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Finland’s Center Party head to step down after election loss

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s outgoing prime minister says he will step down as head of the Center Party, which had one of its worst performances in decades in Sunday parliamentary election. Juha Sipila tweeted Tuesday “the election result leaves me with no choices,” referring to the centrist party’s meager 13.8% support and loss of 18 […]
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Finnish Social Democrats and nationalist Finns Party nearly tied in election

Tipped to win, the opposition Social Democrats scored 17.7 percent, while their eurosceptic Finns Party rivals were at 17.5 percent, according to nearly complete results published by the justice ministry. With 99.5 percent of votes counted, the co-ruling Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the center-right National Coalition stood at 13.8 percent and 17.0 percent, respectively. "For the first time since 1999 we are the largest party in Finland ... SDP is the prime minister's party,"...
Tags: Science, Finland, Rinne, Social Democrats, Juha Sipila, National Coalition, Centre party, Finns Party


Finnish Social Democrats on top in partial election result

The center-right National Coalition of outgoing Finance Minister Petteri Orpo came in second, with 16.7 percent of the advance votes, after 47 percent of ballots were counted. The Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila scored third, with 15.5 percent. If final results confirm the outcome, Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne could become Finland's first leftist prime minister in two decades.
Tags: Science, Finland, Juha Sipila, Petteri Orpo, Antti Rinne


Finland's Social Democrats on top in partial election result

Antti Rinne could become country’s first leftwing prime minister since 2003Finland’s leftwing Social Democrats won a parliamentary election by a slight margin with 18.9% of votes, partial results showed, amid mounting concern among voters over the future of the country’s expensive welfare system.The centre-right National Coalition party, chaired by the outgoing finance minister, Petteri Orpo, came in second, with 16.7% of the advance votes, after 47% of ballots were counted. The Centre party, of...
Tags: Europe, World news, Finland, Juha Sipila, National Coalition, Petteri Orpo, Antti Rinne


Finnish Social Democrats score first in advance voting in election

The centre-right National Coalition of outgoing Finance Minister Petteri Orpo came in second, with 17.2 percent of the advance ballots. The Centre Party of outgoing Prime Minister Juha Sipila scored third, with 15.4 percent. About 36 percent of voting-age Finns cast their votes in a seven-day advance voting period that ended on Tuesday.
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Finland’s Center-Right Government Resigns

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila’s center-right government resigned after the governing coalition failed to agree on and push through a planned social and health reform.
Tags: News, Finland, Juha Sipila, Center Right Government Resigns


National health care topples a Nordic government

National health care topples a Nordic government Failure to reform the national health system has led the government to collapse in one of the most statist governments following the Nordic model. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä of Finland and his cabinet members have resigned after failing to rein in the nation’s health care costs and provide greater competition. This comes as reports show private citizens in Finland increasingly turning to the free market to m...
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Finland’s outgoing premier may bow out as party chair

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s outgoing prime minister, who abruptly tendered the resignation of his center-right government just weeks before the general election, says he won’t seek to remain as chairman of his party next year if support continues to decline. Juha Sipila, now heading a caretaker government in the Nordic country, told Finnish public broadcaster […]
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Finland Government Resigns After Overhauls Fall Through

The center-right government, led by Prime Minister Juha Sipila, tried and failed to make significant changes to the country’s health care system.
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Finland’s center-right government resigns

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila’s center-right government has resigned after failing to push through a planned social and health reform. Finnish broadcaster YLE says Sipila will ask President Sauli Niinisto to dissolve Parliament later in Friday. Friday’s decision comes week before Finland holds parliamentary elections on April 14 to renew Finland’s […]
Tags: News, Nation, Finland, Parliament, Copenhagen Denmark, Sauli Niinisto, Juha Sipila, Sipila, YLE


