Corruption Cronyism Finnish Immigration Concerns Finnish Politics


Severe conflict of interest I would think.

I reported on this earlier (here as well), Luona Oy (Ltd) is a company which is greatly involved in the “refugee” business and who has a sitting MP on its board. Yle is just now reporting on the story.

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National Coalition Party MP who’s on the board of a private reception centre services company.

Daily newspapers.
Image: E.D.Hawkins / Yle

Evening paper Ilta-Sanomat printed a story on Monday about controversy surrounding National Coalition Party MP Sanna Lauslahti’s membership on the board of a company called Luona Oy, which sells its services to reception centres.

After the news of Lauslahti’s involvement in the company was revealed Friday, Finns Party member and European MP Jussi Hall-aho voiced his objection to the situation.

While he didn’t name Lauslahti specifically, Halla-aho said that politicians should not be making money from asylum seekers, the paper wrote.

In an interview with the paper, Lauslahti defended herself saying that her political job does not involve decisions about migration at all and that she will focus on education and cultural issues, the paper wrote.

Law professor at University of Helsinki Olli Mäenpää said that the issue is an ethical and moral one, and said that legal barriers are in place if an MP would attempt voting on measures that would create a conflict of interest.

Luona was founded this year and provides services to a total of seven reception centres in Finland.

The company is a subsidiary of the private employment agency Barona Group, which has staff of around 2,700 people and provides services in the social, health, IT and other sectors in Finland, Russia, Estonia and Sweden.


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