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BBC World Questions Helsinki

12.6.2019 klo 17:00

On 12th June, BBC World Questions is coming to Helsinki at a fascinating time in Finland’s history. In April, the country voted in a general election resulting in the left wing Social Democratic Party of Finland winning a razor thin victory over the nationalist Finns Party, which campaigned on an anti-immigration agenda. In a dramatic result, only one parliamentary seat separates the two parties. The Social Democrats will now head a government for the first time in 16 years.

 

Which parties will now join the new coalition? Which political direction should the government take? The Social Democrats have pledged to raise taxes to fund the nation’s pension and welfare system, and to tackle inequality. But Finland faces other problems – rising fears over immigration, the environment, and concerns over the country’s ageing population.

 

Chairing the debate at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the BBC’s Jonathan Dimbleby will be joined by a panel of influential politicians and thinkers who will be debating questions from the audience. The panel will include:

Ville Skinnari – Vice Chair, Social Democratic Party

Riikka Purra The Finns Party

Elina Lepomäki – The National Coalition Party

Jari Hanska - Freelance journalist

 

BBC World Questions is an English language event, created in partnership with the British Council and will be recorded for radio broadcast worldwide.

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