President Sauli Niinistö says he would be willing to look into some kind of distribution of work (in military issues) in addition to joint defence acquisitions in the EU. Mr Niinistö points out that for many Finns joining the EU was a matter of security and that their feeling of security would be reinforced by an EU that produced security. Mr Niinistö says it is « a cheap move » to dismiss the defence dimension of the EU based on the fact that the union does not have its own army and points out that the armies of the member states would form the joint force of the union.
Journalist: Kaija Ahtela
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö