SATU Rämö did not prepare plum mash for her child. Instead, she sought out interesting work opportunities. She believes that mediocrity is enough when it comes to being a mother.
In a Reykjavik hospital where the 30-year-old Rämö gave birth she makes a painful mistake.
- Category: Business
- Created on 08 March 2014
Many highly qualified professionals work long days without counting the hours they put in. However, would it be a good idea to keep track of overtime?
Riikka Mykkänen is pleased with her time card. It goes everywhere with her as a mobile app, as her job at the Finnish Association of Business School Graduates (Sefe) means she often works outside the office, goes on work trips and attends meetings and other events, sometimes also in the evenings and on weekends.
Next summer, Helsinki will boast more places where people can create street art with permission.
Looking hesitant, Tommi Laitio, the director of youth affairs at Helsinki City, studies the skilfully executed graffiti for some time. Then he makes up his mind to the disappointment of the Helsingin Sanomat reporter and photographer.
The Finnish Tax Administration is set to close several of its customer service points. The director of the tax administration lambasts the new local authorities' joint customer service system.
"The new customer service project is expensive and will have a detrimental effect on the customer services offered by tax offices," the Chief Director of the tax administration, Heli Lähteenmäki, criticises the reform in a press release by the tax administration.
Summer cottage sales are picking up but, similarly to last year, only gradually, experts say. The sales remain modest because buyers are concerned about their own finances, demand more in terms of the quality and location of the property, and struggle to secure the necessary funding.
Consequently, also the selling times have increased.
The disputed campaign documentary Presidentintekijät was shown to a full house in its first public screening at the Tampere Film Festival on Thursday. Directed by Tuukka Temonen, the film documents the successful election campaign of incumbent President Sauli Niinistö in late 2011 and early 2012.
The festival audience burst out laughing a number of times, especially when the campaign staff commented on the appearance of Niinistö and voiced their concerns about the outcome of the elections.
- Category: Business
- Created on 07 March 2014
Online retailer Verkkokauppa.com has posted the best annual result of its 21-year history, sporting a 6 per cent increase in net sales to 238 million euros and a notable jump in profits, from 30,000 to 6.64 million euros.
CEO Samuli Seppälä insists that Verkkokauppa.com is unperturbed by the eroding purchasing power that has swept across the entire retail sector. “From our point of view, consumer demand is doing just fine. People simply no longer buy from certain traditional retailers.”
Jari Aarnio, the chief of the Helsinki Police Department's drug squad, is suspected of leaking the identity of a police informant to a third party in 2009. In addition, he is believed to have revealed details of an undercover operation to a third party.
With the period of the statute of limitations for the suspected offence set to expire next month, the prosecution has asked the District Court of Helsinki to extend the period.
Pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso has conceded that it cannot fully monitor the use of child labour in its waste paper and wheat straw supply networks in Pakistan. Stora Enso assures that it is taking the necessary steps to address the problem but reminds that no quick solutions exist.
“No one can deny that child labour is used at the end of the supply chain. It is,” confirms Lauri Peltola, a senior executive at Stora Enso.
Finland does not advocate imposing broad economic sanctions against Russia in order to alleviate tensions on the Crimean peninsula. Instead, it is prepared to take political and diplomatic action alongside other member states of the European Union in an attempt to appeal to Russia, Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (NCP) revealed when arriving in Brussels for an emergency EU summit on Thursday.
The measures contemplated in the summit, Katainen estimated, may entail the suspension of the ongoing negotiations on an EU-Russia visa waiver agreement.
Finland's Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen (Christian Democrats) urged the European Union to introduce a credible system for the return of illegal aliens in her address at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Brussels earlier this week.
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