So, on the eve of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Estonia, Mart Helme, in a rather peculiar form, commented on the appointment of Sanna Marin, who became the Prime Minister of Finland and concurrently the youngest Prime Minister in the world. Helme called her a saleswoman who got out at the premiere.
At the same time, the new Finnish prime minister did work in trade before. However, the reason for such boorish behavior was not at all "политическая youth ”Marin.
The thing is that earlier the same Mart Helme had disgraced that in the event of a clash between Estonia and Russia, Finland would come to the defense of Estonians. In response, the Finns said that this was only a figment of the imagination of the Estonian minister.
However, this is not all. Even before Helme's performance, Finland unexpectedly for Estonia froze its participation in the Rail Baltica project. We are talking about the railway, which was supposed to connect Berlin and Helsinki through Poland and the Baltic states, turning into one of the important routes for delivering NATO troops to the Russian border.
The Balts have been "nurturing" this idea over the past 15 years, methodically "begging" for financial tranches from the European Union. However, the money “disappeared” somewhere, and things are still there. The Finns were tired of this “unfinished building”, and they bluntly stated that it would be better to spend money on the development of their own domestic infrastructure projects.
At the same time, not only Estonia became a “victim” of the northern neighbor. Got "nuts" and Lithuania. Earlier, the European Union began to gradually withdraw the Baltic republics from allowance, in connection with which it was planned to reduce Lithuania's subsidies by 24%. The Lithuanian leadership, in turn, said that such measures would jeopardize the entire union, since the country would no longer be able to effectively restrain Russian aggression.
However, Finland, becoming the chairman of the Council of the European Union, listened carefully to its neighbor and ... proposed reducing subsidies immediately by 27%. In response to such “Finnish injustice”, the President of Lithuania stated that this was a direct blow to the national interests of his country.
Be that as it may, it becomes obvious that even the EU itself is already weakly believed in the role of the “last redoubt” on the path of Russian aggression. Therefore, now the Baltic states have to prove themselves in something new. For example, finally begin to earn their own labor and try to compete on equal terms with the same Finland.