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euronews reporter - Finland's far-right fancy

''Nationalist, anti-immigration and strongly euro-sceptic. The True Finn party made an historic breakthrough in Finland's recent elections.

What are the reasons for this small populist party's success, in a country which is relatively prosperous and traditionally pro-European? Find out in this week's addition of Reporter....
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A True Finnish Spring

A True Finnish Spring | Finland | Scoop.it
A national identity crisis follows an election.

Overnight, Finland seemed transformed from possibly the most sensible, even boring, country in Europe — known for excellent schools, zero corruption, gender equality and a pro-European Union approach to politics — into the nationalistic, populist, Euro-skeptic home of the True Finn Party...
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Mindset of MP’s of Finnish Sisu « slow-news-day.net

Mindset of MP’s of Finnish Sisu « slow-news-day.net | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finnish populist party True Finns that gained 34 seats in the parliament election in April 17 are a mixed bag. However, one tight group within the party are the members of nationalist association Finnish Sisu (Suomen Sisu). They got four members elected in the general election: Jussi Halla-aho, James Hirvisaari, Olli Immonen and Juho Eerola. This signals a significant change in Finnish politics, because this is the first time the critics of multiculturalism break through as a group in general election. There are also others (if not all) in True Finns who speak in similar tones, but let’s focus on the members of Finnish Sisu.
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Finnish version of populism « balticworlds.com

Finnish version of populism « balticworlds.com | Finland | Scoop.it
One of the strongest footholds of European populism is found in Finland, where it has had 50 years of uninterrupted presence in the political system and a history edged with electoral successes and governing responsibility as well as bankruptcies and scandals. Although Finnish populism has been pronounced dead over and over again, it has always managed to rise again and reinvent itself. The high polling numbers of the True Finns in the lead-up to the forthcoming Finnish general election in April indicate that populism in Finland is once again making a comeback as a political force to reckon with.
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Blog: The role of nationalist populism in Finland « Migrant Tales

Like a new chapter of a history book, each decade brings out its uniqueness to the foreign correspondent. In the 1980s it was Helsinki’s special relationship with Moscow and in the 1990s the country’s full political and economic integration with Western Europe. During the first decade of the present century we saw the impact of globalization. What kind of child will the 2010s be?
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Far-Right Parties Gain Ground In European Politics : NPR

France, Finland and numerous other European countries have felt a pull to the right in recent months. This could make it harder for the European Union to address economic challenges or engage in military missions abroad.
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Dalibor Rohac: The Rise of the European Populists - WSJ.com

Dalibor Rohac: The Rise of the European Populists - WSJ.com | Finland | Scoop.it
Voters are rewarding any party, however ugly, that promises to resist the EU's regulatory monolith, writes Dalibor Rohac of the Legatum Institute in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
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