Posted by: bringitup | April 25, 2011

Wikileaks: Finnish government had absolutely no intention of reducing immigration

There’s much that could be said about Wikileaks but to some extent the combination of the Internet and this organization is something that shoots a hole in shady government business, and I must say that I like it.

Files sent by the US embassy in Finland report that the Finnish government in 2009 had no intention what so ever to restrict growing immigration to Finland. 2009 was the year when immigration, and especially asylum-seeking really took off in Finland and although the debate started to open up the government was slow and showed little interest and now we know why: The ministers didn’t want to restrict immigration and therefore nothing was done.

As many people have stated: You can stop immigration BUT it’s all down to the political intentions of those in power, and right now those in power don’t want to reduce immigration.

Here’s a short diagram over the number of asylum seekers to Finland per year, and 2009 broke all the records in the book and we now know this was a deliberate move by the government at the time

It would be interesting to know which were the main perpetraitors in the government but at least we know the Ministers at that time.

Prime Minister: Matti Vanhanen

Minister of Finance: Jyrki Katainen

Foreign Minister: Alexander Stubb

Minister of Foreign trade and development: Paavo Väyrynen

Minister of Justice: Tuija Brax

Minister of the Interior: Anne Holmlund

Immigration and Europe Minister: Astrid Thors

Minister of Defence: Jyri Häkämies

Minister at the Finance Ministry / Minister of the Municipalities: Mari Kiviniemi

Minister of Education: Henna Virkkunen

Minister of Culture and Sports: Stefan Wallin

Minister of Land and Forest: Sirkka-Liisa Anttila

Minister of Transport and Communication: Suvi Lindén

Minister of Trade and Industry: Mauri Pekkarinen

Minister of Labor: Tarja Cronberg/Anni Sinnemäke

Minister of Health: Liisa Hyssälä

Minister of Basic Services: Paula Risikko

Minister of Environment: Paula Lehtomäki

Minister of Housing: Jan Vapaavuori

(from Wikipedia)



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