Why do we need a ”Labor Minister” in the first place?

The central government shouldn’t be involved in the private sector other than in determining legislation that keeps the playing field equal (in just law). It fails miserably at it due to big government cronyism, which in the end chooses winners and losers. If government wasn’t as ubiquitous as it is today, there wouldn’t be a labor ministry and the economy would be allowed to right itself, and there wouldn’t be a systemic +200 000 unemployed in a population of 5.3 million.

NOTE: Statist government creates economic dislocation from its absurd financial, physical and social policies, then stands there dictating how it will solve them. Get out of the way dammit and let the society itself right all your wrongs.

Labour minister: Unemployed can use benefits to start companies, create jobs

On Monday the Minister of Justice and Labour Jari Lindström presented a few of the government’s unemployment benefit reform proposals. The reforms involve both the tightening and loosening of the programmes’ rules. He said that if implemented, the measures could help 10,000 unemployed people find work.

Jari Lindström

Minister of Justice and Labour Jari Lindström. Image: Yle

Nearly a week ago the government officially announced some of the programmes it has in mind to achieve its target of getting 110,000 unemployed people back to work. Some of the details began to emerge on Monday at a press conference with a presentation by Minister of Justice and Labour Jari Lindström.

Among other things, the proposed reforms to unemployment benefits include changes to how those euros can be spent.

Currently, the average unemployed person in Finland receives some 700 euros per month in support, but that money can only be spent on general living expenses, not for example, towards starting a business.

More here.

NOTE: Those who think the Finns Party is the answer to government problems, will only disappoint themselves, they’re as statist as the SDP and The Left, with only nuance in differences.


These new unemployed………

tard settlers on the march

Gov’t trailing employment targets

Last summer the Finnish government targeted the creation of 110,000 new jobs in four years. After ten months in office they are well behind schedule, but officials say that they’re still confident of reaching their goal.

Image: Yle Uutisgrafiikka

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s government has now been in office for ten months, but has not made much progress towards one of its key targets. The aim is to increase Finland’s employment rate to 72 percent, which would require the creation of 110,000 new jobs.

In reality, however, the employment rate has barely budged from the starting point last May, which was 67.9 percent. It is now 68.2 percent—both figures are seasonally adjusted. The 72 percent figure represents a return to the peak years of the 1980s and 1990s.

The Ministry for Employment and the Economy says that the trend is positive. Officials point to a slowdown in the growth in the number of unemployed jobseekers.

“The number of unemployed jobseekers is no longer growing at the same rate it was last summer,” said Heikki Räisänen, who leads the research unit at the ministry. “It seems clear that the trend has been so strong since last summer that it will continue.”

Räisänen expects that the turning point will come this summer, when he predicts that the number of unemployed will start to fall.

More at YLE

NOTE: Yeah, the numbers in normal times might begin to fall, but with the Spring comes even more numbers of Muslim settlers, and what are they going to do then when resources dry up? Borrow more money!


Statism kills jobs……..

More Finns being forced to compete for jobs with muslim settlers, whose demographics are growing to such levels, they say that they need a halal slaughter house.

Nokia plans 1,300 job cuts in Finland

Nokian pääkonttori Espoossa.

Nokia has announced it plans to cut some 1,300 jobs in Finland by 2018. The telecom networks equipment firm says that it is targeting nearly 1 billion euros in savings by 2018 following its acquisition of French rival Alcatel-Lucent.

More here.


I always greatly disliked sports trainers and coaches working for the teams of other countries than their own, it also includes former PM’s.

This is the maroon who was PM of Finland during the 90’s while it was still a sovereign nation, then he led it into the EU. The rest is history. Now he’s helping to develop the economy of the Russian fascist government.

muslim invasion of europe

Ex-PM: Job at state-owned Russian bank ‘wouldn’t be political’

Former Prime Minister of Finland Esko Aho says that his possible board position at the state-owned Russian bank Sberbank is not a political job. Aho also told Yle that western sanctions are only the third most significant problem facing the Russian economy.

Esko Aho.
Esko Aho. Image: Yle

Finland’s former Prime Minister Esko Aho has been nominated to join the board of Russia’s biggest bank, Sberbank. Speaking to Yle on Monday, he said that he didn’t see anything political in the post.

“My job is to help the bank’s development and in that way help the Russian economy,” said former PM and Centre Party leader Aho. “I am not a political actor in any respect. If the bank begins to succeed, there could also be a positive effect on the Finnish economy.”

Sberbank has restricted access to US and EU capital markets after the EU and US imposed sanctions on the bank following Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Aho says that most of the bank’s operations continue as normal, but it has difficulty finding capital on longer terms than 30 days.

