- Category: Business
- Created on 20 August 2014
The European Commission decided on Monday to offer a total of 125 million euros in compensation for the losses incurred by fruit and vegetable farmers due to the retaliatory sanctions of Russia, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry reveals.
Farmers of cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, apples and mushrooms for example will be eligible to apply for compensation.
Humanity exhausted the global biocapacity for the year yesterday, on 19 August, and will henceforth operate on a deficit.
Finland is one of a handful of countries with a biocapacity larger than its ecological footprint, according to the Global Footprint Network, the non-profit organisation responsible for drawing up the estimate.
President Sauli Niinistö returned to Finland on Saturday with what he described as cautious optimism.
Only a couple of hours before his departure from Kiev, the President said that he believes the crisis in Ukraine to be closer to a resolution than for “a very, very long time”.
The planned temporary lay-offs of teachers will be implemented in a way that minimises their impact on the quality of teaching, assures Markku Jalonen, the head of labour market affairs at Local Government Employers (KT).
Helsingin Sanomat on Monday reported that as many as 25 municipalities are set to introduce sweeping temporary lay-offs in a bid to reduce costs this year. Altogether, the cost-cutting measures will concern 4,000 teachers from pre-primary to general upper secondary schools.
The National Coalition (NCP) has convinced the public of the merits of its policies more successfully than the Centre and the Finns Party, suggests the fact that voter support for the opposition parties has slipped according to a recent poll by Helsingin Sanomat.
Support for the NCP, in contrast, has crept up from the 20.5 per cent measured between May and June to 22.1 per cent, its highest reading in a poll by the daily since April 2012.
Practices of so-called "soft landing" vary greatly.
Two-and-a-half-year-old Elle Laine settles into her mother's lap and cuddles her furry toy troll. Mother and daughter are acclimatising themselves to the nursery's ways in Tuomarila, Espoo, but outside activities are currently of no interest for the girl. Instead, big brother Eliel Laine, six, runs around comfortably with his new friends.
- Category: Business
- Created on 17 August 2014
A microbrewery boom is sweeping over Estonia. Over the past 12 months, half a dozen microbreweries have popped up, craft brews have appeared on the menus of restaurants and a new beer house has been established in Tallinn's Old Town.
Foreign men are in high demand particularly in the capital region and other university cities as young women struggle to find viable partner candidates among Finnish men, says Minna Säävälä, a senior researcher at the Family Federation of Finland.
The crisis in Ukraine was at risk of escalating further on Friday, after Ukraine announced that it has destroyed the majority of a column of Russian military vehicles that crossed the border into Ukraine. Russia has rejected the claims.
Meanwhile, diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis continued, with President Sauli Niinistö meeting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia.
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- Schools encouraged to make better use of smart devices
- Finns Party calls for an overhaul of Finnish alcohol policy
- Stockmann relatively unaffected by import bans
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- Game studio founded by four Finns sold for up to €75m