The chairman of the National Coalition Party Alexander Stubb speaking during a news conference at the party’s office in Helsinki yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva

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Nokia’s chief executive Rajeev Suri speaks during a press conference in Nokia headoffice in Espoo, Finland

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Helsinki department store Stockmann is facing an existential crisis. The 5.5 million Finns aren’t spending. Photograph: EPA/Mauritz Antin

Walk around the Finnish capital and you see shops and customers are as cool as Stockholm, if less showy. Yet the atmosphere on the streets of Helsi(...)

Finnish Centre Party leader and likely next prime minister Juha Sipilä poses for a photograph with passersby in Helsinki while campaigning for Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Photograph: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/AFP/Getty Images

If selfies were votes, Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb would sail back into office after Sunday’s general election. But as it stands, his Natio(...)

Sanctions and oil-price hit Russians buy caviar at Disas supermarket in Lappeenranta. Where once they bought fashion, those who come now are buying groceries. Photograph: Derek Scally

Besides its stunning lakeside setting, a striking sight for visitors to the Finnish town of Lappeenranta is the road sign: 220km to Helsinki, 200km to(...)

A couple look at campaign posters in Helsinki of candidates in the Finnish parliamentary elections. Finns will go to the polls on April 19th. Photograph: Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva/Reuters

On a glorious sunny afternoon in Helsinki, Olli Rehn is bringing it all back home.The former EU commissioner is Finland’s best-known political export,(...)

The Irish Financial Services in Dublin. An economist said there was no guarantee Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley companies would be in the country in 10 years time.

Ireland needs a “plan B” for a vibrant economy which can survive the withdrawal of foreign direct investment in the next decade, the director of the N(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister: Negotiations between Greece and its international creditors will resume in Brussels and Athens on Monday.

Suzanne Lynch, European CorrespondentNegotiations between Greece and its international creditors will resume in Brussels and Athens on Monday in a bid(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian president Vladimir Putin attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: AFP Photo

Ever since the election of the Syriza-led government just over two months ago the shadow of Russia has been a looming presence in the current Greek st(...)

April Fool’s Day is being used to admonish the Government for its continued failure to replace the almost 150-year-old Lunacy Act with promised capac(...)