Finland’s new president: “Fear is the worst possible guiding principle in foreign policy”

By Astri Edvardsen, High North News - March 8, 2024
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Finland’s incoming and outgoing presidents, respectively Sauli Niinistö and Alexander Stubb, last Friday. Both belong to the conservative National Coalition Party. (Photo: Lisa Hentunen/Puolustusvoimat)

The presidency of Finland was recently handed over from Sauli Niinistö to Alexander Stubb. With an allusion to the behavior of neighboring Russia, both emphasize the importance of keeping a cool head regarding foreign and security policy.