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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...

‘Easy language’ videos help with election voting

A new resource for people voting in the upcoming general election has been released this morning by the Ministry of Justice. Videos in easy-to-understand Finnish,...

Deleted Finns Party video prompts conspiracy theories, and apology from Yle

Finland's public-funded broadcaster Yle has found itself in the middle of a dust-up with the Finns Party over a technical problem. An interview show which...

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...

Estonian politicians target voters in Finland ahead of Sunday’s elections

Estonia goes to the polls on Sunday in parliamentary elections, and some of the major political parties have been doing outreach to voters in...

Euro election voting papers arrive for Brexit Brits

British nationals - like other foreigners in Finland - have been receiving letters from the Population Register Centre informing them of their right to vote...

Parliament votes against truly free secondary education

A vote in parliament has ended the prospects of truly free secondary school education for all pupils. Members of parliament voted 111 to 72 to...

Say what? The message behind political party election slogans

With the general election getting closer, Finland's political parties are sharpening their messages, promoting their manifesto pledges and unveiling their campaign slogans. So is there...

MPs approve constitutional change for new intelligence laws

Members of Parliament have voted overwhelmingly to approve new legislation, which the government says will better equip law enforcement agencies to face potential security...

Former PM Alex Stubb announces bid to be ‘President of Europe’

Former Prime Minister Alex Stubb (NCP) has announced his bid to become the President of the European Commission. Stubb has been out of frontline politics for the...