PM Sipilä has decided to expand the cabinet by adding three new ministers. You could think that it takes into account the fact that the xenophobic Finn’s party has lost the municipal election, but it is more the opposite: the… Read More ›
Frankfurter Allgemeine: Juha Sipilä, Finland’s Prime Minister a small Trump?
In a recent article published under the title “Kritische Medien erträgt er nicht”(He can not stand critical media), Frankfurter Allgemeine has criticized the attitude of Finland’s PM Juha Sipilä towards the national radio Yle, pushing two journalists to leave Yle… Read More ›
Prime Minister Sipilä:No to violence, no to hate speech, no to racism
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
Government crisis: why are they fighting over the number of regions instead of concentrating on the real problems?
It looks like the governmental coalition is really fighting over the number of regions planned in the SOTE reform (it stands for Social (Sosiaali) and Health Terveys) reform. Maybe they should consider instead discussing the question of inequalities, which is… Read More ›
Finland’s Government is interfering with the independent media, by Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto, MP
The government of Sipilä, Soini and Stubb has decided that, in the future, Yle’s financing depends on the values of the governing parties
SDP leader Antti Rinne proposes his cooperation to Juha Sipilä’s government
In a post (in Finnish here) on his blog whose title is “Enjoy the new Parliament term“, Antti Rinne gives the views of the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) on the present situation, and on the differences between the… Read More ›
Is the Finnish government right in cutting sick leave pay?
According to Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, the government has to find solutions to improve Finland’s competitiveness. A particular challenge is the 10 billion euro sustainability gap. The government has decided to cover 4 billion euros with savings, around four billion… 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 ›
Will Prime Minister Sipilä act to convince Soini to be active against extremists in his party, or get rid of him and of his party?
Immonen, a True Finns Parliament member, posted on Facebook a violent attack on multiculturalism which may be inspired by Anders Breivik, author of the Norwegian 2011 attack.
The government’s migration policy and the three wise monkeys
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.