• Web Developer

    HT Jobs | - Feed Apr 15, 2018 | 14:55 pm

    Web Developer Web Developer familiar with CMS systems (Joomla, WP etc) and fluent with PHP, HTML5, CSS needed for bug fixes and further development of an exciting IT project. Enthusiasm and ability to learn and improve is more important than experience.The job[…]

    Read more...
  • CTO / Lead Developer

    HT Jobs | - Feed Apr 11, 2018 | 15:05 pm

    CTO / Lead Developer An exciting recently funded startup operating in the healthcare IT domain is looking for an CTO to join and lead (hands on) both engineering and web application development of the company.Job descriptionEternAll Sciences is an e-health startup active in Finland[…]

    Read more...
  • Service Coordinator, Vestas Finland, Vaasa

    HT Jobs | - Feed Feb 3, 2018 | 10:57 am

    Service Coordinator, Vestas Finland, Vaasa Do you have a passion for delivering first class administration service to an organization? Do you want to be a part in an ambitious team in a dynamic environment? Then this challenge might be something for you!PositionSERVICE COORDINATOROrganizationVestas Northern Central[…]

    Read more...

Mikael Jungner, an ex-party secretary of the Social Democrats, is part of a motley crew of politicians and media personalities who are looking to kick-start an overhaul of political decision making in Finland.
Mikael Jungner, an ex-party secretary of the Social Democrats, is part of a motley crew of politicians and media personalities who are looking to kick-start an overhaul of political decision making in Finland.

 

Liike Nyt (Eng. Movement Now) is a movement open to everyone who has a genuine interest in overhauling decision making in Finland, says one of the co-founders of the newly established political association, Harry Harkimo.

Harkimo, an ex-member of the National Coalition, on Friday revealed that the association was born out of its founders’ long-standing frustration with policy and decision making.

Read more ...

Ann Selin, the chairperson of Service Union United (PAM), has warned that strikes and protests will follow if the government proceeds with its proposal to increase the powers of employers.
Ann Selin, the chairperson of Service Union United (PAM), has warned that strikes and protests will follow if the government proceeds with its proposal to increase the powers of employers.

 

Finland will face a series of political strikes if the government moves ahead with its proposal to make it easier for small businesses to lay off employees, warns Ann Selin, the chairperson of Service Union United (PAM).

“We’re campaigning to make sure these don’t become bills. If that ends up happening, I’m pretty sure that political strikes or at least protests will follow,” she said on YLE A-Studio on Thursday.

Read more ...

Harry Harkimo (NCP) has neither denied nor confirmed reports that he is involved in the establishment of a new, market-liberal political party in Finland, writes Ilta-Sanomat.
Harry Harkimo (NCP) has neither denied nor confirmed reports that he is involved in the establishment of a new, market-liberal political party in Finland, writes Ilta-Sanomat.

 

A handful of Members of Parliament are rumoured to be considering establishing a new, market-liberal party in an attempt to shake up the political landscape in Finland.

Several news outlets reported yesterday that the plan has been hatched by Harry Harkimo (NCP) and Mikael Jungner, a former party secretary of the Social Democrats. Other politicians named in the reports include Elina Lepomäki (NCP) and Antero Vartia (Greens).

Read more ...

Anu Vehviläinen (Centre), the Minister of Local Government and Public Reform, has addressed concerns related to the transfer of hundreds of thousands of employees due to the social, health care and regional government reform.
Anu Vehviläinen (Centre), the Minister of Local Government and Public Reform, has addressed concerns related to the transfer of hundreds of thousands of employees due to the social, health care and regional government reform.

 

The Finnish government has begun preparing for the transfer of roughly 220,000 employees onto the payrolls of the counties and the permit and supervisory authority to be established in the social, health care and regional government reform.

“Once we have the regional councils at the start of next year, they’ll give the final go-ahead,” tells Anu Vehviläinen (Centre), the Minister of Local Government and Public Reform.

Read more ...

Harry Harkimo, a first-term Member of Parliament from Uusimaa, was tight-lipped about his future plans in a press conference held at the Finnish Parliament on Thursday, 19 April.
Harry Harkimo, a first-term Member of Parliament from Uusimaa, was tight-lipped about his future plans in a press conference held at the Finnish Parliament on Thursday, 19 April.

 

Harry Harkimo, a first-term Member of Parliament from Helsinki, declined yesterday to shed any light on his future plans in a press conference where he announced he has relinquished his membership in the National Coalition Party.

Ilta-Sanomat, however, revealed that the businessman-turned-politician is intent on establishing a political association called Liike Nyt (Eng. Movement Now).

Read more ...

Antti Rinne, the chairperson of the Social Democratic Party, has echoed the criticism of trade unions by accusing the government of undermining the labour market position of young people.
Antti Rinne, the chairperson of the Social Democratic Party, has echoed the criticism of trade unions by accusing the government of undermining the labour market position of young people.

 

Several opposition parties have echoed the criticism of trade unions by voicing their dismay at the outcomes of the final framework session of the government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre).

The government announced last week it will encourage businesses to hire new employees by, first, making it easier for businesses with fewer than 20 employees to lay off staff and, second, allowing employers to hire under 30-year-old unemployed job seekers on fixed-term contracts without having to justify the fixed term.

Read more ...

