Translation:Mr. Pöllönen, Estonian is an important language.
Finnish and Estonian have a lot of "false friends". Such words arise in all related languages as words change in form and meaning during the course of time. Still, it seems to me that there are especially many false friends between Finnish and Estonian.
The Estonian word "hallitus" for moald is derived from the word "hall" which means "grey". This word still exists in Finnish in some specific meanings: "halli" is a synonyme for "harmaahylje" (grey seal), the most common seal in the Baltic sea. (The Finnish word for "grey" is "harmaa".). A (grey) dog in Finland may still get the name "Halli".
On the other hand, the Finnish word for government "hallitus" is derived from the verb "hallita" (to govern). In Estonian the corresponding verb is "valitseda". Thus, government is in Estonian "valitsus". There exists a similar verb also in Finnish, "vallita", which means "to dominate".