- Category: Business
- Created on 21 April 2014
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has been awarded the contract to build an ice-breaking supply vessel for the largest Russian shipping company, Sovcomflot, the Helsinki-based shipbuilding company announced on Monday.
The value of the order is approximately 100 million euros.
The remuneration offered for the high-powered roles in the European Union sought by Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (NCP) far exceeds that of national policy-makers, suggests a survey published last Thursday by European Voice, a newspaper reporting on the activities of major EU institutions.
Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, earns 321,000 euros and a European Commissioner roughly 255,000 euros per year, according to the newspaper.
Eight people died when a light utility aircraft carrying parachutists crashed to the ground near the Jämijärvi Airfield in Satakunta on Sunday. The pilot and two passengers aboard the American-made Comp Air 8 were able to parachute from the aircraft in time and only sustained minor injuries.
Waste disposal services for housing companies are proving a bone of contention as the vocal opposition by waste companies has thwarted the plans to implement a national model in which municipalities invite tenders from service providers.
The municipality carries out the tendering process for waste disposal services in the Capital Region and in Tampere, with the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY) responsible for the process in Helsinki.
Sonja Ängeslevä, a 39-year-old researcher from Helsinki, works in the games industry, but defining her job description more precisely is a trickier task.
Jyrki Katainen has witnessed the stagnation of national output and productivity first hand.
JYRKI Katainen (NCP) announced roughly a fortnight ago that he would renounce the office of the Prime Minister in June, after the National Coalition has selected a new chairperson to succeed him, prompting legislators across party lines to commend him for his patient and conciliatory efforts as Prime Minister.
Immigrants living in the capital regions, as well as elsewhere in the country, are most likely to find employment in cleaning services. According to recently published statistics, 1,352 immigrants, equalling 13 per cent of the Vantaa population with foreign background, worked as cleaners in hotels, offices or in other commercial cleaning jobs in 2011.
Malaise in the retail sector has spread also to retailers located close to city centres, says Jaana Kurjenoja, the chief economist at the Finnish Commerce Federation. "The decline in sales has for a while now pestered regional centres. Today, the erosion of purchasing power is also felt in city centres," Kurjenoja says.
Purchasing power has deteriorated in the regions due to urban migration and in southern population centres due to a decrease in the disposable income of residents.
Tykkimäki, an amusement park in Kouvola, has invested notably in the forthcoming summer season, having begun construction on a water park estimated to cost roughly 6.5 million euros. Boasting three large pools, several slides and a one hundred-seater restaurant, the water park is the largest investment in the 25-year history of the amusement park.
The investment is equivalent to 150 per cent of the annual net sales of Tykkimäki.
Allergy sufferers are now advised to begin taking their anti-allergy medication, with birch trees forecast to begin blooming ahead of schedule and winds set to carry airborne pollen from Sweden and Russia in the days to come.
In addition, birch trees in southern Estonia are forecast to begin blooming over the Easter weekend, says Annika Saarto, a university researcher at the Aerobiology Unit of the University of Turku.
The emissions cut targets proposed by the European Commission in January would especially affect the Finnish transport sector, estimate the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and the Government Institute for Economic Research (VATT).
The European Commission proposes in its framework for climate and energy policy that greenhouse emissions be cut by 40 per cent by 2030.
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