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World 06 Jun 2019 | 7:48 PM Premium

Finnish president appoints new centre-left coalition government

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's president formally appointed on Thursday a new centre-left government, with Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne replacing the Centre Party's Juha Sipila as prime minister.

World 03 Jun 2019 | 7:00 PM Premium

Incoming Finland prime minister announces spending boost, tax hikes

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The man set to become Finland's first left-leaning prime minister in 20 years announced plans on Monday for a big public spending increase on welfare and infrastructure, paid for by tax hikes, sales of state assets and a boost in employment.

World 03 Jun 2019 | 3:01 AM Premium

Finland's centre-left coalition concludes talks to form new government

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Five centre-left parties concluded talks on Sunday to form a new government in Finland, Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne, set to become the first leftist prime minister for 20 years, said on Twitter.

World 31 May 2019 | 10:30 PM Premium

Finland's coalition parties agree on government program

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's election-winning Social Democrats and four smaller parties reached an agreement on a joint government program for their four-year term, Finland's likely next prime minister Antti Rinne said on Friday, in a decisive step to secure a majority coalition.

World 24 May 2019 | 4:07 AM Premium

Finland's coalition partners agree on tax hikes worth 700 million - media

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The five Finnish parties in talks on forming a government after an election five weeks ago have agreed on tax hikes worth at least 700 million euros ($783 million), Finland's largest daily Helsingin Sanomat reported on Thursday, citing government sources.

World 08 May 2019 | 5:03 PM Premium

Finland's Social Democrats aim to form government with Centre Party, three others

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Social Democrats said on Wednesday they would try to form a coalition government with the Centre Party and three smaller partners after coming out on top in elections.

World 15 Apr 2019 | 11:28 PM Premium

Finnish election highlights Nordic dilemma about welfare state

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Voters across the Nordics are telling politicians to safeguard their cherished, comprehensive welfare model but Sunday's election in Finland shows how prohibitive costs and a surge in nationalism make it hard for parties to deliver.

World 15 Apr 2019 | 7:03 PM Premium

Finland's Social Democrats seek coalition allies as political landscape fragments

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Social Democrats (SDP) embarked on Monday on the complex task of forming a governing coalition, after beating a nationalist, anti-immigration party by a hairsbreadth in the most fragmented election in the country's history.

World 15 Apr 2019 | 6:19 AM Premium

Finland's Social Democrats, Finns Party nearly tied in election

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party landed nearly tied in first place in a general election on Sunday, with 17.7 percent and 17.5 percent of votes, respectively, justice ministry data showed.