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    1. December 14, 2014

      Katainen warns politicians on EU investment scheme

      Just six months ago, Jyrki Katainen, a boyish 43-year-old from a small town in central Finland, was his country’s prime...

    2. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      EU Summit: Renzi vs Barroso over EU's budget letter

      Renzi arrives at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and quickly took issue with Barroso If you read the EU’s budget...

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    1. Finland 2012

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    1. October 23, 2014

      Row between Rome and Brussels heats up

      The European Commission has asked Italy to detail by Friday how it will avoid violating EU budget rules, according to a...

    2. October 16, 2014

      Greek bond yields soar towards 9%

      Greece’s long-term borrowing costs breached 8 per cent on Thursday – the highest since mid December – as investors fretted...

    3. October 7, 2014

      Incoming EU jobs and growth chief defends stance on austerity

      The former Finnish prime minister tasked with restoring growth and employment to the EU sought on Tuesday to convince the...

    4. Brussels Blog

      September 30, 2014

      The leaked Juncker decision on Moscovici

      Pierre Moscovici arrives in Paris for the government's confidence vote earlier this month. One of the most highly...

    5. September 12, 2014

      Eurozone leaders warn on fiscal rules

      Eurozone leaders warned the currency bloc risks facing a new market backlash if it strays from its fiscal rules, an apparent...

    6. September 10, 2014

      France’s Moscovici wins coveted EU economics job but looks isolated

      When Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, gathers his newly minted 27-person team for an...

    7. September 10, 2014

      Top EU economic jobs go to centre-right Juncker allies

      Jean-Claude Juncker, president-elect of the European Commission, has put centre-right allies in key economic posts in the...

    8. August 27, 2014

      European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

      The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy chief...

    9. June 23, 2014

      If Finland is the best Europe can do we should be worried

      Either the World Economic Forum is wrong or Europe is in deep trouble. The latest competitiveness rankings from the Swiss...

    10. June 14, 2014

      Alexander Stubb to be Finland’s next prime minister

      LAHTI, Finland, June 14 – Finland’s EU minister Alexander Stubb, who wants to cut taxes and take his neutral country into...

    11. Brussels Blog

      May 22, 2014

      And the European Commission winner is...

      Juncker, left, with Schulz ahead of a debate in Hamburg, Germany earlier this week With voting now underway in Britain and...

    12. April 29, 2014

      Alex Stubb tipped as favourite to be next Finland PM

      Alex Stubb is favourite to become Finland’s next prime minister after the Nordic country’s charismatic EU and trade minister...

    13. April 6, 2014

      Jyrki Katainen to quit as Finland’s PM to seek EU role

      Jyrki Katainen is to resign as Finland’s prime minister in June as he becomes the latest Nordic leader to seek an...

    14. October 29, 2013

      Finns eye growing Russian presence with apprehension

      The Russian grip on Finland’s economy is slowly tightening. The latest purchase in the Nordic country came this week as...

    15. October 15, 2013

      Finland prime minister ready to support further eurozone bailouts

      A fervent defender of eurozone austerity even in the midst of its third recession since the start of the financial crisis,...

    16. September 25, 2013

      Nokia chairman asked Elop if he would give back €18.8m pay-off

      Nokia’s chairman asked Stephen Elop, the Finnish group’s former chief executive, if he would forgo part or all of his €18.8m...

    17. September 22, 2013

      Anger at Elop’s Nokia pay-off spreads

      Finland’s prime minister and finance minister joined in criticism of Stephen Elop’s proposed €18.8m pay-off from Nokia in a...

    18. Brussels Blog

      July 8, 2013

      EU ambassadors' club loses 3 senior members

      If there were an award for the most powerful group in Brussels that nobody outside the EU bubble has ever heard of, it would...

    19. June 5, 2013

      Pro-austerity Finland falls into triple-dip recession

      Finland, one of the eurozone’s most ardent defenders of austerity, has entered its third technical recession since the start...

    20. Brussels Blog

      March 14, 2013

      EU summit: Leaders meet amid austerity debate

      Here is our main news story on FT.com European leaders arrived in Brussels on Thursday for a summit where the intensifying...

    21. March 14, 2013

      EU leaders meet amid austerity debate

      European leaders arrived in Brussels on Thursday for a summit where the intensifying debate over the austerity-led response...

    22. Brussels Blog

      March 14, 2013

      EU summit: Cyprus seeking a 'fair' bailout deal

      Nicos Anastadiades, Cyprus' president, talks to reporters in Brussels ahead of the EU summit. One of the first leaders to...

    23. Brussels Blog

      March 14, 2013

      EU Summit: Katainen says no shortcut to growth

      Finland’s prime minister Jyrki Katainen is standing firm. As he arrived in Brussels on Thursday the 41-year-old centre-right...

    24. Brussels Blog

      January 25, 2013

      EU summit: Mali, EU budget in early 'draft guidelines'

      Van Rompuy discusses EU budget with Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen last week. Sometimes draft communiqués Herman Van...

    25. Brussels Blog

      January 16, 2013

      Katainen: "EU without Britain is fish without chips."

      Finland's Jyrki Katainen, right, with Cameron during a visit to Downing Street last year. In the run up to Friday’s big...

    26. December 13, 2012

      Berlusconi says Monti has strong EU backing

      Leaders of Europe’s centre-right parties, including some of the continent’s most powerful prime ministers, have urged Mario...

    27. November 9, 2012

      The Diary: Caroline Daniel

      Arriving in Helsinki airport, I feel an unusual calm. The airport’s website says it was designed for a “smooth travelling...

    28. October 29, 2012

      Pro-EU parties dominate Finland polls

      Finland’s three main political parties dominated voting in the municipal elections at the weekend, limiting the advance of...

    29. October 19, 2012

      Merkel stands tough on Spanish bank aid

      Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, has cast doubt on one of the main benefits of eurozone banking union just hours after...

    30. September 20, 2012

      Metso scraps €75m payout after pressure

      Metso, the Finnish manufacturing group, has bowed to intense pressure from politicians and workers and scrapped a €75m...

    31. Brussels Blog

      August 8, 2012

      Finland and Italy: Enemies, a love story?

      Monti, left, and Katainen at last week's meeting between the two prime ministers in Helsinki It is axiomatic that politics...

    32. August 1, 2012

      Italy moves to bridge Europe’s divide

      Mario Monti has taken a step towards bridging Europe’s north-south divide over how to support the eurozone’s weaker...

    33. July 17, 2012

      Finland PM welcomes terms of Spanish bailout

      Finland’s prime minister hailed a deal under which it will receive collateral in return for its support for the €100bn...

    34. July 12, 2012

      Finland still affecting eurozone stance on debt

      The surge in anti-European sentiment before the election in Finland last year may have quietened down, but promises to limit...

    35. June 11, 2012

      Investors and leaders differ over bailout

      European leaders were so chuffed with themselves over the €100bn rescue of Spain’s banks. Jyrki Katainen, Finnish prime...

    36. May 29, 2012

      Demographics: State tries to persuade people to spend longer at work

      Among Europe’s many challenges, one of the most significant in the long term is receiving very little attention: ageing...

    37. Money Supply

      January 23, 2012

      Finland fuels dispute over ECB seat

      And now Finland. Jyrki Katainen, the country’s prime minister, has joined calls for a northern European to be appointed to...

    38. December 14, 2011

      Populist parties gain from uncertainty

      Several of Europe’s fastest-growing populist parties are attempting to use the post-summit uncertainty to rally opposition...

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