The performance of the far-right in Finland’s elections has shown the strength of anti-immigrant parties across the continent, just over a month before the European parliament elections. The Finns Party strengthened their position in the country’s Parliament under the leadership...
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.
Even if European governments agree to a comprehensive package for Greece at the extraordinary EU summit on Sunday (12 July), the bailout still has to be ratified by the German Bundestag as well as by the parliaments of Finland, Slovenia and Estonia.
Pressure on financially weak eurozone members rose sharply yesterday (18 April) amid growing speculation that Greece will restructure its debt and after a Finnish vote showed mounting public opposition to more bailouts.
Finnish voters threw sand in the gears of European Union plans to bail out Portugal on Sunday (17 April) by thrusting the anti-euro True Finns party into a crucial role in parliament and possibly into government.
Eurozone leaders will struggle to calm jittery markets at a summit in Brussels today (11 March) as calls to up the bloc's rescue facility become increasingly unpopular in Germany, Finland and the Netherlands.