Here are a number of blog posts I have written from a European angle about the formation of the new government in Finland. The roundup takes us up to pre-visit views ahead of the first bilateral trips of prime minister Jyrki Katainen to neighbouring Sweden and Estonia, Monday 27 June 2011.
Grahnlaw: Finland: Disparate ”six-pack” government taking form (18 June 2011)
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland: Government programme: Finland is Nordic and European (19 June 2011)
Eurooppaoikeus (in Finnish): Eurooppaministeri Alexander Stubb - merkittävä haaste (20 June 2011)
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland (in Finnish): Hallitusohjelma: Suomi mukaan EU:n keskeisiin hankkeisiin (21 June 2011)
Grahnlaw: Katainen government formation and ministers in Finland (22 June 2011)
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland: Trio failure: EU General Affairs Council (23 June 2011)
Grahnblawg (in Swedish): Finland: Jyrki Katainens regering (24 June 2011)
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland (in Swedish): Katainen besöker Reinfeldt och Ansip (25 June 2011)
A few more posts may be forthcoming on this theme.
P.S. The Worden Report discusses tensions between the European Union as a political union on the empire-level and national leaders' construction of the EU as an international organisation.