Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini says that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit speech was clear and streamlined, and diminished speculations. Mr Soini considers it important that the negotiations are carried out with no hard feelings or revenge mentality and that the aim is to reach the best possible solution for Finland, the EU, and Britain. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä highlighted the fact that Britain is willing to maintain trade relations with the EU. Mr Sipilä also found it important that Prime Minister May emphasised Britain’s willingness to cooperate with the EU in security policy and anti-terrorism activities.
Media: Helsingin Sanomat
Journalist: Mikko Paakkanen
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä20