Demokraatti reports that President Sauli Niinistö announced today he will run for a second term. He noted in his statement that his cooperation with the Government has worked well in European policy. He outlined recent developments in foreign policy and remarked that European thinking has been shaken last week. The EU got a serious wake-up call on how much the Union or the member states must take responsibility for protecting Europe. Security is a primary concern for all unions, states, and alliances. The EU is now clearly headed towards strengthening common foreign, security, and defence policy, Mr Niinistö noted.
Journalist: Johannes Ijäs
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö