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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...

Finland hands over troubled Council of Europe presidency to France

Caretaker Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) has handed over the presidency of the Council of Europe to France at a ceremony in Helsinki today, marking the...

US Secretary of State delivers bullish Arctic speech in Rovaniemi

American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has delivered a speech in Rovaniemi setting out his country's robust new strategy for the Arctic, designed to counter what...

Finland’s Arctic Council spotlight undermined by America and Russia

Politicians from eight Arctic nations and representatives from regional indigenous groups are meeting in Rovaniemi this week at the two-day Arctic Council Ministerial. The meeting...

Niinistö: Finland’s relations with Russia are no different than other Nordic...

President Sauli Niinistö held an hour-long bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. The meeting was held in the sidelines of the...

Finland criticises Russia on 5th anniversary of Crimea invasion

The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a strongly-worded rebuke of Russia, reaffirming support for sanctions and criticising the country's human rights record. The...

Report: Finland blocked Russian official’s inclusion on travel ban list

A report by an American government-funded media outlet says that Finland blocked the inclusion of a senior Russian official on a new sanctions list. The...

Air force scrambles to intercept Russian fighters over Baltic Sea

If you looked to the skies this week you might have caught a glimpse of Finnish jets scrambling to intercept Russian Air Force fighters...

Extra trains for Russia rush as winter tourists arrive in Finland

This week is one of the busiest of the year for Russian tourists to visit Finland. It's because of Russian Orthodox Christmas, and the holidays...

Government “deeply concerned” about Russia-Ukraine tensions

The Finnish government says it is "deeply concerned" about an escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Posting on Twitter, Foreign Minister Timo Soini (Blue) says...