Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) should shed light on his recent e-mail correspondence with Atte Jääskeläinen, the acting editor-in-chief at YLE, states Li Andersson, the chairperson of the Left Alliance.
“YLE's Administrative Council should also examine the situation,” she says in an interview with Uusi Suomi.
The Finnish Government has expressed its satisfaction with the sustainability criteria for the use of forest biomass in energy production laid out in the European Commission's proposal for a new Renewable Energy Directive on Wednesday.
The revised directive will create a solid foundation for increasing the use of renewable energy sources in Finland, estimates Olli Rehn (Centre), the Minister of Economic Affairs.
The Ministry of Education and Culture has revealed that the dip in the performance of 15-year-old students in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has been duplicated by fourth-graders in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
Finnish boys, in particular, have seen their test scores in mathematics and science drop over the past couple of years.
Finland's consumer sentiment climbed to its highest level in five years in November, according to Statistics Finland.
The statistical institution reported yesterday that its consumer confidence index jumped to 17.6 in November, its highest reading since the first half of 2011, representing an increase of 1.4 from the previous month and an increase of 12.9 from the previous year. The index also stands well above its long-term average of 11.7.
Nokia-branded mobile phones have officially made a comeback.
HMD Global, the Helsinki-based technology start-up that has been granted exclusive rights to use the once-iconic brand in smartphones and tablet computers, announced yesterday that it has re-commenced the sales of Nokia-branded feature phones and will launch a new generation of smartphones in the first half of next year.
Finland is living proof that even small nations can rise to the top of the world, views Statistics Finland.
The country may only be the 137th largest in the world by land area and have a population equivalent to a modest 0.07 per cent of the world population. Yet, it consistently ranks among the top of the world in various cross-country comparisons of equality, safety, stability and well-being indicators, indicates a list of 41 comparisons, surveys and studies compiled by the public statistics authority to commemorate the upcoming one-hundredth year of independence in Finland.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has, in a speech delivered to his party comrades, expressed his gratitude to the hundreds of municipalities and municipal decision-makers across the country that have borne their share of responsibility for the refugee crisis by welcoming asylum seekers to their communities.
“Some 200 municipalities have decided to receive asylum seekers. I'm proud of all Centre Party councillors who have carried their responsibility for tackling the crisis,” he said.
The Helsinki City Council voted 53–32 against a proposal for funding the construction of Guggenheim Helsinki after an exhaustive debate that dragged on into the early hours of Thursday.
“We are disappointed that the Helsinki City Council has decided not to allocate funds for the proposed Guggenheim Helsinki museum, in effect bringing this project to a close,” says Richard Armstrong, the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
Eve Tech, a hybrid computer developer based in Helsinki, has become the most successful European crowd-funding campaign ever on Indiegogo, the largest global platform for fund-raisers, reports Business Insider.
The start-up has smashed its crowd-funding target of 75,000 dollars by raising nearly 1,150,000 dollars from almost 2,300 backers with more than three weeks still left in its fund-raising campaign.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) is supportive of the idea of Finland submitting a bid to host the Winter Olympics.
Timo Ritakallio, the newly-elected chairperson of the Finnish Olympic Committee, recently floated the idea of the country submitting a joint bid with one of its neighbours, Norway or Sweden, to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has stated that he had no intention to restrict the freedom of the press in sending a series of e-mails to YLE, after the public broadcaster had reported about a possible conflict of interest arising from a contract awarded by Terrafame, a state-owned nickel miner, to Katera Steel, a provider of industrial equipment owned by his relatives.
“I had no intention to restrict the operations of YLE. I haven't silenced anyone,” he stressed in a press conference on Wednesday.
The ESRB has drawn particular attention to the risks associated with the growing debt burden of households, warning that it could jeopardise the stability of the financial system and real economy in Finland.
Finland is intent on raising the number of electric and natural gas vehicles on its roads to 250,000 and 50,000 respectively by 2030, Anne Berner (Centre), the Minister of Transport and Communications, revealed in news conference on Thursday.
With the country currently having fewer than one thousand registered electric vehicles, measures such as tax incentives will be required to achieve this objective, she acknowledged.
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