We Finns represent a very transparent and open-minded way of reaching political decisions.
More Quotes from Harri Holkeri:Your personal view on the subject is not always so important. To get a decision, you sometimes have to forget your own ideas, your own views.
I recently reread an article of mine written in 1964, and I think it is still valid. There is not much difference. Many of the items on the agenda 37 years ago are still there.
In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men. We do not regard ourselves according to sex.
My opinion on who's wrong or who's right has nothing to do with the fact that we have to bring together people who are against each other, to transform antagonism into cooperation.
In Finland, we learned quite a lot from our own civil war. The wounds were visible when I was a boy, but my generation went into the Second World War and it united the Finnish nation, so I do not see any more wounds.
When the problems in Northern Ireland started, it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism, because the Catholic church was the only church at that time-it was a nationalist conflict.
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