Aho also chairs the board of EastOffice, a coalition of Finnish firms that works to advance their interests in the Russian market. He says that the issue of sanctions and trade with Russia has been painted too black and white.

More here.


I report on this to prove two points.


The first being, none of the status quo political parties are taking seriously the threat the EU holds to Finland’s future. The statist regime is corrupt through and through, and no party here seems willing to take it on, or at least state the case to the Finnish people.

Secondly, this underline my point that I’ve made for a very long time, trying to influence political change within a party is virtually impossible, you have to speak the party language, divergence from the party line is a road straight to the periphery, even for a career politician like Paavo Väyrynen.

There is no primary system in Finnish politics, you are stuck with whatever political candidate the party approves of, and they’re not going to approve of anyone that openly wants to buck the status quo in the party. The only way around it is to start your own party and promote it, which is amazingly difficult to do.

Paavo Väyrynen to set up a Civics Party.

MEP Paavo Väyrynen has set up a non-profit association, Citizens’ Party Association’s (Medborgarpartiet rf). “As the name implies, the association will be entered in the Party Register, once the conditions for this are met Citizens’ Party seeks to influence the political life of Finland through both direct democracy and the parliamentary system.”
Väyrynen says in a statement. “For my part, I am a member of Citizens’ Party but firstly a MEP. At sometime , I intend to return to parliament and be a candidate in the 2019 parliamentary elections.” Maaseudun tulevaisuus first reported on Väyrynen’s movement.


This policy mirrors the public funding of state TV/New broadcasting.

This is just another example of the system padding itself from the reality of societal contempt, mistrust and its wrath. Yes, most a just happy as ignorant clams on how they’re being scammed by the cultural elite, most couldn’t care less. For us that do however, this is pure, naked, tyranny.

Yes, the parties receive state funding in proportion to the number of seats they hold in the parliament, but the idea of the public being forced to fund political parties that they’re in complete disagreement with, is beyond the pale. That notion comes home even more to those who are completely removed from the political scene, having long since given up hope in the system entirely. It’s rigged.

So to with the state broadcaster YLE.

In the normal world of private enterprise, we reward business with exchanging our money for the service that they provide. In the fake world of public enterprise, we hand over money regardless of whether their services are worthy or completely a waste of time. How is a forced subscriber to vent his/her frustration with a public enterprise like YLE, effectively when withholding your money will bring the agency calling at your door demanding all of your tv sets?

Gov’t hands over nearly 30 million to political parties

The government has distributed close to 30 million euros in subsidies to political parties to fund their political and communications activities for 2016. The Centre Party took the lion’s share of the pot, as it secured the highest number of seats in last year’s parliamentary elections.


The government announced Tuesday that political parties received nearly 30 million euros to help finance their 2016 programmes. Image: Touko Yrttimaa / Yle

The government announced Tuesday that it had shared out 29.6 million euros in subsidies to political parties represented in the Parliament. The financial support is intended to help bankroll the parties’ political, information and communications programmes for 2016.

The parties are expected to use five percent of the funding to support women’s political activities and another five percent for the activities of local party groups.

The funds have been distributed to correspond with the number of seats each parliamentary party won in the 2015 general election. This meant that Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Centre Party came away with some 7.2 million euros, while Timo Soini’s Finns Party received 5.6 million euros and Alexander Stubb’s National Coalition Party got 5.4 million euros.

Funding for the Social Democratic party was just over five million euros, with the Greens, Left Alliance, Swedish People’s Party and the Christian Democratic Party pocketing 2.2 million, 1.8 million, 1.3 million and 740,000 euros respectively.

The government has provided funding for political parties since 1967 and the Justice Ministry is responsible for monitoring how parties use the funds.


NOTE: That the political system here, as it is in the rest of Europe, has no primary system in which to challenge the status quo. That’s how they like it here, playing it safe, predictable and in their pocket.


Personally, I couldn’t care less about the disparaging remarks I’ve heard about him in the past, he’s one of the lone politicians back in the 1990’s who openly warned about joining the EU, let alone the Euro, and consistently puts Finland first. That makes him far more likeable than the rest.

I personally met the man in Central Finland while he was stumping for one of the Center Party’s new candidates for the European Parliament, Riikka Manner (she made it in), where I forced the subject of the lack of real representative democracy within the EU, and the need to leave it.

It’s a rare day when you can get a couple of politicians to speak straight, going on the record as being against the Lisbon treaty/EU constitution. As a matter of fact, Väyrynen was very emphatic about the gross lack of accountability within the EU, and when he mentioned that he was one of few MP’s in the Finnish parliament to vote against the ratification of the EU treaty

I’m still glad that he’s keeping the issue alive, no matter how much he’s derided and laughed at, he’s got far more courage and sense of morality and ethics than any of his detractors combined. He puts Finland (the people) first.

