Postimees reported on March 26 that Finland’s President Tarja Halonen has said she is opposed to the issuing of a public apology for the negative attitude taken by the Finnish government to Estonia’s bid for independence in 1991. Jutta Zilliacus, a former Swedish People’s party MP, had been quoted as telling the regional daily Aamulehti that Mauno Koivisto, who was Finland’s president in 1982-94, should apologize for his behaviour and statements on the issue at the time. Koivisto, a Social Democrat, has refused to do so. There is more from Newsroom Finland here.
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