Tag: Sauli Niinistö
Right now: Green light for Finland’s NATO membership
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö holds a press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Finland’s NATO application. During the press conference in Ankara, President Erdogan says that Finland’s NATO application will be sent to the Turkish parliament for ratification. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast Mike Winnerstighead of the security policy unit at FOI Mats […]
Friday’s papers: Niinistö in Turkey, Russia disappointed, Mari at the top of the poll
Most of Finland’s morning newspapers deal with President Sauli Niinistö’s visit to Ankara and expectations that Turkish President Erdogan will announce his public acceptance of Finland’s NATO membership on Friday.
Marin denies his promises regarding Finland’s Hornet jets
“I have not made or proposed any decisions. I have said that Finland can discuss how we could participate even more strongly in supporting Ukraine. The Air Force’s 62 Hornet fighters that will retire in 2025. On Monday, Marin faced several questions from the media about her statement in Kyiv last week. “I believe we […]
The Finnish president and ministers met on Sunday to discuss NATO
PRESIDENT Sauli Niinistö and the foreign and security policy ministerial committee met yesterday to discuss Finland’s accession to NATO. Piritta Asunmaahead of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told According to YLE, the meeting was exceptionally held on Sunday, because the ministers’ calendars are full of campaign-related events this week.
Finnish leaders unanimously deny the Prime Minister’s proposal to send Hornets to Ukraine
Several countries are weighing their own capabilities to provide such military support. I think this could also be discussed in Finland. We know we’ve made a decision on new fighters. We know the schedule for when we will get new jets to Finland, and I believe that we can also talk about the Hornets, whether […]
Wednesday’s papers: Niinistö at Stanford, the Hungarian delegation and the outsourcing of Traficom
President Sauli Niinistö said at a security policy panel hosted by Stanford University that relations with Russia are unlikely to improve during his reign.
Friday Papers: A Year of War, Disney’s Canceled Cartoons, and Something Obscure
President Sauli Niinistö spoke about Finland’s role as a world witness to Russia’s deadly attack on Ukraine during the past year.
Finland supplies three Leopard 2 demining machines to Ukraine
Minister of Defense Mikko Savola (Middle) highlighted press release Today marks one year since the war of aggression launched by Russia. “Together with tanks donated by other countries, the armor donated by Finland provides Ukraine with the capabilities it needs to regain its own territory,” he said. added at a press conference held in the […]
The Finnish president headed to both coasts of the United States
Sauli Niinistö will be accompanied by a business delegation from the president’s office “in different industries”.
Speech by the President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö at the Munich Security Conference at the Ewald von Kleist award ceremony on February 18, 2023
Just four days after the conference, Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine. A year later, the war is still going on, with no end in sight. Russia continues and increases its aggression. It targets civilian infrastructure causing untold suffering and destruction. And our answer to President Zelensky is: We hear you loud and clear. […]
Right now: Sweden, Finland and Norway in security meeting at Harpsund
Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson receives the Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre and the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö. The countries’ defense and foreign ministers also participate. The focus of the meeting is security policy cooperation between the countries and support for Ukraine. Echoes Mats Eriksson comments on the press conference.
Finland makes it clear that it is not waiting for Sweden to join NATO
foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) told Turkey informed YLE last weekend that Finland has fulfilled the conditions it set for supporting the membership application, but further negotiations are needed with Sweden. President Sauli Niinistö stated In Sweden’s national radio company, Sveriges Radio, that if Turkey ratifies Finland but not Sweden as a member of the […]
President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin headed to the Munich Security Conference
The President will also participate in a panel discussion on NATO, security and European partnerships.
President Sauli Niinistö will participate in the Munich Security Conference
At the conference, President Niinistö will participate in a panel discussion on security and partnerships in Europe on the main stage of the conference on Saturday, February 18. He will be joined by the Secretary General of NATO Jens StoltenbergPresident of Moldova Maia Sandu and the Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen. The discussion is […]
Finland and Sweden receive the Kleist Prize for their decisions to join NATO
President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin will accept the award on Saturday.
President: Finland will join NATO in July
Sauli Niinistö says he expects Finland to be a member of NATO by the time the alliance holds its next summit, reports the Finnish News Agency.
President Niinistö: Finland’s goal is to join NATO with Sweden "as soon as possible"
President Sauli Niinistö met Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon in Helsinki on Tuesday.
