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".
[World Trade Organization/Flickr]
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.
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).