Only a handful of councillors for the City of Helsinki are ready to voice their support for Guggenheim Helsinki, finds a survey carried out by Helsingin Sanomat.
No more than 6 of the 69 councillors reached by the newspaper on Tuesday said that they are willing to proceed with the museum project if the city has to cover most of its costs. A total of 31 councillors contrastively expressed their opposition to the project, while 32 refused to comment on the matter altogether.
A record number of berry pickers are expected to arrive in Finland from Thailand.
This summer, tourist visas are set to be granted to a total of 3,500 Thai berry pickers, representing an increase of a few hundred from the previous year. In addition, the pickers will be accompanied by roughly 300 assistants, such as chefs, drivers and car mechanics.
The bicycle is by far the most effective means of transport for distances shorter than five kilometres in Helsinki. Public transport, in turn, will get you to destinations further than five kilometres from you faster than your feet or bicycle.
While driving is often a fast way to zip through the streets of Helsinki, walking and cycling are faster alternatives for short journeys.
Voter support for the Social Democratic Party has fallen to what is believed to be its lowest level in the history of the party, to 14.8 per cent, according to a poll by Helsingin Sanomat.
The approval rating has unmistakably dwindled to its lowest reading since the introduction of standardised opinion polls in 1990, after dipping below its previous low, of 14.9 per cent, recorded last summer.
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The Government has proposed that an additional 112 million euros be earmarked for Terrafame to enable the wholly state-owned special-purpose company to invest more in acquiring the mining operations of the bankruptcy estate of Talvivaara Sotkamo.
Olli Rehn (Centre), the Minister of Economic Affairs, believes it is vital to find a commercially profitable solution for the troubled nickel mine.
The coal stacks and combined heat and power plant that define the skyline of Hanasaari may soon have to make way for tower blocks of up to 17 stories, indicate preliminary sketches drawn up by the City Planning Department of Helsinki.
Documents provided to Helsingin Sanomat by the City Planning Department suggest that Hanasaari could be transformed into a neighbourhood of 5,000—8,000 residents by the late 2030s.
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The keels of the largest cruise ships in the world by passenger capacity will be laid at Meyer Turku.
The German owner of the shipyard, Meyer Werft, announced on Monday that it has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to deliver a total of four cruise ships to Carnival Corporation between 2019 and 2020.
Expectations formed in the world of online shopping turned into reality or disappointment at the outlet of Posti in Töölö on Tuesday.
“I drop by the post office every once in a while, when I've bought stuff online,” software developer Tuomas Mäkelä said.
“I bought a phone online, and it was delivered here. Otherwise, I maybe use the post office once a year,” said Miisa Nissinen, a clothes shop assistant.
The meeting between President Sauli Niinistö and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin dragged on late into the evening in Moscow on Tuesday.
While Niinistö emphasised the significance of achieving a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine, Putin – somewhat surprisingly – proposed that Finland and Russia develop their co-operation in the field of nuclear energy.
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- Created on 16 June 2015
A minor storm has been buffeting Finnish social media channels for the past few months. The epicenter? An impressively researched infographic that was taken from a news story published by Tufts University alumni, showing the current state of evolution in 50 of the world’s leading digital economies. According to the article, Finland’s digital economy is officially in a stall out phase.
Decision-makers in Helsinki have expressed their delight with the decision of TeliaSonera to invest 130—150 million euros in the construction of a data centre in the city.
Helsingin Sanomat reported on Monday that the telecommunications service provider has laid out plans to build a massive data centre in the Finnish capital by the end of 2017. “The building will have an immediate employment impact both during construction and use,” Mayor Jussi Pajunen (NCP) enthuses.
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