Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen rejects Minister of European Affairs Sampo Terho’s idea of holding an EU referendum in Finland. Mr Terho argued that his generation did not have a chance to vote on the matter. Mr Mykkänen noted that we cannot have every generation voting for EU membership – Finland is permanently part of Europe. Mr Mykkänen says he hopes that ministerial-level office-holders did not speak like this. Mr Mykkänen regrets that a more positive attitude towards integration has not spread to Finland.
Media: Verkkouutiset / Nykypäivä
Journalist: Alberto Claramunt
Main source: Kai Mykkänen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development