Finland keeps NATO options ‘open’

  • 2016-01-22
  • Richard Martyn-Hemphill, RIGA
Finland’s foreign minister remains coy about whether his country will join NATO, despite nudges from Latvia’s president to join the defensive alliance in the face of a resurgent Russia. The minister, Timo Soini, said during a visit to the Latvian capital last week that the Finnish government is more “open” to NATO membership than the previous government, but that does not imply Finland will join any time soon. “This government now, which I am part of, says that we keep our options open,” he told The Baltic Times. &ldq...
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