"Migration has been a constant phenomenon throughout the history of mankind. We live in an increasingly globalised world and the mobility of persons is among its most visible features. This mobility is likely to increase in the future, primarily because economies are increasingly interconnected and because of the availability of more extensive and more efficient global transport networks. Europe is - despite the ongoing financial crisis - one of the regions of the world which continues to attract migrants. This also affects all EU Member States, albeit to different degrees.
People migrate for a wide variety of reasons. In most cases, the decision to migrate is a voluntary one, prompted by a desire to seek better employment opportunities, to move for the purpose of study or research, or to ..."
Immigrants who come to live in Britain need to learn to speak English and to "respect our way of life", Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has said. Javid, the son of Pakistani immigrants and the first Asian Secretary of State, said that people were entitled to expect that immigrants made a contribution to society.
Why would you not want to learn the language of the country you are relocating to?
Around ten per cent of Finns do not speak any English. Raija Heikkinen has sometimes pretended to follow an English conversation because she has been too embarrassed to admit she does not understand the language.
As a foreigner, if you speak English you will manage in Finland no problem...but the article presents a different point of view - a Finn who doesn't speak English (around 10% of the entire population)
15-24 year olds - less than 1% do not speak English but the generation 65-79 year olds - 39% do not speak English
Around half of all Finnish Roma say they have experienced discrimination in the housing market, according to a fresh report from Minorities Ombudsman Eva Biaudet. The report also found that Roma respondents said they faced discrimination in the search for work.
This article explores the underlying causes of the May 2013 riots across several Stockholm suburbs that have high proportions of foreign-born residents, and asks whether rapid increases in the size of Sweden's immigrant population or the government's integration efforts played a central role.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - With numbers of asylum seekers in Europe reaching a two-decade high, Sweden's immigration minister said many member states were sitting on the sidelines and warned the EU needed to
Publicerad på dagensarena.se FN:s flyktingorgan UNHCR uppmanar EU att tillfälligt avstå från den så kallade Dublinförordningen och inte skicka tillbaka asylsökande till Bulgarien. I fredags, den tredje januari, skickade ...
One has a leader with a swastika tattoo, one wants to rid his entire country of Muslims, another has a founder who suggested releasing the Ebola virus on migrants. This is the class of 2014, the parties set to enter the European Parliament as part of the Union's most eurosceptic, far right, anti-immigrant intake of all time.
The classrooms of the adult learning centre in Pudasjärvi in Northern Ostrobothnia are chock-a-block with students from different backgrounds: Congolese, Iranian, Russian. They are attending the Suomi startti integration training, the main goal of which is to give immigrants Finnish language skills.
Today Finland has about 5% migrants, which is under 300 000
"Pudasjärvi has set its sights on increasing the proportion of immigrants up to ten per cent by 2018 from the current three per cent."
The Federation of Finnish Enterprises, a lobby group advocating on behalf of entrepreneurs and businesses, wants to see Finland introduce a national minimum wage. The group suggests a new minimum would be lower than the lowest collectively-negotiated sector-based minimum salaries.
Finland currently does not have a minimum wage. Instead, workers are protected by sector-by-sector agreements on terms and conditions that generally include minimum salaries.
Congolese asylum seekers are learning Finnish at a refugee reception centre in Pudasjärvi, mainly through practical experience. For nearly all of the refugees, their native languages are either Swahili or Kinyarwanda.
Alone in its generosity, Sweden has opened its doors, promising blanket asylum and permanent residency to thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn country. Now it is trying to embarrass others to be just as helpful.
Investigative journalist Sam Kingsley shares his take on the outcome of an undercover documentary which tested how Finns really react to different groups in society. Kingsley and his native Finnish researcher quickly realised that life in Finland can take on a different tone, depending on colour and perceived ethnicity.
A lot to be done still to change people's attitudes...
Finnish transport innovators are using communications technology creatively in flexible services that reduce eco-impact.
I always did like the public transport in Finland. If you live in one of the cities, a car is not necessary...and you can expect the transport to be on time (mostly)...and if it's not...2 minutes after the scheduled arrival time, you will see the passangers looking at their watches and then start up conversations about the delay:)
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