Accompanied by his spouse, Jenni Haukio, President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö visited Austria from 4 to 5 February at the invitation of Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria. The related reception ceremonies and official discussions between the presidents were held on Friday 5 February in Vienna.
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö opened the new session of Parliament in Finlandia Hall on Wednesday 3 February 2016. In his speech to Parliament, the President focused on the migration directed towards Finland and Europe. The President stated that this presented a challenge to western ideas.