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Uniper Woes Trigger Confidence Motions for Finnish Government

  • Finnish government owns majority of Uniper parent Fortum
  • Opposition parties file motions of no-confidence on Tuesday

Finland’s government is coming under heavy pressure over taxpayer money flowing to Germany as part of the bailout of Uniper SE, a unit of Finnish utility Fortum Oyj.

The government of Prime Minister Sanna Marin faces two motions of no-confidence in the country’s parliament, filed on Tuesday by all opposition parties. While the motions will spark a debate in parliament and add to pressure on Marin’s administration, the five-party coalition is likely to survive thanks to a majority in the legislature.