Marin: The appointment of the Prime Minister’s security policy advisor will probably be postponed
Marin stated at a press conference on Wednesday that it is reasonable to let the next prime minister assess the necessity of the position. “My own thinking is that it is. But in any case it’s very possible that the timing will be pushed back. I don’t think the timetable is particularly important that it […]
The defense leadership rejects the proposal of the prime minister’s security adviser
The Foreign Ministry and President Sauli Niinistö also shot down the proposal a few days after the Prime Minister announced it.
Niinistö: Enter Finland "direct" contact Turkey after Erdogan’s comments
President Sauli Niinistö spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday, but the details of the call have not been disclosed.
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö’s New Year’s speech on January 1, 2023
The past year suddenly took us back to the past. To something that we had started to consider generation after generation more and more distant and almost impossible in its absurdity. The horrors of the Great War returned to Europe. Many problems that directly affect our daily lives make our burden of worry even more […]
Central Bank Governor Rehn: ECB continues to raise interest rates; too early to discuss the presidential election
According to opinion polls, Olli Rehn (center) and Pekka Haavisto (green) would be the most popular candidates to replace President Sauli Niinistö at the beginning of 2024.
President Niinistö: Finland could train Ukrainians in weapons systems
President Sauli Niinistö told the media that he sees no reason why Finland could not train Ukrainians in the use of weapons supplied as aid.
Niinistö demands a cool head as head of NATO, Poland suggests that the rocket came from Ukraine
President Sauli Niinistö said that the events in Poland showed that war is a harsh situation where unintended things happen.
President Niinistö: Finland has no intention of placing nuclear weapons on its territory
Sauli Niinistö considers it dangerous that talk of nuclear weapons has become more common.
President Niinistö promised to extend the Russian visa ban
Sauli Niinistö was on a working visit to Lithuania.
Marin: Finland does not set conditions for NATO membership
“Finland has announced that it is not going to set preconditions, and we are not actively discussing this. We look forward to joining and these are things that can be discussed later,” he said quoted saying Helsingin sanomat newspaper. Leading Finnish decision-makers have previously stated that the country should refrain from imposing national restrictions on […]
The President of Finland: It’s colder than the Cold War
“The climate of world politics today is colder than during the Cold War. Russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine brought war to Europe,” President Sauli Niinistö said.
Behold our most golden queen: Diamond’s eternal immortality beckons
The timing of the Copenhagen cultural festival Golden Days could not have been better. Coinciding with the month chosen to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s golden jubilee, a full 50 years and eight months after she acceded to the Danish throne in January 1972, Her Majesty visited Kongens Nytorv on September 2, where 50 female icons […]
Wednesday’s papers: Insights from the president, downtown slide, promised blackout
President Sauli Niinistö talks to Helsingin Sanomat about his role in Finland’s NATO membership, freedom of speech and “a person named Sauli Niinistö”.
Niinistö rejects speculations about Finland and Sweden joining NATO separately
Speculative discussion about Finland joining NATO before Sweden only serves “interests other than our own”, President Sauli Niinistö said on Friday.
Niinistö: I see no signs of a real war between Russia and the West
President Sauli Niinistö spoke about the recent development of the war in Ukraine as a guest of the Ykkösaamu program on Yle TV1.
Finnish leaders condemned the annexation of Ukrainian territories to Russia
President Sauli Niinistö tweeted that Finland does not recognize the results of illegal referendums or alliances in Russia.
