Majority of Finns would not want NATO membership: new poll, chinadaily.com.cn

Majority of Finns would not like Finland to join NATO even after a presidential recommendation to support such a move, a fresh poll commissioned by news agency Lannen Media said on Sunday.

The poll indicated that an application to join NATO would attain a 35 percent support, if backed publicly by the president. A half of the nation remains opposed. Finnish supporters of a would-be NATO membership have said earlier the backing of joining NATO would be essentially higher, if the president would endorse it. […]

President Sauli Niinisto has said NATO is “an open possibility,” but would need a referendum.

Leading Finnish politicians have said they trust that Sweden would not go alone and apply for NATO membership. Läs artikel