Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Alex Stubb: From MEP to Foreign Minister

When Ilkka Kanerva was forced to quit as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the (Conservative) Coalition Party quickly called in a representative of a younger generation, Alexander Stubb, who is known as an active member of the EPP group in the European Parliament.

Annamari Sipilä, who works as Brussels correspondent for the biggest Finnish daily newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, has written a profile of Stubb, officially to take office on Friday.

The story can be found in Helsingin Sanomat’s International Edition under the heading ‘Profile: Alex Stubb is too smart to make trouble’ (Updated 2 April 2008):

Stubb’s rapid career and thorough grounding – both practical and academic – in European Union politics may be of interest to a wider readership outside Finland.

Ralf Grahn