One time I was talking to a German friend of mine in a bar. After a few drinks, we got on the topic of World War II. Her German grandparents were there, luckily my Jewish ones weren’t. Of course many others were.
She said her grandparents were “really nice people”, despite having been sympathetic to the Nazis. I stopped her right there and reminded her that they’d made lampshades out of my people. “Yes, but they were really nice lampshades,” she said.
She was being sarcastic, of course.
There have been a couple of articles in Finnish publications recently talking about how your “presidency” could actually be good for Europe in general and Finland in particular. They reminded me of that conversation with my German friend in that bar. And - just like I always feel when I read anything about you - they make me want to get totally wasted.