...It is true that Finland has the most to lose from a pooling of sovereign debts. The IMF reckons the combined gross debt of euro-area countries will peak at 91% of GDP next year, when the ratio in Finland will be just 53%, the lowest of any euro-zone country bar Estonia and Luxembourg. Finland’s borrowing costs are roughly the same as Germany’s. After Japan and Italy, Finland has the most rapidly ageing population among rich countries, so it is wary of adding to its debts. And having recovered from a nasty banking crisis in the 1990s through their own efforts (albeit with a favourable tailwind from the world economy), Finns are hostile to bail-outs.