What’s up with the “True Finns” party?
When the results from parliamentary elections started to roll in on April 17, Europe-at-large was taken aback: What on earth is happening in Finland, known for its mostly underwhelming political news?, asks Kyösti Karvonen, managing editor of the newspaper Kaleva.
Peace matters on Ahtisaari Day
Martti Ahtisaari, 2008 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Finnish president, celebrates the tenth anniversary of Crisis Management Initiative, an organisation he founded, at a seminar packed with high-profile speakers on April 19, 2011. It’s also the first Ahtisaari Day.
Peace Is a Question of Will: 10 Years of Solutions to World Crises
Namibia. Ireland. Kosovo. Aceh. The Finnish peace-mediators have been involved in solving serious conflicts around the world. The most renowned of them all, President Martti Ahtisaari has stated: "Peace is a matter of will. All conflicts can be settled, and there are no excuses for allowing them to become eternal.” Ahtisaari’s organisation, Crisis Management Initiative, will organise a 10th anniversary seminar in 19 April. Among the participants is the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
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