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PM: Finland “cannot accept” EU’s coronavirus recovery budget

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) says Finland "cannot accept" the European Commission's budget proposals for a recovery package to boost the 27-nation block's economy in...

Cautious government response, critical opposition response to EU recovery plan

The Government has given a guarded response to the new EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, while Finland's main opposition parties have been more critical. On...

President criticises eurozone coronavirus recovery bailouts

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has used the launch of his Kultaranta summer discussion event to criticise the idea of bailing out eurozone countries during the...

Fimea joins EU stocktaking in case of possible medicines shortage

The Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea says it is preparing for any possible shortage of medicines used to treat patients in hospital with coronavirus symptoms. A...

Border Guard helps with Greece refugee crisis, as Finns Party calls...

The Finnish Border Guard is helping out authorities in Greece amid the latest surge of refugees trying to cross from Turkey to the EU. The...

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...