Heidi Hautala steps down from aid minister post

The Finnish Development Minister Heidi Hautala (Green), who is also responsible for state enterprises, was forced to resign Friday due to her handling of a Greenpeace demonstration against the state-owned firm Arctia Shipping which is carrying out ice breaking to facilitate oil drilling in the arctic, the public broadcaster YLE reports.


Former Finnish International Development Minister Heidi Hautala.
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