Unsure about permanent bases, but female conscription is long overdue.
They used to differentiate by merely being pro-Nato, but now since just about everybody in Finland is pro-Nato they have to up the ante. Both of these positions are new ones for them.
Or perhaps it’s easier for them to go for what they’ve always wished for? It’s a little tough to start demanding permanent NATO bases when the public opinion for joining has been abysmal for decades.
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