A budget proposal unveiled by Mayor Jukka Mäkelä (NCP) on Thursday will see Espoo cut back on services for children – one of its fastest growing population groups – in order to invest a total of 325 million euros in metro, hospital and other development projects.
In addition to the cut-backs, Espoo will have to borrow 213 million euros to carry out the largest investment programme in its history, thus bringing its debt – including public enterprises – to a total of 2.8 billion euros.
A patient with a high fever was admitted to the infectious disease ward of the Meilahti Triangle Hospital in Helsinki at 9.36pm on Thursday, three weeks after their departure from an Ebola-hit region in Liberia.
“The patient has fallen ill with an infection characterised by high fever 21 days after leaving Liberia. [The patient] didn't come into contact with people suffering from Ebola in Liberia. As a result, I would say that an Ebola infection is highly unlikely,” says Asko Järvinen, the chief physician at the ward.
Student unions have expressed their staunch opposition to the proposal of the Finnish Government to introduce tuition fees of a minimum of 4,000 euros for university students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Drawn up under the direction of the Minister of Education and Science, Krista Kiuru (SDP), the proposal has also been turned down by Outi Alanko-Kahiluoto, the chairperson of the Green Parliamentary Group.
Finland and Estonia have not scrapped their joint plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, Jan Vapaavuori (NCP), the cabinet member responsible for energy issues, has underscored.
Fears that the project has hit a standstill emerged a few weeks ago when Gasum announced that negotiations between Finland, Estonia and the European Union had ended inconclusively.
Larsmo, or Luoto in Finnish, is a municipality which consists of 360 islands, with a shoreline of approximately 500 km. It is located in the Ostrobothnia region. It is the last monolingual municipality that will be considered on mainland Finland, as the rest of the Swedish monolingual municipalities belong to the Åland islands.
A middle-aged male nurse is suspected of poisoning an 84-year-old woman in Salo in a case that according to police also includes allegations of property offences.
The 54-year-old man and his 42-year-old wife ran a company providing home care, hospice care and cleaning services to the elderly. The operations of the company in question, Kattariina Oy, have been suspended after the criminal suspicions were brought to light, the investigators say.
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Full-year operating profit is set to be slightly above 11 per cent for the Finnish company, as it regains market share at a rapid pace.
Nokia reported earnings topping analysts' estimates as rising network spending by phone carriers in the US and China helped the Finnish equipment maker to its first quarter of sales growth since 2011. The stock jumped.
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Nestled in the southeast corner of Finland is a pristine region dotted with lakes and pines that's the eurozone's first point of call for many Russian shoppers.
It's here in the town of Lappeenranta, just 200 kilometres away from St. Petersburg, where the weaker ruble and a sanctions dispute between the European Union and Russia is taking an especially big bite out of the economy.
The prices of old condominiums fell by 1.3 per cent in Greater Helsinki and by 0.7 per cent in the entire country between July and September, according to preliminary data released by Statistics Finland on Tuesday.
Elina Vuorio, a senior official at Statistics Finland, cautions against drawing too far-reaching conclusions on the basis of price developments over a single quarter.
Finland will continue to trim down its network of diplomatic missions abroad by closing its embassies in Slovenia, Slovakia and Luxembourg by the end of next year due to a decision to cut the appropriations of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for operating expenses.
The closures are projected to generate savings of 1.8 million euros next year.
Security policy was one of the main talking points as the premiers of Nordic countries sat down during a Nordic Council session in Stockholm on Tuesday.
In a press conference held before the meeting, members of the media were particularly interested in the possibility of Finland and Sweden seeking Nato membership in light of the heightened tensions in the Baltic Sea.
- Up to 380 jobs at risk as Seppälä mulls cuts
- Childlessness is relatively common in Finland
- Espoo decision-makers furious at secret outsourcing plans
- Suonoja resigns amid nepotism scandal
- Sipilä would cut number of public servants
- Farmers face anxious wait over EU emergency support
- Utsjoki stabber had a long list of prior run-ins with the law
- Helsinki prepared to cough up for new library
- Valio starts sales of Russian milk in St. Petersburg
- Finnish banks pass ECB health check