Prime Minister Sanna Marin spoke with German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on the phone about the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Argentine President Alberto Fernández discussed deepening cooperation between their countries.
In addition to Greece, Finland will be receiving relocated asylum seekers from Cyprus and Malta.
Finland opens borders for more countries. Recommendations for remote work to be removed as well as the age restriction to avoid physical contact.
On Wednesday, the government adopted a resolution on promoting wellbeing, health and safety.
All limits related to restaurants are going to be lifted on July 13, if allowed by the pandemic.
The Emergency Powers Act was in effect for three months to tackle the spreading of the coronavirus.
On Thursday, the government decided to lift some of the restrictions related to travel and public gatherings.
The new finance minister has been involved in Finnish politics for four decades.
Matti Vanhanen is currently the speaker of the parliament. He is also the former prime minister, who served between 2003-2010.
His video tour will begin in Taipalsaari and Tampere on Wednesday, and on Friday he will open a remote connection to Suonenjoki and Seinäjoki.
After finding herself in the middle of a media scandal, Katri Kulmuni (the Centre), has decided to resign.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) has returned back to work after a week’s sick leave.
Three Women, Nine Children Arrive in Finland From Al Hol Where People Related to ISIS Militants Are Held
On Sunday, three families arrived in Finland from the Al Hol detention camp in Syria where women and children related to ISIS militants are being held.
Prime Minister Marin had a corona test earlier in the week, and its result was negative.
The presidents discussed the coronavirus situations in Finland and Russia as well as bilateral economic, environmental and other cooperation between the countries.
According to the government, Prime Minister Marin has caught the cold.
The source of the infection is being traced.
Restaurants and cafeterias are going to be open on June 1. On Tuesday, the government told us about the details.
As a precautionary measure, Prime Minister Sanna Marin will continue her work using remote access arrangements.
The government has decided to ban public gatherings and events of over 500 people until July 31.
President Moon assured President Niinistö that the Republic of Korea will continue to support Finland in stopping the coronavirus whenever possible.
Today, the government is to make preliminary plans for lifting restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. However, summer festivals could be banned.
Research from Rasmus Mannerström (University of Helsinki) and colleagues explores political opinions of young people in Finland.
President Niinistö Has a ‘Fairly Long and Very Pleasant’ Telephone Conversation With Chinese President Xi Jinping
The presidents discussed China’s determined action to combat the coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions.
Prime Minister Marin Discusses Coronavirus Situation with the EU Leaders: In Finland, the Number of Infections Is Small Compared to Many Others
The agenda of the negotiations led by Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, was how to limit the spread of the virus and curb the economic consequences.
Prime Minister Marin will also give an open lecture at Columbia University entitled “The Climate Sustainable Welfare Society: Is it the Model of the Future?”
Interview with Finns Party Chair Jussi Halla-aho: ‘EU Acted Irresponsibly by Outsourcing Border Control to Turkey’
We spoke with the leader of the opposition about the current crisis on the border between Greece and Turkey.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Helsinki: We Appreciate That Finland Is Not Part of a Military Union
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (the Green League) and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met for their first official talks today at the House of the Estates in Helsinki.
Foreign Minister Lavrov will have a meeting with his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto (the Green League), who is to host the visit. It’s the first official meeting between the ministers.
The investigation will focus on dispute between Haavisto and one of his top officials.
Prime Minister Marin Discusses Plan For EU’s Long-Term Budget With Chancellor Merkel; Tentatively, Germany Would Have to Pay More
“We want the financial framework to support the member states in implementing the EU’s ambitious climate policy and ensuring respect for the rule of law,” Prime Minister Marin said.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (the SDP) will visit Berlin on Wednesday and meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The diplomats-in-chief discussed regional security matters and bilateral cooperation.
PM Sanna Marin Meets With Her Latvian Counterpart, Krisjanis Karins, on Warm Spring Day in Helsinki: We Need to Address Climate Change
“Climate is one of the top priorities in our Government Program.”
INTERVIEW: Interior Ministers of Sweden and Finland Talk About Enhancing Police Cooperation at Borders and in Society
In our interview, the two ministers, Maria Ohisalo and Mikael Damberg, discuss taking “their collaboration to the next level.”
“Heavy labeling of other people should not be done lightly, from one direction or the other. As individuals, we must all be able to enjoy similar protection, also against labeling. Irrespective of whether we represent some majority or some minority.”
We interviewed Finnish experts on how Brexit will affect the future relations between Finland and the UK.
She will meet the tech leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22–24.
President Niinistö to Attend Event in Poland Commemorating 75th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz
On January 27, 2020, President Sauli Niinistö will attend an event in Poland commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Prime Minister Marin Met With Her Estonian Counterpart, Ratas; ‘The Friendship Between Estonia and Finland is Strong and Timeless’
The friendship between Estonia and Finland is strong and timeless, something we want to develop,” said Prime Minister Ratas.
