Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk tried to draw a line under a scandal over leaked recordings of senior officials by defending his ministers as the president called on the cabinet to test its support with lawmakers.
Poland’s Democratic Left Alliance seeks to balance the budget and help entrepreneurs, party leader Grzegorz Napieralski said, abandoning calls for higher social spending before a vote that may return the party to government.
Talks on forming Finland’s new government are still open to the Left Alliance as well as the Green Party, Finance Minister Jyrki Katainen said in Brussels today according to Finnish state-owned broadcaster YLE.
Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen’s unexpected decision to resign lifted Economy Minister Jan Vapaavuori to among the favorites to become the next premier as the ruling parties see no need for early elections.
Alexander Stubb, elected yesterday by his party to become Finland’s next prime minister, pledged to continue his predecessor’s program of budget restraint amid the nation’s deepest economic rut since the early 1990s.
Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen was ousted as Social Democratic leader yesterday as her party turned to a trade union leader advocating more stimulus to promote growth in the northernmost euro member.