Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo (Coalition) has said that Finland will explore the possibility of the European Investment Bank (EIB) financing the acquisition of new jet fighters to replace the ageing Hornet fleet. Last week, Mr Orpo attended talks in Brussels on deepening the EU security policy. « All that the EU is doing to improve common security is in Finland’s interests. Finland needs to be involved in all of the projects, » he said. The new fighter aircraft will cost an estimated 7-10 billion euros.
Journalist: Lauri Nurmi