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Finland gets world's youngest prime minister, a woman age 34

Dec. 10, 2019 1:22 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland became the country with the world's youngest sitting head of government Tuesday when the Nordic country's parliament chose a 34-year-old woman who is a prolific user of social media and a keen advocate for environmental issues as prime minister. Lawmakers in the 200-seat Eduskunta...

Finland’s parliament picks Sanna Marin as new prime minister, making the 34-year-old youngest-sitting head of government

Dec. 10, 2019 7:21 AM EST
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s parliament picks Sanna Marin as new prime minister, making the 34-year-old youngest-sitting head of government.

Finland expected to appoint world's youngest prime minister

Dec. 10, 2019 6:20 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Sanna Marin is expected to be tapped as Finland's prime minister Tuesday, becoming the world's youngest head of government at the head of a five-party, center-left coalition. The Nordic country's Parliament, the 200-seat Eduskunta, is set to approve Marin, whose government will have a...

Finland's new young female prime minister breaks the mold

Dec. 9, 2019 1:50 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland's next government is breaking the mold in multiple ways. Sanna Marin, the 34-year-old transport minister, was tapped over the weekend by the ruling Social Democratic Party to be Finland's new prime minister. When she takes the reins of the country, most likely on Tuesday,...

Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland's youngest PM

Dec. 8, 2019 3:26 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A 34-year-old transport minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party council voted 32-29 late Sunday to name Sanna Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over...

Finland’s prime minister resigns over postal service dispute

Dec. 3, 2019 9:51 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's prime minister resigned Tuesday after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party government following a strike at the country’s postal service that spread to the national flag carrier Finnair. Antti Rinne, who only took office in June, has faced heavy...

Finland’s prime minister says he is resigning after he lost support from a coalition partner

Dec. 3, 2019 5:37 AM EST
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s prime minister says he is resigning after he lost support from a coalition partner.

Hungary criticizes EU’s failure to agree enlargement talks

Dec. 2, 2019 7:14 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Hungary’s foreign minister has criticized Finland, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the 28-nation European Union, and the EU’s former executive branch for the failure to push on with enlarging the bloc. Peter Szijjarto said Monday that “one of the most...

Finnish postal workers end two-week strike after deal on pay

Nov. 27, 2019 6:55 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A strike by Finland’s postal workers that has dragged on for over two weeks has ended after a deal was reached on pay. The union representing employees of the state-owned Posti postal service said it was satisfied with the agreement reached Wednesday over the work contracts of about...

Sympathy strikes cause transport disruption in Finland

Nov. 25, 2019 3:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sympathy strikes across Finland’s transport sector have brought Helsinki to a virtual standstill and prompted flag carrier Finnair to cancel almost 300 flights. Buses and ferries in the Finnish capital were also being affected by the strikes, which are aimed at showing...