consider making a clear political decision about the fate of...

GALLERY: Winter War 80th anniversary commemorations

President Sauli Niinistö lead the nation at Saturday's official commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the start of the Winter War in 1939, when the...

The theme for this year’s Independence Day reception announced

The theme of this year's Independence Day reception will be knowledge and discussion. The annual event sees President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio...

Emperor’s coronation takes presidential couple to Japan

President Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenny Haukio started a visit to Japan on Monday. The couple are there for the coronation of Emperor Naruhito which takes place...

GALLERY: First Finnish presidential visit to Ethiopia

President Sauli Niinistö made a little history this week, becoming the first Finnish president to visit Ethiopia. The two-day trip also marked Niinistö's first official...

President Niinistö embarks on first official Africa visit

President Sauli Niinistö is starting a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first time a Finnish president has ever visited the country. The trip also marks Niinistö's first...

Niinistö in New York: “the climate crisis calls for leaders, not...

President Sauli Niinistö has given a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York and called for more trust in a sustainable...