Helsinki is an electoral district represented in the FinnishEduskunta (parliament). It covers the administrative area of the city of Helsinki, with a population of 591,306 (as of 2011). Helsinki currently elects 21 members of the Eduskunta.
The constituency is urban, including the city centre of Helsinki and its eastern, mainly working-class suburbs. It does not include most of the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area, which falls instead under the constituency of Uusimaa. The largest party in the 2011 election was the centre-right National Coalition Party.
Green League had its best result in Finland and Centre Party worst result in this district
Finland announced it would ban Russian citizens with tourist visas from entering the country ...Haavisto had earlier said he was particularly worried about Russian tourists flying through Helsinki airport to other European nations to circumvent flight bans imposed after Russia's Feb.
According to Helsinki, “the rapidly increasing volume of tourists arriving in Finland” since the announcement of a partial mobilization by Russian PresidentVladimir Putin last week, “endanger Finland’s international position and international relations.”.
HELSINKI, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Finland said on Thursday it would close its border to Russian tourists at midnight, shutting off the last remaining direct land route to the European Union for them as thousands of Russians seek to avoid conscription into the war in Ukraine.
HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Finland announced it would ban Russian citizens with tourist visas from entering the country starting Friday, curtailing one of the last easily accessible routes to Europe for Russians trying to flee a military mobilisation aimed at bolstering the Kremlin's war in Ukraine.
Finland announced Thursday it would shut its border to Russian tourists at midnight as thousands of men fled to avoid getting drafted in the war with Ukraine. Helsinki said the tourist ban would lead to a significant drop in cross-border traffic after almost 17,000Russians entered Finland over the weekend.
HELSINKI (Reuters) -Finland will close its border to Russian tourists from midnight local time (2100 GMT), which is expected to lead to a significant drop in cross-border traffic, the government said on Thursday. Read full story ... .
Details have not been forthcoming but Helsinki said it will significantly restrict the number of Russian tourists out of fear that the streams of Russian men may cause “serious damage to Finland’s international position.” Finland doesn’t want to be seen as ...
Szijjarto’s remarks came the same day his Finnish colleague, Pekka Haavisto, announced a ban on entry for Russians with tourist visas, regardless of whether these visas had been issued by Finland or by any other Schengen country. Helsinki’s decision followed a sharp ...