Henriksson: Finland needs a clear Urban Policy

The Swedish People’s Party has presented a new Urban Policy Programme. In the document the party stresses the need for a comprehensive and coherent urban policy and the need to care about all cities in Finland, no matter the size. The Chair of the SFP, Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson says that Finland needs both strong urban… Read more »

The Swedish People’s Party has presented a new Urban Policy Programme. In the document the party stresses the need for a comprehensive and coherent urban policy and the need to care about all cities in Finland, no matter the size. The Chair of the SFP, Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson says that Finland needs both strong urban areas and a vital and vigorous countryside.

 

– In our Urban Policy Programme we point out the importance of our cities for the whole country when it comes to a healthy economy, strong growth and a high employment rate. We also stress the importance of having vibrant, safe, sustainable and comfortable cities for the benefit of all people living there. A functioning infrastructure, including airports, ports and railways, plays a key role for the success of trade and industry. This emphasises the importance of good cooperation between the state and cities, Henriksson says.

– In many cities the lack of a competent workforce is a great challenge. That’s why we want to abolish means testing for international employees. The permit processes should not take more time than one month. To make Finland an attractive option for international experts and their families there has to be international schools and day care services in our cities.

Henriksson: Seniors need safe social contacts


– We need to find solutions that make it possible for seniors to have safe social contacts also during the Corona-crisis. Now assisted living facilities are totally closed for outsiders. It pains me every time I think about seniors who aren’t able to receive visits from their children and grandchildren. We have to be creative... Read more »

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