EU is FINNISHED: Finland President Says Powerful Forces Are ERODING ‘Feeble’ Bloc
- EU is FINNISHED: Finland President Says Powerful Forces Are ERODING ‘Feeble’ Bloc
by GREG HEFFER, POLITICAL REPORTER, http://www.express.co.uk/
FINLAND’s president has launched an attack on the European Union’s habit of creating “self-inflicted” wounds as he warned of a “genuine threat” to the bloc’s survival following Brexit.
Sauli Niinistö, whose country is a member of both the EU and eurozone, insisted Britain would remain an “important partner for the EU and Finland” once the UK finally cuts ties with Brussels. His comments represent a double boost for the UK’s hopes of extracting a favourable exit deal from the EU, after a top Belgian regional leader claimed the continuation of free trade between Britain and the bloc is of “mutual interest”. But as Mr Niinistö expressed his hope for “close and strong” UK-EU relations post-Brexit, along with Britain’s “strong and positive input” in European-wide decision-making from outside the bloc, Mr Niinistö sounded a gloomier note about the future of the EU.
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