Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Stubb, believes in a free trade area, in which goods would move between Russia and the EU without tariffs. - I am the generation for whom there has been a Russia. I remember the Soviet Union mainly as a magnificent hockey team, with CCCP written on their shirts, says Stubb and underlines that his personal goal is to link Russia more closely to the European system.
The young newly appointed Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Stubb does not believe that Russia will ever become a member of the European Union, because he feels that two great powers will not fit into one union, writes Helsingin Sanomat. Stubb feels that Finland should not try to become a bridge builder - of the kind that can fall into the river. Instead, he feels that policy toward Russia needs to be dealt with through the European Union.