In accordance with my Finnish colleague, Germany is going to have lots of difficulties to change the position of Finland with regards to the Greek guarantees for the next bailout.
There has been a huge transfer of votes from the Socialist Party to the “new” Finnish populist party “True Finns”, mainly from the popular low class. And the finance minister belongs to the socialist party (there is a coallition in Finnish government among several parties, including both main ones, conservatives and socialists, to avoid the True Finns). Hence, to be flexible with Europe at this point would probably kill the socialist party for the benefit of the populists (finnish people is against the bailouts, mainly among low class people).
This is why Finland is adopting this strong position with regards o Greece. Will we see the Partenon in Helsinki?