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Sanna Marin elected unopposed to Social Democrat Party leadership role

Sanna Marin has been elected unopposed as the new chairperson of the Social Democrats, at their autumn conference in Tampere this weekend. Although Marin has...

How Finland’s fake four-day week became a ‘fact’ in Europe’s media

Have you heard the news? Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is doing something radical. "Finland's new prime minister, 34-year-old Sanna Marin, has announced plans to introduce...

Minister Sirpa Paatero resigns in Posti strike fallout

Government minister Sirpa Paatero (SDP) has handed in her resignation and gone on sick leave, the most high profile casualty yet from the recent postal strike. Paatero's...

Government plans new increase in elderly care staff

The government is planning an increase in the staff-to-patient ratio for elderly care, and it could mean 4000 more healthcare professionals are needed to...

Social Democrats clear MP, but police investigation continues

The Social Democrats have decided to take no further again against one of their MPs Hussein al-Taee over controversial online posts. The social media posts, which...

Social Democrats and Swedish People’s Party unveil their new ministerial teams

The Social Democrats SDP, winners by a one seat margin in April's general election, have unveiled their new ministerial team for the next government....

Social Democrat MP Hussein al-Taee “shamed” by his own comments on...

Newly elected Social Democrat MP Hussein al-Taee says he's sorry for offensive comments he made on social media about minority groups. Writing on his website today, al-Taee...

Online posts come back to haunt new Social Democrat, Finns Party...

Two new members of parliament, from opposite sides of the political spectrum, have had old online posts come back to haunt them since they...

Almost 200,000 reasons why Finland’s left emerged as the big election...

Twenty years ago in 1999 the euro currency was introduced; Ricky Martin launched his English-language singing career; cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants made its debut, and...

Antti Rinne back from health scare: ‘I’m ready to be Prime...

The chairman of the Social Democrats Antti Rinne is back at work today, after a long period of sick leave. Rinne and his wife first fell...