VIDEO: MEPs give humorous response to Canada's PM who said Baltics "are not a thing" (8)
Five MEPs from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have filmed an informative tongue-in-cheek video message to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was recently caught out answering a question about his favorite Baltic nation with "That's not a thing."
The MEPs from ALDE group decided to prove to Trudeau in a Christmas message that the Baltic countries do exist.
MEPs draw attention to things their respective countries are known for in the world, with Kaja Kallas pointing out Estonia's connection to Skype.
Trudeau's 60 second challenge (Baltic nations question at 00:38):
In response, Trudeau told Maclean's that he is well aware that the Baltics exist — because he used to date a woman from one of those countries. "On the spur of the moment while shooting the 60-second video, he said, he decided that no good could come from answering the question with reference to any specific country. So he declined as diplomatically as he could," the Canadian magazine reported.