MP Pertti Salolainen, Vice-chair of the Finnish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, urges Prime Minister Juha Sipilä to interfere in the Finns Party’s demands of an EU referendum in Finland. The collapse of the Finns Party in the municipal elections has started a discussion of an EU exit that endangers Finnish foreign policy and security and hurts Finland’s international image. Mr Salolainen says a party advocating for an EU exit has no place in the Government. He thinks it is clear that there will be no referendum and the discussion only serves the purposes of the next parliamentary elections.
Main source: MP Pertti Salolainen