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Political parties, and voters, remain unconvinced about lowering the voting age

When it comes to lowering the voting age in Finland from 18 to 16, it seems the country is not yet convinced it's a...

Silver celebration: 25th anniversary of Finland’s EU referendum

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, Finland is marking the 25th anniversary of its referendum to join the EU. Back in October 1994...

Low turnout as Sámi Parliament election results announced

After a month-long postal voting process the results of the Sámi Parliament elections were announced in Inari on Tuesday afternoon. The Sámi Parliament has 21...

Sámi Parliament elections going ahead, despite legal issues

Voting is set to begin next week to elect 21 members of the Sámi Parliament. But an ongoing legal battle of who is eligible...

Pick 6 – Things we learned from the European Parliament elections

1. Voter turnout Voter turnout was up compared with the last election five years ago. In 2015 just 39.1% of eligible voters in Finland, and...

Green growth, as National Coalition Party tops Euro Parliament poll

Finland's Greens have picked up one extra seat and grown their share of the vote by 6.7% to come second in the European Parliament...

EU elections: Thousands vote overseas, as poll shows NCP on top

Thousands of Finns took the opportunity to cast a ballot overseas in advance of Sunday's European Parliament elections. According to figures released by the Foreign...

Almost 900,000 advance votes cast in EU Parliament elections

Almost 900,000 people have already cast their ballots in advance of Sunday's European Parliament elections. New figures from the Ministry of Justice show that 897,162...

Parties leverage Europe Day to boost their Euro Parliament prospects

Finnish political parties, fresh off a long domestic election season, have cranked up the campaign machinery again ahead of the European Parliament elections on...

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...