Stubb: Finland punches above its weight in the EU

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In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV’s journalist Henriette Jacobsen, Finland’s European affairs minister Alexander Stubb emphasised that his country had benefitted tremendously from being an EU member state, not least economically, and was punching above its weight.

Speaking on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Finnish EU membership referendum, Stubb said Finland continues to play a constructive and active role. “Finland went from being a Top 30 country to a Top 3 country over the span of 25 years in key areas such as education, innovation and competitiveness,” Stubb added.


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