Posts Tagged: Paula Risikko

Finland: Retreating into a shell and fuelling xenophobia and racism

As Finland retreats deeper into its shell and ethnocentrism, the it feeds the beast of xenophobia and racism. Apart from Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Laura Huhtasaari, who openly encourages direct violence and hatred against migrants and minorities, there are others that are just as guilty. 

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حكم غير مسبوق من المحكمة الإدارية في توركو: يمكن لطالبي اللجوء الحصول على دعم الدخل من كيلا

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Landmark ruling by the administrative court of Turku: asylum seekers can get income support from Kela

The administrative court of Turku overturned on October 17 a decision by Kela, The Social Insurance Institute of Finland, to deny income support to refugees or undocumented migrants that are forced to leave an asylum reception center and have their allowances terminated.  There are 30 days to appeal the administrative court ruling.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: The most dangerous racists and bigots of Finland

What is more dangerous, an openly racist party like the Perussuomalaiset* or politicians of mainstream parties who tow the line on structural racism, bigotry and do absolutely nothing to change matters. For me, the most dangerous group are the latter, who state with a poker face that they are against racism and don’t do anything

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وزير الداخلية الفنلندى باولا ريسيكو يقضى عطلة فى منطقة حرب

    باللغة الإنجليزية: Finnish Interior Minister Paula Risikko vacationing in a war zone ترجمة حكاية المهاجرين

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Finnish Interior Minister Paula Risikko vacationing in a war zone

Sira Moksi has made quite a name for herself by drawing cartoons that newspapers wouldn’t publish. In the one below, we see Interior Minister Paula Risikko vacationing in a “safe” country like Iraq or Afghanistan. Where would Interior Minister Permanent Secretary Päivi Nerg vacation? What about the director general of the Finnish Immigration Service, Jaana Vuori? What about Prime Minister Juha Sipilä? President Sauli Niinistö? Finance Minister Petteri Orpo?

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Finland believes tighter laws will protect the country from terrorism but the real enemy is fear and opportunism

The knee-jerk reaction of politicians after the tragedy that took place in Turku on Friday not only smells of populism but of opportunism. What have we heard from them since last week?

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The words and silence of politicians have dire consequences in Finland for us

After the stabbing of ten people in Turku on Friday, politicians like President Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, Interior Minister Paula Risikko, the national media, which echoes far-right opinions of Jussi Halla-aho, the chairman of the Perussuomalaiset* who was convicted for hate speech, appear to be carried away by their own prejudices and hostility towards asylum seekers, which does impact our culturally diverse community.

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