Sponsor of euro exit citizen’s initiative backs down on referendum route

Veteran politico Paavo Väyrynen says he doesn’t support the idea of a referendum on leaving the eurozone. Väyrynen, who is the main man behind a citizen’s initiative calling for a referendum on Finland’s eurozone membership, now says that a direct vote would be too time-consuming. Instead, he’s advocating the same top-down method used when Finland joined the euro back in 1998.

Paavo Väyrynen
Paavo Väyrynen Image: Yle

Centre Party MEP Paavo Väyrynen wants a faster approach to exiting the eurozone than a national referendum. The seasoned politician says government should present a statement to MPs supporting leaving the common currency region, in much the same way it argued for joining back in 1998.

The citizen’s initiative aimed at organising a referendum on Finland’s euro membership closed on Saturday, but not before it had gathered more than the 50,000 signatures required to take it to the Parliament for consideration by MPs.

Senior Centre Party politician Paavo Väyrynen was the engine behind the motion, which charges that ordinary Finns were deprived of a chance to decide whether or not they wanted to adopt the single currency. Now, however, he says he doesn’t support the idea of a referendum.

“A referendum could take years. We don’t have any time to waste now that the economy is in such bad shape and the euro area is rapidly becoming a debt union and a federal union,” Väyrynen said.

Although the wording of the citizen’s initiative suggests that its purpose is to organise a referendum, Väyrynen said that in his view that is not the case.

“The main purpose of the initiative is for Finland to leave the euro area,” he declared.

Referendum after exit if Finland wants back in

According to Väyrynen, given the fact that a referendum would last too long, the process should work in the same way as it did back in 1998, when the government provided a statement to lawmakers on the matter.

This time, however the government’s statement would take the opposite position, and outline the case for exiting the single currency union.

“Now the statement should be based on leaving the euro area and if later on we wanted to join the euro again, then we should organise a referendum,” Väyrynen outlined.

Väyrynen: Measure probably won’t go through

According to the long-serving politician, introducing a referendum would also be burdensome because it would require legislative changes. However he acknowledged that the faster procedure, the government statement, is also an unlikely outcome.

His colleagues in the Centre Party, including Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, have not indicated any public support for the euro exit proposal and are hardly likely to table a euro exit statement. It is also improbable that other MPs would support such a motion even if it were brought to Parliament.

“There wouldn’t be the required majority in Parliament,” he admitted.

Väyrynen to take the stage in hearings

Väyrynen, who was elected to the Parliament during general elections last spring, is currently based in Brussels where he is a Member of the European Parliament. He still has the option of returning to take up his seat among other Finnish lawmakers. However he said he won’t do so.

He said that an initiative sponsored by an ordinary citizen generally fares far better than one set in motion by a parliamentarian. Initiatives that make it to the Parliament have to survive a tougher mechanism than the will of the people.

“Apparently there will be several committee hearings about the citizen’s initiative, in which I will have the opportunity to speak. I will have the chance to speak as an expert. After this, one or more committees will deal with the motion and of course at that stage experts will be heard,” Väyrynen remarked.


NOTE: To those Finns who may disagree with me, let me remind you that without a functioning national parliament dedicated solely to Finnish aspirations and sovereignty, everything else is pure window dressing.


And the country is importing tens of thousands of muslim settlers (2/3 officially noted as frauds)  and the Finnish taxpayer is funding it all through the government’s incurring of debt.

This is very much like what the US government is doing, with over 220 trillion in debt, the central bank is keeping interest rates artificially low in order for the federal government to keep paying the interest on its loans. It will all come crashing down on our heads as it must, if nothing is done to reverse course.

NOTE: The law of economics observes no party line, nor rich or poor, it will come crashing down like a hammer. Fraud Keynesian economics are not even being applied properly, there was supposed to be surplus of cash from abundant years to be used during times of lean. These jokers can’t keep their hands off of public money,  the statist’s appetite for spending is insatiable.

According to professor the Greek scenario threatens Finland : “Then both schools and hospitals will be closed”

Professor at Aalto University funding Vesa Puttonen a lecture on Wednesday, high school students Brando co-educational school in Helsinki Finland's economic plight and state indebtedness.
Finance professor Vesa Puttonen at Aalto University in  a lecture on Wednesday, high school students Brando co-educational school in Helsinki Finland’s economic plight and state indebtedness. (PHOTO: Seppo Solmela)


 Aalto University’s finance Professor, Vesa Puttonen, raised a frightening scenario related to the state’s debt in a lecture for high school students on Wednesday at Kulosaari co-educational school in Helsinki.

– If Finland has a debt of 100 billion euros and the interest rate is one per cent, the interest on the debt is 1 billion euros. If interest rates are ten per cent, then the interest on the debt is ten billion euros, Puttonen said.

The situation can suddenly change to be extremely serious.

– If trust is gone, the interest rates bounce. It does not bounce between one and two percent, but to five or even higher. Then there will be a crisis, which cannot be prepared for in advance.

The European Central Bank has pushed interest rates down, which is why in Finland it’s believed that there is room for more debt, Puttonen evaluated.

This thinking can have harsh consequences.

– If we go over the abyss, the servicing of the debt will rise to ten billion, not the kind found in the state budget.Then schools and hospitals will have to be closed. Then someone else will come to arrange our affairs, such as in Greece, Puttonen said.

Puttonen gave his assessment on Wednesday, when he gave a lecture for high school students at Kulosaaren school on Finland’s economic plight and state indebtedness.


Forget about primaries, they want closed lists as well.

One the one hand, the importance of limiting a politician to serving in only one elected position at a time, should be obvious to even the least interested, but it would need to be coupled with term limits as well in order to stop politicians developing a career out of public service (self aggrandizement is a powerful lure).

What’s most troublesome in the ”electoral system shake up” is the suggestion that parties will have more control over the candidates people will be able to vote for. Already they exact an amazing amount of control over their parties. They pick who can run for election, exert a top down ”play by the rules or you’re out” mentality in parliamentary votes, and there is no primary system as in the American model by which the people can seek to exert control of (or at least challenge) the party.

This closed list system further removes the people from decision making processes. Not only are they be able to field candidates of their choosing, but the people’s vote only goes towards the party itself, they themselves choose who makes it into parliament. It’s a monopoly of the electoral system. Tyranny. I have a feeling that that is exactly the reason why it’s being proffered.

NOTE: Statism is a powerful elixir.

The closed list system allows parties to determine the order of their candidates in advance, asking voters to select a party slate to vote for without having any input into which candidates within the list might make it through.

Government looks to shake up electoral system

Finland could be set to change the electoral system, moving from a candidate-based election to a closed list system where parties have more power to decide who gets elected. The debate was prompted by a new tier of regional government to be introduced—and elected—as part of a reform of health and social care.

Henkilö äänestykopissa.
Image: Tiina Jutila / Yle

Elections to a new regional body set to be introduced as part of a health and social care reform could force a shake-up in Finland’s electoral system. The Justice Ministry has produced a background document on electoral systems that has been sent to parties for comments.

At present municipal and parliamentary elections are candidate-based, where people cast their votes for a candidate first and foremost. The candidates are ranked within their party list based on the number of votes they receive, and seats are distributed based on the total support received by the party or list.

The closed list system allows parties to determine the order of their candidates in advance, asking voters to select a party slate to vote for without having any input into which candidates within the list might make it through.

With new bodies set to be created and elected to implement the social and health care reform, the current government is taking the opportunity to look at all Finnish elections with fresh eyes.

Open discussion

“I hope that in the coming weeks we’ll have an open discussion and not just assume that candidate elections are best,” said Municipalities and Reform Minister Anu Vehviläinen. “If we make such a radical change to our electoral system, it would be good to consider every election at the same time. To consider which if any of our current elections might suit a list-based system.”

In the coming months the government is set to decide how the new bodies will be elected, including whether or not individuals should face limits on running for election to different bodies. At present people are able to sit as local councillors, MPs and MEPs all at the same time.

“There’s quite a big threshold in Finland for limiting a person’s rights to participate,” says Vehviläinen. “At least up to now it’s been a sacred principle that people can run in every election and the voters will decide who is elected. We should consider whether we want to limit that right.”

The new provincial elections will either be held in autumn 2017 or early 2018, in conjunction with the first round of that year’s presidential election.



Yeah, somebody has to pay for those incredible future jobs applicants’ (muslim settlers) upkeep until they become a dynamic force for the economy.

Oh wait, most of them are Iraqis and Afghanis coming from a region that hates Jews, their co-countrymen elsewhere in Europe are unemployable (or insist being on the dole) and we have gone in debt to pay for it all.

NOTE: My prediction, the economy won’t run around and the Finns will resort to real stupid next time around and vote in the SDP & Leftist alliance (full throated marxists).

PM Sipilä: Prepare for additional cuts in 2017, if competitiveness doesn’t improve

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says Finland is still lacking the spirit of renewal that is necessary if it plans to turn its dismal economy around. His traditional New Year’s Eve message says the country should prepare for a new round of savings and tax increases in 2017, if the economy doesn’t start improving.

Juha Sipilä
Juha Sipilä Image: Stephanie Lecocq / EPA

Finland’s Prime Minister has released his traditional New Year’s address on December 31. He begins by praising the authorities and volunteers who have participated in handling the refugee crisis to date, saying Finland has survived the influx of 30,000 refugees reasonably well.

He has no praise, however, for nation’s ability to renew itself.

“For years now, we have been unable to make the necessary decisions and reforms. Our labour market is inflexible and has not been able to redeem the assurance of its ability to adjust as we promised when joining the euro. An increase in the number of unemployed has been the only way to adapt. This cannot continue,” his office’s translation of his message reads.

Unpleasant chore

He says his coalition is tasked with the “unpleasant chore” of closing a 10 billion-euro sustainability gap.

Prime Minister Sipilä outlines that austerity decisions are set to strengthen public finances by approximately 4 billion euros, and structural reforms such as the health and social services reform will cut public finances by another 4 billion. Pension reform has already been approved by Parliament and decisions to downsize local government are planned for early 2016, he says.

“The Government aims to cover the final 2 billion of the sustainability gap with other measures to promote competitiveness and employment. If this is not achieved, then in spring 2017 the Government will have to make additional savings and tax increases,” the premiere said.

After his last-ditch efforts to secure what he called a ’social contract’ with the country’s labour unions and employer associations fell flat for the umpteenth time earlier this month, Sipilä has moved forward with government plans to impose labour reform – cuts and savings to salaries and benefits that he threatened his social contract negotiators with, if the talks failed.

The labour reforms are intended to reduce unit labour costs by five percent. They would begin to take effect in 2017, if parliament votes them into law this coming spring.



It’s going to cost the Finnish taxpayer far more in the long run for this tomfoolery, 8 mill is a pittance to sell your birthright for…..the morons.

EU grants Finland 8 million euros of emergency funds for migrant crisis

Sweden received 35 million euros and Belgium got 5 million. The EU has granted a total of 222 million euros of emergency funding to its member states.

Vuoksenhovi, vastaanottokeskus, turvapaikanhakija, turvapaikanhakijoita saapuu
Emergency funding is intended to help with the costs of housing and feeding migrants. Image: Tommi Parkkinen / Yle

The European Commission has granted Finland 8 million euros of additional funding to help the country deal with the costs of the migrant situation.

The money must be used to cover the cost of asylum-seekers’ everyday needs such as housing and food, the Commission announces on its site. It also decided in favour of granting Sweden 35 million and Belgium 5 million euros in additional funding.

This year the European Commission has granted a total of 222 million euros in emergency funds to help its member states deal with the effects of the refugee crisis.

The emergency asylum-seeker-directed money is an additional measure that comes on top of a basic appropriation from the EU’s joint trust. Finland has received a total of 53 million euros to deal with asylum-seekers and improve its border security.

More here.


Revoke their passports/citizenship or residency permits.

There is still much, much more to do, like stop importing these people in the first place thank you very much. Also, create a devils island along the French former model and let them live out their days there.

Centre supports criminalising foreign fighters

The Centre party would like to see people who travel abroad to fight for extremist groups face prosecution when they return. The party adopted a position paper on the matter at a meeting of the party board in Mikkeli on Sunday.

Isisin lippu

Some 70 Finns are believed to have left to fight with ISIS. Image: Mohammed Al-Mosuli / EPA

People who leave Finland to fight for ISIS or other extremist groups may face prosecution on their return, if a new proposal from the Centre party gains support. The party’s position on the recent attacks in Paris states that “leaving to fight abroad should be criminalized and recruitment to extremist groups should be stopped”.

The paper also expresses support for the victims of the Paris attacks and their relatives. The party board emphasised that refugees fleeing the Middle East are leaving to escape extremist violence, and that most of them have the best intentions in coming to Europe.

As a percentage of the Muslim population, more Finnish Muslims have left to fight in Syria than Muslims from 25 other countries—although the absolute numbers remain small. Some 70 Finns are believed to have left to fight with ISIS.

The Centre party’s board was gathered over the weekend in the eastern town of Mikkeli, with ministers grilled by party officials from across the country.

In his speech to the meeting on Saturday, Prime Minister and Centre leader Juha Sipilä defended his plan for reform of health and social care as a realisation of long-standing Centre party policy. The 18 regions he has proposed correspond to a 1962 proposal from the party, he told delegates.

