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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...

Survey: Russians have a positive attitude towards Finland

A new survey carried out for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs finds the majority of Russians have a favourable attitude towards Finland and Finns...

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...

Russian military announces Finland surveillance flight mission

The Russian military is set to send a 16-strong team on a surveillance flight over Finland, taking high-resolution images. Under the terms of the 2003...

Russian official criticizes Finland’s tighter tourist visa rules

A Russian official has hit out at Finland's decision to tighten up the visa application process for Russian tourists, and bring it into line...

Analysis: low energy presidents give lacklustre performance on camera

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a reputation for keeping his international hosts waiting, and Sauli Niinistö has a habit of avoiding direct answers to journalists' questions. So...

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...

Russia military expansion close to Finnish coast

The Russian military says it's building a helicopter base just 35km off the Finnish coast. The new facility is close to Kotka, on an island...

Opposition criticises Finland’s move to tighten up visa rules for Russians

Finland's former interior minister has criticised a move by the government to tighten up the rules for Russians who want to apply for Finnish...

Finns Party Euro candidate wants to scrap Schengen for Russian visa...

A Finns Party candidate in the upcoming European Parliament elections has said he wants to scrap the Schengen visa agreement, and introduce visa-free travel...