Family with children riding husky dogs sledge in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

To many, the Nordic countries have come to represent a near-mythical paradise of gender equality and family harmony, where legions of happy fathers pu(...)

Softco cofounder Susan Spence, Pirjo Poyhia, MD Palkeet, Finland, and Anton Scott, CEO, SoftCo

Irish software firm SoftCo has won a $20 million (€17 million) deal with the Finnish government to transform its procure-to-pay processes. The compan(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel. Today and the days ahead will tell a lot about whether Germany wants a euro zone dominated entirely by its view of the world, or is prepared to work with France and others to find a way forward out of the Greek crisis.  Photograph: ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images

The dramatic clashes over Greece, which boiled over in Saturday’s meeting of euro group finance ministers, surely have major implications for the futu(...)

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

As a self-made millionaire, Finland’s Juha Sipilä knows a thing or two about success in business. After leading his Centre Party to victory in Sunday(...)

Seán FitzPatrick, after being  acquitted last week. Under intense pressure, jurors heard complex evidence from a number of witnesses and came up with verdicts that seem nuanced, sophisticated, coherent and fair. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

In spite of appearances, people are smart. Give so-called ordinary people enough information, a calm context in which to interpret it and a sen(...)

Peter Nyberg: said the proposed new Oireachtas inquiry could have other objectives. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Finnish government official who three years ago carried out an investigation into the Irish banking crisis has questioned the merits of a proposed(...)