Election Success for the True Finns: Finland's Right Turn Spells Trouble for Europe

Election Success for the True Finns: Finland's Right Turn Spells Trouble for Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2011

The right-wing populist party True Finns won 19 percent of the vote in Finland on Sunday. The euroskeptic party has said it is opposed to a bailout package for Portugal, which could spell trouble for the euro zone. more...

Back to the Roots: Why Elections in Finland Could Doom Portugal's Bailout

Back to the Roots: Why Elections in Finland Could Doom Portugal's Bailout

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 15, 2011

Right-wing populism has arrived in Finland. The True Finns stand to gain close to 20 percent of the vote in Sunday's elections on an anti-Islam, anti-Europe platform. That could be bad news for Portugal. By SPIEGEL Staff more...


Race for Resources: Deciding the Arctic's Future Behind Closed Doors

Race for Resources: Deciding the Arctic's Future Behind Closed Doors

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 29, 2010

Diplomats from Finland, Iceland and Sweden are upset; indigenous groups are furious. Five countries bordering the Arctic Ocean are meeting behind closed doors on Monday to discuss the region's future. Many of those who have interests in the Arctic have not been invited. By Christoph Seidler more...

Finland School Shooting: Gunman Planned Massacre for Six Years

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 24, 2008

Finland's second school shooting in less than a year involved gasoline bombs as well as a handgun, and police say the young gunman had planned it since he was 16. A day before the shooting he had been questioned, and released, for posting violent videos on YouTube. more...


SPIEGEL Interview with Finnish President Tarja Halonen: 'The Baltic Sea Is Threatening to Collapse'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 22, 2008

Finnish President Tarja Halonen speaks to SPIEGEL about European borders, pollution in the Baltic Sea and the problem with "clubs" within the EU like France's new Union for the Mediterranean. more...

Snuffing Out EU Hopes: Tiny Aland Islands Threaten to Reject Lisbon Treaty

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 13, 2008

A dispute over the sale of snuff on board ships between Sweden and Finland is threatening to undermine the Lisbon Treaty ratification process. The tiny Aland Islands may be able to wield outsized power. By Siobhán Dowling more...


Massacre in Finland: Teenager Kills 8 in High School Rampage

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 07, 2007

A Finnish high school student went on a rampage in his school on Wednesday, killing eight people and seriously wounding himself. more...