Posts Tagged: Helsinki

Helsinki’s and Greater Helsinki’s immigrant population to rise by over 131% in 20 years

A forecast that will be published Monday by Statistics Finland sees the immigrant population of Helsinki and its surroundings rising by over 131% in two decades to around 300,000 from 130,000, reports YLE in English, citing Swedish-language daily Hufvustadsbladet. Writes Yle in English: “Most non-Finnish speakers come to Finland and the Helsinki region from Africa

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Is this bus going to Africa?

By Roble Bashir Immigrant bus drivers sometimes feel unsafe during their work in Finland. They face many challenges especially when they work at night. Some white Finnish passengers try to take advantage of bus drivers with immigrant backgrounds. They may, for example, show an expired ticket and argue with the driver that it is valid.

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