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Polish leader backs Finland’s party-loving PM Sanna Marin

‘If she drank more vodka than usual and danced that’s not terrible!’: Polish leader backs Finland’s party-loving PM Sanna Marin saying he is ‘very happy that she shared some joy with us’

  • Sanna Marin made headlines across the globe after she was filmed on a night out
  • The married 36-year-old insisted that she should be allowed to let her hair down
  • Now, her Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki has jumped to her defence
  • He said she had good reason to celebrate because her country is joining NATO

The Polish leader today defended Finland‘s party-loving Prime Minister, saying he was ‘very happy’ to see her enjoying a night out.

Sanna Marin has made headlines across the globe after she was captured on video having a raucous evening on the town with friends.

She yesterday insisted that ‘everyone needs a fun and relaxed evening out’ and that she should be allowed to let her hair down after spending most of her time juggling the responsibilities of governing and being a mother.

The 36-year-old, who is married, added that ‘nothing inappropriate’ happens in the clip that shows her dancing hip-to-hip with male pop singer Olavi Uusivirta in Helsinki’s Klubi nightclub at 4am, and said her only regret is that ‘private’ videos had made it into the public domain.

Ms Marin said she has also submitted to a drugs test to prove her innocence after more footage taken earlier in the evening and which leaked yesterday showed her dancing with friends in a house while someone in the background shouts ‘flour gang’.

‘Flour’ is Finnish slang often used to refer to cocaine. Ms Marin said she has never taken drugs in her life, and did not see anyone taking them on the night out in question which stretched from the evening of Saturday August 6 until the very early hours of Sunday 7.

Now, her Polish counterpart has jumped to her defence, insisting she had good reason to go out and celebrate because her country is joining NATO.

Sanna Marin enjoys a night out

Sanna Marin is under renewed pressure today over a wild night out earlier this month after footage emerged showing her dancing intimately with a mystery man in a nightclub

Ms Marin is seen in white jeans (centre) dancing with friends at Klubi, an upmarket nightclub attached to a restaurant complex in central Helsinki

Ms Marin is seen in white jeans (centre) dancing with friends at Klubi, an upmarket nightclub attached to a restaurant complex in central Helsinki

Ms Marin said she has also submitted to a drugs test to prove her innocence after more footage taken earlier in the evening and which leaked yesterday showed her dancing with friends in a house while someone in the background shouts 'flour gang'

Ms Marin said she has also submitted to a drugs test to prove her innocence after more footage taken earlier in the evening and which leaked yesterday showed her dancing with friends in a house while someone in the background shouts ‘flour gang’

Now, her Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki has jumped to her defence, insisting she had good reason to go out and celebrate because her country is joining NATO

Now, her Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki has jumped to her defence, insisting she had good reason to go out and celebrate because her country is joining NATO

‘The prime minister has a reason to be happy because Finland joined NATO,’ Mateusz Morawiecki told a news conference when asked about the videos.

‘So if on this occasion the prime minister of Finland drank a little more Finlandia (vodka) and because of this danced, there is nothing terrible in that.’

NATO’s 30 allies signed the accession protocol for Sweden and Finland last month, allowing them to join the nuclear-armed alliance once all member states ratify the decision.

Poland has strongly supported Finland’s membership of the alliance.

Morawiecki is an economist and historian who was heavily engaged in anti-communist movements in his youth and has served as Poland’s PM since 2017.

Recently, he accused the European Union of ‘imperialistic’ behaviour towards smaller member states in a scathing op-ed.

In the article shared via Germany’s Welt news website, Morawiecki claimed the most powerful EU nations sit behind a guise of democracy and instead rule the European bloc as members of an ‘oligarchy’.

‘Political practice has shown that the positions of Germany and France count more than all the others… So we are dealing with a formal democracy and a de facto oligarchy in which the strongest hold power,’ he declared.

The prime minister, whose nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) government has clashed repeatedly with Brussels over rule of law issues, also said the Russian invasion of Ukraine had thrown a spotlight on the EU’s shortcomings.

In a similar article published in The Spectator, Morawiecki argued that Russia would have already conquered Ukraine and would be using gas supply to threaten the whole of Europe had other EU member states mirrored the behaviour of Germany.

‘If all of Europe followed Germany’s voice… the continent’s dependence on Russian gas – which today serves Putin as a blackmail tool against Europe – would be almost irreversible,’ he said.

‘If Europe had sent weapons to Ukraine on the same scale, and at the same pace, as Germany, the war would have ended long ago: with Russia’s absolute victory.’

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