The pipeline has received mixed responses from countries around the Baltic Sea. The Baltic countries and Poland oppose it, Danes want to forbid it in Danish waters, and Sweden sees it as a security policy matter.
Finland’s competitiveness pact was sure to interest Macron, as the President had just hours prior to meeting Sipilä signed a labour law reform.
Evolution denialist Huhtasaari has been touted as the “embodiment of the Finns Party” by Chairman Jussi Halla-aho.
MPs on Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee voted overwhelmingly to back a citizens’ initiative calling for female same-sex couples to be given maternity rights for children born into the union. The proposal is part of a raft of ancillary laws to be amended following the enactment of gay marriage legislation.
Chinese travel agencies are experimenting with a new form of cultural exchange, where Chinese tourists get to spend a few hours or even a night with a Finnish family in South Karelia.