During a recent meeting in January, National Coalition Party leader Alexander Stubb, Social Democratic Party leader Antti Rinne, Center Party leader Juha Sipilä and Finns Party leader Timo Soini arrived to a consensus on the need to cut back public… Read More ›
The Greek election is behind us, but the problem is in front of us: the opponents to austerity took the power Monday in Greece, under the leadership of the new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. He is now allied… Read More ›
On the 19th of April 2015, elections to the Finnish Parliament will take place. Today, candidates have launched or are launching their campaigns. Some of them might be not even designated, which may be a problem as they will have… Read More ›
Will M. Stubb’s government decide to ask subsidies for Finland from the (dubious) European Fund for Strategic Investments?
There seems to be some hesitations and change of mind in the Finnish government when it comes to decide if Finland will ask or not to benefit from the European Fund for Strategic Investments. A clever, but possibly inefficient financial… Read More ›
Some months before the next elections for the Finnish Parliament, we will begin the analysis of the programme of the different political groups with the Greens (Vihreat), based on what they have already published on their site. In democratic parties,… Read More ›
The last poll published by Talouselämä shows that the Finnish Social Democrats (SDP)have very good chances to face a nightmare in the Spring election, with the worst result of their history (31 seat instead of 42 in 2011 and 63… Read More ›
Following the attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, there has been a lot of support from other countries’ governments and politicians. And there were also reactions and sympathy in Finland. President Obama was among the first ones to communicate:… Read More ›
In the last days, there has been some discussion in the Finns Party concerning Immigration. As reported by the Helsinki Times, Jussi Halla-aho, a Finns Party representative on the European Parliament, has recently criticized the attitude Timo Soini, its leader,… Read More ›
Finland pushing for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: a topic for the next elections?
Finland has a Minister with a strange title, quite a singularity in the EU: Ms. Lenita Toivakka, who is Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade. Ms Toivakka presents herself on her website as an member of Parliament, since 2007,… Read More ›
Some days ago, a study published by Maria Ohisalo (photo) with Pr Juho Saari from the University of Eastern Finland was analysing the development of bread queues in the country. There are today around 20 000 people using this service… Read More ›