we must now keep our heads cool while our hearts remain warm. Each of us should think about what we could do to ease the integration for those who escape conflict and persecution: learning the language, finding employment and settling into their daily routines
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 ›
The discussion about the refugee situation is so infected that the issue cannot be discussed in public almost at all. The issue is not either at all helped by the so called immigrant critics
Simon Elo is a Member of the Finnish Parliament for the Finns Party, from the Uusimaa constituency. It is hisfirst term as an MP. He is married, and father of one son, 5 months old. Simon, what do you… Read More ›
Refugees: will the Finnish government’s position be dictated by Juha Sipilä or by Timo Soini? Will it be aligned on Angela Merkel or on Viktor Orban?
When the Finnish Prime Minister opens his own house to refugees, Angela Merkel opens boldly Germany’s borders to the Syrian refugees, followed with some reluctance by Francois Hollande in France and David Cameron in the UK. Will Finland follow the… Read More ›
Neo-nazis activities in Finland: the government has to put an end to them and concentrate on Finland’s situation
There has been in the last weeks worrying signs of something very wrong in Finland, and make us unable to recognise the strong and peaceful country we know and like. In June, a member of the Finn’s Party has called… Read More ›
There have been tens of thousands of people demonstrating in different towns in Finland last Tuesday, and it was an impressive event for Finland and for the world. It was provoked by a post from a Finn’s Party member of… Read More ›
The chapter about the migration policy in the government programme finally reminds us of the three (not so) wise monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, and just ignore reality.
Eva Biaudet, candidate for the next Parliamentary election and ombudsman for non-discrimination, tells about discrimination and the situation of human rights in Finland
This interview has been given by Eva Biaudet, some days before she was included in the list of candidates for the Swedish People Party for the next Parliamentary elections. It is focused on her career, on what is important for her and on her activity as the Finnish Ombudsman for non-discrimination. She tells about herself and expresses her views on how the situation of human rights in Finland is threatened by an unwholesome evolution of the Finnish public.
Seeking peace: an interesting debate took place in Helsinki about the future of Ukraine, with activists leaders from Georgia, Russia and Ukraine and Antti Pentikäinen
A debate on the future of Ukraine took place in Helsinki on the 28th of February, with Bessarion Gugushvili, former prime minister of Georgia, Ksenia Vakhrusheva Russian opposition activist, Denis Pertsev, Head of the Ukrainian Association in Finland and Antti Pentikäinen, Executive Director of Finn Church Aid organization,