Monday, 2 February 2009

EU pragmatist wants Lisbon Treaty in force

Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen calls himself an EU pragmatist. He wants the Lisbon Treaty to enter into force and then a moratorium on institutional reform.

In a long seminar speech Vanhanen outlined his detailed views on Finland and the European Union.

At this moment the speech is available only in Finnish:

http://www.vn.fi/ajankohtaista/puheet/puhe/fi.jsp?oid=252765


Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb’s ten theses on the European Union were released a moment ago (also in Finnish):

http://www.vn.fi/ajankohtaista/puheet/puhe/fi.jsp?toid=2236&c=0&moid=2238&oid=252796

Interested readers may want to check for possible updates in English here:

http://www.vn.fi/ajankohtaista/en.jsp

Or in Swedish here:

http://www.vn.fi/ajankohtaista/sv.jsp

Later this spring the Finnish Government will issue a report of Finland’s future EU policy to the Parliament.


Ralf Grahn