After a year of discussions, the European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional political agreement on the Firearms Directive. The Commission had proposed a revision of the current EU rules on firearms on 18 November 2015 to make it… Read More ›
The United Nations adopted a landmark resolution on 27 October to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. At a meeting… Read More ›
Tiina Wilén-Jäppinen, Imatra’s city council chair, was killed along with two journalists that wrote for the local Uutisvahti newspaper in Imatra late Saturday evening in what was apparently a random shooting. According to Yle News, Social Democratic Party Chair Antti… Read More ›
The recent Russia report by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) has received both praise and critique. The institute has responded by claiming, among other things, that the people behind the criticism are trying to restrict the freedom of the report.
A private opinion expressed recently by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä on his blog. (Translated by Timo Willman) An evaluation compiled by four foreign and security policy experts regarding the effects of Finland’s possible joining of NATO was published today. The… Read More ›
Veera Ruoho (Finns Party), new MP, about terrorism, the Finnish police and the role of the Finns Party
Veera Ruoho’s opinions are particularly interesting since she is a member of the Parliament, but also a police officer with ansolid international experience. She has been member of the Finnish Parliament since May 2015. She has been a police officer… Read More ›