Finns' confidence in the national pension system is deteriorating, suggests a survey published by the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK).
The survey, Trust in Pension Security, indicates that only one-third of Finns currently have confidence in the ability of the system to deliver pension promises in the future, representing a decline of roughly five percentage points from the previous edition of the survey released in 2011.
Toimi Kankaanniemi has admitted to approaching several women with sexually suggestive messages and will, consequently, no longer represent the Finns Party in the coalition negotiations.
He was on Monday asked to resume his regular duties as Member of Parliament by Jari Lindström, the chairperson of the Finns Party Parliamentary Group. Lindström determined with Timo Soini, the chairperson of the Finns Party, that no further punitive action will be taken against Kankaanniemi.
The Helsinki Court of Appeal on Wednesday overturned the prison sentence handed down to a 25-year-old woman for plotting a massacre at the University of Helsinki, after ruling her incompetent to stand trial.
The three year and one month prison sentence of the other defendant, Josef Andrei Hannu (25), was upheld by the court.
Problems began to pile up almost immediately after Jari Aarnio was appointed as the head of drug enforcement at the Helsinki Police Department in September 1999 as his squad struggled to get along with other units investigating drug offences.
The problems are laid out in previously unreleased reports drawn up by the Police Command of Finland.
The City of Helsinki loses roughly 50—60 million euros a year in tax revenue due to shadow economy activities, the Audit Department of Helsinki estimates.
A report published by the Tax Administration on Tuesday nevertheless shows that the city has succeeded in concentrating its purchases with companies that are more reliable than average through its efforts to fight the shadow economy.
Matti Vanhanen (Centre) has been appointed as the head of a housing task force to be established as part of the coalition negotiations.
The former Prime Minister revealed to Helsingin Sanomat on Saturday that a proposal to establish the task force was presented during the coalition negotiations on Friday and that the task force will concentrate on “major housing issues”. In particular, the task force will contemplate housing-related issues in the capital and other population centres.
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- Created on 18 May 2015
The new wave of Finnish game studios now have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Rovio and Supercell.
The example shown by the mobile game behemoths has encouraged many seasoned game developers to establish their own game studios, with the number of game studios in the country doubling to more than 260 over the past few years.
A proposal to be presented by the European Commission at the end of this month for a mandatory refugee re-settlement system within the European Union is unlikely to receive the backing of the next Government of Finland.
“It has to be based on the voluntariness of member states,” Alexander Stubb (NCP) stated after taking part in the ongoing coalition negotiations on Wednesday.
Tenants in city-owned rental units can host couch surfers as long as they create no disturbance to other residents, states Anni Sinnemäki (Greens), a Deputy Mayor of Helsinki.
The City of Helsinki, she said, does not monitor whether or not tenants in city-owned rental units offer their couch to tourists and requires no advance notice of such activity. “The city hasn't prohibited couch surfing and isn't actively looking into whether it's taking place. It hasn't been prohibited,” Sinnemäki announced.
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- Created on 14 May 2015
The board of directors of Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) decided on Wednesday not to file a license application for the construction of a fourth reactor at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.
The board of directors is to propose to the extraordinary general that it waive its right to apply for a construction license, essentially guaranteeing that no license application will be presented before the Parliament.
Finland has slipped back into recession after its economic growth slowed down for the second consecutive quarter between January and March, according to preliminary data released by Statistics Finland on Wednesday.
A recession is generally defined as two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth.
- European Commission voices its grave concerns over Finnish economy
- EU and immigration on agenda as coalition talks begin
- Räsänen hopes changes to marriage laws are reconsidered
- First bids in for HERE, reports suggest
- Sipilä summons Finns Party, National Coalition for coalition talks
- Sipilä breaks off talks over social contract
- S Group announces further food price cuts
- Sipilä demands an answer from labour market organisations by tomorrow
- Finland no longer the best country for mothers
- Sipilä to decide on fate of Finns Party