Päivi Räsänen (Christian Democrats), the Minister of the Interior, has revealed that she will call for revisions to the Money Collection Act in the extraordinary government talks to be held in June. Räsänen on Friday said that she is personally prepared to abolish the current regulatory requirements for money collections. At present, the money collection licence can only be granted to collections with a purely non-profit purpose.
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A step forward for crowdfunding
The regulations have proven an obstacle for several fund-raising campaigns, with the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and Radio Helsinki among the organisations recently denied the right to solicit donations from their supporters.