President Sauli Niinistö says the world political situation is increasingly alarming. He notes that the economy has kept an admirably cool head in the geopolitical twists and turns and that statements from central bank chairmen have a bigger effect on the economy than e.g. North Korean missiles. During his speech at the centenary of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Mr Niinistö wondered whether free trade could be a new direction for diplomacy.
Media: MTV – Finland
Journalist: Petteri Savolainen
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö