It seems a common misconception among the Finns that the separation of Greece from the eurozone would solve its current problems, when in truth, an uncontrolled separation and the country’s insolvency would cause not just an even bigger humanitarian crisis in Greece but also deeply affect the economies of all EU countries.
Antti Rinne is more complex than the image conveyed by the media. He develops in this exclusive interview for Finland Politics a strategy for the party based on participatory democracy tools, which is quite modern, and has a clear vision… Read More ›
Juhana Vartiainen, about his move as a candidate for the National Coalition Party: in the Nordic countries, the political right has accepted the social democratic welfare state
Juhana Vartiainen is the director of the VATT Institute for Economic Research, which analyses public finances in Finland and evaluates economic reforms. He is a recognised – and extremely interesting – expert. Until some weeks ago, he was a well-known… Read More ›
Election interview: Ville Jalovaara, an historian and a social democrat in the battle of the elections for the Finnish Parliament
Ville Jalovaara, an historian in Helsinki University, a new social democrat candidate and a candidate for the coming election, provides his views on the present situation in Finland.
Election interview: Pentti Arajärvi expresses his views on the evolution of the Social Democratic Party and on the coming elections
Pentti Arajärvi, who has kindly accepted this interview with Finland Politics, is professor of Social Law at the University of Helsinki. He is a deeply respected citizen, known for his modesty, his sense of humour, his knowledge of the Finnish society, and his interest for Finland’s citizens, shown through the fact that he has been active in non-governmental organisations active in social matters during his entire adult life,. He is also the husband of Tarja Halonen, who was the President of Finland between 2000 and 2012.
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 ›