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Students’ union defends political involvement

Syl, the Finnish students’ union, says it will continue to issue political statements after it was criticised for commenting on a government crisis earlier this week.

On 12 June, prime minister Juha Sipilä announced that his Centre Party and the centre-right Kokoomus party were unwilling to continue in a government coalition with the populist Finns party. This is because the Finns had elected Jussi Halla-aho as its chairman on 10 June. Halla-aho is seen as the leader of the far-right faction of the party, and is known for his hard line on anti-immigration and euroscepticism.

Sipilä announced that he would dissolve parliament because of Halla-aho’s appointment, and that a different coalition arrangement would have to be sought.

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