Posts Tagged: Finland

The number of homeless migrants in Finland rises sharply in 2013

Despite a drop in homeless cases in Finland, the number of homeless migrants rose in 2013 to close to 2,000 persons versus breaking the 1,000 mark in 2011, according to the Housing Finance and Development Center of Finland (ARA).* Migrants accounted for 61% of homeless cases in Finland.  Read full statement (in Finnish) here. The

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I, too, am Finland!

During Europe’s action week against racism (March 15-23), wouldn’t it be appropriate to post something that promotes inclusion and respect? One posting drives home a very important and long overdue message in Finland: #itooamfinland. Read full story (in Finnish) here. What’s the biggest challenge that our country faces during this century? It’s living in an ever-culturally diverse

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PS MP Hakkarainen sends SMS pictures of his phallus

It’s quite remarkable that Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP Teuvo Hakkarainen, who has made racist remarks in the past like homosexuals, lesbians and Somalis should be relocated to the Åland Islands, still enjoys the support of his party after he sent on his work phone an SMS message with pictures of his phallus.  Read full story here.

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What can the PS mutate to if the political conditions are right?

In order to understand what a party like the Perussuomalaiset (PS) are, look at how it rose to become Finland’s third-largest party in parliament in less than ten years. The growth of the anti-EU, anti-immigration and especially anti-Islam PS has been impressive to say the least, rising from 5 MPs in the 2007 parliamentary elections

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“Migrants” lag two years behind “ethnic Finns” in Pisa results

Here’s an interesting story on the Finnish News Agency (STT) wires: Migrant students at school lag two years behind so-called ethnic Finns in the Program for International Student Assessment (Pisa) results. Of all the OECD countries, Finland’s Pisa result saw the biggest drop in 2013 from the previous year. Read full story here. Anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS) MPs

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