Haavisto: Finland will cut Russian visas by 90 percent
The Finnish government decided on Tuesday to significantly reduce the number of tourist visas granted to Russian citizens due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Finland also supports the termination of the visa facilitation agreement with Russia. foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) says that Finland will limit the number of Russian visa applications it accepts […]
Prime Minister Marin: Europe must support Ukraine together
prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) said that the nations of Europe must stand together behind Ukraine as the country defends itself against Russia "brutal war". "We must continue our support for Ukraine. We must be strong and we must be united," Marin said. The Prime Minister of Finland spoke on Monday at a press conference […]
Minister of Defence, the highest general speech on Finland’s security policy
Major decisions have been made in Finland’s security policy over the past six months, when the country has been planning to join NATO. Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Cen) estimates that Finland’s long-established NATO compatibility will help the country adapt to NATO membership. "You could say that we are fully compatible with NATO. We meet […]
Watch: Niinistö releases video with Biden after signing NATO documents
On Saturday afternoon, President Sauli Niinistö released a video that revealed part of the conversation between the President of Finland, US President Joe Biden and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Tuesday of last week. US President Biden signed the Nordic countries’ accession documents to NATO in Washington on Tuesday evening Finnish time, after a […]
Biden signs US support for Finland and Sweden’s NATO applications
Earlier this month, senators voted 95-1 for Finland and Sweden to join, giving the United States, 23rd out of 30 NATO countries, official support. “Just a few months ago, I welcomed the President of Finland and the Prime Minister of Sweden to the White House to show the strong support of the United States for […]
Actor and singer Vesa-Matti Loiri died at the age of 77
Iconic actor and musician Vesa-Matti Loiri has died at the age of 77. Loir’s death was confirmed on Wednesday by his manager Pete Eklund, who said the entertainer received the grim diagnosis in January. In Eklund’s words, Loiri accepted the end of one journey and the beginning of another. One of the most dominant figures […]
Niinistö warns of the expansion of the war in Ukraine, of recession
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö warned in an interview with Maaseudun Tulevaisuus magazine about the expansion of the war in Ukraine and the recession of the European economy. According to Niinistö, at this stage it "is unimaginable" what kind of new beginning can be built for relations between the West and Russia after the war in […]
President of Finland: NATO’s ratification process underway "faster than expected"
The President of Finland responds to the U.S. Senate’s ratification of Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership application Sauli Niinistö said Thursday that the process is moving quickly. With Senate ratification, the United States became the 23rd of NATO’s 30 member states to accept Nordic membership within a few months. On Wednesday, the Senate approved by […]
The US Senate voted to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO
A two-thirds majority was required to ratify the accession protocols of Finland and Sweden. Finnish President Sauli Niinistö revealed last night that he had received a call from a person before the vote Mitch McConnellKentucky Republican Senator and Senate Minority Leader. “I thanked him for his unwavering support for Finland’s NATO membership. We discussed the […]
Niinistö: Finland’s NATO process does not affect relations between Turkey and Russia
A closer relationship between Turkey and Russia will have little effect on Finland’s NATO membership process, President Sauli Niinistö told MTV News in a television interview on Friday. Turkey’s ties with Russia are stronger than with other NATO countries, the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin meet in Iran […]
Finland’s leaders send their condolences due to the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and the prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) sent its condolences for the former prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abewhich was shot on Friday. According to local authorities, 67-year-old Abe was at a campaign event in the Japanese city of Nara when a 41-year-old man shot him with a homemade gun. Abe […]
Defense Minister: Johnson’s resignation does not affect the security agreement between Finland and Britain
The British Prime Minister resigned on Thursday Boris Johnson does not affect the security guarantees that Finland receives from Britain, Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Cen) told Yle. "The mutual commitments between Finland and Great Britain are not personal, but between states, and in this regard, the personnel changes that take place from time to […]
HS survey: President Niinistö’s support is 92 percent
The majority of Finns approve of the president Sauli NiinistöAccording to a survey conducted by Helsingin Sanomat, job performance. A full 92 percent of respondents said that the president has done his job successfully. The figure, which is an all-time high, is five percentage points more than the corresponding survey conducted in December. Meeting with […]
Niinistö and Marin present their condolences after the shooting in Denmark
