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    [*******#333333][FONT=Arial]The Minister for International Development, Heidi Hautala (Greens) has announced her resignation from the ministerial working group on the fight against the shadow economy. According to Ville Niinistö, the chair of the Greens, Hautala does not want her mistake to undermine the credibility of the government's effort to fight the shadow economy. Demands for Hautala's resignation surfaced after Iltalehti reported she neglected the obligatory employment pension contributions for the home improvements she had made in 2009. Niinistö, regardless, believes Hautala is fit to continue in her capacity as minister barring any revelations that would discredit her account of the events.
    [/FONT][/COLOR]http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/politics/5716-hautala-fit-to-continue-katainen-views.html
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    This is interesting case. It is rumored she and her husband didn't pay taxes on whole renovation project. His husband happens to be one Andrei Nekrasov who emigrated from Russia and was critic on Russian actions on Chechnya, they were using Chechen workers who they paid over the counter, there is an investigation going on in the actions, but they don't really touch the minister. We have such a great characters in our ministry at the moment. Wonder how can we be the least corrupt when heads of the state don't pay taxes. They are talking about the need to increase her security because of the issue. This hasn't been talked much on media in this side, except tabloids. National YLE didn't mention it at all on English news.

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    Not to mention our beloved prime minister Mr. Käteinen gave he's support to her, and quite many others in the beginning at least. One has to wonder if reaction would have been same towards the Finns Party minister.

    Also, no corruption here... only "good brother" system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEMM View Post
    [/FONT][/COLOR]http://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/finland-news/politics/5716-hautala-fit-to-continue-katainen-views.html
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    This is interesting case. It is rumored she and her husband didn't pay taxes on whole renovation project. His husband happens to be one Andrei Nekrasov who emigrated from Russia and was critic on Russian actions on Chechnya, they were using Chechen workers who they paid over the counter, there is an investigation going on in the actions,
    Russians, Chechens; gotta be some corruption there somewhere.
    And this story is just lol
    Relying on possible ex-terrorists for home improvements.
    What can go wrong?
    Reminds me of that story about the Swedish Royal couple who took in a Somali teenager into their own home, who later stole a whole bunch of their ****

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    Greens are always the same everywhere. Taking the morale highground and don't apply it for themselves. A German example: They are advocating basic wages at 8,50 EUR and the Greens in Northrhine Westfalia (Bärbel Höhn) are trying to hire folks for 4 EUR for their party work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jµµso View Post
    Not to mention our beloved prime minister Mr. Käteinen gave he's support to her, and quite many others in the beginning at least. One has to wonder if reaction would have been same towards the Finns Party minister.

    Also, no corruption here... only "good brother" system.
    This government has curious stance on corruption. They are "battling" it.

    In other hand prime minister doesn't have any problem that one of his rep was convicted for 1 year and 3 months suspended sentence for taking bribes, because the rep in question appealed. Or in campaign funding case and this case with Hautala. Well they know they are safe, unless some party decides to leave the government. President doesn't have right to break the government, like in the past (he wouldn't do that anyway, being from NCP himself).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilkka_Kanerva

    As for Finns party (from opposition), it is kind of concerning for me, that members of the party see nothing wrong with the fact that one of their members is hanging out with neo-nazis. These people are as slimy as all others in the parliament. Its kind of hard to keep up the talk of only criticizing immigration, when members of the party talk about ******s, ragheads and some hang out with nazis while others are part of Suomen sisu which talks about "pure" cultures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEMM View Post
    As for Finns party (from opposition), it is kind of concerning for me, that members of the party see nothing wrong with the fact that one of their members is hanging out with neo-nazis. These people are as slimy as all others in the parliament. Its kind of hard to keep up the talk of only criticizing immigration, when members of the party talk about ******s, ragheads and some hang out with nazis while others are part of Suomen sisu which talks about "pure" cultures.

    http://translate.google.com/translat...551938257.html
    Update:
    The local branch of the Finns party has given a warning to a Vaasa councillor who gave a clock featuring Nazi insignia to an anti-immigrant group.
    http://yle.fi/uutiset/finns_party_wa...cillor/6559372

    IMHO it was predictable that some nazis would tag along the finns party as they have been unable to get a single seat by themselves.
    "Suomen sisu" is suspicious for the least but at least they are not openly racist like the "patriots".

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    He got a warning about his "conduct", if they had a problem with it they would've given him the boot. In other words there is no problem with his views as long as he arguments in a right way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEMM View Post
    This government has curious stance on corruption. They are "battling" it.

    In other hand prime minister doesn't have any problem that one of his rep was convicted for 1 year and 3 months suspended sentence for taking bribes, because the rep in question appealed. Or in campaign funding case and this case with Hautala. Well they know they are safe, unless some party decides to leave the government. President doesn't have right to break the government, like in the past (he wouldn't do that anyway, being from NCP himself).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilkka_Kanerva

    As for Finns party (from opposition), it is kind of concerning for me, that members of the party see nothing wrong with the fact that one of their members is hanging out with neo-nazis. These people are as slimy as all others in the parliament. Its kind of hard to keep up the talk of only criticizing immigration, when members of the party talk about ******s, ragheads and some hang out with nazis while others are part of Suomen sisu which talks about "pure" cultures.

    http://translate.google.com/translat...551938257.html

    Well atleast they cannot be as openly rasist as RKP (RasistLanguageParty) yet, whom still hail one of the biggest rasist in finnish history as their spiritual leader and give out medals in his name . Someone really should tell them what liberal actually means (as they claim to be).

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    Except that they don't hand out those medals anymore. Nor was his writings directly adopted to RKP program back in the day, 130 years ago.

    We don't have any liberal parties anyway, only social democrats. Kokoomus is one, with twist on corporations, center party is one with agrarian twist, finns party is social democrats with anti EU & anti immigration twist. In the end they are all social democrats, no one questions our one size fits all welfare state, promotes personal choice or wants to limit the government.

    Otherwise there would be no way, that we are in a situation where change in government doesn't really change the direction of the country, except on some small details.

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