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.
Public confidence in the Finnish Government continues to slump.
FEWER than one in four Finns view that the Cabinet of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (NCP) has succeeded in its responsibilities, finds a survey conducted by TNS Gallup. In contrast, 34 per cent of the respondents believe the six-party coalition has failed to carry out its duties.
Wikipedia is the most popular encyclopedia in the world, and now in many countries it is also the only one. But can the information in Wikipedia be trusted at all?
Helsingin Sanomat newspaper evaluated 134 articles in the Finnish-language version of Wikipedia with 96 experts. As far as we know, our study is the most extensive individual investigation on the trustworthiness of Wikipedia in the whole world.
Minister of Economic Affairs admits to drawbacks in energy policy.
MINISTER of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori (NCP) has conceded that the Government's energy policy is not entirely without its drawbacks. The main problem is the rapid increase in coal consumption, which saw the Parliament barrage the Government with questions as it discussed Finland's long-term climate and energy strategy on Wednesday.
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Finland’s biggest bankers group says the stable AAA-rated nation has failed to prepare for the ballooning costs generated by Europe’s fastest aging population.
“No increase of tax rates or reform of services will be enough to ensure this can be paid for by public funds,”
Piia-Noora Kauppi, managing director of the Federation of Finnish Financial Services, said in an interview this week. “We’ve made no preparations, we have no national funds to tap for future costs of elderly care.”
THE EUROPEAN Commission has approved Microsoft's acquisition of the handset business of Nokia, viewing that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns. Previously, the deal has been approved by the US Federal Trade Commission, which sanctioned it on Monday, and the antitrust authorities of Brazil, Canada and Russia.
Helsinki's old children's hospitals have for years been in a dilapidated state.
EMPLOYEES of Finnish game studio Supercell have donated 3.4 million euro for the construction of a new children's hospital in Helsinki, Lasse Louhento, the product lead at Supercell, announced on Tuesday. The donation is the largest single donation raised by the association advocating the construction project.
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