Vice-Chair of the Finnish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, MP Pertti Salolainen criticises suggestions about holding an EU referendum in Finland as irresponsible and petty party politics. This talk is contrary to Finland’s national interests and hurts Finland’s image internationally, he says. Membership in the EU has been and is important for Finland both economically and in terms of security policy. Finland must be one of those countries that strengthen the EU’s unity, security, and internal markets, Mr Salolainen maintains.
Media: Verkkouutiset / Nykypäivä
Journalist: Siina Ekberg
Main source: MP Pertti Salolainen, Vice-Chair of the Finnish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee