Yrjö Hakanen (SKP), a member of the Helsinki City Board, has urged the City of Helsinki to terminate its contracts with Veolia Finland on grounds that the bus operator is part of a multinational conglomerate with operations in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel.
Hakanen and 12 other board members demand that the city refrain from signing new and look into terminating its existing contracts with Veolia in a proposal presented to the City Board for second consideration today.
Three people died violently in a pizzeria in Laukaa, Central Finland, on Sunday afternoon, police have confirmed. Police were alerted to the scene of the suspected triple homicide yesterday at 1.20pm.
No shots were fired in the restaurant, nor did the events pose any danger to passers-by, police emphasised.
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Nokia is by far the largest patent filer in Finland, finds a survey by the European Patent Office (EPO).
Alongside the network equipment manufacturer, lift and escalator manufacturer Kone and engineering firms ABB and Wärtsilä are at the forefront of innovation and experimentation in Finland, according to EPO
Spring snow melt represents a fateful point in time for the nickel mine of Talvivaara in Sotkamo.
There is simply too much water at the mine: over nine million cubic metres, enough to fill 90 Parliament Houses. The water has already all but filled the auxiliary storage areas, and more is to come due to the abundance of packing snow in Sotkamo.
Finland will not verify the income and assets of tenants in state-subsidised flats or adopt fixed-term tenancy agreements for them, a task force led by Hannele Pokka, a permanent secretary at the Ministry of the Environment, states in a proposal presented to Pia Viitanen (SDP), the Minister of Housing, on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Finance has submitted a minority report on the proposal.
Amnesty International has reiterated its concerns about the treatment of asylum seekers in Finland.
The global human rights watchdog points out in its annual report that most of the 1,500 asylum seekers and other foreigners detained in Finland in 2013 were placed in police detention facilities due to the lack of appropriate detention centres.
Court proceedings in the bribery case revolving around Jari Aarnio, a former chief of drug enforcement at the Helsinki Police Department, kicked into full gear on Tuesday as the District Court of Helsinki began hearing the arguments of defendants, witnesses and plaintiffs.
Thus far, proceedings in the case have focused on documentary evidence.
Ben Zyskowicz (NCP) has proposed that public spending be reduced by 2.6 billion euros – equivalent to roughly five per cent of the current national budget.
The seasoned Member of Parliament would generate the savings by cutting back on transfer payments made by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), such as benefits for families with children, student final aid and basic unemployment allowances.
The attitudes of young people toward self-employment are more and more positive. Nearly half of young people in Finland consider self-employment an attractive career option, according to last year's edition of the enterprise review published by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
“A generational shift is taking place on an attitudinal level,” views Joonas Mikkilä, an organisation manager at the Federation of Finnish Enterprises.
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Aviator Airport Services Finland, a provider of ground handling services at Helsinki Airport, will begin negotiations with its staff over a maximum of one hundred redundancies, managing director Veijo Karosvuo revealed to Iltalehti on Sunday.
At present, Aviator Airport Services provides employment to roughly 370 people.
The incidence of online harassment and threats is on the rise, Timo Soini, the chairperson of the Finns Party, stated on Thursday while expressing his concerns that threats of violence are being used to restrict the right to campaign.
“We can't condone that. In a democracy, campaigns shouldn't be ran in police escorts or while being surrounded by security guards,” Soini stated in a news conference.
- Large companies continue shedding jobs
- Realtor: House prices to fall as sharply as used car prices
- Finland and Sweden lay groundwork for crisis co-operation
- Police sergeant detained on suspicion of bribery
- Finnish Customs seizes €1.3m consignment of fake smartphones
- Science matters, in theory
- Stockmann to pull out of Oulu
- Alahuhta-Kasko to take over reins at Marimekko
- NCP: Metropolitan authority is no longer worth pursuing
- Emergency placement was considered only days before 8-year-old girl's death