Rõivas on Finland’s disinterest in NATO membership: Ounce of prevention worth pound of cure, news.err.ee

Despite growing international tensions, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, who recently hosted visiting Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas in Helsinki, found that the current world security situation was not enough to warrant Finland joining NATO. Sipilä found that it was precisely Finland and Sweden not belonging to NATO which helped to guarantee stability in the Baltic Sea region.

While subjects discussed at the Finnish prime minister’s summer residence in Kesäranta officially included IT, transportation and energy economy, one can expect that serious topics also included security policy, Russia, and the economy, reported ETV’s nightly news broadcast “Aktuaalne kaamera.”…

“My personal attitude toward NATO membership is negative,” noted Sipilä. “It is precisely the zone of unincorporated countries made up by Finland and Sweden which supports the stability of the Baltic Sea region.” Läs artikel