Sipilä: Finland's next government has to “get results or get out”

Juha Sipilä.

Finland’s prime minister-elect Juha Sipilä says he will announce the makeup of his new government coalition on May 6 or 7, likely at a meeting of the political parties’ parliamentary groups. In an address to his Centre Party executive committee on Saturday, Sipilä hinted that fewer parties will be invited to join the next government in an effort to ensure it will be able to make the difficult decisions that are necessary.

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Daily newspapers.

Wednesday's papers: PM-elect holds secret discussions, Finland's first artificial heart transplant, and largest-ever forestry investment to revitalise Äänikoski

The main dailies on Wednesday report on the talks held by Centre Party leader Juha Sipilä with the other party leaders in undisclosed locations ahead of government formation talks next week, the success of the country's first artificial heart transplant, and how Tuesday's 1.2 billion euro mill investment announcement could turn around Finland's most recessed region, which has been plagued by 22 percent unemployment.

Daily newspapers.

Tuesday’s papers: Election reactions, 16,500 votes tossed out, Richard Branson mulling Turku shipyard?

A look at Tuesday’s papers gives readers a closer look at the ramifications and possibilities of Sunday’s parliamentary elections. While most of the stories were reactions from winners and losers, as well as articles about future coalition possibilities, there were also a few humorous stories. Word has it that a cruise company owned by billionaire Richard Branson is considering making an order for two "ultra ships" from the shipyard in Turku.