Alexander Stubb Leads Polls and Early Voting Results in Finnish Presidential Race; Likely Next President?
The next Finnish President will be elected tonight. According to the polls and early voting results, Alexander Stubb (NCP) will win.
For many Finns, voting in this year’s presidential election became a game of chess instead of trusting their gut and following their instincts.
I followed Mika Aaltola’s presidential campaign for months and was impressed by his qualities as a person and his extensive knowledge of foreign policy.
The Finnish government has decided that the border crossing points on the land border between Finland and Russia will remain closed.
President Sauli Niinistö had a video conversation with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, on Wednesday.
In his New Year’s address, President Sauli Niinistö touched on climate change, the fact that “things have to get better,” Ukraine, Gaza, Russia, Europe, NATO, and more. Read President Niinistö’s end-of-term speech word for word.
Prime Minister Petteri Orpo’s (NCP) New Year speech included remarks on NATO, Russia, the European Union, Hamas, Gaza … the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Finland as a country “with a dangerous level of debt.” We publish Prime Minister Orpo’s full speech.
The decision means that all border crossing points on the land border between Finland and Russia will be closed until December 13.
After Plunging Into Icy Waters, Swedish and Finnish Prime Ministers Talk About Defending the EU’s Borders
The premiers’ agenda included bilateral relations between the two countries, the security situation and other current international and EU issues. Recent events on Finland’s eastern border were also discussed.
Prime Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP) and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson will meet in Helsinki on Monday.
Prime Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP) and Latvian Prime Minister Evika Silina met in Helsinki on Friday.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP) made an announcement on border security to Parliament. We publish Prime Minister Orpo’s remarks in full.
In an extraordinary meeting on November 24, the government decided that people arriving across the eastern border will be processed in registration centers.
The government adopted these new restrictions at an extraordinary session on November 22, 2023. The decision will be in effect until December 23, 2023.
President Niinistö previously visited Poland in 2020 to participate in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Parliament has accepted the resignation of the former prime minister and MP, Sanna Marin (SDP).
Marin has been appointed as a strategic adviser in an institute that deals with governments and political leaders.
NCP, Finns, Christian Democrats, Swedish People’s Party to Begin Government Formation Talks; Orpo: Difficulties Ahead
The National Coalition Party (NCP), the Finns Party (Finns), the Christian Democrats (CD) and the Swedish People’s Party (SPP) will participate in the government formation talks.
Finland’s Parliamentary Election 2023 Coverage: Finland Veers Right; Left-Wing Leader, ‘I’m Pissed Off Like a Small Animal’; PM Marin to Step Down as SDP Leader
We followed Finland’s election night closely. Here’s our reportage.
The proposal was approved by a vote of 184–7.
On May 17, Parliament adopted an opinion on government reports on the changing security environment and Finland’s application to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO.
Penalty payments because of incorrect or deficient labels have not been possible before.
On Tuesday, Finland approved the European Union’s €750 billion recovery fund, a spending package to fight the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sipilä was returning from a meeting when he was shoved from behind and attacked by fists.
“It’s not worth the effort to come to Finland. The borders are closed,” Mari Rantanen (Finns), the minister of the interior, said while referring to Finland’s southeastern border with Russia.
During his visit to Germany, President Sauli Niinistö commented on the increase in the number of undocumented asylum seekers from Russia to Finland.
President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Jenni Haukio, will pay an official visit to Germany on November 15-16, 2023.
Minister of the Interior Rantanen: Preparations for Restrictive Measures on the Eastern Border Will Begin
So far, it has not been decided in what concrete way border crossings will be restricted. But options are available.
GALLERY: Former Finnish President, ‘Eternal Refugee’ and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martti Ahtisaari Laid to Rest
Finland Today observed the funeral of the late President Martti Ahtisaari throughout the day. Here’s our report.
The state funeral of former President Ahtisaari will begin with the funeral service at the Helsinki Cathedral. President Ahtisaari will be buried in Hietaniemi Cemetery next to other former Finnish presidents.
This is the last time that President Niinistö will host the Independence Day reception at the Presidential Palace after serving the maximum two terms.
The former Finnish president, Martti Ahtisaari, a peacemaker and a humanitarian, passed away at the age of 86, after a long illness.
The aim “is to tighten the conditions for naturalization and encourage integration,” the Ministry of the Interior notes.
The Blast of the Balticconnector Between Estonia and Finland; Everything We Know So Far; Russians? TNT. Sabotage! Traces on the Seabed . . .
The events of the past few days have been intense as it was discovered that an explosion caused a pressure loss in the gas pipeline between Estonia and Finland. Here’s what we know so far.