An advisor to Heinäluoma, however, told Yle that more precisely interest existed among other eurozone nations on the issue of collateral.
“The Netherlands has publicly declared in its interest in the same procedure. Three or four countries have not publicly announced their intentions,” Heinäluoma told the paper.
The Parliamentary Speaker believed demands for responsible collateral guarantees had so far shed good light on Finland’s reputation abroad.
Heinäluoma’s sentiments were supported by fellow Social Democratic politician Miapetra Kumpula-Nätri, Chair of the Parliamentary Grand Committee that oversees EU matters.
However, speaking to Yle she did not speculate as to how many other eurozone nations might be seeking loan bailout collateral.
Finland is continuing negotiations with Spain over the weekend for the provision of collateral guarantees as a prerequisite for bailout loan support.
The Ministry of Finance issued a short statement on Saturday saying any deal reached would be published as soon as possible.
During earlier talks with Greece over guarantees, the Ministry was accused of keeping their outcome confidential.
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