Finland has expressed belated interest in joining the French-led European Intervention Initiative, a joint military project between nine European countries outside of existing both NATO and European Union (EU) structures, the Finnish Foreign Ministry announced Friday.

Finland wants to join French-led European Intervention Initiative after all


Finland’s objective in developing defence cooperation is to advance via specific initiatives towards stronger defence cooperation. A strong stance on this is in both Finland’s and Europe’s interest"

"Finland supports an increase in EU budget funding in the defence sector."

Developing the EU’s defence dimension is in Finland’s interest


By Juha Sipilä, Prime Minister of Finland