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 ›
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.
New members of Finland’s Parliament: Katri Kulmuni, Lapland, one of the promising stars of the Centre Party
Katri Kulmuni, 28 , is a new Centre Party Member of Finland’s Parliament for Lapland constituency. She was elected with a very large number of votes (almost 10 000), which proves her popularity. She is also the Chairperson of Tornio… Read More ›
Denis Pertsev is Ukrainian but he has lived in Finland since 2001, first as a student, then as a businessman. Besides chairing the Ukrainian Association in Finland for ten years now, he has also run as a candidate in local… Read More ›
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.
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.
A Franco-Russian Seminar on monetary and financial problems of the development of Russia was held in Sochi, from 19 to 22 January 2015. It is the longest lasting institution for scientific cooperation between Russia and France, and this meeting was… Read More ›