Antti Rinne

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Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. His government says it will now propose Oliver Varhelyi – Budapest’s envoy to the EU – to be Hungary’s commissioner. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban has lambasted Brussels for rejecting his candidate for EU commissioner and denounced potential refor(...)

Police cars stand on the blocked grounds of the Hermanni shopping centre in Kuopio, Finland, after an attack occurred on the premises of the Savo Vocational College on October 1st. Photograph: Jaako Vesterinen/Lehtikuva/AFP/Finland/Getty

A man wielding a sword and a firearm has killed a woman and wounded nine other people at a vocational school in central Finland, police said. The att(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay in Brussels on Friday. “We are moving forward with momentum,” he told Sky News.  Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/EPA

UK “technical” papers on replacing the Northern Ireland backstop have done nothing to advance the Brexit talks, EU sources in Brussels say. Although (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron (R) welcomes Finnish prime minister Antti Rinne upon his arrival at the Elysee presidential palace. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Time to agree a Brexit deal is running out and it will be too late for European leaders to iron out a deal at a European Council meeting in Brussels (...)

Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne:  “The rules-based international order is an existential question for us.” Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

When one member state passes on the baton of the EU presidency after its six-month incumbency, its successor brings not so much a new agenda but its d(...)

Chairman of the Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle studios in Helsinki on Monday. The party finished first in Sunday’s election.  Photograph: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/AFP/Getty Images

Finland’s Social Democrats (SDP) embarked on Monday on the complex task of forming a governing coalition, after beating a nationalist, anti-immigratio(...)

 Finnish Social Democrat Party leader Antti Rinne prepares to vote at a polling station in Mantsala, Finland. Photograph: Markku Ojala/EPA

Finland’s leftist Social Democrat party leader Antti Rinne has declared victory in Sunday’s general election, after partial results showed his party (...)