Thursday 10/28/21

Finland must stay out of NATO, readers say will ask a different question about Finland and Finnish lifestyle every Friday on its official Twitter account @foreignerfi

US soldiers on a NATO mission. Photo: @NATO/Twitter.

“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, 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'.

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.” is going to ask a different question about Finland every Friday on its official Twitter account