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Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer of Finnish discontent: Is Greek crisis distracting from Finland's woes?

Two weeks ago, when Finland signed on to a third bailout deal for Greece, many Finns were surprised when the foreign minister did not withdraw from the government. After all, Timo Soini is not just the most hawkish member of a strongly pro-austerity Finnish government. “We want to spend the next four years getting Finland into shape,” he declared, quoting the slogan used by Prime Minister Juha Sipila’s Center Party in its successful campaign in April, while supporting the government’s continued hard-line on Greece.