About: Alexander Stubb

EU Elections 2019 12-09-2018

Greece’s New Democracy leader says Article 7 on Hungary should be activated

Greece’s centre-right New Democracy party said yesterday (12 September) that it would vote in favour of the Sargentini report on activating Article 7 against Hungary.
Future EU 11-06-2018

Finns Stubb and Katainen leave door open to EU Commission top job

Former Finnish prime ministers Alexander Stubb and Jyrki Katainen left open the possibility on Saturday (9 June) that they would run to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the EU executive’s president next year.
Global Europe 03-02-2017

Trump’s Muslim travel ban inspires EU initiative

Current and former EU government ministers, academics and editors will propose to EU leaders meeting today (3 February) in Malta that the Union set up a “rule of law” mission to assist EU citizens stranded in US ports and airports, following Donald Trump’s 'Muslim ban'.
Elections 06-11-2015

Finnish government close to collapse over healthcare reform

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä said his centre-right coalition government could collapse today (6 November) if it fails to reach agreement on healthcare reforms that envisage spending cuts of up to €3 billion.
Brexit 24-08-2015

Stubb: Without UK, there is no EU

Without Britain, there is no European Union, Finland's finance minister said today (24 August) in a boost for his British counterpart George Osborne as he toured Scandinavia to drum up support for London's push to reform the 28-nation bloc.
Juha Sipila (centre)
Elections 20-04-2015

Millionaire businessman wins Finland vote, eurosceptics take second place

A millionaire former telecoms executive, touted as a technocrat capable of rescuing Finland from its economic slump, won Sunday's parliamentary election, but he will likely need coalition support from a second-placed eurosceptic party critical of any more Greek bailouts.
Elections 17-04-2015

Finns expected to oust Stubb government

Finns are expected to oust Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition in Sunday's legislative elections, amid hopes that a new government will pull Finland out of its three-year economic slump.
Global Europe 13-04-2015

Russia concerned by Finland and Sweden’s NATO rapprochement

Russia's Foreign Ministry said Sunday (12 April) that moves by Finland and Sweden towards closer ties with NATO were of "special concern".
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Euro & Finance 19-03-2015

Stubb on Greece: “The key is to stay firm on the commitments made on February 20th”

“The key here is to stay firm on the commitments that were made in the Eurogroup on the 20th of February,” said Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb on his arrival at the EU Council Summit on Thursday.
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Economy & Jobs 12-02-2015

Stubb after Ukraine ceasefire agreement: ‘We should give peace a chance’

Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has warned Russia of a 'frozen relation' with the West if Moscow does not respect the ceasefire agreement reached in Minsk on Wednesday.
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Economy & Jobs 24-10-2014

Stubb: The EU is not a simplified accounting exercise

On his arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said that “the UK, like Finland, is a rich country, the UK, unlike Finland, has a rebate regardless of its economic power.” “I think it is very important we do not start treating the EU as some kind of a simplified accounting exercise,” Stubb added.
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Energy 23-10-2014

Stubb: We will get 40% emissions reduction

On his arrival at the December 2014 EU Summit, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said that he is 'optimistic' a deal on climate and energy targets will be agreed on Thursday. “We will get 40% emissions reduction and we are looking at 27% in both renewables and energy efficiency,” Stubb said.
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EU Priorities 2020 02-10-2014

Juncker’s EU investment plan ‘cannot change the picture’, warns Finnish PM

Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb believes that developing the EU's internal market and focusing on trade agreements will provide a more effective boost to the European economy than any kind of public investment plan, EURACTIV France reports.
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Global Europe 27-06-2014

Stubb: “People in the UK need to wake up and smell the coffee”

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, new Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said that the potential election of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President against the UK's will is not going to push Britain 'closer to leaving the EU'.
Jyrki Katainen [L] and Alexander Stubb. Photo Yle
EU Elections 2014 17-06-2014

Katainen joins Commission, Stubb assumes PM role

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen formally stepped down from office yesterday (16 June). He is expected to take the post of European Commissioner from 1 July, when Finnish Commissioner Olli Rehn will take up his MEP seat. Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb was designated to replace Katainen as Prime Minister.
Jyrki Katainen
EU Elections 2014 22-05-2014

Conservatives set for victory in Parliament elections in Finland

The conservative National Coalition is taking a clear lead over other political parties in Finland in the Parliament elections, according to the latest poll published by the public broadcaster Yle on Thursday (22 May).
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Future EU 24-02-2014

Stubb: Finland punches above its weight in the EU

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV's journalist Henriette Jacobsen, Finland's European affairs minister Alexander Stubb emphasised that his country had benefitted tremendously from being an EU member state, not least economically, and was punching above its weight.
Alexander Stubb
Elections 24-02-2014

Finnish minister: EU membership has given Finland a voice that is louder than ever before

Finland has benefitted "tremendously" from joining the EU, where it continues to play a constructive and active role, says Alexander Stubb on the 20th anniversary of the Finnish EU membership referendum.
Public Affairs 07-04-2008

Towards a common register for EU lobbyists

As the number of lobbyists operating in Brussels continues to increase, there are growing calls for their access to the Commission and Parliament to be regulated via a common register, writes former Parliament rapporteur on lobbying and new Finnish foreign minister Alexander Stubb for Europe's World.
Central Europe 20-10-2006

Interview: The EU’s integration capacity

Talking to EURACTIV, Alexander Stubb MEP, gives his opinion on "enlargement capacity". Stubb is rapporteur to the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional affairs, which is to draft a report on the "institutional aspects of the EU's capacity to integrate new member states". He argues that institutional change is a condition for enlargement.