Jarmo Lankinen

Jarmo Lankinen

Interview

Jarmo Lankinen

Interested in life, culture, music, art, old architecture, traveling, writing, watching tv and sports. Ever read a blog in Finnish? Here is Jarmo’s: worldisaweiredplacetolive

Jarmo, what is your personal view of Europe?

I think Europe is a great example, how a continent in which the countries have been fighting against each other for centuries, can come together, and start the European Union, which stands for peace and stability. Europe is a great place to live.

In your opinion, what does Europe mean for your home country, Finnland?

We have Russia as a neighbor. Of cause, we must manage with them, but now we are not alone like before. Europe has the same values as we Finns so it’s natural, that we want to be connected with Europe. Europe means security for Finns.

Is there anything else you want to say about Europe?

I hope we have learned from the past. Last November I and my wife visit Auschwitz concentration camp museum and had the experience, what Europe has been at it’s worst. And I don’ t mean only the Nazis but all that nationalist bullshit that created wars in this continent for centuries. We don’t need that. We are better than that. So united Europe must stand together. That’s our only chance to survive in the future.

United Europe must stand together. That’s our only chance to survive in the future.

Jarmo