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World 05 Jul 2017 | 8:17 PM Premium

Finnish healthcare reforms delayed by one year

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The Finnish government will implement health and local government reforms in January 2020, Prime Minister Juha Sipila wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, effectively announcing a one-year delay to the centre-right government's key reform.

World 22 Jun 2017 | 5:37 PM Premium

Lawmaker rejoins Finland's nationalists, whittling away government majority

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A lawmaker quit Finland's government to rejoin the nationalist Finns on Thursday, and the party leader called on other politicians who had been "swindled" into joining the coalition to follow her lead.

World 13 Jun 2017 | 6:43 PM Premium

Finnish nationalist party splits into two parliamentary groups

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's nationalist Finns party will be split into two parliamentary groups following a change of leadership, lawmakers said on Tuesday, a move that could help Prime Minister Juha Sipila form a new coalition government.

World 12 Jun 2017 | 11:42 PM Premium

Finnish PM seeks to bring down his coalition government

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila moved on Monday to break up his three-party centre-right coalition, saying he wanted to eject the nationalist Finns Party, days after the Finns chose a new anti-immigration leader.

World 12 Jun 2017 | 11:03 PM Premium

Finnish PM says aims to form a new majority coalition quickly

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Monday he was aiming to form a new coalition government with a parliament majority as quickly as possible, but added such talks might be difficult.

World 12 Jun 2017 | 12:21 PM Premium

Finnish coalition partners discuss whether to break up government

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Heads of the three co-ruling Finnish parties will meet on Monday to discuss whether to break up the centre-right coalition due to the Finns party's new leader, anti-immigrant hardliner Jussi Halla-aho.

World 10 Jun 2017 | 9:21 PM Premium

Finnish nationalists pick hardliner as leader in blow to coalition

JYVASKYLA, Finland (Reuters) - Finland's eurosceptic Finns party, which is part of the ruling coalition, elected an anti-immigration hardliner as chairman on Saturday in a move that analysts said might lead to a break-up of the three-party government.

World 10 Jun 2017 | 4:07 PM Premium

Nationalists' leadership vote casts doubt over Finland's reforms

JYVASKYLA, Finland (Reuters) - The eurosceptic Finns party is due to elect a new chairman on Saturday in a vote that may toughen their nationalist policy line, spelling trouble for Finland's coalition government.

World 06 Jun 2017 | 1:02 AM Premium

Nationalist wants Finns party to stay in coalition to reform economy

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's nationalist Finns party should stay in the centre-right government despite its upcoming leadership changes to ensure continuity in economic policy, Helsinki's Europe minister said on Monday.

World 31 May 2017 | 9:06 PM Premium

U.S. withdrawal from climate deal would be 'big setback' - Finnish PM

HELSINKI (Reuters) - If the United States withdraws from the Paris climate deal, it would be a big setback, Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila told parliament on Wednesday.