HELSINKI , Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila believed "not much will be changed" in Finnish-German relations in the wake of the German election results.
Sipila underlined continuity of the bilateral relations in a statement late Sunday and noted that Finland and Germany have had fairly similar views on the development of the eurozone.
Sipila told national broadcaster Yle that he doesn't believe Germany will continue being against increasing joint responsibilities in the eurozone. Sipila noted that the German election result is "pro-Europe" in the sense that the liberal FDP and the Greens were successful.
Teija Tiilikainen, director of the Finnish Institute for International Affairs, said it is in the interest of Finland that Merkel will continue as German chancellor. Finland has maintained close contacts with her in recent years.