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The Speaker Eero Heinäluoma (left) and the President Sauli Niinistö during the opening of the parliament session on Tuesday. Photo – Lehtikuva.
President Sauli Niinistö on Tuesday urged the country’s leadership to uphold moral principles by maintaining moderation and sense of justice.
Speaking in parliament on the opening of the first session of 2014, the president said the leaders should be at the forefront in setting example for others.
Referring to various events that took place in the country during the year 2013, the president, without mentioning the name of any individual, said last year’s events, which happened in both the private and public sectors, had given rise to mistrust and discontent.
“Even a small evil deed reveals and is spoken about widely, especially if it tells of arrogance, with that moderation and sense of justice should not be ignored,” said the president.
The Speaker Eero Heinäluoma, President Sauli Niinistö and former President Tarja Halonen in the parliament on Tuesday. Photo – Lehtikuva.
He believed that there was reason to hold discussions on the issue of good governance and ensure that principles of good governance are put into practice.
Speaking on the current economic situation of the country, Niinistö expressed his frustration over the increasing figure of national debt, He said possibilities were thin that the situation might be rectified anytime soon, reported YLE.
The president, however, was tactful in expressing opinion on whether the agenda announced by the six-party alliance government should be kept unchanged.
He also raised the subject of cyber security suggesting that new legislation in the area was needed.
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