Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said it was good that Prime Minister Sanna Marin wanted the issue of the PM's tax-free meal benefits to be looked into by tax authorities.
A minor scandal — dubbed "breakfastgate" — recently surrounded the PM following reports she and family members had received meal benefits amounting to about 850 euros per month they may not have been entitled to.
On Tuesday, Marin said that she planned to stop using the meal benefit — the total of which was just over 14,000 euros — even if the arrangement was found to be legal, telling news outlet MTV3 that she wanted to get to the bottom of the matter.
On Wednesday, Niinistö commented on the issue during a visit to the island of Örö in the Archipelago Sea.
According to tax experts who spoke to Yle, the PM is likely not entitled to the tax-free meal benefits.
An assessment of the meal benefits is expected from the Tax Administration.