Eva Biaudet rento ja pätevä englanninkielisessä tentissä
RKP:n presidenttiehdokas Eva Biaudet esiintyi rennosti MTV3:n Huomenta Suomen englanninkielisessä tentissä.
Suorassa tv-tentissä Biudet puhui monimutkaisista aiheista sujuvasti ja vaivattomasti uutistoimisto AP:n skandinavian kirjeenvaihtajan David Mac Dougallin haastattelemana.
Tässä Mac Dougallin arvio.
When a President of Finland travels abroad, they don't speak to the world in Finnish, they speak to the world in English.
For the first time, all eight presidential candidates have agreed to come on Huomenta Suomi to be interviewed in English, to show they're capable of communicating effectively in an international setting.
This morning, Eva Biaudet showed her high level of proficiency in the English language. The Swedish Peoples Party candidate has worked internationally at the OSCE in Vienna for several years, where the working language was English. She seems very comfortable discussing her candidacy, and complex issues like foreign policy in English - which is after all her third language.
Mrs Biaudet said she decided to run for President to give women in Finland a voice, after seeing only male candidates declaring their interest in the job. Her work with minorities, immigrants and in the field of social inclusion have given her a strong profile internationally which can be an asset if she becomes president.
It is my experience that Swede-Finns can often be more comfortable speaking in English with foreigners, and Eva Biaudet would have no problems in representing the country at international meetings and state visits while speaking English.