Matti Alahuhta, the chairman-elect of the Confederation of Finnish Industries' (EK) board of directors, called attention to three key aspects of economic policy-making in his opening address at the general assembly of EK on Tuesday: wage moderation, taxation and public sector reform.
Alahuhta will succeed Ilpo Kokkila as the board chairman of EK at the beginning of next year, following his successful tenure as the chief executive of Kone in 2005—2014.
The District Court of Pohjois-Savo on Tuesday detained a woman from Kuopio on probable cause of the murders of her 30-month-old and 1.5-month-old children.
Investigators have revealed earlier that the woman has no prior criminal history and was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident. Other officials have said that the family in question has been a client of social services.
Journalist and non-fiction writer Marko Erola levels criticism at the Finnish media for its reporting on the trials and tribulations of Talvivaara in a book published on Tuesday.
Erola argues that by failing to comply with the requirement to strive to provide accurate and unbiased information members of the media have dented the reputation of the mining company and complicated its financing negotiations.
The Finnish Parliament is gearing up for what is expected to be a close vote on Friday on a proposal to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Supporters of the proposal believe the definition of marriage in the Marriage Act should be amended into a gender-neutral form – rather than a union between a man and woman – in order to grant marriage rights also to same-sex couples.
The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees (STTK) and a number of other trade unions are contemplating the establishment of a new common central organisation, Ilta-Sanomat reported on Monday.
The alternatives under consideration are believed to be the consolidation of the current central organisations or the consolidation of several high-powered trade unions into a new organisation larger than SAK.
A traditional, and rather successful, way to appeal to voters on the campaign trail is to promise to put more money into their pockets.
The Social Democratic Party in an election manifesto approved on Sunday promises to offer more especially to low and middle-income households, informal care givers and people dependent on guarantee pension for their livelihood.
The party council of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has expressed its hope that all SDP Members of the Parliament would vote in favour of a citizens' initiative for equal marriage rights as the Parliament convenes to consider it on Friday.
At present, five members of the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group are expected to vote against the initiative.
President Sauli Niinistö estimates in an interview with The Washington Post that the heightened tensions between Russia the West have been manifested in, for example, airspace violations over the Baltic Sea.
Yet, he considers it very unlikely that the tensions could escalate into an armed conflict. “They were testing how we'd react. But accidents might happen,” he told the American daily.
One million general medical examinations covered by occupational health care have been conducted in Finland every year in the 2000s.
Meanwhile, the international scientific community has become more convinced that conducting extensive medical examinations on healthy subjects has but a marginal, if not altogether non-existent, impact on the population as a whole.
Police officers responding to an emergency call discovered the bodies of two young children in a private apartment in Itkonniemi, Kuopio, at approximately 6pm on Saturday.
The mother of the 30-month and 1.5-month-old children has been arrested on suspicion of the homicides and is being held under the constant supervision of health care professionals. “We've had a chat with her,” said Juha Korhonen, a detective inspector at the Eastern Finland Police Department.
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The launch of the Nokia N1 marks the return of the former mobile phone manufacturer to consumer electronics.
NOKIA unveiled its first Android-powered tablet computer in Helsinki on 18 November at the annual Slush start-up conference.
The former mobile phone manufacturer said that it expects more tablet computers bearing its name to be launched in the future. "More models will definitely come in the future. A product such as this can't be limited to a single model," said Sebastian Nyström, the head of Nokia's product business.
- Russian wastewater not treated, but flows to the Gulf of Finland
- Vapaavuori pours cold water over hopes of Talvivaara deal
- Traditional Christmas sales move online
- More flats with better access to public transport
- Soini: Moral nihilism a reason for NCP's decline
- Informal care givers create savings for municipalities
- Poll: Centre widens lead over NCP
- Legal Affairs Committee re-affirms opposition to equal marriage rights
- Helsinki spends tens of millions on temps
- Uber expects no legal hurdles in Finland