Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka says Finland foremost needs more export companies. Last year, the overall value of Finland’s exports was approximately EUR 10 billion smaller than in 2008. She is particularly concerned that the SME sector’s share of exports is clearly smaller than the EU average. Ms Toivakka thinks the TTIP it is crucial for small export dependent countries like Finland. She emphasises that the EU is trying to negotiate a new kind of investment protection with the US. Moreover, Ms Toivakka expresses concern over the Schengen area’s future.
Media: Uusi Suomi
Journalist: Ossi Kurki-Suonio
Main source: Minister Lenita Toivakka