The proposal has been criticised apparently for ignoring advice from ministerial advisers to limit the number of regions to 12 in pursuit of greater efficiency. The reform is expected to produce savings of around 3 billion euros from the social and health care budget.



A party in need of implosion.

Just as a party’s politics and policies require reformation, the party leadership should also be refreshed regularly,” Arhinmäki said in his speech. “For the Left Alliance’s development to continue we need new ideas and new faces. That is why I will not be available when the next chair is chosen, and next summer’s party meeting will choose a new chairperson.”

Here’s some advice, just disband and stop screwing with society, we’ve had enough of you regressive throwbacks. As well as those within the Greens Party and the SDP. The pseudo conservatives in the National Coalition (Kokoomus) and Center Party (Keskusta) should re-acquaint themselves with the Enlightenment philosophers and stop what they’re doing as well.

NOTE: Arhinmäki is another lefty anti-Israel puke

Arhinmäki drops out of Left Alliance leadership race

Vasemmistoliiton puheenjohtaja Paavo Arhinmäki.

Seven-year Left leader Paavo Arhinmäki announced on Saturday that he will not be applying for a continuation of his chair position in the Left Alliance next summer.

Left Alliance chair Paavo Arhinmäki will not be applying to continue as the party’s leader in next summer’s party meeting. Arhinmäki announced his dropout in the Left Alliance’s delegation meeting in Helsinki on Saturday.

Arhinmäki justified his decision by his seven-year run as party chair and his leadership of the Left Youth prior to his long chair stint.

He added that the party needs a change from being tied to a single figurehead.



Here’s the line Finns Party Timo Soini should have used in the asylum/refugee crisis (that’s still going on in spite of the media’s failure to report on it) debate:

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä is ready to collapse his own government if he does not get his way over proposed reforms to health and social care.

Pulling out of the government, even the veiled threat of it, would have rattled the political establishment and the Sipilä government, and rallied the people even more to the ranks of the Finns. It was a gross failure in both strategy and principle of Timo Soini and his top ranking party apparatchiks.

PM Sipilä: Gov’t “very likely” to fall

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä said on Thursday evening that his government is “very likely” to fall on Friday in a dispute over proposed reforms to health and social care. His centre party and the National Coalition party are at loggerheads over the number of regions in a proposed new health and social care system.

Juha Sipilä

Pääministeri Juha Sipilä tiedotustilaisuudessaan Helsingissä 5. marraskuuta. Image: Martti Kainulainen / Lehtikuva

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä is ready to collapse his own government if he does not get his way over proposed reforms to health and social care. Sipilä’s Centre Party, which is strong in rural areas, wants 18 new regions to manage and commission services.

Alexander Stubb’s National Coalition, meanwhile, wants a maximum of 12 new authorities. At present these services are managed by more than 150 municipal-level organs, so the changes are expected to bring substantial savings to the public finances.

More here.


I have lost a chunk of my respect for the Finns Party.

That said, I have absolutely no respect for any of the other parties in Finland whatsoever.


A picture I took of Sebastian Tynkkynen in Helsinki a few days prior to his being ousted from the party for challenging the chairman, Timo Soini. I was seated a few seats from him at the Free Speech event arranged by YLE.

Tynkkynen was recently ejected from the party, following his efforts to get the party leadership to consider whether or not it should continue in government. At the time, Tynkkynen cited the party’s participation in government decisions that ran counter to its election platform.

Finns Party MP group takes back Facebook furore MP, rejects youth wing chair

Olli Immonen perussuomalaisten eduskuntaryhmän kokouksessa Helsingissä.

Finns Party MP participated in a parliamentary group meeting in Helsinki Thursday. Image: Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva

The Finns Party parliamentary group has welcomed back MP Olli Immonen after a Facebook post widely condemned as racist. Last month Immonen requested reinstatement via message after his self-imposed time-out. The party was not as lenient in the case of re-elected youth wing chair and third vice president Sebastian Tynkkynen, who was banned from attending parliamentary group meetings.

Following a Facebook post in which he advocated a “fight to the death” against the “evil” that was multiculturalism, Finns Party MP Olli Immonen announced in August that he was voluntarily withdrawing from the party’s parliamentary group. Immonen’s comments were widely condemned, and he received a warning.

His comments sparked nationwide anti-racism demonstrations, with the largest in Helsinki attracting upwards of 15.000 participants. Later, in October, Tynkkynen appealed to be reinstated to the group via text message.

On Thursday Immonen appeared with Finns Party parliamentary group leader Sampo Terho, who announced that Immonen had been accepted back into the fold.

“After listening to MP Immonen and following lengthy discussions the Finns party parliamentary group has after due consideration decided to accept MP Immonen back into the parliamentary group, however giving him a warning over the previous incident that led to his voluntary suspension,” Terho said.

