Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini says Europeans should not be worried about recent statements by US president-elect Donald Trump. Mr Soini considers it very unlikely that Europe and the US diverged from each other as it would be very unprofitable for both. He believes the greatest possible free trade between the EU and the US is the advantage of both. Mr Soini is not worried that the US will withdraw from European defence structures, but believes that European NATO countries will increase their defence spending.
Media: Helsingin Sanomat
Journalist: Pekka Mykkänen
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini