Finland's former ambassador to Sweden, Jarmo Viinanen, has been given a written warning over his conduct while in Stockholm. The case came to light when Iltalehti reported that Viinanen was suspected of sexual harassment. President Sauli Niinistö subsequently recalled him to Finland.
The warning states that Viinanen's behaviour was inconsistent with his responsibilities as ambassador, and inappropriate for a high-level official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The warning comes after an investigation into claims made by staff at the embassy that Viinanen's behaviour had been inappropriate.
Viinanen has denied the charges, and he does have the right to appeal against the decision to the administrative courts.