Posts Tagged: Petteri Orpo

NCP’s Petteri Orpo and his infamous xenophobic and anti-immigration statements

Economy Minister Petteri Orpo, who is also the chairperson of the National Coalition Party (NCP), was and is instrumental for having tightened Finland’s immigration policy when he was the interior minister (2015-2016). As a minister in Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, he was instrumental in undermining the rights of asylum seekers and migrant community. 

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Ministers Petteri Orpo and Kai Mykkänen are geniuses in migrant integration. Not.

As a sociologist and anti-racism activist, I was not surprised by the banality of Finance Minister Petteri Orpo’s and Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen’s model to better integrate migrants and do away with migrant crime. The answer? A test!

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The National Coalition Party should stop bullying asylum seekers and migrants

Finance Minister Petteri Orpo and Interior Minister kai Mykkänen reiterated calls for asylum seekers to “integrate” and embrace Finnish values. Mykkänen was quoted as saying in Helsingin Sanomat that there are plans to offer asylum seekers at reception centers courses on Finnish society. 

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Jussi Halla-aho elected PS chairman. What happens next and will the party remain in government?

While it’s no surprise that Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Jussi Halla-aho was the clear winter against Sampo Terho 949 votes against 629, the big question is how the PS’ government coalition partners Center Party and National Coalition Party (NCP) will digest Halla-aho’s victory.

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Stop this Game! demonstration exposes the disingenuousness of Juha Sipilä’s government

Today Finland will see one of its biggest-ever demonstrations against racism. The last time this Rosa Parks moment, which could be christened the Jimi Joonas Kartturnen moment, to respect his bravery to stand up against far-right racist ideology, was in July 2015.

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Finance Minister Petteri Orpo and his disingenuous statements about racism and bigotry

National Coalition Party (NCP) chairman and Finance Minister Petteri Orpo was quoted as saying on YLE News that he won’t tolerate racist speech. The comment comes after two Perussuomalaiset (PS)* politicians, MP Teuvo Hakkarainen and PS youth leader Sebastian Tynkkynen, are being investigated by the police service for ethnic agitation.

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Saido Mohamed defects to the Greens, cites differences over ever-tightening immigration policy

Saido Mohamed, who is no stranger to Migrant Tales, has defected from the National Coalition Party (NCP) to the Greens, according to YLE.

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UPDATED: How long will reception centers and asylum seekers be under attack in Finland?

The fact that fourteen asylum reception centers that have been attacked in Finland since mid-September is shameful. According to the police service of Kangasala, an asylum seeker was beaten by two or three men Saturday evening near the Kaivanto reception center, reports YLE News.

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