Finnish politicians expressed their condolences on social media after three people were killed in a shooting at a shopping mall in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday night. "I am deeply shocked and saddened by tonight’s news from Copenhagen. My deepest condolences to all the victims of this terrible crime," President Sauli Niinistö wrote on Twitter in […]
NATO chief: Finland and Sweden have the right to choose their own path
Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg answered the Russian president Vladimir PutinComments on the possible increased military presence of NATO in Finland and Sweden at a press conference closing the Alliance’s Madrid Summit. "Finland and Sweden are independent countries and they have the right to choose their own path and join NATO. We have welcomed […]
Putin belittles Finland’s accession to NATO and warns of military infrastructure
Finland and Sweden join the NATO alliance "is not a problem" According to the Russian president, to Russia Vladimir Putinas he said, the decisions of both nordic countries are related to internal affairs. "We do not have the same problems with Sweden and Finland as we do with Ukraine. They want to join NATO, go […]
Finland will comply with the same international extradition agreements, says the Minister of Justice
Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (SPP) has said that Finland continues to follow the same international agreements on extradition as before. "In other words, the legal process is exactly the same and each case is handled separately," he said. Henriksson’s comments come after his Turkish Bekir Bozdag told Russian NTV that Turkey was seeking the […]
NATO invites Finland and Sweden as members
NATO officially invited Finland and Sweden to join the alliance on Wednesday after weeks of negotiations. The decision followed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Nordic countries and Turkey, which facilitated the application process. Earlier, when Finland and Sweden announced their intention to join the alliance, Turkey had opposed it because of […]
Joe Biden congratulates Finland, Sweden and Turkey on signing the NATO Accession Treaty
The President of Finland invited the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö and the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Anderssonvisited the White House and said he strongly supported their membership. “Their membership will strengthen NATO’s collective security and benefit the entire transatlantic alliance. I look forward to working with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, our allies and […]
The expert was surprised by the sudden breakthrough in negotiations between Finland, Sweden and Turkey
Alaranta estimates that expectations were not particularly high despite the cautious optimism shown by the President of the Republic on Monday Sauli Niinistö and the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson. “After the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan left Ankara last night, the statements were quite harsh, “he recalled in a special broadcast on […]
Researcher: Turkey’s change of mind about Finland’s, Sweden’s NATO applications surprising
Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Foreign Policy (FIIA), Toni Alarantatold Yle on Tuesday that he was surprised at how quickly Finland, Sweden and Turkey reached an agreement on NATO applications from the two Nordic countries. The officials were signed by the foreign ministers of Turkey, Sweden and Finland "memorandum of understanding" The NATO […]
Finland and Sweden agree with NATO on NATO
NATO released memorandum late Tuesday. According to the document, Finland and Sweden confirmed the terrorist status of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and undertook to prevent the activities of all terrorist organizations, their extensions, stakeholders and inspired groups, and to investigate and prevent all funding and recruitment of such organizations. The Nordic countries also promised […]
President Niinistö: Turkey agrees to support NATO and Swedish NATO offers
According to a statement issued by the President’s Office on Tuesday evening, Turkey supports Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to join NATO. Sauli Niinistö. The announcement came after Niinistö together with the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Anderssonmet with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan On the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid, where […]
Stoltenberg: The Madrid Summit is not a deadline for Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership
NATO’s June summit in Madrid, which will bring together member countries and key partners, will begin on Wednesday. President Sauli Niinistö and the Secretary of State Pekka Haavisto (Greens) are one of those who travel to the top from Finland. Although Finland’s hopes to celebrate joining NATO in Madrid, along with Sweden, waned when Turkey […]
Finland’s NATO outlook looks brighter, the president says
According to the President, Finland’s progress towards NATO membership, which is hampered by Turkey’s demands, looks a little brighter Sauli Niinistö. According to the President, the positive assessment was based on several discussions he had with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Niinistö will comment on the matter Monday after meeting with a delegation […]
Helsinki Pride will continue as planned after the Oslo terrorist attack
According to the chairman of the event organization, Helsinki Pride is proceeding as planned Panu Mäenpää. He commented on Monday on Yle TV’s breakfast program, adding that security plans will be reviewed with the authorities from Monday. Mäenpää said the organizers and staff discussed the issue on Saturday in the center of Oslo after an […]
HS: Most Finns would not make significant concessions to Turkey to join NATO
