SPIEGEL Interview with Finland's Finance Minister 'Our Solidarity Is Limited'

Finland reached a deal with Greece and Spain to get collateral in exchange for its share in any bailout packages. The deals are controversial, with critics worried that they may herald a quiet Finnish exit from the euro. In a SPIEGEL interview, Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen, 36, defends the policy, saying her country wants to keep the euro intact.
Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen: "If we don't receive guarantees we cannot pay into the rescue packages."

Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen: "If we don't receive guarantees we cannot pay into the rescue packages."

Foto: FRANCOIS LENOIR/ REUTERS
Interview conducted by Christoph Pauly