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Helsinki Plans Immigrant Education Shake-Up

Helsinki City Council is expected to approve an overhaul of its education provisions this month, to try and improve qualifications and opportunities for students...

Habiba Ali Column: Headscarves Are Not Finland’s Biggest Problem

Let's talk about some serious problems. Like the decline in the number of bees which can have a grave impact on nature and future harvests....

Finland’s Refugees Of The Year Announced

The Finnish Refugee Council Pakolaisapu has announced the recipients of this year's Refugee Of The Year awards. Sirwa Farik from Iraq, and Ahmad Hosseini from...

Fire Alarm: Minority Report

Helsinki Rescue Department is making progress in its efforts to attract more firefighter students from diverse backgrounds. Until recently, the capital city had no firemen...

Asylum: Politician Wants Baltic Island Detention Centres

Finns Party leader, and Member of the European Parliament Jussi Halla-aho says it would be "ideal" for people waiting to learn their asylum decision...

Asylum: Mohammed’s Story

The temperature this week will hit +45°C in Iraq's Diyala Province. It's hot and dusty and economically depressed after a decade of near-constant conflict,...

Asylum: Mushtaq’s Story

In the courtyard of a nondescript office building in Helsinki's Uudenmaankatu, a group of refugee women and children play badminton in the late evening...