Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) has defended Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin against criticism of the party videos. "Even if it may shock some: politicians are people, have a private life," said Baerbock on Friday in Copenhagen. "I also like music and, when I have some private time, not only play cards, but was on my vacation - unfortunately not at a party - but at a rock concert."
Finland's Prime Minister Marin hit the headlines last week with videos of a private party showing her dancing and singing with friends. After speculation about whether drugs were involved at the party about two weeks ago, Marin took a drug test. This turned out negative.
In her homeland, but also in Germany, several politicians had protected the Finn. Green politician Hannah Neumann had published a video of a Green federal party conference in 2018, where people danced eagerly. Back then, Baerbock, among other things, swung her hips with her in a gallery.