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Valtiovarainministeri Alexander Stubb.

Monday's papers: Stubb's slip, crime and asylum seekers, and postal deal in sight?

Several of Monday’s dailies continue their coverage of Finance Minister Alexander Stubb’s factual fumbles, following his admission to national broadcaster Yle that he had overstated the level of support for proposed securities registry reforms in the Parliament. Papers also look at the chances of receiving asylum after sentencing for serious crimes in Finland, and a possible settlement in the ongoing dispute between postal workers and Posti.

Alexander Stubb

Finance Minister flubs figures on investment regulation, opposition questions his credibility

Earlier this week on the floor of Parliament, Minister of Finance Alexander Stubb claimed that 90 percent of the civil servant experts consulted supported the coalition government’s plans to open up Finland’s securities custody to competition. In reality, the daily Helsingin Sanomat found that of the 21 officials asked to weigh in on the issue, 10 opposed it, nine refused to take a stand and two supported it – leaving the actual support percentage at less than 10 percent.