Macron’s plea for Europe gets backing outside French borders

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s plea in the publications of 28 nations for a stronger European Union has gained support from neighboring Belgium and Finland. In a tweet Tuesday, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila offered support for Macron’s call for “security, sustainable growth and ambitious climate policy.” Sipila added that people needed to […]
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The Latest: Brits in Finland urged to get living permit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):11:35 a.m.Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila is urging all British citizens living the Nordic country to immediately register at Finland's immigration service to make sure they... [Author: [email protected]]
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Theresa May say she is not expecting 'breakthrough' on Brexit deal at EU summit – politics live

PM won party backing in confidence vote but faces uphill battle to get her deal through CommonsWhat the papers say: ‘Her goose is cooked’What happens now for the prime minister and her Brexit plans?Theresa May: a crisis of confidence – Today in Focus podcast 1.16pm GMT Juha Sipila, the prime minister of Finland, told reporters as he arrived at the EU summit that it would be “difficult” to provide the UK with the legally binding assurances on the backstop that Theresa May wants.Asked if it wo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Nicky Morgan, Finland, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Leo Varadkar, Brexit


Russia denies disrupting GPS signals during Nato Arctic exercises

Finnish PM says disruption during military exercises was ‘almost certainly deliberate’Russia has denied being behind recent disruption to GPS signals across Lapland after Finland’s prime minister said the interference put civil aviation at risk and was “almost certainly deliberate”.The Finnish prime minister, Juha Sipilä told the state broadcaster Yle on Sunday that authorities were still investigating who was responsible. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Nato, Finland, Norway, Lapland, Juha Sipila, YLE


Some are more equal than others in Finland | Letters

Enrique Tessieri says social inequality, racism and discrimination are on the rise in Finland. Plus Elo Allik-Schünemann on the great moral and material help given to Estonia by Finland after the end of the Soviet UnionWhile Finland has achieved a lot of progress in creating a Nordic welfare state based on social equality (Letters, 16 February), we have to ask which groups are entitled to such values. With the Sami, Roma, migrants and other minorities, this is, unfortunately, not the case. As th...
Tags: Europe, Education, Russia, Eu, World news, Finland, Estonia, Sami, Juha Sipila, Enrique Tessieri, Elo Allik Schünemann, Sami Roma, Enrique TessieriMikkeli Finland Continue


Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.
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2 Dead In Finland Stabbing Of 8 People, Police Shoot Suspect

HELSINKI (AP) — A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland’s western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack. A suspect — a man whose identity was not known — was being treated in the city’s main hospital but was in police custody. Security was being stepped up across the Nordic country, Interior Minister Paula Risikko told reporters at a news conference. Police did...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Ap, Finland, Helsinki, Interior, Helsinki Finland, Juha Sipila, Turku, Jan M Olsen, Laine, Security Intelligence Service, YLE, Seppo Kolehmainen, Ilta Sanomat, Paula Risikko


Several Wounded In Finland Stabbing, Suspect Shot In Leg

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man stabbed several people in Finland’s western city of Turku before police shot him in a leg and detained him Friday, police said, adding that authorities were looking for more potential suspects. Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in Puutori square in central Turku. On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that part of Turku. One person has been “apprehended,” Finnish police said, adding “several people had been stabbed.” Thei...
Tags: News, Finland, Associated Press, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Denmark AP, Juha Sipila, Turku, YLE, Puutori


Finnish coalition at risk after party elects far right leader

PM Juha Sipila seeks to break up government after junior partner the True Finns picks anti-immigration hardlinerFinland’s prime minister, Juha Sipila, has moved to break up the country’s three-party coalition government after a junior partner, the nationalist True Finns party, elected an anti-immigration hardliner as its new leader.The True Finns, the second-biggest party in the coalition, had over the weekend picked MEP Jussi Halla-aho as its new leader, a move set to take the moderately nation...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Finland, Juha Sipila, Jussi Halla aho


Finland prime minister denies trying to limit press freedom

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " Finland's prime minister has denied he tried to suppress news coverage of allegations against him and his family.Juha Sipila, who has been in power since 2015, has rejected claims of a conflict of interest... [Author: [email protected]]
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Fist-bump austerity exposes strains on Finland's consensus model

