A GROUP of activists in St Petersburg proved with an experiment that the wastewater doesn't end up at a treatment facility, but through the ditches, streams and rivers in the Baltic Sea, reported Helsingin Sanomat on its website on 17 November.
The residents of the village Novoje Devjatkino near St Petersburg flushed hundreds of small GPS tracking devices down the toilets about three weeks ago, explained the urban and ecological activist Yevgenia Dolgova. By 17 November, some of them were located in the Gulf of Finland.
The Minister of Economic Affairs has according to YLE called for a special audit of the mining company.
PEKKA Jaatinen, the administrator of the corporate re-organisation of Talvivaara, has portrayed a too rosy picture of the financial prospects of the cash-strapped nickel miner, claims Jan Vapaavuori (NCP), the Minister of Economic Affairs.
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All around Helsinki, shops have already decorated their halls and presented their goods for this Christmas, but people opt more and more for buying gifts online.
"EVERYTHING is open on the Internet, that's why I shop online a lot," said Antonio Cueva who the Helsinki Times interviewed on Aleksanderinkatu last Thursday. "There are many choices and it's good to compare the products and prices."
The co-ordination of residential and transport development projects could yield positive results, but it is vital to pay close attention to the number of new houses on the market, says Pasi Holm, the managing director at Pellervo Economic Research Institute (PTT).
PTT in a study funded by several labour market organisations has examined the efforts to develop the Stockholm and Helsinki regions.
Timo Soini, the chairperson of the Finns Party, believes the nosedive of the National Coalition and the rise of the Centre are the two key points to take away from the results of a recent poll by Helsingin Sanomat.
The results, he estimates, are an indication of public discontent with the Government of Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP). “What's noteworthy is that the public wants change.”
People taking care of their dependent relatives at home allow municipalities to save billions of euros a year.
Informal care provided to the elderly alone generates annual savings of up to three billion euros, estimates Sari Kehusmaa, a researcher at the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela). She examined the services provided to the elderly outside the framework of institutional care in a doctoral dissertation she defended at the University of Tampere in August.
Voter support for the National Coalition Party has continued to tumble, finds a poll by Helsingin Sanomat.
No more than 17.4 per cent of people surveyed between October and November said that they would vote for the National Coalition if the parliamentary elections were held now. The vote share of the right-wing party has not been as low in parliamentary elections since the early 1970s.
The Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament has re-affirmed its opposition to a citizens' initiative for equal marriage rights.
The committee on Thursday voted 9—8 in favour of a memorandum it drafted after turning down the initiative by a 10—6 vote last summer. The initiative was brought before the committee for the second time due to an objection drawn up by members of the committee who support the initiative.
The City of Helsinki spends tens of millions of euros a year on services provided by temporary employment agencies to guarantee the availability of municipal services. While the city relies annually on the services of up to 150 groups of professionals, the recruitment of temporary doctors and nurses especially puts a burden on its coffers.
Seure Henkilöstöpalvelut, a venture owned jointly by the municipalities in the capital region and the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, is a a particularly important service-provider.
Uber is confident that it will face no legal hurdles in Finland.
The self-proclaimed ride-sharing service on Wednesday launched two services in Helsinki: Uber Pop and Uber Black, the former of which does not require its drivers to have taxi-driver licenses. A taxi-driver license is required for the professional transport of people in passenger cars under Finnish laws.
Roughly one thousand police officers from all over the country gathered in downtown Helsinki on Wednesday to participate in a protest against dwindling police resources.
“Criminal investigations have been reduced to registration. […] A big share of offences is not investigated simply because there's no time for real police work,” stated Jonne Rinne from the Finnish Police Federation (SPJL).
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