The World Holocaust Forum commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Prime Minister Marin to Visit Estonia Today; Visit May Reveal Tensions in Domestic Politics, According to a Researcher
She will meet with the Estonian prime minister, Jüri Ratas, in Tallinn and Prime Minister Marin will also make a courtesy visit to President Kersti Kaljulaid.
Foreign Minister Haavisto Calls His Iranian Counterpart Zarif Demanding Explanation on the Attack Against Peacekeeping Troops
In addition to the telephone conversation, Minister Haavisto met the Iraqi Ambassador Matheel Al-Sabti and Ahmad Hosseini, chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Iran in Helsinki.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin: Six-Hour Workday is a Vision For the Future But Not During This Governmental Term
During her first trip to Sweden as the prime minister on Wednesday, she briefly explained the thought behind the idea.
President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy Discuss Iraq, Iran and Middle East
Earlier, President Sauli Niinistö commented on the tensions between the United States and Iran.
On Tuesday night, Iran launched over a dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases stationed by American troops and its coalition forces. Finland has peacekeeping units in the other attacked base.
Finland is getting ready to repatriate the first children from Al Hol.
“There’s no obligation to help the adults who are in the camp,” Marin said.
Sanna Marin Appointed as Prime Minister of Finland; ‘We Want to Strengthen Equality, Education and Skills,’ Marin Says
She was elected in the parliament’s plenary session by votes 99-70 on Tuesday afternoon.
She was elected in the SDP’s party board meeting on Sunday evening.
Here’s how the events unfolded on Tuesday.
Centre Party Passes the Decision on Whether Prime Minister Rinne Should Resign to the SDP; Rinne Said He’s Not Going to Quit
Prime Minister Antti Rinne (the SDP) demands a clear answer from the Centre Party.
It’s up to the Centre Party to decide.
On Saturday afternoon, the state leadership laid wreath at the National Memorial to the Winter War at Kasarmitori Square in Helsinki to commemorate the start of the war.
Minister Sirpa Paatero Has Resigned and is Now on Sick Leave; She Resigned Because of the Posti Mess
The biggest reason for Paatero’s resignation was that somehow the government-owned Posti Group Oy was able to transfer their workers to a weaker, cheaper labor agreement.
Starting on Wednesday, a three-day strike, organized by JHL, The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors, will disrupt daycare centers, schools and public transport in the Turku region.
Abdirahim ‘Husu’ Hussein Fired From the SDP Helsinki City Council Group After Telling Lies of a Racist Taxi Passenger
Here’s how the former Helsinki city councilman got caught in a web of lies.
“For us, the most important thing is to get more daylight after work and after school.”
The theme of this year’s presidential Independence Day reception is knowledge and discussion.
Ursula von der Leyen, the president-elect of the European Commission, met with Prime Minister...
Ursula von der Leyen is a former German defense minister. She will begin her post as the president of the European Commission in November.
“The EU’s goal has always been to reach an agreement that avoids a no-deal Brexit,” says the Finnish prime minister, Antti Rinne.
President Niinistö to Make His First Official Visit to Africa on Tuesday; Marks the First Presidential Visit Between Finland and Ethiopia
President Sauli Niinistö will make his first official visit to Africa on Tuesday.
“We are very concerned about the impacts of the measures on the humanitarian situation in Syria,” Prime Minister Antti Rinne says in a statement.
Prime Minister Antti Rinne to Open the Most Significant High-Level Meeting on Arctic Affairs on Thursday
Prime Minister Rinne (the SDP) will attend the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, to deliver the opening address of the event together with the prime minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir (Left-Green Movement).
President Sauli Niinistö Met with US President Donald Trump at the White House; Here’s What They Said in a Joint Statement
Here’s what President Niinistö and President Trump said in a joint statement after meeting at the White House on Wednesday.
Parliament Holds a Moment of Silence to Commemorate the Victims in Kuopio; Ministry of Interior Recommends Flying the Flag at Half-Mast on Thursday
“The grief is greatest when one cannot never again hold hands with their nearest,” said Tuula Haatainen, the first deputy speaker of the parliament.
PM Antti Rinne at EU-Asia Connectivity Forum: Our Economies Are Not Made For a Population That Gets Smaller
We publish a condensed version of Prime Minister Rinne’s speech in Brussels.
President Sauli Niinistö at the UN General Assembly in New York: ‘We Are no Longer Able to Avoid the Climate Crisis Completely’
“This should not distract us from what we can do to prevent further damage,” President Niinistö said.
President Niinistö at the UN Climate Summit: Finland’s National Climate Targets Belong to the Most Ambitious Ones in the World
According to President Sauli Niinistö, “The challenge is enormous. But so is the reward.”
Finland’s Justice Ministry to Promote Equality of Sexual and Gender Minorities in Brussels for All EU Member States
The rights of sexual and gender minorities will be the theme of a high-level conference organized by Finland’s Ministry of Justice and the European Commission in Brussels on September 23-24.