HELSINKI: If one fist bump could endanger Finland's increasingly stressed tradition of consensus politics, then Prime Minister Juha Sipila and a cabinet colleague may just have achieved this dubious distinction. In a nod to popular culture, a smiling Sipila and his finance minister Alexander Stubb punched each other's fist to celebrate a breakthrough in negotiating one of Finland's toughest austerity deals in decades with trade unions.
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Turkey Refugee Deal Reached: European Union Officials Announce Plan For Migrant Crisis

European Union leaders approved a migration deal with Turkey, Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila said Friday on Twitter. "The Turkey deal was approved," Sipila said.
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EU leaders approve Turkey migrant deal: Finnish PM

EU leaders on Friday approved a deal with Turkey to curb the migration crisis after premier Ahmet Davutoglu visited Brussels for talks, Finland's prime minister said. "The Turkey deal was approved," Finnish premier Juha Sipila wrote on Twitter as the 28 European Union leaders met to discuss the deal. An EU official separately confirmed the agreement which all 28 European Union national leaders will now discuss with Davutoglu before signing off on an accord meant to end Europe's worst mig...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Turkey, Finland, Brussels, Ahmet Davutoglu, Davutoglu, Juha Sipila


EU strikes deal with Turkey to send back refugees

Refugees arriving in Greece from Sunday to be sent back across Aegean in deal that ‘re-energises’ talks on Turkish EU membershipThe EU has struck a deal with Turkey that would mean all refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from Sunday being sent back across the Aegean Sea.The European council president, Donald Tusk, cleared key sticking points with the Turkish prime minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, during talks on Friday morning. “The Turkey agreement has been approved,” Finland’s prime minister, J...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Eu, European Union, World news, Turkey, Migration, Finland, Donald Tusk, Aegean Sea, Ahmet Davutoglu, Aegean, Juha Sipila


EU, Turkey strike deal to send back migrants

EU leaders approved a controversial deal with Turkey to curb the huge flow of asylum seekers to Europe, with all migrants arriving in Greece from Sunday to be sent back. Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila said the 28 EU leaders approved Friday the deal negotiated with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in a bid to end an unprecedented crisis dividing the continent. "The Turkey deal was approved," Sipila wrote on Twitter.
Tags: Europe, Greece, Eu, Turkey, Finland, Ahmet Davutoglu, Juha Sipila, EU Turkey, Sipila


Chempolis’ cellulosic ethanol technology heads for commercial-scale in India

Chempolis’ multi-year quest to build cellulosic ethanol in India finds a happy landing. In India, €110 million joint venture cellulosic ethanol project  of Chempolis Ltd and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is moving towards construction after getting approval from NRL’s board. The project is expected to come online by 2019. The when and where The bamboo-based facility will be located in Assam, producing 49,000 metric tons of ethanol annually (15 million US gallons per year, or 56 million l...
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Finnish PM drops promise to let refugees use his home

Juha Sipila, who vowed in September to open his second home to needy refugees, cites ‘heavy publicity’ and security concerns for reversalFinland’s prime minister, Juha Sipila, has said he will not be able fulfil a promise to put up a family of asylum seekers. Sipila, a former telecoms executive, prompted controversy in September by saying he would open his second home in northern Finland to refugees. Continue reading...
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Finnish PM halts plan to host refugees

Finland Prime Minister Juha Sipila puts on hold a proposal to open his country home to a family of asylum seekers, for security reasons.
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Finnish PM says he can't put up refugee family for security reasons

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila has said he will not be able fulfil a promise to put up a family of asylum seekers for now because of security concerns. Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, October 15, 2015.
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Finnish, Swedish PMs jointly issue article underlining defense cooperation

Finnish and Swedish prime ministers said the two Nordic countries are prepared to further increase defense cooperation, and meanwhile underlined the importance of the countries remaining outside military alliances. In a jointly undersigned article published on Sunday, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila noted that being outside military alliances "contributes to stability and security in Northern Europe on the whole."
Tags: Northern Europe, Stefan Lofven, Juha Sipila