President Sauli Niinistö believes the European Union must strengthen itself so that it is not a pawn but has a clear and independent role. Mr Niinistö emphasises that geopolitical uncertainty has increased particularly between the United States and Russia, and the relation between the two countries seems to be disintegrating at a surprising speed. According to the president, Finland has been a driving force in EU defence cooperation.
Journalist: Katja Incoronato
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö