Stockmann on Tuesday announced it will divest its shopping centre in St. Petersburg, Russia, to PPF Real Estate.
The Nevsky Centre and its owner, OOO Stockmann Nevsky Centre, will change hands at a price of 171 million euros, 10 million euros less than the balance sheet value of the property, according to a press release from the Finnish department store retailer.
Cars, heating and meat-eating are the key climate problems in Finland, views Kai Mykkänen (NCP), the Minister of the Interior.
Mykkänen on Monday said Finland will have no choice but to introduce sweeping changes to address the problems following an updated estimate of the pace of global warming published earlier this month by experts at the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The Ministry of Transport and Communications’ online survey on abolishing the biannual switch between standard and daylight saving time drew a total of 667,337 responses between Wednesday, 26 September, and Friday, 12 October.
The Finnish government will use the responses to formulate its position on a proposal to abolish the seasonal exercise across the European Union.
The National Police Board has announced it will look into complaints filed in connection with a presentation given yesterday by the immigration unit of Helsinki Police Department.
Uusi Suomi on Wednesday reported that Heli Aaltonen, a chief inspector at Helsinki Police Department, gave a presentation that included descriptions and illustrations of various types of undocumented immigrants encountered by police while conducting inspections at, for example, restaurants and construction sites.
Anne Berner (Centre), the Minister of Transport and Communications, reveals that the proposed fast-speed rail connection between Helsinki and Turku could be completed in 2031.
Approximately 40 million euros has been earmarked for planning the rail high-speed connection, which would reduce travel times between the two cities by 45 minutes – to roughly one hour and 13 minutes – by effectively taking a shortcut through Lohja and Salo.
The Finnish government’s decision to issue a statement on its employment policy approach has raised eyebrows among a number of opposition members.
Anna-Maja Henriksson, the chairperson of the Swedish People’s Party, says the attempt to seek support for the policy approach is unusual and indicative of a complete lack of dialogue between the government and labour market organisations.
Minister of Employment Jari Lindström (BR) says he does not expect the long-running dispute over a government proposal to mitigate the risks associated with hiring for small businesses to be resolved before the weekend.
“It’d be a miracle if [a solution was found before the weekend],” he stated to Uusi Suomi on Wednesday.
The Finnish government has, as promised, issued a statement on its employment policy approach to the Parliament, which will debate the statement tomorrow and vote on it on Wednesday.
The statement has been widely regarded as a means to present for parliamentary consideration a much-discussed government proposal for allowing businesses with no more than 10 employees to make lay-offs on personal grounds.
Mikko Kiesiläinen (Greens), the managing director at Libera Foundation, says the European Commission has decided to consider a complaint filed by the market-liberal think tank against the universally binding nature of collective bargaining agreements in Finland.
“The way that collective bargaining agreements are universally binding in Finland violates the rules of the European Single Market,” he argues in a press release.
On Monday 1st October, the British Embassy in Helsinki addressed a gathering of concerned British nationals on the current state of Brexit negotiations, in the form of a “town hall meeting” intended to assuage growing concerns. The result was a tense 2-hour session involving insults, straw polls and heated debates that bitterly exposed the current state of anxiety among Brits in Europe.
On an unseasonably warm afternoon, expats from across Finland gathered in the crypt of the imposing Mikael Agricola Church in Punavuori, all in search of clarity. Given the troubled state of negotiations between the UK and the EU, which have been deadlocked for months, it was hoped that the ambassador may be able to shed some light on the situation.
Kimmo Grönlund, a professor of political science at Åbo Akademi University, says the autumn has not been good for the Finnish Green League.
The opposition party is seemingly at a loss at how to reverse its downward slide in opinion polls, with its popularity falling by one percentage point to 11.6 per cent, according to YLE, and by 0.8 percentage points to 12.3 per cent, according to Alma Media, in September.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) announced yesterday his three-party ruling coalition will put its employment policy approach to a vote in the Finnish Parliament.
The government has yet to present its legislative proposal to make laying off easier for businesses with no more than 10 employees, which has provoked not only widespread public debate but also industrial actions from numerous trade unions, to the Parliament.
Antigym® or Antigymastique® is a body work method developed by French physiotherapist Thérèse Bertherat in the 1970s. Its popularity has spread outside of France as Antigym practitioners have brought the method across the world, particularly to South America and Europe. Helsinki Times spoke to trained Antigym practitioner, Sonu Manglani, about the method after one of her classes.
THE CLASS takes place in a bright, well-lit room. We begin by standing on our mats, rotating our knees in and out to get a feel of the way different parts of our body are connected to one another. Sonu gives instructions and asks questions as we move through each subtle movement slowly.