According to the newspaper, the increase coincided with a decrease in the share of uncertain respondents. Only 11% of respondents expressed opposition to membership and 10% were unsure. Helsingin Sanomat also surveyed the public’s views on the possibility of amending legislation or compromising certain key principles in response to Turkey’s membership conditions. As many as […]
The President, the Prime Minister expressed his condolences after the shooting in Oslo
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and the Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SPD) have expressed shock on Twitter after the mass shooting in Oslo on Saturday. Two people were killed and 21 wounded in a gunfire early Saturday morning. The act took place outside a popular gay bar in central Oslo. The 42-year-old man has been arrested […]
THL: The fourth vaccine injections will be offered to more people from the fall
Hanna NohyThe chief physician of THL confirmed that the age limit is to be lowered in order to prepare for a stronger peak in coronavirus infections and morbidity. Both morbidity and mortality are currently declining. “Age is the biggest risk for serious coronavirus infection. The risk increases significantly at around 50-60. Where [the recommendation] survives, […]
IS: President Niinistö is concerned about the corona situation in Finland
President Sauli Niinistö expressed concern about the corona situation in Finland and the number of deaths in a recent interview with Ilta-Sanomat. According to statistics from the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), a total of almost 4,800 covid deaths have been reported in Finland, which is on a particularly sharp rise this spring. […]
The British F-35 will visit Finland next week
Two British Air Force F-35 fighters will visit Karelia Air Command next week, the Air Force said on Wednesday. The incoming squadron consists of two F-35B Lightning II fighters and about 60 people. The unit will visit the Rissala base from Tuesday to Thursday next week. The F-35 fighters participate in the daily training and […]
Niinistö will lead the Finnish delegation to the NATO summit
President Sauli Niinistö leads Finnish delegation to NATO summit in Madrid, Spain 28-30 June, accompanied by the Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (green) and Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Cen). Head of Board in Niinistö’s office, Hiski HaukkalaFinland’s Ambassador to NATO Klaus Korhonenand Petri HakkarainenThe delegation will also be accompanied by an adviser to the President […]
Haavisto: Turkey’s concerns are unlikely to be resolved before the NATO summit
Finnish, Swedish and Turkish officials met in Brussels on Monday to discuss Turkey’s security concerns in the Nordic applications for NATO membership. Ankara has accused Sweden and Finland of retaining suspected members of the Kurdish militant group PKK. The Turkish authorities have also condemned previous decisions to ban arms exports to Turkey because of its […]
Sanna Marin says she has no plans to run for president
Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) told reporters on Sunday that she is not interested in running for president in the 2024 election. "I’ll tell you directly – I’m not available," he said. Yle’s opinion poll in 2019 showed that Marin was a favorite for Finland’s next president. His support for the post has since declined, […]
Russia’s Lavrov discusses Finland’s NATO search in a BBC interview
In an interview BBCLavrov denied that the NATO offers from Finland and Sweden were the result of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. "Finland and Sweden have been under Anglo-Saxon command for a long time as the European Union and NATO converge." he told the BBC. When asked if the Finnish and Swedish efforts at NATO failed […]
Prime Minister Marin demands that the privacy of his child be respected
prime minister Sanna Marin (SDP) on Thursday publicly appealed for respect for the privacy of his four-year-old child. Inside something TweetMarin wrote that she and her husband do not give permission to take pictures of her daughter or publish pictures of the child. "We hope this is respected. The child has the right to privacy […]
Stoltenberg: Settlement of a dispute between Turkey, Finland and Sweden "soon"
Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg At a press conference on Thursday, NATO reiterated NATO’s continued negotiations with Turkey on the accession of Finland and Sweden to the alliance. The press conference followed a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers on Wednesday, which was also attended by the Finnish Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Center). Mr […]
Finland and Sweden to attend Madrid summit “invitations”: US ambassador
“Many of us hoped to see these two countries join us in Madrid when invited to the table with other leaders. We don’t know if that will happen.” The United States is working behind closed doors to address Turkey’s concerns about the possible accession of Finland and Sweden to the alliance, Smith said. The Madrid […]
Continue the past and open up to the future, the friendship between China and Finland will be firmly advanced
From these events, I can clearly feel the importance of relations between China and Finland and the enthusiasm for co-operation between the Finnish leadership and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. China and Finland have traditional friendly relations that last time and the world‘s changes. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations seven decades ago, the countries […]
Wednesday’s newspapers: Angry Ankara, the museum money pit and the lines behind
