Ministers appointed in Sipilä’s Government
On 12 January, the President of the Republic transferred and appointed Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen to the post of Minister of the Interior and appointed Member of Parliament Anne-Mari Virolainen to the post of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development.
With first-round victory, Niinistö remains president of Finlandory, Niinistö remains president of Finland
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö wins a second six-year term with 62.7 percent of the total votes, making a second round unnecessary. The result surprises nobody, but every election plays an important role.
Grab your skateboard: Finnish architect creates sculpted skate-scapes
For Helsinkian Janne Saario, a childhood passion for skateboarding led to a pro career. Later he became one of the few architects in the world to focus on site-specific skateparks as high-quality urban spaces that inspire skaters and flow with the landscape.
Advance voting in Greece in the Finnish presidential election of 2018
In the presidential election of 2018, advance voting will be organized in Greece in the first round of election from 17th to20th January 2018. If a second round is organized, the advance voting period will be from 31st January to 3rd February 2018.
President – the highest position for a woman in Finland
Tarja Halonen was Finland’s first female president 2000-2012. She acceded office on 1 March 2000, and was re-elected in 2006. Halonen has paid close attention to the issues of human rights, democracy, civil society and gender equality. Issues concerning social justice and the promotion of equality have also been central themes throughout her political career.
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