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PM on Norwegian killings: Senseless and reprehensible act

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen says he believes that the shocking news from Norway deeply touches each and every Finn.

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"Norway today is in the minds of us all," said Katainen.



According to Prime Minister Katainen, Finnish officials and the Finnish government are following the situation in Norway very closely.



The Prime Minister described the mass murders as "senseless" and "extremely reprehensible". Like a number of other political figures, he reaffirmed his belief that compromises cannot be made in the values of an open and democratic society, even if they come under attack.



Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has displayed firm leadership in this difficult situation. I have sent him condolences on behalf of all the Finns.



President Tarja Halonen and Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja presented their condolences to Norway already Friday evening.

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