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:

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

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

Or in Swedish here:

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

Ralf Grahn

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