No big deal for Finns as defense chief takes paternity leave


              FILE - Finland's Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen answers to reporters as he arrives for a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Amid the biggest regional security crisis in decades, as Finland waits to join NATO, the country’s defense minister has chosen to claim nearly two months of parental leave from his job.  (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
            
              FILE - Finland's Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen answers to reporters as he arrives for a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Amid the biggest regional security crisis in decades, as Finland waits to join NATO, the country’s defense minister has chosen to claim nearly two months of parental leave from his job.  (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
            
              FILE - Finland's Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen answers to reporters as he arrives for a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Amid the biggest regional security crisis in decades, as Finland waits to join NATO, the country’s defense minister has chosen to claim nearly two months of parental leave from his job.  (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
            
              FILE - Finland's Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen answers to reporters as he arrives for a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Amid the biggest regional security crisis in decades, as Finland waits to join NATO, the country’s defense minister has chosen to claim nearly two months of parental leave from his job.  (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
            
              FILE - Finland's Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen answers to reporters as he arrives for a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. Amid the biggest regional security crisis in decades, as Finland waits to join NATO, the country’s defense minister has chosen to claim nearly two months of parental leave from his job.  (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
            
              In this photo provided by the Turkish Defense Ministry, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, right, and Finnish Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen shake hands during a welcome ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (Turkish Defense Ministry via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by the Turkish Defense Ministry, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, right, and Finnish Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen shake hands during a welcome ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (Turkish Defense Ministry via AP)
            
              In this handout photo provided by the Turkish Defense Ministry, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, right, and Finnish Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen speak to the media after their talks in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Kaikkonen visits Ankara, meets with his counterpart Akar as Ankara continues to hold up Helsinki's bid to join NATO. (Turkish Defense Ministry via AP)