A private opinion expressed recently by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä on his blog. (Translated by Timo Willman) An evaluation compiled by four foreign and security policy experts regarding the effects of Finland’s possible joining of NATO was published today. The… Read More ›
The Government’s New Employment Policies Add Bureaucracy and Obstacles for Jobseekers, by Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto (Greens)
(Translated by Timo Willman) The Minister of Labour, Lindström, presented the government’s plans regarding employment on Monday 18 April. Once again, it became clear that neither the Centre Party, National Coalition Party nor the Finns Party have understood the changes… Read More ›
With some inspiration from the UK, Juha Sipilä could move in the direction of professional public decision-making… Here are some thoughts.
There has been a strange happening in Finland these last days: the Parliament held an excellent debate on the limitation of family reunification for refugees, and there was almost no media coverage, even if it was quite interesting. And, against… Read More ›
According to the online newspaper Finland Times, the government announced plans to convert public health care units into publicly-owned companies.This is the next step towards a global privatization, which is the objective of the National Coalition Party. Going towards a… Read More ›
How the OECD has politely criticized the government’s programme, and how it became for Minister Stubb “Support from OECD for Government’s position”
This is our time to enhance our economic structures and ultimately improve our productivity and welfare, as long as all the economic players have had the chance to adapt to the change in the standards of both the government and their competitors.
Ann-Cathrine Jungar, researcher: about the golden age of the Nordic far-right parties, such as the Finns Party, and its consequences for politics and the society
A-C Jungar, researcher, analyses the evolution of the Nordic populist parties, and explains how the Finns Party has radicalized, compared to their predecessor party
We have already described the Finnish experiment in another article (click here to access it) , but there were a lot of questions left. We have been able to know more about a number of questions which were not clear…. Read More ›
As we follow daily politics, we may forget about what made Finland as it is now, a rich and strong democratic country. The Independence Day, tomorrow, is a good opportunities to forget the hesitations, the mistakes, the lack of vision… Read More ›