10-08-15

Finland might not participate in third bailout for Greece

Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini: Of course we can stay out of it, that is possible

Soini: We're really out of patience

Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini from the nationalist party, The Finns, said over the weekend that Finland could stay out of a planned third bailout deal for Greece. “Of course we can stay out of (the third bailout), that is possible,” Soini was quoted by Reuters. “We're really out of patience ... Our government has a very tight policy on this. We will not accept increasing Finland's liabilities, or cuts in Greece's debts.” At a Eurogroup meeting last month, Finland supported the idea of a temporary exit of Greece from the eurozone.