Swedish daily Hufvudsbladet covers the article on Caretaker Turkey threatened to postpone Finland’s NATO membership for more than a year. Concerns are growing that Turkey could continue to postpone Finland’s and Sweden’s applications to NATO until the Madrid summit in late June. Turkey has stated that its biggest drawback towards Finland and Sweden is that […]
President Niinistö: "No reason" to fear the threat of war in Finland
President Sauli Niinistö told people who were listening to the radio interview with him that there are people in Finland "no reason" to fear the threat of war. "Nobody threatens us," The President answered the caller’s question and added that Finland has constantly increased its security solutions throughout the spring. On Tuesday morning, Niinistö participated […]
Foreign expert: Turkey must "resolve the stalemate"
Finland’s and Sweden’s offers to join NATO would have been negotiated and approved at record speed if Turkey had not opposed the accession of both Nordic countries to the alliance. Mika Aaltola A representative of the Foreign Policy Institute told Yle. "There is now a shadow boxing about who should negotiate and what is really […]
Tuesday’s newspapers: Turkey, ticks and three-euro gas
Helsingin sanomat newspaper includes presidential analysis Sauli NiinistöThe Kultaranta talks at the two-day foreign policy summit stated that the event presented a cold reality: there is no solution in sight of Turkey’s opposition to Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO. As few people outside Turkey seem to know what Turkey really wants to block the […]
NATO Chief: "I am sure that Finland will become a member"
Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that Finland would become a member of the Western Defense League, although Turkey opposed the offers of Finland and Sweden. He commented on the timeline for Finland’s accession to NATO at Kultaranta Talks, hosted by the President Sauli Niinistöon Sunday. The Alliance’s summit in Madrid at the end […]
Finland will send more military equipment to NATO targets
Minister of Defense of Finland Antti Kaikkonen said, adding that the decision on what equipment to send was based on the needs of Ukraine and its military, The Hill reports. Support for Ukraine comes after Sweden and Finland apply for NATO membership, which Russia has strongly opposed. Their applications came after Russia threatened countries not […]
Niinistö and Stoltenberg discuss NATO offer at Kultaranta Talks
Gold Coast Talks, hosted by the President Sauli Niinistöstarts on Sunday in Naantali, southwestern Finland. About 100 people from various walks of life have been invited to the annual Kultaranta Talks series, which is held annually at the President’s official summer residence. The main guests are the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and the […]
Finland will send more defense aid to Ukraine
Finland will send more defense equipment to Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense announced on Friday. The ministry said in a statement that at the request of the prime minister Sanna MarinPresident Sauli Niinistö decided that Finland should send more military aid to Ukraine, which has been under attack from Russia since the end of February. […]
Thursday’s newspapers: New Turkish demand, Åland festivals, in cash from us
Evening News writes that the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is "added to its long list a second requirement that Finland and Sweden must meet before Turkey can accept NATO membership;". Speaking at a joint press conference with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro Erdogan announced on Wednesday that Turkey will not be able to […]
Keskiviikon lehdet: Jatkuva yllätys Turkin osastolla, leikkipaikkaruokailu, pääministerin pohja
Suomen ja Ruotsin Nato-jäsenyysprosessi on ollut kolmen viikon ajan pysähdyksissä Turkin vastustuksen vuoksi, joka keskittyy lähinnä väitteisiin, että maat tukevat kurditerroristeja. Turkki käynnisti molempia maita painostavan kampanjan kurdikysymyksestä ja aseiden vientikielloista 13. toukokuuta, viisi päivää ennen kuin Suomi ja Ruotsi jättivät jäsenhakemuksensa Brysselissä. Sisään Ilta-Sanoman haastattelut, presidentti Sauli Niinistö sanoi, ettei ollut syytä epäillä Turkin […]
The President of Finland is in talks with the Prime Minister of NATO, the Prime Minister of Norway
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö meets with the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støreincluding a two-day discussion session starting Sunday night. According to the press release, the negotiations will take place in Kultaranta, the President’s summer residence in Southwest Finland. Topics for discussion at the Kultaranta Talks […]
Finland greets the Defense Forces on the official flag day, with a military parade
The Defense Forces Flag Day will be celebrated on Saturday in a military parade in Helsinki. The parade will be attended by about 1,600 participants – from the Finnish Army, Navy and Air Force, the National Defense College, the Finnish Border Guard and veterans – as well as more than 40 military vehicles and 14 […]
The school ends in the summer, as the ceremonies celebrate the end of the school year in Finland
Schools across Finland will host the closing ceremony of the school year on Saturday, a tradition that was broken by the Covid pandemic last year and in 2020 in many parts of the country. At the event, hundreds of thousands of children and their families will attend their schools on special Saturday mornings to celebrate […]
The top U.S. general will visit Helsinki before military operations
Chairman of the U.S. Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milleywill visit Finland on Friday as part of the European tour. Milley is scheduled to arrive from London, where she met with representatives "Five Eyes" intelligence union, which includes the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He also attended the party Queen […]
