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World 16 Jun 2015 | 7:30 PM Premium

Finnish PM says Greece deal for next week needs a miracle

HELSINKI (Reuters) - It would need a miracle to reach a deal between Greece and its creditors by the end-of-June deadline, the Finnish prime minister said on Tuesday.

Business 16 Jun 2015 | 7:01 PM Premium

Greek PM sticks to hard line as contagion hits euro zone bonds

ATHENS: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told opposition leaders on Tuesday that disagreements among international lenders were to blame for an impasse in negotiations, sticking to a hard line that has brought Greece to the brink of default.

World 12 Jun 2015 | 9:55 PM Premium

Britain's PM Cameron to meet Italy's Renzi on EU reform push

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will meet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi next week to discuss his plan to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the European Union ahead of a membership referendum.

World 27 May 2015 | 7:35 PM Premium

Eurosceptic Timo Soini to be Finland's foreign minister

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's incoming government on Wednesday picked Timo Soini, the leader of the eurosceptic and anti-immigrant The Finns party, as its new foreign and Europe minister.

World 08 May 2015 | 12:20 AM Premium

Finland's election winner plans coalition with eurosceptics

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's likely next prime minister Juha Sipila announced plans on Thursday to form a coalition with the Finns Party, which wants a tougher line on euro zone bailouts and immigration.

World 04 May 2015 | 5:30 PM Premium

Finland's likely next PM seeks deal with euro-sceptical The Finns

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's likely next prime minister, Juha Sipila, said on Monday his Centre Party will make a special effort to find common ground with The Finns party, which wants a rebate on European Union payments and tighter restrictions on immigration, as he tries to put together a governing coalition.

Watching The World 26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bracing for un-Finnished business

For all the stark and icy beauty, the progressive education and the erudite citizens, it seems that Finland is set for tough times. Fortunately there can scarcely be a group of people better suited to withstand the cold.

World 21 Apr 2015 | 11:10 PM Premium

Finns vote, likely to pick opposition to revive economy

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Voters are tipped to oust Finland's pro-European and pro-NATO prime minister in Sunday's election and put in power an opposition coalition that may include Eurosceptic nationalists, hoping it will revive the sagging economy.

World 21 Apr 2015 | 5:50 PM Premium

Analysis - Barring economic slump, Europe's populists may be peaking

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - It may sound counter-intuitive after the Eurosceptic Finns Party grabbed second place in Finland's general election, but a surge by anti-establishment protest groups sweeping Europe may be peaking.

World 20 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM Premium

Finland's new 'DIY' PM aims for business acumen in government

HELSINKI (Reuters) - After only a few years of party leadership, Finland's next prime minister Juha Sipila beat electoral expectations by emphasising his business acumen as a telecom millionaire executive while maintaining traditional Finnish roots that emphasize self-sufficiency.