Finnish government renounces racism after scandals, staving off collapse
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A policy to tackle intolerance was adopted by Finland’s government on Thursday, the prime minister said, ending months of charges of racism. This should prevent the four-party, right-wing coalition from dissolving.
Days after taking office in June, the administration was in disarray after the media discovered online writings and comments by ministers from the coalition’s far-right Finns Party that were criticized as racist.
CENTRIST PARTY REASSURED