Finland: One of the toughest European critics of Greece but now ‘sick man of Europe’

Finland was one of the toughest European critics of Greece during its debt crisis, chastising it for failing to push through reforms to revive its economy. Now the Nordic nation is struggling to overhaul its own finances as it seeks to claw its way out of a three-year-old recession that has prompted its finance minister to label the country the new “sick man of Europe“. (Reuters)

Finnish GDP contracts more than Greece, falling by -0.6pc in the third quarter. (Telegraph)