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Finnish Government renames the 27th of January conmemoration to IHRD

The Chancellery of the Finnish State Council decided that starting from January 27, 2024, Finland will switch to commemorate the IHRD, in accordance with international practice.

Finland moves to criminalize Holocaust denial

The governing coalition’s parties agreed on the content of a statement submitted to the Finnish parliament that calls for “non-discrimination in Finnish society” and for new legislation to work towards that goal.

Finland’s economy minister resigns after Nazi references

Finland’s economy minister, Vilhelm Junnila, has been forced to resign after making repeated Nazi references.

Jewish Finish politician target of antisemitic attack

Ben Zyskowicz, who has served as Helsinki representative for decades, says a man approached him at a metro station in Helsinki and attacked him, hurled antisemitic slurs and threatened to push him onto the tracks.

Finnish Parliamentary candidate convicted for attack on Jewish synagogue

The Helsinki District Court convicted parliamentary election candidate of the blue-black movement party Ville Nurmela for the attack on the synagogue of the Turku Jewish congregation. The attack was carried out on Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2020.

Finnish parliament constitutional and agricultural committees decide to protect Jewish Religious Slaughter

The Finnish parliament constitutional committee decided after a 10-5 vote result that the proposal to forbid religiously motivated shechita and halal slaughter is not proportional with regards to freedom of religion and the agricultural committee took the same decision with a 12-3 vote.

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