A couple of days before the leaders of the European Union met in Brussels for a special meeting on Thursday and Friday, a report on the Prime Minister of Finland appeared Sanna Marin (SDP) would represent Sweden at the meeting and stand in To the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfvenso he could go to his mother’s funeral.
Theoretically, the Swedish tabloid Expressen pondered would it be a good idea for the Finnish Prime Minister to expand his service to Sweden by saying that it is "several political areas that would work better with the Finnish leadership," including housing, education and how it has handled the coronavirus crisis.
The editorial list listed five areas where Finland worked better.
"There are not many Finnish police officers – the lowest police density in Europe – but they are effective," The newspaper wrote that Finland solves 98 per cent of murders, while in Sweden only 82 per cent.
However, the newspaper suggested that there may be more gang crime in Sweden, but said Finland "more balanced" immigration policy has probably played a more important role in this matter, without specifying what it meant by the proposal.
Finland also solves a large proportion of thefts according to the paper and added that one reason for the effectiveness of the Finnish police may be that the law enforcement authority has access to databases between the security police, customs and border authorities.
According to an editorial Finland differed in contrast to the Swedish rent control legislation widely 1990s during the financial crisis in the first half, which made it easier for people to find and cheap places to live.
The newspaper also stated that Finland managed to reduce the number of homeless people by 70 percent in the last three decades.
After the fall of the Iron Curtain, Finland spent more than Sweden on national defense, the newspaper wrote, and never stopped the conscription program.
"Above all, [Finland's focus] to defend the country at a time when Sweden is investing everything in international efforts," pointed out that the Finnish Defense Forces were getting more value for the amount used and that it was acquiring many weapons systems; "off the shelf or on the aftermarket," thus saving money.
The newspapers also stated that so far there have been 90 per cent fewer coronavirus-related deaths in Finland than in Sweden, and its economy has not been hit as hard.
"Prescription [for that success] had a quick close – but no complete locks," editorial chapter.
However, the magazine somewhat erroneously thanked the Finnish National Emergency Response Agency for its ability "quickly provide health care workers with face masks and respirators".
Agency boss Tomi Lounema, resigned in April when he admitted to spending € 10 million on protective gear that was either not scratched for hospital use or was not provided by a reality TV star with whom he had contracted.
Although Finland has lost some space in the OECD’s International Student Assessment Program (Pisa) in recent years, Expressen’s journalists said it is still ahead of its Nordic neighbors.
"Unlike in Sweden, the differences in Pisa results between Finnish schools are small," According to the editor, Finland’s greatest strength in education was maintaining the high status of the teaching profession.
Source: The Nordic Page