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Young Finns oppose to Finland’s NATO membership
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Finnish youths have grown more favourable to international cooperation, but are strongly opposed to NATO membership according to recent surveys of youths in the country published on Tuesday.  

Half of Finland’s young people want to reinforce their country’s EU external role, and over half want to give the UN a stronger role.

Over two thirds of young people believe that the compulsory military service is important for Finland's defense and 60 percent oppose a Finnish membership of NATO defense alliance.

The survey also shows that young people are increasingly less interested in politics. Many also have a tense attitude towards immigrants.  2100 young people aged 15-29 were interviewed by telephone for the survey.  
By Scancomark.se Team

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