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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).