Finland should not exclude NATO application in next four years: PM

March 5, 2015 3:22 PM

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Finland should not exclude NATO application in next four years: PM

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said on Thursday that Finland, which shares a 1,300 Km (800 mile) border with Russia, should not exclude the possibility of seeking membership of NATO over the next four years.

Russian air force and naval activity in the Nordic area and pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine have stirred debate on NATO membership ahead of elections in April. But entry would almost certainly be viewed with suspicion by Moscow which set great store by Finland's non-aligned status in the C...

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