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“Values” at the heart of coalition government negotiations

Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne has put the theme of "values" at the centre of his plans to try and form Finland's next coalition government. And...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi column: We need a Sámi go-to person in the...

There are two versions of autonomy within Finland: the region of the Åland Islands between Finland and Sweden is autonomous; and the indigenous people...

Cyber attack on election system, as 1.5 million Finns vote in...

The National Bureau of Investigation NBI is looking into the circumstances around an apparent cyber attack against Finland's election information systems. It happened over the...

Police investigate political signs as possible racist and homophobic crimes

Police in Helsinki have launched an investigation to determine whether some political campaign banners have broken the law. They're looking specifically into the leader and...

Polls tighten on last day of election advance voting

Today is the last day of advance voting before Sunday's general election, and the latest polls show the race to be the leading party...

Political hate speech targets immigrant candidates

Politicians in Finland are all too frequent targets of abusive emails and social media messages. But election candidates with immigrant backgrounds are often the...

“A deadly cocktail against democracy” – fighting election fake news

Finnish officials are several weeks into a campaign to educate civil servants, political parties and the media about the threats of 'fake news' ahead...

Everything stays the same, as Finland’s government resigns

Despite the resignation of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) and his three-party coalition government today, very little changes in Finnish politics. Sipilä continues as Caretaker Prime...

Feminist Party launches election campaign with 100 initiatives on equality

The Feminist Party has officially launched its 2019 election manifesto, unveiling 100 initiatives on equality. It's the first general election campaign for the party, which...

Parliament candidates aim to shatter Finland’s minority glass ceiling

With campaigning well underway for spring elections, a slew of candidates with minority backgrounds are hoping to win enough votes to get into office,...