Timo Soini, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, says it is important that Finland uses all possible means to combat the use and proliferation of chemical weapons.
Timo Soini, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, says it is important that Finland uses all possible means to combat the use and proliferation of chemical weapons.

 

Finland on Monday announced it has joined an international initiative to hold accountable those responsible for the use of chemical weapons.

“The use of chemical weapons is an abhorrent crime and prohibited in all circumstances. The perpetrators must be held accountable,” Timo Soini (BR), the Minister for Foreign Affairs, stated in a press release.

Read more ...

Kai Mykkänen (NCP), the Minister of the Interior, spoke to reporters after a question-time debate at the Finnish Parliament on Thursday, 19 April.
Kai Mykkänen (NCP), the Minister of the Interior, spoke to reporters after a question-time debate at the Finnish Parliament on Thursday, 19 April.

 

Kai Mykkänen (NCP), the Minister of the Interior, says he has launched an internal assessment into whether or not the rights of asylum seekers are realised in Finland.

Mykkänen made the announcement during a question-time debate in the Finnish Parliament on Thursday, following an enquiry about the decision of the Administrative Court of Appeal of Lyon to stay the transfer of asylum seekers to Finland on grounds of concerns that they would subsequently be deported to Kabul, Afghanistan.

Read more ...

People gathered outside Pasila Police Station in Helsinki to voice their support to Ilja Janitskin, the founder and frontman of MV-Lehti.
People gathered outside Pasila Police Station in Helsinki to voice their support to Ilja Janitskin, the founder and frontman of MV-Lehti.

 

Ilja Janitskin, the founder and frontman of MV-Lehti, was detained on suspicion of a slew of offences after a detention hearing held behind closed doors at Pasila Police Station in Helsinki on Tuesday.

Janitskin was arrested in Andorra last August and extradited to Finland in mid-April.

Read more ...

Antti Palola (right), the chairperson of the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees (STTK), and Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, took part in a working life-themed cruise from Helsinki to Tallinn on 23 March, 2018.
Antti Palola (right), the chairperson of the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees (STTK), and Petteri Orpo (NCP), the Minister of Finance, took part in a working life-themed cruise from Helsinki to Tallinn on 23 March, 2018.

 

Antti Palola, the chairperson of the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees (STTK), has expressed its disapproval with a government decision to allow employers to hire under 30-year-old job seekers who have been unemployed for at least three months on fixed-term contracts without having to provide justification for the fixed term.

The proposal is not only unfair for young people, it is also unlikely to promote employment in Finland, views Palola.

Read more ...

Service Union United (PAM) has estimated that some 460,000 Finns are working for businesses with no more than 20 personnel.
Service Union United (PAM) has estimated that some 460,000 Finns are working for businesses with no more than 20 personnel.

 

The Finnish government has continued to come under fire for its recent decision to make it easier for small businesses to lay off staff.

Service Union United (PAM) on Thursday warned that almost a half a million employees will be at risk of losing their jobs if the proposal to allow businesses with no more than 20 staff to make lay-offs on personal grounds receives the requisite support.

Read more ...

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) says his government will discuss the recent false reports on Fortum, a state-owned energy company, with Russia.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) says his government will discuss the recent false reports on Fortum, a state-owned energy company, with Russia.

 

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has stated that the government will take action to correct the erroneous reporting on Fortum, a state-owned energy company, in Russia.

“The government always deals with these kinds of things. The company is primarily responsible for addressing the reports, but we’ll do our part of course,” he said during a visit to Stockholm on Tuesday. “We’ll bring up the issue in discussions [with Russia]. The most important thing is to get the right information across. This is what the world has come to. We, as well as consumers, must learn to be a little suspicious about the information circulating the world.”

Read more ...

A man walks past a currency exchange office in Moscow, on April 10, 2018. Russia's central bank on Tuesday sought to reassure the public after new US sanctions prompted a market collapse and plunge in the rouble's value, insisting there was no threat to financial stability and that the bank was ready to act if necessary
A man walks past a currency exchange office in Moscow, on April 10, 2018. Russia's central bank on Tuesday sought to reassure the public after new US sanctions prompted a market collapse and plunge in the rouble's value, insisting there was no threat to financial stability and that the bank was ready to act if necessary.

 

The United States’ pledge to impose new sanctions against Russia and the escalating geopolitical tensions caused by the crisis in Syria could also have an impact on Finland, reminds Vladimir Miklashevsky, a senior economist at Nordea.

“The rouble is poised to continue its recovery this week, but concerns about the new sanctions may bring down the rate,” he writes in his analysis.

Read more ...

Finland in the world press

Helsinki Finland Cloudy, 0 °C
Current Conditions
Sunrise: 5:38 am   |   Sunset: 9:0 pm
88%     3.1 m/s     34.406 bar
Forecast
Mon Low: -1 °C High: 5 °C
Tue Low: 3 °C High: 7 °C
Wed Low: 4 °C High: 8 °C
Thu Low: 3 °C High: 9 °C
Fri Low: 2 °C High: 8 °C
Sat Low: 3 °C High: 9 °C
Sun Low: 3 °C High: 10 °C
Mon Low: 3 °C High: 11 °C
Tue Low: 4 °C High: 9 °C
Wed Low: 4 °C High: 12 °C

Partners