Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

Finland, Finland, Finland

The country where I want to be,
Pony trekking or camping,
Or just watching TV.
Finland, Finland, Finland,
It’s the country for me.

A run-off election because the incumbent president failed to take 50% of the vote? Meanwhile in the UK, it’s rare for any government to have over 40% – sometimes put down to the similarity between the parties these days, yet in Finland, where the President’s prime concern is foreign policy, “Both Ms Halonen and her main rival, Mr Niinisto, support Finland’s EU membership, its co-operation with Nato and its close ties to former foe, Russia.”

Best place for more info is probably Helsingen Sanomat – worth a gander, what with Finland taking over the EU presidency later in the year and all…

You’re so near to Russia,
So far from Japan.
Quite a long way from Cairo,
Lots of miles from Vietnam.

Finland, Finland, Finland.
The country where I want to be,
Eating breakfast or dinner,
Or snack lunch in the hall.
Finland, Finland, Finland,
Finland has it all.

You’re so sadly neglected,
And often ignored,
A poor second to Belgium,
When going abroad.

Finland, Finland, Finland.
The country where I quite want to be,
Your mountains so lofty,
Your treetops so tall.
Finland, Finland, Finland,
Finland has it all.

One Comment

  1. They are top of the international competitiveness league though.