Juha Sipila

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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 (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar reacts as he leaves after an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels. Photograph: Eva Plevier/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May has accepted an offer from leaders of the remaining 27 EU countries to delay Brexit to October 31st. Here is how f(...)

Finns who took part in the basic income trial were happier

Finland’s basic income scheme did not spur its unemployed recipients to work more to supplement their earnings as hoped but it did help their wellbein(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipila (right)  at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Helsinki. Photograph: Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP

Taoiseach Leo Vardakar has set out a second key condition for acceptance by Ireland of any Brexit backstop review mechanism currently being proposed b(...)

A  memorial for  victims of last week’s stabbing attack at  Turku Market Square, in Turku, Finland. Photograph: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/AP

A Moroccan man suspected of stabbing two people to death in Finland was known to Finnish intelligence as a suspected extremist but was not being monit(...)

EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said the EU and China were “joining forces to forge ahead on the implementation of the Paris agreement and accelerate the global transition to clean energy”. Photograph: Chema Moya/EPA

China and the EU will forge an alliance to take a leading role in tackling climate change in response to Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of(...)

Swedish police officers near the scene where a truck crashed into a department store in central Stockholm. Photograph: EPA

The European Union and countries across the continent offered Sweden support and solidarity on Friday following what the Swedish government said appea(...)

A migrant child stands at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Irregular migrants arriving in Greece from this Sunday face being returned to Turkey under a new refugee deal agreed by the European Union and Turkey.(...)

David Cameron speaks to journalists as he arrives for a meeting of EU leaders in Brussels. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Talks in Brussels on the future of the UK within the EU continued throughout Thursday night into Friday, with British prime minister David Cameron lea(...)

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