Business groups have welcomed the historic trade deal as a glimmer of hope amid bleak economic news.
THE CONFEDERATION of Finnish Industries (EK) and the International Chamber of Commerce in Finland (ICC Finland) are confident that the global trade accord struck in Bali, Indonesia, will promote Finnish exports. The accord, approved by the 159 member economies of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Saturday, will simplify border procedures for businesses and is thereby estimated to reduce the cost of trading by 10—15 per cent.
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- Created on 07 December 2013
The town of Rauma has submitted an offer to acquire shipbuilding company STX Finland's shipyard in Rauma, the local newspaper Satakunnan Kansa reports. In an interview with the newspaper, mayor Kari Koski revealed that the offer was submitted to the shipbuilding company on 3 December and that a response is expected by 16 December.
AS THE CLOCK neared midnight on Friday, something quite exceptional took place at the Presidential Independence Day Reception in Tampere. The guests were not in any hurry to leave.
According to an old cliché, the guests leave the party as soon as the TV cameras have been turned off. On Friday, however, only a fraction of the guests decided to move to the Grand Hotel Tammer for an after-party organised by Yle. Meanwhile, over a thousand guests stayed at the Tampere Hall to enjoy the array of delicacies on offer.
Police resorted to pepper spray as protests in Tampere on Independence Day turned violent.
TWENTY-EIGHT people remained in police lock-ups in Tampere at midday Saturday, after a demonstration on Independence Day turned violent. The majority of the protesters were to be released later on Saturday after interrogations and are likely to be handed fines.
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- Created on 05 December 2013
Meiju Sundelin, a former Nokia engineer, has established a wellbeing enterprise.
Setting up your own company is more popular than ever in Espoo, where a third of the budding entrepreneurs with a background in IT are ex-Nokia employees.
Omar Marcus was attacked during one of his performances in Helsinki centre near Lasipalatsi but he has no intention of giving up on his tightrope act.
On Saturday, 9 October, the news service Metro.fi reported that the tightrope walking Superman had been assaulted. The news quickly spread to other media, causing an instant uproar. A natural reaction, as everyone out and about around the Lasipalatsi building in the centre of Helsinki would have seen shows by the performer Omar Marcus.
The minister believes free movement within the EU should not be restricted.
MINISTER of the Interior Päivi Räsänen (Christian Democrats) views that social workers should have the right to report suspected abuse of social security benefits by citizens of other member states of the European Union. Social workers are currently allowed to disclose such information upon a request by the police, but not independently.
Maryan Abdulkarim is used to slander and knows what to do when confronted by passers-by.
THE MAN was in his sixties, sober. He had something to say, and decided to make himself heard in the middle of the street in Kontula, Helsinki.
“Somalis stink! You're all criminals!” he shouted.
The asphalt cartel regularly overcharged state-commissioned road surfacing work.
LAST WEEK’s ruling by the District Court of Helsinki against a nationwide asphalt cartel has cast the state in a negative light, views Pertti Virtanen, a judge of the Market Court.
Only a fraction of people infected with the liver disease are treated.
A MAJORITY of hepatitis C infections go untreated. More than 20,000 people are estimated to be living with the virus leading to liver disease but only 400 of them receive treatment each year. Kaarlo Simojoki, the chief physician of A Clinic Foundation and Kalle Jokelainen, a specialist from the Meilahti hospital, point a finger at the medical professionals, who may not have the latest information on treatment options.
THE SUPREME Administrative Court (KHO) has revoked the permit of Talvivaara to extract uranium as a by-product of its mining operations in Sotkamo. The ruling follows complaints from concerned parties over the Government's decision in March last year to allow the mining company to recover uranium.
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