Finlands finansminister Jutta Urpilainen sier til næringslivsavisen Kauppalehti at Finland ønsker å forbli medlem av eurosonen, men ikke for enhver pris, samt at landet er forberedt på alle muligheter.
The finance minister stressed that Finland, one of only a few EU countries to still enjoy a triple-A credit rating, would not agree to an integration model in which countries were collectively responsible for member states’ debts and risks.
She also insisted that a proposed banking union would not work if it were based on joint liability.
“Collective responsibility for other countries’ debt, economics and risks; this is not what we should be prepared for,” Ms Urpilainen said.
Ms Urpilainen acknowledged in an interview with the Helsingin Sanomat daily that Finland “represents a tough line” when it comes to the eurozone bailouts.
“We are constructive and want to solve the crisis, but not on any terms,” she said
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