Antti Rinne (SDP), the newly-elected Minister of Finance, on Monday arrived in Brussels in high spirits for his first meeting with his European counterparts. “I wouldn't say that I'm nervous, but I do have a feeling deep in my stomach that I'm trying something entirely new,” he admitted to Finnish reporters gathering outside the conference room.
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Rinne also said that he does not expect his appointment to affect the role of Finland on the European stage. “I doubt anything will change in that respect, besides the fact that the dude sitting at the table looks different.