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Advance of far-right parties raises questions over research policy

Plans to introduce tuition fees for international students in Sweden badly received

Right-wing parties are on the rise in Scandinavia, as they are in other European countries, after gaining a measure of influence on the governments of Sweden and Finland. But in the latter case, it may still be too soon to predict how they will use it.

The Swedish minority government relies on the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats party to govern, and in Finland, one of the four coalition parties is the far-right Finns Party. While the Swedish government has already taken some unpopular research-policy decisions, the relatively new Finnish government can only be judged on its stated intentions.

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