The National Coalition (NCP) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) are at loggerheads after Henna Virkkunen (NCP), the Minister of Public Administration and Local Government, stated on Wednesday that she no longer considers the establishment of a central government for the greater Helsinki region justifiable.
The recent settlement on the organisation of social welfare and health care services, Virkkunen believes, means that a metropolitan government is no longer required.
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Scotland's Weir Group insists that its proposed consolidation with its Finnish engineering rival, Metso, would offer considerable strategic benefits to both companies. The Scottish engineering group reiterated its belief on Wednesday, after the board of directors at Metso had announced their decision to turn down the offer to commence merger talks.
Here are some survival tips for allergy season from Clifford W. Bassett, an allergy specialist and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine:
— Wear oversized sunglasses to block airborne pollens and moulds.
— Wear a hat, preferably one with a wide brim.
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A new book says American Scott McNealy of Sun Microsystems was the "dream candidate" to be head of Nokia.
A NEW book by Helsinki Times journalist David J. Cord claims American Scott McNealy was the "dream candidate" to become CEO of Nokia. The Decline and Fall of Nokia says the co-founder of Sun Microsystems was offered the job in early 2010 but declined.
Elisa, a Finnish provider of Internet and telecommunications services, has notified its customers that the Heartbleed bug has been discovered in a library on its server. The vulnerability, Elisa estimates, concerned roughly five per cent, or thousands, of its e-mail customers.
“We have found no proof that the vulnerability has been exploited,” emphasises Jaakko Wallenius, the chief security officer at the Internet service provider.
The dismissed lecturer has accused the Aalto University of bullying.
OFFICERS at the Espoo Police Department are looking into the lawfulness of the recent dismissal of a lecturer at the Language Centre of the Aalto University, who due to their position as a shop steward was afforded greater protection against dismissal under Finnish law.
Voimaosakeyhtiö SF and RAOS Voima, the owners of the Finnish nuclear power consortium Fennovoima, signed on Tuesday a binding agreement to construct and finance Fennovoima's nuclear power plant in Pyhäjoki, Northern Ostrobothnia.
“This is a crucial intermediate decision. The construction of the nuclear power plant will hereby proceed according to plan,” lauded Juhani Pitkäkoski, who was in Tuesday's general meeting nominated as the board chairman of Fennovoima.
Henna Virkkunen (NCP), the Minister of Public Administration and Local Government, believes a central government for the greater Helsinki region may not be needed, if the reform of the social welfare and health care system is carried out according to plan.
The ruling and opposition parties agreed in March that the responsibility for the organisation of the services would be assigned to five districts.
The e-book has been touted to be on the brink of a breakthrough for roughly ten years now. The breakthrough, however, has yet to come. On the contrary: annual statistics published last week by the Finnish Book Foundation indicate that last year the sales of e-books crept up by 1.7 per cent to 17.7 million euros.
In other words, the growth has all but halted.
The candidate lists of Finnish political parties for the looming European Parliament elections are full of ministers, former and current Members of the Parliament, former and current Members of the European Parliament, and high-ranking party members.
The candidates also include Finland's current Commissioner for the European Commission.
Heightened tensions in eastern Ukraine alone will not prompt the European Union to enforce stiffer sanctions against Russia, Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (NCP) implied on Tuesday. “It's impossible to determine the threshold in advance,” Katainen underlined at his official residence Kesäranta.
“Ultimately, a military intervention into eastern Ukrainian cities would be the trigger,” he nevertheless added.
- Thousands participate in free sporting activities in Helsinki
- Stockmann to shed jobs, bemoans consumer frugality
- Adjustment measures inhibit economic growth
- Malaise at workplace may gnaw away at profits
- SDP refuses to give up on financial transaction tax
- Use of coal in Finnish energy production jumps
- Seamstresses paid only 2 cents per Reima shirt, YLE reports
- No turn for better or worse for Finnish industries in Q1
- Finns are over-educated underperformers, renowned economist views
- Results of HS poll on wages – doctors' pay should be cut