According to Yle News, the Finnish government has just released a new energy and climate policy aiming to cut vehicular emissions and increase the use of renewables.Juha Sipilä’s administration wants more than 50 percent of the country’s energy to come… Read More ›
New Member of the Finnish Parliament: Hanna Kosonen (Centre Party) from ski to politics
Hanna Kosonen is a new member of Finland’s Parliament for the Centre Party (Electoral District of Southeast Finland). Before that, she won a bronze medal in the long distance at the 2000 World Ski Orienteering Championships in Krasnoyarsk, and a… Read More ›
Pope Francis’ encyclical: the strongest text of the 21st century about the need to act on the environment, and the inequalities that the present situation entails
After the visit of the pope to the US and the UN, we have extracted some significant part of his encyclical, which are representing beautifully what one can deeply feel about how our world is going on a wrong path. We can also ask our governments why they are not doing more for protecting what Francis nicely calls “our common home”
Hanna Sarkkinen, chairperson of the Left Alliance Council: progressive taxation should be expanded also to the big capital income
Photo: Mikko Törmänen Hanna Sarkkinen is a 26 years old politician from Oulu, Finland. She has a master’s degree in history, and is currently a member of the Oulu City Council, where she is the chairperson of the urban planning… Read More ›
Alviina Alametsä, a young Green candidate with a strong determination
Alviina Alametsä is one of the youngest candidates in this election, but by far not the less experienced or the less mature, as you will see with this interview. She has studied politival science, and has clearly an international vision… Read More ›
Pekka Haavisto about the Greens’ campaign, the international situation, and a possible participation in the coming coalition
Pekka Haavisto is very well-known in Finland as a Green leader. He has been a member of the Parliament of Finland from 1987 to 1995, and chairperson of the Green League from 1993 to 1995. He served as the Minister… Read More ›
Riku Eskelinen, candidate in Helsinki, from political and environmental activism to the Centre Party
Riku Eskelinen, candidate in Helsinki for the Centre Party, presents his views on Finland’s challenges and on the way the Centre Party may face them.
Maria Ohisalo, a new Green leader who wants to end poverty in Finland
Maria Ohisalo belongs to this small group of promising green politicians who are going to replace the founding generation of the Greens in Finland. She is focusing her campaign on the fight against poverty, in addition to environmental issues.
Election interview: Teppo Säkkinen, a modern vision for the Centre Party
Teppo Säkkinen, who presents here his interesting views on Finland’s challenges and on his party’s plans, is the President of the Young members of the Centre Party in Finland (Keskusta) and is a candidate to the Finnish Parliament. He has been involved in international projects, has also worked as an assistant of Tuomo Puumala, Member of Parliament, and is a good representative of this modern Centre Party which has good chances to win the next elections.