Terho said that Immonen’s Facebook comments had been “ambiguous” and that the fallout had been unfortunate.

“We have now issued a warning. This cannot happen again and in future MPs should be more mindful of their statements,” Terho added.

Immonen said that he was satisfied with the parliamentary group’s decision and was pleased to return to the group.

“My comment was open to interpretation. In future I will try to avoid this kind of ambiguity and express myself clearly and simply when I make my arguments” he remarked.

Upstart youth wing Tynkkynen not so lucky

Sebastian Tynkkynen poistumassa perussuomalaisten eduskuntaryhmän kokouksesta Helsingissä.
Sebastian Tynkkynen exiting the Finns Party parliamentary group meeting on Thursday.Image: Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva

While Immonen is back in the party’s good graces, the party’s third vice chair and recently re-elected youth wing leader Sebastian Tynkkynen was not so fortunate.

Tynkkynen was recently ejected from the party, following his efforts to get the party leadership to consider whether or not it should continue in government. At the time, Tynkkynen cited the party’s participation in government decisions that ran counter to its election platform.

Parliamentary group chair Terho told journalists of the decision to exclude Tynkkynen from further participation in group meetings.

“The group had come to the unanimous decision that the right to participation will be revoked according to the group’s rules. The reason was what many MPs saw as a crisis of confidence, and which has led the party leadership expel Tynkkynen from the party.”

Tynkkynen acknowledged that “the parliamentary group has made its decision and they have the power to decide.”

“I still have to digest this. Everything happened so quickly,” he said.

Sampo Terho had previously said that in principle the party’s vice presidents had the right to join parliamentary group meetings, unless otherwise stated. Traditionally the Finns Party youth wing chair – in this case Tynkkynen – also had access to parliamentary group meetings in the past.


NOTE: The only reason why Immonen faced any kind of real “backlash”, was due to the weak-in-the-knees (tepid) response by the party leadership. It was a prime moment to educate the media on what multiculturalism is, what the party stands for, and why we need proper vetting of opinions and open debate of the issues. They blew it big time.


The idiocy of the statist.

Just what universe is the jerk living in? The overwhelming number of these muslim settler arriving to Finland, Iraqis, do not speak english, many are not even literate in their own language, very few have even gone to school save being knocked around while studying the koran in a madrassa, and average Finns are to embrace them and take them out for coffee?

What about the fact that most men couldn’t care less about hanging with these people, let alone being sponsors, so it’s going to be Finnish woman filling the gap, with the likelihood of getting raped being exponentially high due to the great divide in cultures. This has all the ingredients of a major disaster.

Interior Minister: Asylum seekers should get sponsors to help integration

Finland’s Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo says he thinks every one of the asylum seekers in the country should receive their own sponsor, a person who would help them adjust to daily life here.

 Sisäministeri Petteri Orpo.
Finland’s Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo. File photo. Image: Roni Rekomaa / Lehtikuva

In an interview on the MTV3 news programme Uutisextra, the Minister of the Interior Petteri Orpo said he has requested his department to examine an initiative to give every asylum seeker a personal sponsor.

Orpo said that sponsors would assist asylum seekers with daily activities like going to the shop or for a cup of coffee at a café.

Another benefit to asylum seekers having a sponsor would be the opportunity to learn Finnish and to get familiar with the local culture and ways of life, Orpo said during the interview.

The most important thing is for asylum seekers to get into the workforce as quickly as possible, because integration occurs most easily through employment, he said.


NOTE: Most people realize that this guy is a total clown.


These people are insane.

Tens of thousands of unemployable illiterates from questionable backgrounds are to become part of the wonderful economic backbone of welfare state of the future. Yet the hundreds of billions in debt needed to supposedly train these people while they’re being housed, clothed and fed is just good money being thrown after bad.

NOTE: The unemployment numbers will prove to be far higher than what these numbskulls in the government are handing out and the fake media are parroting.

Ministry forecast: Unemployment to worsen in Finland

The unemployment rate in Finland could rise to 9.5 percent this year. According to a fresh forecast by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, growing numbers of out of work people are falling into the category of the long term unemployed.

Unemployed hopeful surfing through job listings on the Ministry of Labour (MoL) website. Image: Laura Valta / Yle

The Ministry’s forecast sees joblessness in Finland worsening during the remainder of this year and into 2016.

According to the advisory issued Monday, employment in even the service sector has slowed and the number of unemployed jobseekers is approaching a record high since the year 2000. This year they will number 355,000 on average and will climb to 370,000 next year.

