Finland's Soini tempers anti-EU rhetoric after Brexit shock

Finland's Soini tempers anti-EU rhetoric after Brexit shock
 

Finland's eurosceptic foreign minister believes other states might follow Britain's lead and quit the European Union if authorities in Brussels press on with efforts to integrate member states more deeply.
But Timo Soini, whose diehard opposition to the bloc's sovereign bailouts spooked financial markets in 2011, says Finland will not be among the leavers and admits that June's Brexit vote has for now boosted support for EU membership within the bloc.
"I don't expect a wave of referendums. In the short term, the support for the EU has increased in Europe," Soini told Reuters in an... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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