Finnish municipalities reluctant to take Muslim settlers prior to upcoming elections…….

This is how disingenuous they are…..

Just wait until the elections are over and see which ones open their communities up to the problems that will invariably ensue.

Municipalities reluctant to take refugees before elections

Figures gathered by top daily Helsingin Sanomat from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment show that only three economic development (ELY) areas out of 15 have reached or exceeded the minimum number of refugee placements required by the Ministry.


The areas to succeed in their policy moves are North Karelia, South Savo and Lapland.


Municipalities, HS writes, have promised to accept a total of 2,500 refugees this year – which is still far below the Employment Ministry’s quota of 4,000 placements. The number is likely to rise past 3,000 according to the ministry’s integration chief Tarja Rantala.


“The municipal elections are in early April, so that will probably slow down the decision-making a bit,” she says in HS. “The issue will be taken over by the next council.”


Municipalities must organize housing, social services and health care for refugees they accept, but HS reports that many are reluctant to make the decision to accept refugees ahead of the local elections next month.


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