In its last publication of labour market data, Statistics Finland put the number of jobless people looking for work at the September at 225,000, compared to the Ministry’s 337,000 for the same period.

Data from both bodies differ because the Ministry pulls its figures from actual jobseekers registered with local employment offices, while Statistics Finland bases its findings on statistical samples.

More jobseekers becoming long term unemployed

The Ministry said that the growth of employment figures this year would be negative or close to zero in all job sectors. The labour market forecast further predicted that unemployment this year would rise to 9.5 percent.

The Ministry’s review indicated that the unemployment rate would continue to rise this year and that the trend would continue into next year. Senior civil servant Johanna Alatalo also noted that economic growth would not be robust enough to promote employment next year either.

According to the outlook, growing numbers of jobseekers can be classified as the long term unemployed. This year some 110,000 people were considered to be among the long term unemployment, while the number is forecast to grow to 130,000 next year. The Ministry pointed out that nowadays this group no longer includes only the elderly and the poorly educated.



imbecillis maximus

How about importing people who are already a benefit to society than illiterate leaches who can only exist on the public dole?

The use of temporary (only) welfare has long bean a means to motivate people into finding work. The cutting back on the myriad of regulations stifling the business sector (needed to boost productivity) as well as the little by little curtailing, and eventually ending, of the welfare state itself is also a necessary step, as are others just mentioned.

Economist: Immigrant unemployment down with German combo model

Research director Antti Kauhanen from the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy says that combining social security and wage work would help solve the problem of immigrants having trouble finding employment. Two Somali women echo some of Kauhanen’s sentiments.

Antti Kauhanen
Antti Kauhanen and his bullet points. Image: Derrick Frilund / Yle

Antti Kauhanen, research chief at the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (Etla) says that reforming Finland’s social security and the job market are key in minimising immigrant unemployment.

“This is a problem we can fix,” he says. “By changing social security and collective bargaining we can create demand for low-wage jobs and thus increase the number of employed immigrants.”

Kauhanen says that the Finnish social security system should be reformed to make combining paid work and social benefits easier.

“We have held to the idea that wages from working jobs should be enough to live on, but this is not the case for certain demographics whose productivity is lower due to issues such as poor language skills,” he says, and adds that language training is another measure that needs to be better implemented.

More here.

NOTE: Creating a demand for low wage jobs by opening the floodgates of difficult to employ migrants, is going to further dress those wages (do to abundance of workers) as well as not creating the needed wealth to grow the economy. Here’s a shocker for the economist, the whole idea of growing an economy is to create wealth, not to shift dirt from one hole into another.


Both have nothing against taking on more public debt and ramrodding more statism down the people’s throats.

These people are so out of touch with reality that it’s surreal to watch from the sidelines as both side races with each other to play the part of the fool.

The laws of economics stops for no one, whether you’re a classical liberal/libertarian conservative, a neo-statist or even a full throated one. Today’s politics are centered around dividing an economic pie into even more thin slices while they insist on bloating the public debt (in the vain hope of stimulating the economy).

The Center party (and National Coalition) insists on making cuts to the state bureaucracy while insisting on taking on yet more debt to pay for mass immigration of mostly unemployable men from Iraq, who are supposedly to be “the ones” to help maintain the socialist welfare state. The fact that we have a terribly stubborn (systemic) high unemployment rate of +230 000 people seems to be of no significance to these (impenetrable by fact) leaders.

NOTE: The rest of the political field want to keep things as they are and add more debt. It will all collapse in on itself as it must, because as I said earlier, the laws of economics stops for no one, especially for fools.

Greens chair: Finland sliding towards “children’s class society”

Greens Party chair Ville Niinistö spoke out against the government for its heavily right-wing politics on Saturday. The Greens presented their shadow budget on Friday and say they would be prepared to take on 200 million euros more debt than PM Juha Sipilä’s government is planning.

Ville Niinistö
Greens Party chair Ville Niinistö had much to sya on government policy on Saturday. Image: Ilkka Kemppinen / Yle

Greens Party chair Ville Niinistö went on TV1’s morning politics show on Saturday to criticise the government’s politics. He also lays bare his party’s own more moderate line.

“It is a fact of political economy that hard cuts weaken economic growth. Many experts have warned that Sipilä’s government is making rash decisions without accounting for their consequences. Sipilä is taking a risk by going fully right-wing instead of implementing reforms that would boost employment,” Niinistö said.

Niinistö said that the Greens would seek public sector stability over two full parliamentary terms instead of the government’s 4-6-year plan.

“When we leave off cutting wealth from low earners and education the welfare state will bounce back from the recession stronger and we wouldn’t need to take on more debt.”

More here.