“Should Finland join the NATO” is a very old question. Still, some Finns support this idea the others not. And the same goes for foreigners living in the country.
The book 'The room where it happened' from John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s ex-national security adviser, restarts this argument again. According to the book, Trump offered NATO membership to Finland. However, Finish President Sauli Niinistö neither said ‘Yes’ nor ‘No’.
Therefore, Foreigner.fi asked the readers in a Twitter poll, “Do you think Finland should join NATO?”
In the poll, respondents were given two options, which were 'Yes' and 'No'.
The mini poll was answered by 66 readers and 54.5% of the readers think Finland should not join NATO. 45.5% voted ‘Yes'.
Do you think Finland should join NATO?— Foreigner.fi (@foreignerfi) July 3, 2020
About the reader’s comments from Facebook, one reader said, “Absolutely yes! Should have already joined in early 90's.”
But not everybody are on the same page. One reader said, “Absolutely not. All the European countries should focus their efforts to create one own EU coalition rather than keep being the American subjects.”
Another reader also wrote, “No. Europe would go for its own coalition rather to join NATO and serve in foreign wars.”
Foreigner.fi is going to ask a different question about Finland every Friday on its official Twitter account @foreigner.fi