Niinistö will move to the summer cottage on Friday, hosting panel discussions next week
President Sauli Niinistö and his wife Jenni Haukio move to the official summer residence of the president on Friday at Kultaranta. In the summer, the president will work mainly from Kultaranta, his office was told on Wednesday. Niinistö will host from 12 to 13 June. an annual series of current panel discussions at the residency. […]
Friday leaves: Dark horse, living dead and core news
Speculation around Finland’s 2024 presidential election is accelerating, and the media is increasingly reporting on potential candidates for the post. An Evening News According to the report, the Governor of the Bank of Finland Olli Rehn (Center) and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto (Greens) are still in mind when it comes to changing […]
Wednesday’s magazines: NATO hurdles, protein from the air and aging icebreakers
Turkey’s roadblock to Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership have been in the news all week. Diplomats from the two Nordic countries are expected to meet with a Turkish delegation in Ankara to discuss Turkey’s concerns and demands on Wednesday. However, Turkey is not necessarily the only obstacle to Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO. According […]
Haavisto: Resolving the NATO dispute between Finland and Turkey will take weeks of negotiations
Turkey has also called on countries to lift their arms embargo imposed because of its military intervention in Syria. “I said a few days ago [that it’d take] days or weeks, but maybe as a precaution I will now say that it will take weeks, ”Haavisto told YLE in Joensuu on Sunday. “I’m optimistic that […]
Haavisto "optimistic" that the problems with Turkey will be resolved, but it may take weeks
Foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) expects Finland and Turkey to solve the problems related to Finland’s NATO application, but predicted that it will take a few weeks. On Saturday, the president Sauli Niinistö called the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Finland’s NATO membership and the conditions set by Turkey for Finland and Sweden will […]
Niinistö vaatii Erdogania "avoin ja suora" Nato-keskustelu
Suomen presidentti Sauli Niinistö soitti turkkilaiselle kollegalleen Recep Tayyip Erdogan lauantaina. Niinistön toimiston mukaan presidentit keskustelivat "Suomen Nato-jäsenyys, koko euroatlanttisen alueen turvallisuus ja terrorismin torjunta". Myöhemmässä twiitissä Niinistö sanoi, että heillä oli ollut "avoin ja suora" keskustelu. "Totesin, että Nato-liittolaisina Suomi ja Turkki sitoutuvat toistensa turvallisuuteen ja suhteemme vahvistuu siten. Suomi tuomitsee terrorismin sen kaikissa […]
Friday’s newspapers: Turkish bullying continues, electricity prices rise and Lions face Britain
Finland is at the center of a dispute between Turkey and NATO when a member of the military alliance published its list of requirements for Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to NATO. Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson traveled to Washington DC to meet with the President of the United […]
Biden supports Sweden’s, Finland’s offer to join NATO
On Thursday, US President Joe Biden enthusiastically welcomed Sweden’s and Finland’s applications to join NATO’s security alliance – a move that would expand the bloc to include two of Europe’s most modern military and place it along Russia’s northwestern border. Biden spoke from Rose Garden while it was flanked by Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson […]
Biden supports Sweden, Finland’s offer to join NATO
On Thursday, President Joe Biden enthusiastically welcomed Sweden’s and Finland’s applications to join NATO’s security alliance – a move that would bring two of Europe’s most modern military rights to Russia’s northwestern border. Speaking from Rose Garden, flanked by Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Biden said he would send their […]
Soon: Magdalena Andersson after the meeting with Joe Biden
Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson held a press conference on Thursday evening, Swedish time, after the meeting with US President Joe Biden, which dealt with the security situation in Europe and with Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO applications. Sweden and Finland submitted their applications to join NATO earlier this week, and Turkey is the only country that […]
"The door to NATO is open" Biden tells Finland and Sweden that Turkey is blocking talks
President of the United States Joe Biden has said that the United States strongly supports the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO and describes both in NATO "strong democracies." Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and the Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson met at Biden’s White House on Thursday to discuss recent obstacles to their […]
Right now: Biden, Andersson and Niinistö meet the press
US President Joe Biden is expected to make a statement together with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö. The three continents have met in the White House to talk about the security situation in Europe and about Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO applications. Sweden and Finland submitted their applications to join NATO […]
Biden hosts leaders in Finland, Sweden following NATO applications
Pentagon – US President Joe Biden will host Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson for talks on Thursday in the White House on their applications to join NATO, support for Ukraine and European security. On Wednesday, Biden praised what he called Sweden’s and Finland’s “important decisions” after they formally applied for […]