Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) has stumbled into the global media limelight after announcing that he will not be able to fulfil his promise to open his home in Kempele, Northern Ostrobothnia, to a family of asylum seekers.
The BBC and the Guardian, for example, reported on his reversal earlier this week.
Opposition parties have continued to lambaste Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) for the education cuts laid out by his Government.
Satu Taavitsainen (SDP) expressed on Monday her support for a proposal that the Social Democratic Party, the Green League and the Left Alliance commit to overturning the cuts if they are part of the next ruling coalition. The proposal was initially put forward by Paavo Arhinmäki, the chairperson of the Left Alliance, last week.
Roughly a dozen companies have announced their interest in competing with VR on the railways of Finland, Anne Berner (Centre), the Minister of Transport and Communications, revealed in an interview with Helsingin Sanomat on Saturday.
“We've met with some and received proposals from some. We're currently evaluating [the options] and considering what would be best for Finland,” she said.
Teija Tiilikainen, the director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, has estimated in an interview with MTV that the flow of migrants across the eastern border of Finland may be a way for Russia to express its disapproval with the economic sanctions levelled against it.
Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Russia, dismissed on Friday claims that Russia has orchestrated the movement of asylum seekers to Finland due to political motives, according to STT.
Olli Rehn (Centre), the Minister of Economic Affairs, has revealed that he has asked the Energy Authority of Finland to launch an inquiry into the increases in electricity distribution charges introduced by Caruna, a power grid operator based in Espoo.
“We're evaluating our options. One of the alternatives under consideration is […] imposing a cap or maximum limit on one-time price hikes,” he said in an interview with YLE on Monday.
Finland has received too many people in too short a time, writes Anneli Jäätteenmäki (Centre), a Member of the European Parliament.
She also estimates that the immigration policy followed by the European Union has failed because it encourages people to risk their lives to seek entry to the continent by crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
Matti Alahuhta, the board chairman at the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK), criticised the Government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) for its proposal to cut back on education sending in an interview on YLE TV1 on Saturday.
Alahuhta, a former chief executive at Kone, estimated that education is a strength the development of which Finland can ill-afford to neglect.
The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK), the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland (Akava), and the Finnish Confederation of Professionals (STTK) have all reacted to an announcement by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre) that the Government will suspend its preparatory work on competitiveness measures for the duration of the labour market talks that continued last Thursday.
The decision to suspend preparatory work on the competitiveness measures, or so-called coercive laws, will improve the negotiating environment, viewed Lauri Lyly of SAK.
The Finns Party will not be part of a coalition that intends to undermine the general applicability of collective agreements, Jari Lindström (PS), the Minister of Justice and Employment, declared at a news conference on Friday.
“We won't take part in undermining the general applicability,” he stated.
The number of sex crimes reported to law enforcement authorities crept up marginally in Finland in 2015, Seppo Kolehmainen, the National Police Commissioner, revealed in a news conference on Friday.
The number of reported sex crimes increased in comparison to the previous year by 2.7 per cent to 3,102 and that of rapes by 3.7 per cent to 1,063. Reports of child sexual abuse contrastively decreased by 12.7 per cent year-on-year, Kolehmainen highlighted.
Europe has followed an irrational policy of “who you see is who you help” regarding the refugee crisis. The more touched we have been emotionally, the more we have helped the individual in the story. A man kicked by a Hungarian camerawoman was offered a job as a football coach in Spain; parents of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned little boy who’s picture moved millions of people around the world were offered asylum in Canada; and a Syrian girl in a wheelchair got plenty of attention when she professed her love for an American soap opera in fluent English, to the point that an alternative ending to an episode was written and filmed for her sake only.
- Aalto University to lay off 188
- Labour market confederations kick off fifth round of negotiations
- Russian authorities deny role in border crossings
- OECD: Finland's economic output has stagnated at a low level
- Maldives related Zika Virus found in Finland
- MEP: Russia is using asylum seekers to pressure Finland
- Finland expects to receive 30,000 family reunification applications
- Helsinki and Espoo on track to building tens of thousands of housing units
- Soini: “I doubt anyone of us wants to lie around in a reception centre day after day”
- Job cuts announced by Posti are over-scaled, PAU says