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  1. September 5, 2011

    Ex-leaders plea for unity on eurozone crisis

    A group of Europe’s former leaders, including Germany’s Gerhard Schröder and Britain’s Tony Blair, issued a call on Monday...

  2. July 2, 2010

    Finnish parliament backs nuclear reactors

    Finland’s parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved plans to build two new nuclear reactors in a bid to increase energy...

  1. June 21, 2010

    Next Finnish premier faces economic uncertainties

    Finland's new prime minister faces a challenge to restore economic growth and stem declining competitiveness as the country...

  2. June 20, 2010

    Finnish PM faces economic uncertainties

    Finland’s new prime minister faces a challenge to restore economic growth and stem declining competitiveness as the country...

  3. April 23, 2010

    Finland backs contentious German treaty plan

    Finland is sympathetic to controversial German proposals for a fresh European Union treaty if necessary to enforce fiscal...

  4. April 23, 2010

    Finns back German treaty plan

    Finland is sympathetic to controversial German proposals for a fresh European Union treaty if necessary to enforce fiscal...

  5. April 23, 2010

    Finns back German treaty plan

    Finland is sympathetic to controversial German proposals for a fresh European Union treaty if necessary to enforce fiscal...

  6. June 22, 2009

    Europe needs growth-enhancing tax reforms

    From Mr Leif Fagernäs and Mr Philippe de Buck. Sir, We would like to react on behalf of the European business community to...

  7. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: The recession tracks the Great Depression A paper by...

  8. June 16, 2009

    Europe will need to raise taxes in harmony

    The global recession is forcing Europe to re-evaluate the co-ordination of economic policy. Surviving the present crisis,...

  9. January 15, 2009

    Finnish PM calls for ‘massive stimulus package’

    Finland’s prime minister has proposed a “massive” stimulus package worth “tens of billions of euros” over the next decade to...

  10. November 18, 2008

    Smart young Finn tipped for top job

    If events had gone according to Jyrki Katainen's expectations, the 37-year-old would not have been included in a ranking of...

  11. November 13, 2008

    Russia holds off on duty increase

    Russia has delayed a planned rise in timber export duties, giving Finnish paper companies a shot in the arm. Stora Enso,...

  12. September 23, 2008

    Ten dead in Finnish school shooting

    A student shot 10 people dead and then killed himself at a vocational school in western Finland on Tuesday, the country’s...

  13. June 10, 2008

    Funding scandal taints Finland’s reputation

    What started as a throw-away comment on a Finnish talk show has turned into a political funding scandal and left a smear on...

  14. June 10, 2008

    Funding scandal tarnishes Finland's reputation

    What started as a throw-away comment on a Finnish talk show has turned into a political funding scandal and left a smear on...

  15. June 2, 2008

    World Diary

    TODAY Kyoto successor The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change hosts talks (to June 13) in Bonn to...

  16. November 20, 2007

    Finnish nurses' pay deal ends stand-off

    Finland's nurses claimed victory yesterday after reaching an 11th hour wage agreement, ending a tense stand-off with the...

  17. November 8, 2007

    Nursing strike may prompt evacuation of sick

    Finland faces the humiliating prospect of having to evacuate the sick from the country for medical treatment if Thursday's...

  18. October 25, 2007

    Finland suffers wave of strikes

    Finland is experiencing its worst outbreak of industrial unrest for a generation after relations between the right-leaning...

  19. August 2, 2007

    Finland set for budget surplus in 2008

    Finland is heading for a budget surplus in 2008 thanks to robust economic performance, but taxpayers will have to wait...

  20. August 2, 2007

    Finland set for budget surplus in 2008

    Finland is heading for a budget surplus in 2008 thanks to robust economic performance, but taxpayers will have to wait...

  21. April 17, 2007

    Pro-business party enters Finland's new government

    Matti Vanhanen, Finland's prime minister, has jettisoned his Social Democrat coalition partners and formed a new government...

  22. March 19, 2007

    Gains for right in Finland poll

    Finnish opposition conservatives made strong gains in the general election yesterday, coming a narrow second to the ruling...

  23. March 14, 2007

    FINNISH CONTEST

    *Sunday's election is a race between the Centre party, led by prime minister Matti Vanhanen, the centre-left Social...

  24. February 26, 2007

    Finland PM pledges tax cuts as poll looms

    Tax reduction, increased spending and debt reduction form part of an ambitious agenda set out by Matti Vanhanen,...

  25. February 25, 2007

    Finland PM pledges tax cuts as poll looms

    Tax reduction, increased spending and debt reduction form part of an ambitious agenda set out by Matti Vanhanen, Finland’s...

  26. December 19, 2006

    Observer: Bland pride

    Matti Vanhanen, the square-jawed Finnish prime minister, has finally come out of the closet. Voted Finland's sexiest man,...

  27. December 9, 2006

    Turkey's offer seen as 'insufficient'

    The presidency of the European Union yesterday rejected an offer by Turkey as insufficient to break the deadlock over its...

  28. November 17, 2006

    EU PRESIDENCY SEEKS TO END DISPUTE OVER MOSCOW

    The presidency of the European Union will today attempt to heal the rift within the bloc over relations with Russia, writes...

  29. October 21, 2006

    Opt-out could be retained

    The UK could be allowed to keep indefinitely its hard-fought exemption from European Union laws on maximum working hours if...

  30. October 19, 2006

    EU warned of looming climate catastrophe

    Britain and the Netherlands will on Friday attempt to force climate change to the top of the EU's agenda, warning that the...

  31. October 18, 2006

    Putin dinner 'risks' exposing EU splits

    Finland's prime minister on Tuesday admitted it was a "risk" to sit 25 European leaders around a dinner table this Friday...

  32. October 17, 2006

    Observer: Dinner guest

    So how did Vladimir Putin, Russian president, end up being invited as the guest of honour to a European Union summit dinner...

  33. September 28, 2006

    EU divided over plan to increase energy efficiency

    A split over how to cut Europe’s ballooning energy bill is stalling efforts to increase efficiency savings. Finland, which...

  34. July 21, 2006

    Grapes cannot be classed as an inferior ingredient for vodka

    From Mr Alan Butler. Sir, The remark attributed to Matti Vanhanen, the Finnish prime minister, that "some people are making...

  35. July 15, 2006

    Bush and Putin at odds over Mideast

    The US and Russia failed to agree on the best way to end the escalation of violence in the Middle East on Saturday, even as...

  36. July 14, 2006

    Observer: Vintage spirits

    High on Finland's list of priorities as president of the European Union is sorting out a battle over a subject close to the...

  37. July 7, 2006

    Israel ‘might free Palestinians’ in return for soldier

    The Israeli government, under increasing criticism for its Gaza offensive, indicated for the first time on Friday that it...

  38. July 4, 2006

    Observer: Butting in

    As Helsinki bathes in the clear sunshine of a classic Nordic summer, the incoming EU Finnish presidency is bracing itself...

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