Ville Tavio of Finns Party becomes development minister, cuts and radical shift in Finnish aid
NewsJune 20, 2023
/ By: Ann Danaiya Usher
For the first time, a party viewed as being far-right on the political spectrum takes over the aid portfolio in a Nordic country. Finland’s new Development and Trade Minister Ville Tavio from the Finns Party is cutting aid and linking assistance to the return of asylum seekers. This story has been updated with more details about the spending cuts and comments from the Finns Party, which rejects the “far-right” label.
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