Last Sunday, there has been primaries in France, and the Finnish press, so keen on the US primaries, could not care less. But it is key news for Finland, in particular because the winner, Francois Fillon (who will bemost probably… Read More ›
More war in Syria? Why Finland and the other European countries should think twice before supporting it
It is always very dangerous to react to events like Paris’ bombings in the following days, when people are still fighting for their lives in hospitals. However, when discussions go on about what should Finland (and others do now in… Read More ›
Refugees: will the Finnish government’s position be dictated by Juha Sipilä or by Timo Soini? Will it be aligned on Angela Merkel or on Viktor Orban?
When the Finnish Prime Minister opens his own house to refugees, Angela Merkel opens boldly Germany’s borders to the Syrian refugees, followed with some reluctance by Francois Hollande in France and David Cameron in the UK. Will Finland follow the… Read More ›
Heidi Hautala: we never had a similar situation, where the government was so weak, and failed almost daily towards the end of its term
Heidi Hautala is not a candidate, but she has been active in the campaign, in particular helping the new generation of Greens in this campaign. She is a well-known political figure in the Finnish landscape, and one of the most… Read More ›
Welat Nehri, SDP candidate in Helsinki for a secure and fair Finland
Welat Nehri who may become the first Finnish Member of the Finnish Parliament of non European origin expresses his views on the future of Finland . He has proven his capacities professionally at Kuntaliito, and his political capacities when chairing the Network of Multicultural Associations Moniheli.
Interview: Ksenia Vakhrusheva, Russian activist, member of the Russian Democratic Party Yabloko, talks about Russia and the EU
Ksenia Vakhrusheva is a Russian opposition activist, former international officer in St.Petersbourg YABLOKO branch. Founded in the early 1990’s, the Russian United Democratic party YABLOKO stands for freedom and civil liberties in Russia, advocates for stronger cooperation with the West… Read More ›
Seeking peace: an interesting debate took place in Helsinki about the future of Ukraine, with activists leaders from Georgia, Russia and Ukraine and Antti Pentikäinen
A debate on the future of Ukraine took place in Helsinki on the 28th of February, with Bessarion Gugushvili, former prime minister of Georgia, Ksenia Vakhrusheva Russian opposition activist, Denis Pertsev, Head of the Ukrainian Association in Finland and Antti Pentikäinen, Executive Director of Finn Church Aid organization,
Interview: Jan von Gerich, Nordea chief strategist, about the situation of the Eurozone, the challenges for Finland’s government after the elections and the scenarios for the future
Jan von Gerich, Chief Strategist for the Nordea bank (Finland), gives his views on the Euro zone, the negotiations with Greece and the future prospects for the European and Finnish economies.
Ukraine: a long and strange night for Putin, Hollande, Merkel and Poroshenko, and finally an interesting agreement
The agreement in Minsk provides the basis for a ceasefire, and a step forward for humanitarian and political developments. It shows that Merkel and Hollande are able to lead a stronger Europe and work with Putin, which is an asset for Europe’s future.
Elections interview: Pekka Sinisalo, President and candidate of the Finns party for Uusimaa, about the main challenges to come for Finland
Pekka Sinisalo, President and candidate of the Finns party in Uusimää, expresses his views on the EU, the Greek crisis, the euro, the situation of schools and of the police, immigration and employment.