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Finland charts the middle ground between EU budget givers and takers

Senior members of the Finnish Government have got Brussels - and Berlin - on the brain this week, as months of planning and negotiating...

Finland’s EU Presidency cost just two-thirds of the budget

The final cost to Finland of hosting the rotating six-month Presidency of the European Council last year was much cheaper than expected. New figures show...

Finnish MEPs find unity opposing monthly Brussels-Strasbourg Parliament move

The European Parliament is having its monthly plenary session in Strasbourg this week, when all the politicians - including 14 Finnish MEPs and their...

Toxic comments highlight bitter divisions in Finland over Brexit

The EU flag was still flying outside the British Embassy in Helsinki on Friday evening as staff locked up and diplomats went home for...

Europe Minister interview: Mixed report card as Finland hands over European...

There's a few good images online from the 2012 presidential inauguration in Helsinki. Outgoing President Tarja Halonen (SDP) was giving up the keys of Mäntyniemi...

PM in Brussels: “The new generation are expecting us to act”

Finland's new prime minister is attending her first European Council meeting since being sworn in on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on arrival in Brussels, Sanna...

Antti Rinne on Brexit: ‘maybe all countries support an extension’

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) says certainly a majority of EU countries and "maybe all" support the idea of giving Britain another extension to its...

Silver celebration: 25th anniversary of Finland’s EU referendum

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, Finland is marking the 25th anniversary of its referendum to join the EU. Back in October 1994...

Prime Minister: ‘we’ve run out of time for Brexit agreement’

Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) says he doesn't think there's time for the EU and the UK to reach an agreement on Brexit before the European...

Antti Rinne to Boris Johnson: new Brexit proposals fail on at...

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne (SDP) has told his British counterpart Boris Johnson in no uncertain terms that his new Brexit proposals fall short of expectations...