The petition aimed at the establishment of the national referendum on membership of Finland in the Euro zone, gained the necessary number of votes to the authorities were obliged to consider it in Parliament.
MOSCOW, 11 Mar — RIA Novosti. The Finnish Parliament in the next few weeks will consider the refusal of the country from the Euro after the petition with the corresponding request was signed by 53 thousand people, reported Reuters.
In November a petition calling for the rejection of Finland from the Euro received enough votes (over 50 thousand) to the country’s authorities were obliged to consider it in Parliament. The petition is aimed at creating a national referendum on membership of Finland in the Eurozone.
“We have not decided on a specific date, but most likely the discussion will take place at the plenary session of the Parliament in the coming weeks,” said the Secretary of Parliament, Johanna Sarhimaa.
Member of the European Parliament Paavo Vayrynen, the initiator of the petition, believes that the exit from the Eurozone stimulates the economy, and the introduction of the national currency will ensure the country’s rapid economic growth. According to him, if the Parliament will support the petition, the government will have to provide the legislative basis for the referendum.
However, the Agency notes that the exit of Finland from the Eurozone is unlikely. The data of the November survey of public opinion in the European Union (Eurobarometer) found that 64% of Finnish citizens support the Euro.
Currently the Association consists of the Eurozone: Lithuania (accession 2015), Latvia (2014), Estonia (2011), Slovakia (2009), Cyprus and Malta (2008), Slovenia (2007), Greece (2001), Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Finland (1999).