EU member states reached on Tuesday an agreement on the EU firearms directive. An official approval by the EP and the Council is expected in the spring. The new directive will not disallow reservist activities or other weapons hobbies. Finland will then have 15 months to adopt the directive. The Finnish Hunters’ Association sees the directive proposal as a compromise, as it will likely tighten the rules for hunters and weapon enthusiasts.
Journalist: Sari Penttinen