Finland's Language War Nationalists Seek End to Mandatory Swedish Lessons

Members of the True Finns party and of Finland's ruling conservatives want to abolish compulsory Swedish tuition in schools. It is part of a growing right-wing campaign to assert a Finnish national identity at the expense of the Swedish minority.
The leader of the far-right True Finns, Timo Soini.

The leader of the far-right True Finns, Timo Soini.

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