Veteran politician Väyrynen launches an initiative for a referendum concerning the participation of Finland in the eurozone

This initiative, certainly inspired by Greece’s difficulties and the attitude of the eurozone Member States, should not been taken lightly, as a majority of the Finnish population seems to become quite sceptic, and may welcome at least a debate on the topic, in particular when the EU Commission and some countries wants to go towards more economic integration.

Thoughts on Cabinet Work, by Erkki Tuomioja

The government programme discussion […] will become exceptionally important as the several – even questionable and frightening – policies are scrutinized. I will not get into those right now, however, I will instead concentrate on how a government programme is made and my thoughts on cabinet work generally.

Election interview: Teppo Säkkinen, a modern vision for the Centre Party

Teppo Säkkinen, who presents here his interesting views on Finland’s challenges and on his party’s plans, is the President of the Young members of the Centre Party in Finland (Keskusta) and is a candidate to the Finnish Parliament. He has been involved in international projects, has also worked as an assistant of Tuomo Puumala, Member of Parliament, and is a good representative of this modern Centre Party which has good chances to win the next elections.